Melrose Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying a man suspected in a home invasion on Wednesday morning. The man also is suspected in other attempted vehicle and house break-ins, such as the one shown above caught on home surveillance, and the theft of two cars in the neighborhood. (Photo Courtesy Melrose Police Department)

MELROSE — Chief Michael Lyle reports that the Melrose Police Department is actively investigating a reported home invasion on Wednesday morning.

About 2:50 a.m., Melrose Police were dispatched to a home on Lynde Street for a report of a home invasion. An initial investigation determined that a man had entered the home and demanded items from an occupant and that a physical confrontation ensued. The resident, a 19-year-old female, suffered a knife wound to the neck during the incident.

She was transported by Melrose Fire and EMS by ambulance to an area hospital to undergo treatment for her injuries.

Melrose Police also are investigating reports of attempted home and car break-ins in the area on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, and a pair of vehicle thefts, including one in which the keyless start keyfob was left inside the vehicle.

In each instance where the suspect’s break-in attempts were successful, entry doors were left unlocked.

“I cannot stress enough how significant a step the simple act of locking your home and vehicle doors can be in preventing you from becoming a victim of crime,” Chief Lyle said. “I urge all residents to remember to lock their homes and vehicles.”

The Melrose Police Department is continuing to actively investigate these incidents.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Melrose Police Department at 781-665-1212.



Jordan Mayblum is Account Director for Northern New England at John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC.

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