Wakefield Police Log for Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6, 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 Woburn man for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs in Wakefield, hitting a parked car and attempting to leave the scene on Sunday afternoon.
Police said that around 3 p.m., they responded to a report of a car accident on Water Street, where a driver had hit a parked car and was attempting to leave the scene, according to a witness. When police arrived, the witness identified Michael Collins, 28 of Woburn, MA as the driver in the car crash.
Police said during their conversation with Collins, he appeared "out of it" and was having trouble keeping his eyes open. When police asked him for his license and registration, they said he handed over a Game Stop giftcard. Police asked Collins if he had taken any medications, and Collins allegedly said he had taken methodone earlier in the day and various other pills that he would not indentify specifically. Police said he failed a roadside sobriety test, and was taken into custody.
He later posted bail and was released. He will face charges of a third offense of operating under the influence of drugs, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle out of Malden District Court.
Friday, May 4:
9:48 a.m. - A resident of Bartley Street reported that someone used her credit card to charge $98 in fraduenlent charges. The charge was made to a skin care company based in California. The victim said she was still in possession of the card.
10:42 a.m. - A victim reported someone had stolen a license plate off his card while it was parked on Roosevelt Road.
10:30 p.m. - Wakefield Police found three juveniles on school property at the Northeast Metro Technical High School on Hemlock Road. Police said they found a small amount of alcohol and marijuana. The youths were returned to their parents.
Saturday, May 5:
1 a.m. -Police arrested a Wakefield man for operating under the influence of alcohol and placed another passenger into protective custody.
Police said they received several phones calls about a suspicious van traveling in the area of Water Street. Police were able to catch up with the vehicle, a gray Ford Windstar, in the area of Main Street and Franklin Street. While following the vehicle, police said they observed the van drive up onto the right-hand side curb to take a lefthand turn onto Franklin Street. Police pulled the car over and found the driver, Antonio Vincente, 26, of 10 Vernon Street in Wakefield, to be visibly intoxicated. Police administered a field sobriety test, which Vincente failed, they said. He was taken into custody and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, a marked lanes violation, and driving without a license. His passenger was placed into police protectice custody for intoxication.
8:52 a.m. - Wakefield Police received a call that members of a tree care company were being shot at with Beebe gun bullets rom an open window in a home on Fairmont Avenue. Police responded to the area to find a 14-year-old boy with two Beebe guns who told police he began shooting at the men because their machinery woke him up. Police confiscated the guns and spoke to the youth's parents. One gun was returned to the parent, but the other one, which had its orange tip spraypainted black, was not.
Sunday, May 6
No major police incidents.
Monday, May 7
2:16 a.m. - Wakefield Police arrested David Laspina, 30 of 215 Pleasant St. for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in Wakefield. Police said they observed Laspina crossing over the center yellow line severa times while on North Avenue. Police pulled the car over and determined Laspina was intoxicated. He was placed under arrest and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, and a marked lanes violation.
4:37 a.m. - A 30-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly striking her mother. Police responded to a home on Wiley Street for a call of a disturbance between a mother and daughter. When police arrived, they determined the daughter, Nicole Cameron, of 33 Wiley St. had struck her mother in the ear with a telephone and injured her. Cameron was taken into custody and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.