Wakefield Police responded to these and other calls for service on Monday, September 17.
At 10:01 a.m., police were informed of a verbal dispute on Main Street between a mother and son. The matter was resolved and they were sent on their way.
At 11:21 a.m., a caller reported that her son had just stolen some items from the house and left. The items were returned and no charges were filed.
At 11:47 a.m., a K9 unit went to Richardson Street searching for a stolen computer tablet. The item was reportedly found in a trash can on Melvin Street.
At 11:56 a.m., the principal of a school on Gould Street reported finding a corner baggie of what appeared to be cocaine on the steps. A K9 determined that the substance was fake and the bag was thrown away.
At 3:06 p.m., a Briarwood Lane resident called about a suspicious red pickup truck driving up and down the street whose driver fled when approached. The driver checked out OK.
At 6:02 p.m., police arrested James Earl Seeley, 27, 22 Penobscot Circle, Methuen, for operating with a suspended license, subsequent offense, attaching a number plate not assigned, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, a number plate violation, and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
At 6:36 p.m., a man reported vandalism to his vehicle.
At 7:08 p.m., a caller reported that a woman was screaming for help nearby. Police soon after placed a 46 year old Wakefield woman into protective custody.
At 7:30 p.m., a man walked in to report vandalism to his vehicle.
At 9:56 p.m., a caller reported a group of youths apparently entering an abandoned house. They were gone on arrival.