Published in the May 22, 2017 edition.
WAKEFIELD — A 22-year-old woman was arrested by State Police on Vernon Street after being involved in a two-car crash on Route 128 and then fleeing the scene. The accident occurred at about 5:45 a.m. on Saturday on the northbound side of the highway, near Exit 41.
The Wakefield Fire Department and Action Ambulance also responded to the accident scene, where one individual was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
A short time later, Wakefield police located the suspect vehicle in the hit-and-run on Vernon Street. The 22-year-old driver was arrested by State Police. A 21-year-old passenger in the car was reportedly released to her parents.
At about 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, police investigated a report of a counterfeit $10 bill being used at a downtown business earlier in the day.
Police assisted with the exchange of papers after a two-car crash on Farm Street at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday. There were no injuries.
Police, Fire and Action Ambulance responded to a local residence just before 7 p.m. on Saturday after a report of a drug overdose. First responders found a 24-year-old Wakefield man lying on the floor. After the opiate-reversing drug Narcan was administered the man became responsive and was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
At about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, police went to Greenwood Plaza on Main Street after receiving a report that an intoxicated man had entered a restaurant at that location. Upon arrival, police were informed that a manager of the restaurant had already given the man a ride home. Police were later able to confirm that the man was home safe with a family member.
Police took a report at about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday of a pickup truck damaging part of the building at a Water Street business. With help of Saugus PD, local police were able to contact the the driver of the truck who agreed to call the business owner with insurance information.
Police, Fire and Action Ambulance responded to the basketball courts in front of the Galvin Middle School at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday after a 25-year-old Wakefield man collapsed on the court after suffering some type of medical incident. EMTs from the Fire Department performed CPR until Action Ambulance arrived and transported the victim to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
The Fire Department responded to 37 calls over the weekend, including 26 for medical aid.
Wakefield firefighters covered Stoneham headquarters under mutual aid from about 1:30-2 p.m. on Friday during a fire in that community.
A Wakefield Fire crew went to cover North Reading Fire headquarters at about 9:45 a.m. on Saturday.