The Melrose Police Department has an anonymous tip line: 781-665-TIPS (8477). To text a tip to the Melrose Police Department, text MELROSE to 847411 (TIP411). The tip line is sponsored by the Melrose Police and the Melrose Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.
The following is a sampling of entries from the Melrose Police log:
Duck Struck by Vehicle Near Melrose Middle School
At 8:13 a.m. Sept. 1, Melrose Police responded to Lynn Fells Parkway in the area of Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School for report of a dog injured by a vehicle. Police discovered that it was not a dog but a duck that had been injured, and the caller was reportedly performing first aid.
9:50 a.m.: Main Street, report of a phone stolen Aug. 31.
7:13 p.m.: Felicia Road at Fellsway East, report of a motor vehicle accident.
3:12 a.m.: North Mountain Avenue, report of a loud group of people. A 22-year-old Melrose man was summonsed on a charge of disturbing the peace after police were called to the home a second time.
7:19 a.m.: West Wyoming Avenue, report of a motor vehicle accident.