Police Log: Richardson Ave Resident Summonsed for Making a False Report

Resident reported argument between two neighbors that did not occur, though police wound up arresting one of the neighbors for an outstanding warrant.


Wakefield Police Log for Thursday, June 21, 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 issued a summons to a Richardson Ave resident after she reportedly made a false report to police. According to police, the resident had reported an argument between a couple in a neighboring apartment, but when officers arrived at around 1:54 a.m. this morning, they found the couple asleep in their apartment and saw no signs of an argument.

The couple reviewed the 911 tape and identified their neighbor as having made the call, and according to police, they charged her with making a false report. Ironically, police determined at the scene that the male, Benjamin Jackson, had a warrant out for his arrest for violating the terms of his probation, so Jackson was taken into custody.

Other incidents:

9:52 a.m. – Officers responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of North Ave and Richardson Ave. The operators of the vehicles exchanged paperwork, there were no reported injuries.

11:43 a.m. – A motorist driving on Main Street was issued a summons for driving with a revoked license.

12:14 p.m. – Officers responded to the parking lot at 42 Albion Street after a vehicle trying to park struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was bumped by the front of the driver’s side and she skinned her forearm when she was knocked to the ground. The pedestrian was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital to be checked out, and police took no action against the motorist. 

12:38 p.m. – An officer responded to the Police Station lobby and spoke to a party saying that her bank informed her that charges were made to her debit card in California. The amount was $114.01. The reporting party told police that she had possession of her card and didn’t let anyone else use her card, but that she recently used her card at a business in Wakefield and saw her three-digit security code written on the receipt. Wakefield detectives are investigating the matter.


About this column: A complete list of the arrests made, summons issued and a selective list of incidents the Wakefield Police Department responded to over the last few days. Note: Arrest booking photos are public record and may be published.


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