WAKEFIELD — One of Wakefield’s police cruisers — a dark blue 2013 Ford Taurus — sustained front end damage Wednesday at about 6:30 p.m. when the police officer driving the cruiser collided with a man from Wakefield who was operating a gray 2012 Ford Fusion.

Police said they received a call about a driver operating in an erratic manner while heading west on Water Street. When police responded, the Fusion driver was about to take a left turn onto Cyrus Street heading west. Another driver operating a red Acura and heading east cut off the Fusion driver, resulting in the collision between the cruiser and Fusion.

The Fusion also sustained front end damage during the crash, said police.

There were no injuries.

Police later caught up with the driver of the Acura. It was not determined what caused the erratic operation. No one was cited.


In other police business on Wednesday:

• A collision at the Rte. 129 rotary took place at about 8:20 a.m. State Police handled the accident scene.

• A teacher from the Galvin Middle School reported that money was taken from her purse while in a classroom. The incident, which took place last week, was reported at 11:15 a.m.

• A disturbance on Crescent Street was reported at 12:45 a.m.

• A Converse Street resident reported that she had not heard from her 65-year-old uncle since last week when he picked up another relative at the airport arriving from Mississippi. Police are looking into the matter, reported just after 1 p.m.

• A wallet found at a gas station on Salem Street several days ago was turned in at the police station at 1:30 p.m. Police are in the process of contacting the owner.

• Police resolved a matter between a cab driver and a customer who did not want to pay the fare. The call was logged at 3:25 p.m.

• A caller said that people on a porch were speaking in a loud manner just before 11 p.m. The people agreed to take the gathering inside.

Published in the June 18, 2015 edition