Printer Noise Mistaken For Burglary Attempt
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 Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
At 7:36 a.m., there was a minor accident at the corner of Hemlock Road and Farm Street. Nobody was injured.
At 9:37 a.m., a Findlay Street resident reported that some scrap items were from his residence during the overnight hours.
At 10:19 a.m., a suspicious man in a black shirt and black pants was reported on Atwood Street, possibly casing homes. Police soon arrested John Richard Spector, Jr., 22, 39 Chestnut Street, Wakefield, on a warrant.
At 3:01 p.m., the police K9 was brought out to check a motor vehicle pulled over at North Ave. and West Water Street. The search did not turn anything up.
At 3:52 p.m., a caller reported that a group of juveniles had keyed his vehicle while it was parked in its garage on Water Street. He noted that he also had the incident on videotape.
At 4:44 p.m., an individual reported finding a gold necklace on Albion Street.
At 7:46 p.m., a caller reported that his car was vandalized at the library.
At 8:04 a.m., a gas station employee on Albion Street reported that a middle aged black male had just driven off without paying for gas.
At 9:01 p.m., a Stone Way resident reported that there were some strange noises downstairs in her basement and was worried that somebody was trying to break in. She also noted that she was at home with her husband and daughter. Officers investigated the home and quickly learned that the noise was coming from a printer in the basement.