Saturday, May 18, 2013
Malden Police found the 10-year-old after a nearly three hour search.
A girl missing from Malden for about three hours was later found in Melrose after an extensive search by Malden and later Melrose Police Friday evening. The 10-year-old Mystic Valley Regional Charter School student, was found near Melrose High School around 8 p.m. The child was last seen playing with children in a relative's backyard, was unharmed, Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis said. She reportedly wandered away after the other children went home. Molis said the child was found after commiting "significant resources" to the search, coordinated by Malden Sgt. Joseph Connelly.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The men solicited and took bribes and then let the cab drivers cut in line, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Melrose's Michael Garvey and four other Massport employees allegedly solicited and took bribes from cab drivers at Logan Airport in exchange for letting them cut other taxis in line, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. The men were indicted Tuesday by a Suffolk County Grand Jury. The men are all Ground Transportation Unit agents, or “cab starters,” at Logan. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said the men “exploited a position of power to line their pockets.” “It’s hard enough to make a living without having to grease a palm or pay a bribe,” he said. Massport’s CEO, Thomas Glynn, said his agency assisted State Police with their investigation and said all five employees are suspended without pay and will …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. There were 114 DUI fatalities in Massachusetts in 2012, which were 34 percent of traffic-related fatalities last year, according to Mothers …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Michael Davy, 18, of Melrose, was reportedly operating under the influence before a serious car crash last week. 24 hours later, police said he allegedly assaulted someone and destroyed property in another incident.
Time Narrative Location 5/6, 2:54pm Matthew Beltram, 20, of Stoneham, is arrested for allegedly leaving the scene of property damage. 1 Franklin St. 5/6, 6:13pm Michael Davy, 18, of Melrose, was issued a summonsed for allegedly operating under the influence of liquor with serious injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield and speeding. 181 Beech Ave. 5/7, 5:39pm Michael Davy, 18, of Melrose, was summonsed for the second time this week for alleged malicious destruction of property over $250 and assault and battery. 138 Lynde St. 5/7, 7:05pm Man hit by bus. 185 Franklin St. 5/9, 11:36am Michael Butts, 47, of Lynnfield was summonsed for allegedly violating an abuse prevention order. 733 Newburyport Tpke. 5/10, 4:…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Police said the man broke into Maxima Auto Sales and was using a computer in their offices.
Malden Police arrested an alleged burglar reportedly found "engaged in a sex act" on a computer in a Malden auto dealership last Thursday. Scott Malik Derek, 20, of Everett, was reportedly found by a Maxima Auto Sales employee as they investigated a "strange noise" from behind a closed door. Derek was not known to employees, Lt. Det. Marc Gatcomb said. After an investigation, Derek was arrested for alleged breaking and entering daytime for a felony, as well as open and gross lewdness.
People from around the country take part in a candle-light vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to honor the fallen including officers from Massachusetts.
More than 19,000 names of fallen law enforcement officers are etched into the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC -- and more are added every year. The keepers of the police memorial figure one law officer in the United States dies in the line of duty every 57 hours. For this year's ceremony, 321 names were added to that wall. Among them: Middlesex County Correction Officer James Callahan, Sr., who died in 1973 due to a heart attack after being assaulted by an inmate and Woburn Police Officer John P. Gibbons III, who was killed in the line of duty on May 4, 1999. Gibbons suffered a fatal heart attack after being kicked in the chest by a woman while responding to a disturbance call. Monday night, …
Friday, May 10, 2013
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: Six Juveniles Arrested for Allegedly Vandalizing Middle School At 10:50 a.m. on April 29, Melrose Police responded to Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School on a report of vandalism, according to a police log. Five 13-year-olds and one 14-year-old were …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Middlesex District Attorney's office has identified the pedestrian killed in the MBTA bus accident Tuesday night as Minor McLain, 88, a World War II veteran and Prisoner of War.
The 88-year-old pedestrian killed in the MBTA bus accident Tuesday night in the area of Franklin and Pratt Streets was Melrose resident Minor McLain, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's office. McLain, a World War II veteran and Prisoner of War, died after being struck by the Melrose Highlands Bus 131 while attempting to cross the street to attend a weekly VFW meeting around 7 p.m. Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and later transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, according to MBTA Transit Police Deputy Chief Kenneth Green. "The victim was attempting to cross the street," Green said. "The bus was traveling about 20 miles per hour and about to pull in to a bus stop, and, according to witnesses on the scene, the way…
Legislation filed in aftermath of John Burbine arrest aims to fix weaknesses in the state's sex offender registry system.
Local lawmakers and Wakefield’s chief of police were among those calling for changes to the state’s sex offender laws during a Tuesday hearing at the State House. State Sen. Katherine Clark, who represents Melrose, chaired the Joint Committee on the Judiciary hearing, focused on a bill she and State Rep. Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose) are sponsoring. The legislation aims to address weaknesses in the sex offender registry system that were brought to light by the John Burbine child sex abuse case. Burbine allegedly sexually abused children from in and around Melrose. Wakefield Police Chief Rick Smith testified at the hearing and was quoted in a Boston Herald report talking about how last summer a parent came to the station asking for information …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Franklin and Pratt Streets.
Updated at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday An 88-year-old pedestrian died after being struck by a MBTA bus in the area of Franklin and Pratt Streets Tuesday night, according to Kenneth Green, deputy chief for the MBTA Transit Police. Police responded to the accident scene at the corner of Franklin and Pratt Streets at 7:06 p.m. Melrose Police and Fire units also responded. Based on their initial investigation, police believe the 88-year-old man was crossing the street when he was struck by the 131 Melrose Highlands bus. The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family, was pronounced dead at the scene and later transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. "The victim was attempting to cross the street," Green said. "The bus was …