Wakefield Police Log for Wednesday, July 11, 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: Police arrested a Malden man for allegedly driving without a license in Wakefield. At 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, officers reported seeing Marcos Monfardini, 33, of Malden operating a black Subaru Legacy at a speed of 25 miles per hour in a 20 mph zone on Main Street. Police stopped the vehicle and determined Monfardini did not have a valid license. He was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding out of Malden District Court.
10:29 a.m. - A resident of Vernon Street reported a potential Craigslist Internet scam in which someone offered to overpay him for a kayak he was selling. The man did not go through with the sale and no money was lost.
10:46 a.m. - A caller reported seeng a tow truck knock down a light pole on Albion Street. Police notified Stoneham Police, which stopped the tow truck. The driver said he was unaware that the lower rear portion of the carrier struck the pole.
12:36 p.m. - A minor car crash was reported on Main Street.
4:48 p.m. - Wakefield Police arrested a Revere man on an oustanding warrant. Police said they observed a Toyota Camry pass by with a missing front license plate and one brake light missing. When police conducted a traffic stop, they determined that the driver, Hicham Hamdi, 33, of Revere, had an active warrant for leaving the scene of property damage out of South Boston District Court. He was taken into custody.
6:42 p.m. - A caller reported to police that he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on Main Street in Wakefield. The victim said that while he was dong contract work inside of a residence he heard a loud crash and went outside to see damage to his vehicle and a car leaving the scene. The victim described the car as a very dark brown or tan SUV with a female operator. The damage to his car was to the rear bumper and rear quarter panel of his company Chevy Silverado pickup truck.
9:53 p.m. - A car crash was reported while in the parking lot of the Fast Freddie's Mobil Station on Main Street. Police determined one of the vehicle's operators, a Wakefield resident, did not have a valid driver's license. He was summonsed to Malden District Court for a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
12:10 a.m. - Police responded to the Lafayette Street group home for a disturbance involving a 15-year-old female and a worker. Police said that the teen attacked a group home worker and scratched her several times on the face. The worker declined to press any charges. No one was transported to the hospital.