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Wakefield Police Detectives are investigating an overnight robbery at an Edgewater Drive business.

Wakefield Police Log for Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24, 2012

The following information was supplied by the Wakefield Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Featured item: A Wakefield business on Edgewater Drive reported that someone broke into the building overnight and stole $7,000 worth of eletronics equipment and computers, police said. Around 9:23 a.m., the business owners called to report that someone had cut a hole in the wall through an adjoining office and had stolen several computers, a HP laptop and two IBM ThinkPads for a total of $7,000. Wakefield detectives are currently investigating and are reviewing video surveillance. 

Other incidents:
Friday, June 22:
8:27 a.m. -  Wakefield Police arrested a Peabody man who was driving a moped in Wakefield on an outstanding warrant. Police said a routine registry check of the moped in the 129 Rotary showed that David Hardiman, 44, of Peabody, had an outstanding warrant for possession of a Class B substance out of Boston District Court.

2:11 p.m. - Police arrested a Lynn man for allegedly possessing a small amount of herion in Wakefield. Police said they observed Luis Escalante, 28, of Lynn, MA driving on Main Street near Flint Street when a registry check showed the car was uninsured. When police stopped the car, they said they observed Escalante repeatedly reaching towards the center console, so he was asked to exit the vehicle and the car was searched. The K-9 unit located a small bag of heroin during the search, police said. Escalante was taken into custody and charged out of Malden District Court with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, and possession of a Class A drug, heroin. 

5:01 p.m. - Police responded to a minor car accident on North Avenue. No injuries were reported. 

6:16 p.m. - Police summonsed a Reading man for allegedly driving without a license in Wakefield. Police said a registry check of the vehicle while it was traveling on Aborn Avenue indicated the driver had a suspended license. The driver will be summonsed to Malden Distrct Court for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. 

Saturday, June 23:

3:40 a.m. - A resident of Grafton Street reported finding a black lab with tags on Albion Street. 

12:13 p.m. - Wakefield Police arrested a Chelsea woman on an outstanding warrant after police responded to a Main Street home for a domestic disturbance. Police said two women were arguing over the custody of a child. One of the women, Theresa Hatch, 54, of Chelsea had a warrant for her arrest, so she was taken into custody. Police had no further information on the warrant charges. 

4:06 p.m. - Wakefield Police arrested a Lynn woman for allegedly striking a male in the face and scratching him during an argument. Police said they received a call from a driver on Water Street that two residents were in an argument in the car infront of him. Police stopped the car and determined there had been an argument between Kheysha Torres, 25, and a male over him being late to pick her up. Torres was charged with domestic assault and battery out of Malden District Court. 

4:33 p.m. - Wakefield Police arrested Anthony Marcello, 35, of Stoneham, MA, for allegedly driving without a license in Wakefield. Police said they observed Marcello driving on Nahant Street. A registry check determined that Marcello was driving an uninsured vehicle without a license and also had an oustanding warrant for his arrest for another unlicensed operation charge out of Concord District Court. He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, and an outstanding warrant for unlicensed operation. 

Sunday, June 24:
1:38 a.m. -
Police responded to a domestic disturbance on Audubon Rd. where a female party said a male had pushed her, and a male said she had fallen down while they were walking. Police said they found no reason to believe a physical altercation had occured. 

2:46 a.m. - A resident of North Avenue said that someone had vandalized his 1978 Ford F-150 truck. Someone had scratched and dented the passenger side of the car, and the windshield was cracked. The victim told police he believes it was his ex-girlfriend, as he said several witnesses reported seeing her in the area. The woman, a Wakefield resident will be charged with vandalizing property and vandalism. 

7:41 a.m. - A resident of Brig Street reported that someone had stolen two of his hubcaps off his car, for a combined value of $200. 

2:24 p.m. - Police arrested a Wakefield resident in connection with a domestic abuse incident in a Salem Street home. Police said that Sean Murphy, 45, of 538 Salem St. in Wakefield, and a female had entered into an argument that turned physical. The victim told police that Murphy had pushed her into the stove during an argument in the kitchen, then left the residence. Police later located Murphy on Church Street, and charged him with domestic assault and battery out of Malden District Court. 

6:04 p.m. - Wakefield Police arrested Roberto Santiago of Lynn, MA, on an outstandig warrant as well as charges of driving an uninsured vehicle. Police said they noticed Santiago driving on Hemlock Road and ran a registry check, which came back revoked for insurance cancellation. He was taken into custody and charged with an outstanding warrant, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration. 

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