Thursday, May 23, 2013
Police responded to a 911 call Saturday afternoon at a Century Bank ATM.
A man who allegedly robbed a woman at a Century Bank ATM last weekend was apprehended in part to the assistance of witnesses, police said this week. Luis Ricardo, 29, of Everett, allegedly attacked a woman at the Ferry Street branch of the bank. The victim called for help, and police were led in the direction of the fleeing suspect by passersby. She was unhurt in the robbery. Police said they secured a quick perimeter around the area, and discovered Ricardo on Holyoke Street. He was reportedly identified with video surveillance of the attack.
Use the city's RAIDS map to identify police activity in your area.
What's this? Readers can review daily police calls and access a number of other tools thanks to the Malden Police Department's partnership with BAIR Analytics, which provides free, online crime maps via it's RAIDS Online site. We left some quick instructions below to help you get started. Have a question? Lay it on us in the comments or send an email to editor Chris Caesar at Chris.Caesar@patch.com. How to get started. 1. The map loads with a number of default settings displaying major crimes over the past two weeks. To change the types of crimes shown, click the "Crime Types" button on the left sidebar, and check your choices. You can also hit the "Select All" or "Deselect All" buttons toward the bottom of the list. Readers can view …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A Medford man is in custody after an off-duty officer witnessed him allegedly getting out of his car and threatening another driver with a knife during an altercation in Malden.
A Medford man faces charges after allegedly threatening another driver with a knife during a Malden road rage incident in broad daylight Monday. Derek Michael Mozuch, 24, was arrested for alleged reckless operation of a motor vehicle, assault with a dangerous weapon, speeding, a marked lanes violation and threatening to commit a crime. Lt. Det. Marc Gatcomb said off-duty Officer Rob Selfridge saw Mozuch chasing another motorist with a knife around 12:45 p.m. Monday, near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Charles Street. After Selfridge identified himself as a police officer, Gatcomb said the suspect got into his vehicle and fled the scene. He was later arrested in Woburn Monday. "By quickly intervening and activating himself, …
Police are asking residents to keep their eye out for Jonathan Moore, 36, who allegedly took his son from a Boston home by force.
A 13-year-old Boston teenager believed abducted by his father was found by Cambridge police Tuesday night. Massachusetts State Police issued an Amber Alert for 13-year-old Jonathan Moore, whom they believe was abducted by his father Tuesday night. According to the alert, police were searching for 36-year-old Jonathan Moore senior, the child and a woman. Police are looking for a red 1997 Toyota Camry, license plate 634 RH4. The man was reportedly heading toward Malden or Cambridge at the time of the alert. Police described the child as a black, five feet, two inches tall, 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police did not have a desciption of the younger Moore's clothing. The suspected abductor, Moore senior, is black, 36 years …
Police said they found a tent and other signs of a solitary homeless person living behind the bushes at the T stop.
Update: Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis just sent this statement: "It appears that some of your readers have drawn the false conclusion that a homeless person was forcibly removed from the property of the Malden Center MBTA Station by the actions of the Malden Police. As I told you, Captain Glen Cronin discovered that people appeared to be unlawfully inhabiting an area of the MBTA property by evidence of a tent, blankets, discarded food, liquor bottles, cigarette butts and used condoms. No person was located at this sight. No person was removed from the area. I also emphasized to you that our police officers are very aware of and are sensitive to the various adverse life conditions that effect members of society. These include but are …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis said it's a department priority to improve their presence at the T stop.
The way Police Chief Kevin Molis sees it, the city and MBTA put benches and trees at the Malden Center T stop for a reason: so residents could enjoy it. That's why he said the department is "going to do the best it can" to provide a police presence at the city's busy transportation hub. Though the MBTA has its own police force, Molis said the department also faces budgetary limitations and a large, multi-city area to patrol. Molis said a regular local presence would help combat "displays of disorder" such as public drinking, smoking and loitering, while also addressing more serious issues like homelessness and violent crime. He was quick to emphasize that he was there to help all residents, whether commuters or those down on their luck…
Firefighters quickly knocked down the blaze at 278 Pearl Street Monday night.
Malden Firefighters responded to a fire in a one-story, brick structure at 278 Pearl St. Monday night. The call came in around 9:40 p.m., and the heavy fire was reported knocked down around 10 p.m., according to scanner transmissions. Responders continues to extinguish minor hotspots throughout the building, with some seen on the roof of the structure. No injuries were reported at the scene.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Mayor Gary Christenson will hold his monthly Public Safety Awareness meeting from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the Beebe School Courtyard
Mayor Gary Christenson will hold his monthly public safety awareness meeting from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the Beebe School Courtyard to address the latest crime statistics and trends citywide. The meeting will be held in the Beebe School Auditorium in the event of inclement weather. Christenson will be joined by Police Chief Kevin Molis and Fire Chief Jack Colangeli. Lamson-Davis Ace Hardware Manager Mark Schluntz will also provide residents with tips on improving their home security. “We continue to work hard to educate our residents about best ways to keep their homes and neighborhoods safe," Mayor Christenson wrote. The mayor holds a safety meeting in each ward of the city every month.
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? The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. 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 …
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.