Sunday, March 31, 2013
Check out some of the stories making headlines in the Melrose region this week in our latest News Nearby post.
Here are some of the stories making headlines in the Melrose region this week in our latest News Nearby post: VIDEO: Seven Arrested in Alleged $1 Million Drug Ring: Police seized guns, cash, bags of marijuana and scales from multiple properties in the city last night during a coordinated raid on the so-called "Maplewood Gang." Medford Woman Pleads Guilty to Husband's Stabbing Death: Shawntina Burston, 40, pleaded guilty to a single count of voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of her husband, Troy Burston, in January 2011. The Middlesex County District Attorney's office said she was sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison after she entered her guilty plea in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn. 'Alice in Fashionland' Show a Hit at …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Melrose Police and ATF officers arrested two accused of drug dealing this week. One remains in custody on probation violations.
One suspect remains in custody on probation violations after two drug-related arrests by the Melrose Police and ATF this week. Xaviel Carasquillo, 27, of 100 Orange St., Chelsea, was charged with possession with intent to distribute a class B substance (cocaine), possession of class A substance (heroin) and two distribution charges within a school zone. Anthony Vivolo, 42, of Melrose, was charged with intent to distribute a class B substance (cocaine) within a school zone. Carasquillo was arraigned at Malden District Court and was held for probation violations. He remains in custody at Cambridge jail. Vivolowas also arraigned at Malden District Court and released on personal recognizance. He is scheduled to reappear on Dec. 5.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
A look at some of the interesting police stories from the Melrose region this week.
Here is a sampling of some of the interesting and odd police stories from around the Melrose region this week: Officers arrested a Randolph woman Monday who had nearly $800 in cash stuffed in her underwear, a bottle of Suboxone pills and a counterfeit vehicle inspection sticker, according to allegations in a Somerville Police report. In a Woburn Police log, a man ordered some food and paid for it. Later, the man questioned whether he received the food he paid for. After the man was told that he did get all his food, the employees reported he began acting “odd.” Employees told police the man then grabbed three syrup bottles and metal spoons and yelled, “God will fix you, God will take care of you.” In a Lexington Police log, officers were …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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Monday, August 27, 2012
New national study indicates that drug and alcohol use during the school day is a bigger problem than previously thought.
According to a new study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, roughly 17 percent of American high school students engage in smoking, drinking or doing drugs during the school day. The study also said that approximately 86 percent of students indicated that they knew of classmates who abuse drugs or alcohol during the school day. This was the 17th such study conducted by the NCASA. The group interviewed more than 1,000 students ages 12-17, according to an article appearing on Huffington Post. Perhaps more disturbing aspects to the survey included roughly 50 percent of the students indicating there was a place on their campus where students regularly went to do drugs or drink alcohol. And about 44 percent said they knew …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone's office provided the new MedReturn Drug Collection Unit.
Almost everyone has them—old, unused prescription drugs in their bathroom medicine cabinet. What do you do with them? Bring them to the Melrose Police Station. Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone unveiled the MedReturn Drug Collection Unit program last Friday morning. Through the program, which extends out to 29 county communities, residents will be able to dispose of prescription drugs in a free, safe and easy manner through large green collection boxes found at the police station. “Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing problem in our communities,” Leone said. Melrose already had a monitored drop-off safe available 24 hours a day for residents to anonymously drop-off unused and unwanted prescription drugs, as well a syringe …
Monday, May 14, 2012
An adult woman and adult man were each treated for overdoses and taken to the hospital on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
Melrose Police and Fire responded to two drug overdoses this past weekend, in each case with the victims being treated on scene and transported to hospitals. On Friday, May 11 at 9:34 p.m. a 911 caller reported a drug overdose on Indian Hill Lane. Melrose Police Lt. Mark DeCroteau said that paramedics responded along with Melrose Police, treated an adult woman for an overdose and transported her to the hospital. The report did not state which hospital she was transported to. Almost six hours later, around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, Melrose Police received another report of a drug overdose, this time from Park Street. When police arrived, Melrose Fire and ambulance were already at the home, DeCroteau said, treating an adult man for an overdose…
Monday, May 7, 2012
The driver allegedly struck several vehicles along Main Street on Sunday morning.
Melrose Police arrested a man at mid-day on Sunday on the charge of driving while under the influence of drugs, after witnesses reported he crashed into multiple vehicles on Main Street while driving on one rim. Shortly after 11 a.m. yesterday, police received multiple calls reporting hit-and-run accidents involving a single vehicle on Main Street between Essex Street and the Melrose Fire Department headquarters, according to Melrose Police Lt. Mark DeCroteau. Those witness reported that the vehicle was a black Chevrolet Avalanche traveling on only three tires and one rim, DeCroteau said. When the first officer arrived in the area, he found the Avalanche parked in the alleyway between Memorial Hall and the Fire Department leading to the …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
A drug trafficking investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 500 grams of cocaine, several pounds of marijuana, thousands of dollars, and several vehicles, the Attorney General's Office alleges.
Information from an Massachusetts Attorney General's Office press release was used in this report. A 38-year-old Melrose man faces a conspiracy to distribute cocaine charge, and is one of 10 people indicted in connection with allegedly trafficking, possessing and distributing narcotics in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office announced in a press release Thursday afternoon. Adam Saggese of Melrose was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday and pleaded not guilty to the conspiracy to distribute cocaine charge, according to the release. He was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from an extensive drug trafficking investigation resulting in the seizure of approximately 500 grams of cocaine, several …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
A round-up of articles this past week from Melrose's neighbors.
Every Saturday, Melrose Patch will run a round-up with links to stories from surrounding communities that are of interest to Melrosians.