Published in the May 18, 2016 edition

WAKEFIELD — A 54-year-old bicyclist from Reading was taken to a hospital yesterday afternoon after a collision with a blue 2014 Ford Taurus operated by a 19-year-old man from Burlington.

Police said that the driver and cyclist were heading in the same direction and collided at the intersection of Salem and New Salem streets at about 3:10 p.m. while the Ford driver was taking a right-hand turn.

It was not known if the cyclist’s injuries were serious. No citations were issued.


Other police business on Tuesday:

• Police escorted an intoxicated man home after he was spotted walking down Broadway. The man was described as wearing a blue shirt and baseball cap. The incident was logged at about 8:20 a.m.

• A Redfield Road resident reported a possible break into his vehicle at 12:20 p.m., but police determined that there was no evidence to support the resident’s claim.

• A disturbance between a man and woman observed on Albion Street just before 1 p.m. brought police to the area. It was determined that the pair were involved in a verbal argument.

• Police responded to a report about a person from a group home on Columbia Road running toward Water Street just after 2 p.m. The person was located and taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for treatment.

• A man who was reportedly banging on a door to an Albion Street residence was sent on his way at about 4:30 p.m.

• Police were unable to locate youths observed trespassing on a Mansion Road property at about 7:20 p.m.

• A two-car motor vehicle accident on Water Street was reported just before 8 p.m. The two vehicles involved were a 2012 blue Chevrolet Silverado and 2015 black Volvo. One of the drivers was issued a citation, said police.

• A key found on Main Street was turned in at the Public Safety Building at 9:30 p.m.

• A disturbance on Water Street was reported at about 10 p.m. Police resolved the matter.



• At about 4:30 a.m., a group home manager on Lafayette Street reported a missing female resident. She later returned to the home.

• Police received a call about dogs barking all night at a business on North Avenue. The issue has been ongoing, police said.