Police Log for Thursday, August 18 (selective list):
8:02 a.m. - A Court Street resident reported a laptop was stolen from her vehicle overnight. No other details are available at this time.
8:20 a.m. - An erratic operator was reported in the rotary entering Wakefield. Police stopped the vehicle but pressed no charges.
9:44 a.m. - A minor car accident occured on the off-ramp of I-95 South in Wakefield. The State Police were notified.
10:46 a.m. - Someone complained to police about a female selling fruits and vegetables without a permit on North Ave. Police did not find anyone engaging in this activity in the area.
11:34 a.m. - A Butler Ave resident reported a possible phone scam to police.
12:41 p.m. - A man came to the police station to report his father was the victim of credit card fraud. Over the last three months, $1,000 had been removed from his Eastern Bank bank account, and $51 was charged to a store called Frog Hollow Sports, in an unknown location.
1:16 p.m. - A man who disposed of a cigarette improperly accidentally started a fire in his car while it was parked on Water Street inside the Shaw's parking lot. The Fire Department responded and extinguished the combustible material.
1:39 p.m. - A resident of Church street received a phone call from an organization called the "Veterans Association for Men and Women Overseas," who she suspected was a scam. The woman said when she said she had never heard of the organization, the caller hung up abruptly.
2:57 p.m. - A real estate agent reported to police that she had received threatening messages and phone calls from a mall party, who was denied from seeing an apartment. The male allegedly threatened to come to the office to "confront" the employee. Police advised the male that if he went to the office, he could face criminal charges. No charges are being pressed at this time.
2:58 p.m. - A caller reported to police that there was a suspicious man sitting in a red truck in front of the UPS store on Lincoln Street. Police said the man was getting his hair cut.
3:54 p.m. - A possible phone scam was reported to police.
4:01 p.m. - A Madison Ave resident returned home from vacation and found that someone had apparently tried to enter her apartment while she was away. The victim said it looked as though someone had tried to push her air conditioner back through her window to gain access to her apartment. However, nothing was missing from the apartment, so police do not believe the suspect gained access to the home.
5:56 p.m. - A woman riding a bicycle was struck by a car at the intersection fo Main Street and Water Street. The woman said she wasn't injured and rode away.
7:37 p.m. - A larceny was reported at Hopkins Street. No other details are available at this time.
7:03 p.m. - Wakefield Police helped a family install a child safety seat in their car.
10:03 p.m. - Police dispersed a group of youths who were hanging around behind the school on Lowell Street.
10:53 a.m. - Police stepped in on a verbal argument between two brothers in the area of Coolidge Park. The two men were separated for the evening.
11:38 p.m. - A caller reported a disturbance in the area of Kendrick Road. However, police were not able to find anyone in the area.
11:49 p.m. - Police responded to a fight in a Bartley Street parking lot. No charges are being pressed at this time.
1:24 a.m. - Police arrested a Wakefield woman with an oustanding warrant. Adrianna Marano, 22, of 9 Latern Lane was spotted driving a white 2009 Camry on North Ave and Chestnut Street. After running her license plates, police determined Marano had an outstanding warrant for her arrest out of Salem District Court. More details about the charge will be published as they become available.