Craig's List Scam Lists Wakefield Home
Information provided by Wakefield Police. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Wakefield Police responded to these and other calls for service on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
At 8:08 a.m., a caller reported that he had responded to a house rental listing on Craig’s List, but that it appeared to be connected to some sort of scam from South Africa. An individual replying to the would-be-renter's inquiry said that he was in South Africa and had the house keys there with him - but that the renter could check out the place by peeking in the windows. The scam was seen as a case of attempted larceny.
At 9:48 a.m., police took a report involving a threatening phone message.
At 10:33 a.m., a woman driving near Lowell Street and Vernon Street reported that two women in another car had thrown a can at her vehicle. An area search was negative and the other car was undamaged.
At 4:06 p.m., a caller reported that a woman and small child appeared to be walking around a parking lot on Salem Street. They checked out OK.
At 4:13 p.m., a minor accident was reported on Pope Street.
At 5:59 p.m., police took a call from a homeowner whose house was mentioned in the previously noted South African Craig’s List scam. The homeowner is apparently selling his house, and then learned that it was listed on the website as a rental.
At 6:11 p.m., police investigated a report of a suspicious pickup truck on Wiley Street.
At 8:55 p.m., police and DPW personnel responded to flooding on Main Street.
At 9:27 p.m., a commuter rail train was blocked by obstructions from Hurricane Sandy that were on the tracks.
At 11:41 p.m., police took multiple calls about a man in a white jacket and dark pants, possibly intoxicated and with blood on his face. An area search was negative.