Sunday, November 18, 2012
Highlights from the region's police logs.
Somerville Man Pleads Guilty to Filming Women in YMCA Locker Room: Ryan Perez, 25, of Somerville, was arrested in November of 2011 and charged with taking videos of women in the locker room of the YMCA. Today, Perez pleaded guilty, according to an announcement from the Middlesex District Attorney's office. Report: Man Brandishes Sword at Car Wash to Cut in Line: A Somerville man who wanted to wash his pickup truck pulled a sword on other customers at a car wash, according allegations in a Somerville Police report. Police arrested 38-year-old Raul Parra, of 137 Pearl St., in connection to the incident, according to the report. Tow Truck Driver Arrested for OUI: At 1:26 a.m., Charles Edward Slocomb, 28, of 91R Winn St., was arrested and …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
PLUS: A gas leak at the high school, a three car motor vehicle accident and more.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
"Any assertions that there were multiple gas leaks in the building are inaccurate and false," Chief Leary said.
Note: The following was submitted by Superintendent Cyndy Taymore. Statement of Melrose Fire Chief Christopher Leary On Monday November 5, 2012 at approximately 8:20 a.m., the Melrose Fire Department responded to the Melrose High School for a reported odor of gas. Prior to the Fire Department’s arrival, National Grid and school maintenance staff were on scene attempting to locate the source of the odor which was initially detected on the 3rd Floor. All students had previously been relocated to the Middle School as a precautionary measure. Both the gas company and the Fire Department went floor to floor with multi-gas meters and did not find any detectable gas in the building. At this point, they went to the roof and determined that a …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Check out these highlights from police logs in Melrose's neighbors.
Boston Man Charged With Assaulting, Injuring Pregnant Woman: A 26-year-old Boston man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly holding a pregnant woman against her will in a Tewksbury motel and then beating her when she tried to escape. Mark Silvia, of 39 Boylston St, was arrested after police responded to a 911 call from a guest at the Motel Caswell, reporting a possible domestic assault in the adjacent room. Driver Busted After Throwing Bottle at Cop's Car: A Medford man allegedly threw a bottle at the wrong car. According to a Somerville Police report, an officer driving his personal car down Broadway near Ball Square at about 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 heard someone honking continuously at him. The officer looked in his rearview …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
See the major crimes to which Melrose Police responded last week in our weekly crime map.
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.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Police are investigating an apparent attack on a female victim at the park last Saturday, and urging residents use caution in the area.
UPDATE: Saturday, 12:25 p.m. A statement provided by Melrose Police said that the attack at Bellevue Country Club is still under investigation. "The incident in question was reported to the Melrose Police during the late afternoon hours of Wednesday, Oct. 31," the statement said. "The investigation was initiated immediately upon the Police Department receiving the report from the reporting party." After the initial report, police conducted interviews including those of neighboring residents, other law enforcement agencies, and information regarding the case was "released expediently." "This appears to be an isolated incident, and there no other similar incidents reported in the area," the statement said. The incident occurred mid-day on …
Xaviel Carasquillo, 27, and Anthony Vivolo, 42, were arrested Wednesday.
Melrose Police made two arrests after executing a search and arrest warrant with ATF agents Wednesday. Xaviel Carasquillo, 27, of 100 Orange St. in 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. In addition to this arrest, agents then executed a search warrant at 44 Hurd St. in Melrose, during which a second arrest was secured by police. Anthony Vivolo, 42, of Melrose was charged with intent to distribute a Class B substance (cocaine), within a school zone. Vivolo was arraigned in Malden District Court and released on personal recognizance. Carasquillo was initially held on $2500 cash bail, which was…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Check out the major incidents in Melrose last week, including a number of hurricane-related reports.
Time/Date Narrative Location 2:07 a.m. Wednesday Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 47 First St. 4:13 p.m. Wednesday Unwanted man removed from school property. Ripley School, 94 Lebanon St. 4:26 p.m. Wednesday Walk in report of a hit and run. 1 Hurd St. 2:21 p.m. Thursday Party reports a male entered her house stating he was looking for someone, then left in a grey vehicle. 384 Washington St. 2:07 p.m. Sunday Burglary reported. 543 Lynn Fells Pkwy 4:52 p.m. Sunday Hit-and-run, suspect arrested for leaving scene of property damage and unlicensed operation of motor vehicle. Name not available. 809 Main St. 12:29 p.m. Monday Caller reports tree in road. 5 Walnut St. 1:00 p.m. Monday Report of tree in road, wires down. 72 Beech Ave. 1:28…
Friday, October 19, 2012
The $450,000 measure would fund 'long-overdue' replacements to the city's dispatch system.
[Editor's note: The following is a Letter from Mayor Rob Dolan to the Melrose Board of Aldermen.] Dear Member of the Board of Aldermen, I am writing to express my strongest support for Order 2013-52, authorization of a bond in the amount of $450,000 for new radio dispatch equipment and associated upgrades to the Melrose Police Department. This money will be used to fund several long-overdue upgrades to the police radio system and the dispatch area. The new radio system complies with FCC mandates and is more reliable than the current system, which is so old that it can no longer be supported properly. In addition, the new system will have mapping capability, and the dispatchers will be able to view photos of the area to see, for instance, …