Numerous Vehicle Break-Ins Reported, Two Arrested For OUI
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 from Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9, 2012.
On Friday, December 7 at 8:30 a.m., a vehicle break-in was reported on Newell Road.
At 10:17 a.m., a Lincoln Street resident reported that a suspicious man in a Patriots jacket and a goatee was going around to different businesses asking about his brother. The man was indeed searching for his brother to finish up an appointment at one of the businesses.
At 11:25 a.m., police were informed that three vehicles were stolen on Lantern Lane but nothing taken.
At 12:29 p.m., police took a call about a viola that was stolen at the Middle School.
At 12:52 p.m., a Fox Road resident reported her vehicles were broken into during the night but nothing was taken.
At 1:23 p.m., a Lantern Lane resident reported a vehicle break-in during the night.
At 2:02 p.m., a man reported finding a wallet on Byron Street. It turned out to belong to one of the victims of the previously mentioned vehicle break-ins.
At 2:05 p.m. police were informed of an overdose and one patient was transported to an area hospital.
At 2:49 p.m., police took a call about youths urinating on a building on Main Street and possibly engaging in drug activity.
At 4:17 p.m., a caller reported that the media trucks near her home on Second Street were making too much noise. Media was assembled there for coverage of the Burbine case. Police found the vehicles to be quiet at that point but a message was delivered to the operators about the noise.
At 5:23 p.m., a pedestrian was reported struck by a vehicle on Main Street. The patient was transported to an area hospital.
At 6:35 p.m. a hit and run accident was reported near Meriam Street and Main Street. The suspect vehicle was described as a black sedan.
At 9:40 p.m., two barrels were reported in the middle of Salem Street.
At 10:43 p.m., two workers on Lowell Street reported a suspicious individual peeking into car windows.
At 10:46 p.m., an accident was reported near Main Street and Bennett Street.
On Saturday, December 8 at 3:49 a.m., an accident was reported near Albion Street and Gould Street. Police arrested Alexandra Janvier, 27, 253 Salem Street, Medford, for OUI Liquor and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
At 2:02 p.m., Wakefield assisted Chelmsford Police with an arrest. They arrested Patrick R. O’Brien, 36, 19 Bay Street, Wakefield, for assault and battery – domestic, and for intimidating a witness.
At 4:03 p.m., an accident was reported near North Ave. and Chestnut Street. No injuries were reported.
At 6:03 p.m., a caller reported a large group of youths with bags in a Ballister Street residence they did not live in.
At 8:11 p.m. a suspicious hand to hand transaction was reported on Salem Street. One party was identified and sent on his way.
At 9:23 p.m., multiple callers reported that a drunk man was stumbling and striking his dog with its leash near a dentist’s office on Water Street and Farm Street. Police placed a 46 year old Lynn man into protective custody and taken to a nearby hospital.
At 9:26 p.m., an Aborn Street resident reported a group of youths were shining laser pointers at him. An officer spoke to the group and they went home.
On Sunday, December 9 at 12:56 a.m., police took a report of an erratic operator near Main Street and Lawrence Street and soon arrested Michael E. Cobb, 41, 32 Puritan Road, Swampscott, for OUI Liquor, operating with license suspended/revoked and a marked lanes violation.
At 1:37 a.m., a woman called about receiving threats from an ex-boyfriend.
At 2:42 a.m., Wakefield was informed by Melrose Police of a fare evasion complaint from a taxi driver. The passenger was located on Main Street and the fare was paid.
At 11:07 a.m., a caller’s vehicle side mirror was reportedly struck by someone on Lake Street who then drove off.
At 3:20 p.m., possible drug activity was reported in a car on Pearl Street.
At 4:31 p.m., a Robert Street resident reported vandalized Christmas lights.
At 6:26 p.m., some youths were reportedly driving around on the grass at Edgewater Drive.
At 8:49 p.m., a Longbow Road resident reported some items were stolen during an open house.