Community Meeting on Senior and Summer Safety on May 25

Chief Michael L. Lyle announces that the Melrose Police Department will host its May community meeting on senior and summer safety at the Milano Senior Center, 201 West Foster St., on Wednesday, May 25 from 6-8 p.m. District Attorney Marian Ryan and representatives from Eastern Bank and the Boston office of the FBI will be there.

Topics will include popular scams that often affect seniors, such as the IRS scam, the grandparent scam, lottery scam, computer phishing scam and utility scam.

Additionally, police will provide summer safety tips to those in attendance. Residents will be reminded to always lock their vehicles, while securing valuables in the trunk or taking them with them. The community will also be advised to alert neighbors and the police department when they’re going on vacation.

“Our community is not immune to the various scams out there today and we certainly want our residents to be aware so they can avoid becoming a victim,” Chief Lyle said. “At the same time, as families head off on their vacations, we encourage them to let the police department know and we will periodically check your home if it’s going to be vacant.”

This event is part of the department’s monthly community meetings initiative, where police and other city and state officials gather to discuss a prevalent topic with residents.

May’s community meeting will be the last for the spring and summer. The initiative will resume in September.

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