Stolen Car Recovered, Other Car Accidentally Reported Stolen
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 on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
At 8:22 a.m. a furnace malfunction was reported at the high school, producing reports of heavy black smoke coming from the building.
At 8:42 a.m. an accident was reported near Albion Street and Foundry Street.
At 10:29 a.m. a woman fell on Strathmore Road and was transported to an area hospital.
At 1:06 p.m. police took a report of a possible theft on Main Street and issued a summons to a shoplifting suspect.
At 1:25 p.m. a caller reported a man who appeared to be checking doors in the neighborhood and ringing doorbells. Further investigation found he was doing campaign volunteer work for the Ed Markey for Senate campaign.
At 1:51 p.m. an officer gave a verbal warning to a motorist on Montrose Ave. who had been reported for erratic operation.
At 3:12 p.m. a suspicious character was reported on Preston Street. He was with a political campaign handing out flyers.
At 3:31 p.m. police responded to a disturbance on Richardson Ave.
At 3:32 p.m. police were informed that a vehicle reported stolen was recovered in Lynn.
At 4:25 p.m. an animal hospital in Stoneham informed Wakefield police that a shepherd and husky found in Wakefield had been dropped off.
At 4:58 p.m. police and rescue personnel responded to Plymouth Road for a report of a young child with a peanut allergy that had eaten a peanut.
At 6:29 p.m. police issued a summons to a Stoneham man for a license plate violation, no inspection sticker, and operating with a suspended license.
At 8:33 p.m. a woman on Salem Street reported her car had just been stolen. Further investigation revealed that the car had actually been obscured by a much larger vehicle that had parked next to it.
At 9:15 p.m. police arrested Manuel J. Leal, Jr., 33, 199 Pearl Street, Somerville, for no inspection sticker, child under 8 years and under 58 inches without a carseat, operating with a suspended license, subsequent offense, and providing a false name to a police officer.