Police Log: One Arrested for Allegedly Dealing Drugs Near High School

Wakefield Police arrested a Wakefield man for allegedly dealing Percocet after a month-long investigation by the South Middlesex Drug Task Force.

Wakefield Police Log for Wednesday, June 27, 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: Wakefield Police arrested a Saugus man accused of dealing Percocet near Wakefield High School, according to police.

Wakefield Police said that they arrested Francis Pisani, 24, of 22 Salisbury Rd. in Wakefield on drug charges after a month-long investigation by the South Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force.

Police said that during their observation of Pisani, they observed him engage in what they determined to be a drug transaction. Police stopped the car on Old Nahant Road to question Pisani. Pisani allegedly told police he was not involved in any drug activity. However, a search of Pisani yielded a plastic bag containing 11 pills of Percocet. Police also reported finding a box of plastic sandwich bags, a pair of sissors and $140 in cash inside the car. Pisani was then placed under arrest for attempting to distribute a Class B drug, and being within 1,000 feet of a school. He will be arraigned in Malden District Court. 

Other incidents:
8:41 a.m. - A Saugus man was summonsed to court for allegedly driving with a suspended license in Wakefield. Police said a random registry check determined the operator of a vehicle stopped at North Avenue and Albion Street had a suspended license. Police called a taxi to transport the man to his home in Saugus. His car was towed from the scene. 

11:55 a.m. - Wakefield Police responded to a car accident at the on-ramp to 128 North from North Avenue. One car was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported. 

3:05 p.m. - Wakefield Police summonsed a Billerica resident for allegedly driving in Wakefield without insurance. Police said they saw a 2003 black Toyota Celica with a faded and dirty license plate traveling on West Water Street. After running a registry check, police determined the car's registration was revoked due to insurance cancellation. Police also charged the driver with having a license plate violation and failing to change her address at the registry within 30 days. 

3:13 p.m. - Wakefield Police Detectives arrested a Boston resident for alleged prostitution in Wakefield. Police said through an investigation, they suspected that Jamie Welch, 26, was allegedly running a prostitution operation in an apartment building on Salem Street in Wakefield. According to police, undercover detectives contacted the Welch and made arrangements to meet. Police said Welch made statements to undercover detectives that implied she was engaging in prostitution. She was arrested and was charged with sexual conduct for a fee out of Malden District Court. 

3:19 p.m. - Police are investigating a series of harrassing phone calls made to a resident of Armory Street. The victim told police that a male called her purporting to be from the Better Business Bureau in Bridgewater and was calling in regards to fraud on her account. The victim said she hung up and contacted her credit card company, who said she did not have any fraud on her account, and called the Better Business Bureau, who said they did not have an investigation center in Bridgewater. Later, the same man called the victim back and told her she was the winner of Megabucks and a new car. The victim hung up and called Wakefield Police. Police are now investigating using the phone numbers provided to the victim during the calls. 

5:27 p.m. - A pedestrian was hit by a car at the corner of Richardson Avenue and Main Street. However, police had no further information about the extent of injuries other than a male party was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. 

5:48 p.m. - Police arrested Ashley Fletcher, 19, who had an outstanding warrant for her arrest out of Malden District Court for failing to appear for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Police said they were out on another call when they recognized Fletcher disembarking from an MBTA bus on Princess Street. Fletcher was taken into custody. 

Thursday, June 28:
12:44 a.m. -  
Wakefield Police are investigating a fight that occured between three 15-year-old females at the McDonalds on Main Street earlier on Wednesday evening. Police said one female stated two others confronted her and began yelling at her and causing a scene inside the McDonald's Restaurant. The female stated one of the girls pushed her up against the wall inside the store. The three were kicked out of the restaurant by the manager. Once outside, the three females began fighting and wrestling with one another out on the front lawn. Police said the fight began over a prior dating relationship involving two of the girls and a past boyfriend. Police are investigating to determine whether or not to press charges on the individuals involved in the fight. 


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