[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:
Patient Allegedly Causes Disturbance at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
At 5:15 a.m. Sept. 16, Melrose Police responded to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Lebanon Street on a report of a patient causing a disturbance in the emergency room. The patient was placed in protective custody.
12:47 a.m.: West Emerson Street near Melrose Public Library, complaint of skateboarders in the area. The skateboarders were gone upon arrival.
12:39 p.m.: Myrtle Street, report of chickens running around St. Mary's. The animal control officer was notified. 9 p.m.: Stevens Place at Upham Street, report of suspicious activity. The caller claimed that possibly four people were trying to break into a car parked in area. However, the individuals involved were picking up the vehicle they had just purchased.