Thursday, November 29, 2012
Police believe that 19-year-old Taylor A. Goulding is connected to seven recent armed robberies in Melrose, Stoneham, Woburn, Winchester and Reading.
Stoneham Police have arrested a 19-year-old in connection with seven recent armed robberies in the area—including a Nov. 7 robbery at the Richdale convenience store on West Wyoming Avenue in Melrose—police announced in a press release on Thursday morning. Taylor A. Goulding of Stoneham is charged with two counts of armed robbery while being masked and one count of attempted armed robbery while being masked for the three robberies that occurred in Stoneham on Oct. 30 at DB Mart, Nov. 1 at Sunset Tanning and Nov. 11 at C-Store. In each of those robberies, the suspect was described as a white male, wearing a black ski mask, black sweatshirt, black pants, black gloves, black and white sneakers, and brandishing a black handgun, according to …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Check out some of the top posts in Melrose this week.
Here is a look at some of the top posts in Melrose this week:
Monday, November 12, 2012
The same suspect that recently committed five armed robberies, including one in Melrose, in the area attempted a sixth Sunday night at a Main Street convenience store in Stoneham, according to police.
The same suspect that recently committed five armed robberies, including one in Melrose, in the area attempted a sixth Sunday night at a Main Street convenience store in Stoneham, according to Stoneham Detective Christopher Dalis. At 9:21 p.m. on Veterans Day, police responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery at the C-Store, 41 Main St. in Stoneham. "(The) suspect brandished a handgun; however, did not get any cash," Dalis said. "Clerk did not mace the suspect but did throw a cup of 'chili powder' in his face." The suspect fled the store toward George Street, according to Dalis, and a Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit was called in. Dalis said it is unknown if a getaway vehicle was used during the attempted armed robbery Sunday …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Melrose Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at Richdale Convenience Store Wednesday night.
Police are searching for a suspect involved in an armed robbery Wednesday night at a Melrose convenience store, according to a Melrose Police press statement. At 9:08 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to Richdale Convenience Store, 54 West Wyoming Ave., for a report of an armed robbery. "(The) suspect entered the store and showed what was described as a dark colored handgun," reads the statement. "(The) suspect demanded money from the cash drawer. Suspect took cash from the drawer and left the store." The suspect is described as a white man, wearing a dark leather jacket, hooded sweatshirt and dark athletic-style pants with two white stripes down the legs, according to police. The man covered his face by wearing a cloth mask, hood and …
Monday, October 10, 2011
The alleged knife-wielding robber broke into Williams and Alley Insurance Company on Main Street before it opened Friday morning, police allege, and held two employees against their will.
Click here for Friday's article. The man arrested after he allegedly broke into a Main Street insurance company's office and held two employees against their will has been charged with kidnapping, armed robbery and five other charges stemming from the incident, Melrose Police Lt. Mark DeCroteau said on Monday. Michael Wiltshire, 35, also faces charges of breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony; assault and battery; intimidation of a witness; malicious destruction of property worth more than $250; and possession of burglarious tools. DeCroteau said Wiltshire also had a default warrant out of Boston District Court for failure to appear in court, after being released on his own recognizance on charges of …
Friday, October 7, 2011
The alleged robber was holding employees against their will inside Williams and Alley Insurance Company on Main Street in Melrose and demanding money.
Click here for an update on this article. A customer fought an alleged knife-wielding robber who was holding employees of a Main Street insurance company against their will this morning, Melrose Police said on Friday. At approximately 9:55 a.m., Melrose Police received a call reporting a robbery in progress at the Williams and Alley Insurance Company, 837 Main St., Melrose Police Lt. Mark DeCroteau said in a written release. The caller reported that the would-be robber was in an altercation with a customer in the office, Decroteau said. Police arrived a short time later, and intervened as the customer was struggling with the robber. "It is apparent that this suspect made a forced entry to the office prior to business hours," Decroteau said…