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Police Log: Wakefield Resident Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

Wakefield police log for June 18.


Wakefield Police Log for Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17, 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: Kerry Latham, 44, of Vernon Street in Wakefield was arrested by Wakefield police and charged with driving under the influence with an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

According to police, Latham had been driving with a shredded right front tire, which caught the attention of a Wakefield Officer on Main Street at about 8:46 p.m. Saturday. Upon pulling her over, he asked her about the tire, and she said that she didn’t know how it happened but that she had been driving on it since Malden. The officer then noticed that she appeared to be drunk, and after conducting a series of field sobriety tests he determined that she had been under the influence and placed her under arrest. A

fter searching the vehicle, the officer also found an almost empty drink with a straw and a lime, which he determined to be alcoholic. The officer charged her with operating under the influence of alcohol and for driving with an open container.

Other incidents:

Friday, June 15

7:41 p.m. - An officer issued a summons to a motorist after polce say he struck another vehicle at the Rt. 129 rotary by Honey Dew Donuts.

9:36 p.m. - An officer investigated a Hemlock Road report of a damaged vehicle. The victim said his car was parked in a dirt parking lot behind the high school, and when he returned the rear windshield was broken and the passenger side mirror. Nothing was taken and there are no suspects. 

Saturday, June 16

1:14 p.m. - An officer responded to a report that someone had smashed out a car window on Old Nahant Road. The car’s owner said that he discovered the driver’s side window had been smashed with a rock overnight. The car was parked on the side of the road and the damage was already cleaned up before reporting to police. Nothing was taken from the vehicle and there are no suspects.

11:06 p.m. – Police investigated a report of a hit and run incident at the intersection of Water Street and Main Street. The reporting party’s vehicle was stopped at a red light on Water Street when it was struck in the rear by a gray Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The Chevy then fled from the scene on Main Street and police were unable to locate it. There were no injuries.

Sunday, June 17 

7:25 p.m. – Police responded to a Salem Street residence after a possible domestic dispute was reported. The officers found a boyfriend and girlfriend at the scene upset about a text message the male had received from another woman. Upon further investigation, the officers determined that an argument had taken place and at some point the male had flipped a chair over and thrown a baby seat across the room. The male wound up leaving for the night to let things cool off, and no action was taken by police.

9:22 p.m. – Police arrested Dennis Sowyrda , 61, of Broadway in Wakefield and charged him with driving with a revoked license and for driving without an inspection sticker. Sowyrda was pulled over after an officer ran a routine registry check on his vehicle and found that he had no inspection sticker. Upon further investigation, the officer found that his license had been suspended for a payment default, and he subsequently arrested Sowyrda.


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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