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Melrose Police Log: Lynn Woman Accused of Drunk Driving

The following information was supplied by the Melrose Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

[Editor's note: The following information was supplied by the Melrose Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.]

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:

Lynn Woman Accused of Drunk Driving

At 6:43 p.m. Feb. 22, Melrose Police searched the area of Lynn Fells Parkway and Green Street for a suspect motor vehicle allegedly involved in a pedestrian hit-and-run accident on Broadway in Malden. The call was transfered from a 911 operator in Malden, according to police. Malden Police were on scene and a vehicle was towed, according to police. Theresa O'Rourke Presterone, 63, of 29 Clearview Ave., Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

Vehicle Vandalism

At 4:23 p.m. Feb. 18, police responded to West Emerson Street on a report of vandalism. The caller reported damage to their tires, according to police. A report was taken.

Assault & Battery

At 12:08 p.m. Feb. 20, police responded to the intersection of Main and Franklin Streets on a report of a disturbance. The caller reported a man got out of a red van, allegedly assaulted a woman on the side of the road and then got back in his vehicle and fled south on Main Street, according to police. A 72-year-old Melrose man was summonsed on a charge of assault and battery. A report was taken.

Feb. 18

9:27 a.m.: Police called to Marchella's Closet on Upham Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident. No injuries reported. A report was taken.

11:11 p.m.: Police called to Papa Gino's on Main Street for a report of a motor vehicle hit-and-run accident. A report was taken.

Feb. 19

8:46 a.m.: Police responded to the intersection of Washington Street and Crescent Avenue for a report of a motor vehicle accident. No transports logged. A report was taken.

9:35 a.m.: Police called to Bellevue Avenue and Upham Street intersection on a report of a motor vehicle accident. No transports logged. A report was taken.

5:47 p.m.: Police responded to Eastman Place for a report of trash dumping. The caller reported seeing someone putting trash underneath a parked motor vehicle, according to police.

9:04 p.m.: Police called to the area of Cass and East Foster Streets for a report of an odor of gas outside a structure. National Grid was notified multiple times by the Fire Department, according to police. 

Feb. 20

3:52 p.m.: Police called to Melrose Street on a report of credit card fraud. A report was taken.

3:59 p.m.: Police responded to a Pleasant Street apartment on a report of unauthorized use of a credit card. A report was taken.

Feb. 21

5:15 a.m.: Police called to Sheffield Road on a report of a possible fire. The caller reported a burning smell and a fire alarm, according to police. The smell derived from a furnace blowback, according to police.

12:33 p.m.: Police responded to Lynn Fells Parkway and Vinton Street intersection for multiple reports of a motor vehicle accident. State Police handled the scene, according to police. 

12:52 p.m.: Police called to the area of Church and Forest Streets for a report of suspicious activity. The caller reported that a woman in the street was spitting and hitting vehicles, according to police. The woman could not be located by police.

Feb. 22

11:31 a.m.: Police responded to Morgan Street for a complaint. The caller reported receiving a picture from a neighbor of people moving things out of his house for no reason, according to police. A report was taken.

12:01 p.m.: Police called to Bank of America on Main Street on a complaint. The caller reported that a person outside the bank was being harassed, according to police. 

12:03 p.m.: Police responded to Spear Street for a report of a disturbance. The caller reported his neighbor is throwing objects into his driveway and at his house, according to police. A person was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, according to police. A report was taken.

3:12 p.m.: Police called to Cricklewood Lane for a complaint. The caller reported a man going door-to-door selling steaks, according to police. The man was sent on his way, according to police.

Feb. 23

1:17 a.m.: Police called to Upham Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident. The caller reported seeing a vehicle hit a parked car before driving off, according to police. 

11:43 a.m.: Police responded to Shadow Road on a complaint. The caller reported that kids were in the street, with one kid in a wheelchair holding what appeared to be guns, according to police. The kids were making a video for a high school project, according to police. 

6:06 p.m.: Police called to Franklin Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident. An officer requested an EMS for further medical evaluation, according to police. A report was taken.

Feb. 24

12:43 p.m.: Police responded to Kimball Court for a report of a hypodermic needle on the ground. The needle was retrieved and disposed of properly, according to police.

2:59 p.m.: Police called to North Mountain Avenue on a report of suspicious activity. The caller reported being told that a man wearing black was in the woods and possibly had a weapon, according to police. No one was located in the area, according to police.

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