Caller Reports Groundhog Running Around In Circles
Information provided by the Wakefield Police. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Wakefield Police responded to these and other calls for service between Friday, December 14 and Sunday, December 16.
On Friday, Dec. 14 at 8:18 a.m., safety personnel were informed a woman fell outside a garage on Franklin Street. She was transported to a local hospital.
At 12:45 p.m., police took a report of a past larceny.
At 2:49 p.m., police took a report about ongoing harassment.
At 3:53 p.m., a caller reported three young men in a black SUV that had been on Bartley Street for a couple of hours. They were gone on arrival.
At 4:40 p.m., police responded to Chestnut Street for a report of a dispute between roommates.
At 5:27 p.m., a caller reported a possible hand to hand transaction on Wakefield Ave. Police spoke to the individual in question and sent him on his way.
At 7:38 p.m., police were informed of a man sleeping near a Dumpster on Main Street. He was gone on arrival.
At 8:58 p.m., police took a call about a possibly stolen bicycle.
At 10:11 p.m., police arrested a minor for possession of alcohol.
At 11:05 p.m., police arrested Christopher B. Lewis, 58, 32 Richardson Ave., Wakefield, for OUI Liquor, 2nd offense, and a red light/stop sign violation.
On Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1:14 a.m., a parked vehicle with a revoked registration was towed from Yale Ave.
At 8:59 a.m., police took a larceny report from Foundry Street.
At 9:58 a.m., a caller reported somebody sleeping in a vehicle on Broadway. An officer found the vehicle unoccupied and further investigation found it was owned by a worker nearby.
At 11:58 a.m., a caller reported that another vehicle damaged his side mirror and drove off. Police spoke with the other party and the matter was resolved.
At 12:59 p.m., a woman called to report that she was not able to find her 2 ½ year old child. The child was discovered while the woman was still on the phone with police, and had apparently been at home the entire time.
At 2:51 p.m., a caller reported being rear-ended by another vehicle near North Ave. and 128 North. Police issued a summons to an 18 year old Wakefield woman for operating with a suspended/revoked license.
At 5:18 p.m., police took a report about items missing from a Cordis Street residence.
At 6:41 p.m., a two-car accident was reported at Main Street and Forest Street.
At 6:19 p.m. and 7:20 p.m., police took reports of the railroad gates at Greenwood Street not properly working.
At 8:17 p.m., an Aldrich Road resident reported some youths ringing doorbells and running. An officer spoke to the youths and they agreed to stop.
At 8:39 p.m., a caller reported that a vehicle crashed into a pole on Essex Street and drove off. Police located the vehicle down the street and issued a summons to a 59 year old Melrose woman for leaving the scene of property damage and operating with a suspended/revoked license.
At 9:37 p.m., a Putnam Ave. resident reported that some youths had burned a bag of dog feces on his front walkway. The youths were not located.
At 9:59 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious man in a black hooded sweatshirt. He turned out to be a neighbor out for a walk.
At 10:17 p.m., youths on Lake Street were reportedly ringing doorbells and running.
On Sunday, Dec. 16 at 12:21 a.m., a caller reported somebody passed out in a Jetta at the Main Street McDonalds. The individual was gone on arrival.
At 12:38 a.m., police placed two individuals into protective custody after finding them passed out in a vehicle on Albion Street.
At 10:51 a.m., a Garden Lane resident reported that someone had dumped Christmas ornaments on the front lawn.
At 11:51 a.m., a caller reported a groundhog had been running in circles on Pearl Street for about 15 minutes. The animal apparently left on its own.
At 4:52 p.m., vandalism to a motor vehicle was reported on Albion Street.