The following was submitted by Toni Genzale of the Malden Crimewatch.
This is to inform readers that as of July 1, 2012 Malden Crimewatch was disbanded.
In our opinion we live in a city that does not want any assistance in crime prevention. The personal attacks by some individuals that feel we are "stepping on toes" have made it impossible for us to continue on with our efforts to inform our neighbors of issues that exist in our community. Furthermore, we feel that any opinion that is stated on Patch or any other site is being used in an attempt to intimidate.
For this reason, we have joined with other communities using only certain social media sites to engage the public on safety issues.
We do want to thank the editor of Malden Patch for the opportunity to let us use this site for the purpose of announcements, opinions and blogs.