Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Melrose Chief of Police Michael Lyle are seeking to identify the man pictured here in connection with an ongoing investigation into an incident where a brick was thrown into a window of a home on Lynn Fells Parkway in Melrose.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on May 21, 2022, the victim, who lives at the home, reported to police that a brick had been thrown through a window and that the message “this is just the beginning” was spray painted on the house. The victim also reported that three other properties located in New Hampshire had also recently been vandalized by brick throwing and spray painting. The victim informed police that the Melrose incident was captured on a Ring doorbell. That video can be viewed here. The images on the camera suggest that the suspect is a white male with a slender build, and may be approximately 5’10” tall. The suspect is seen wearing a light blue hooded rain coat, khaki pants and black sneakers. The suspect is also wearing a blue-green backpack. After the brick is thrown, the suspect is seen fleeing the scene toward Lincoln Street in Melrose.
The subsequent investigation revealed that the victim, who works as a reporter at a New Hampshire media outlet, has been apparently targeted on a total of 5 separate occasions, including in Concord, Hampstead and Hanover, New Hampshire at residences connected to her. As part of the ongoing investigation into this matter police are looking at her recent work to determine if there is any connection with the incidents of vandalism.
Investigators are asking anyone with any information about this incident or who believes they may know this individual to contact Melrose Police at (781) 665-1212.
This is an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Melrose Police. Investigators are also working with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.