Published in the July 14, 2015

WAKEFIELD — A 16-year-old girl has been reported as missing from a group home on Lafayette Street.

Julianna Harfst, 16, was last seen in Woburn.

Harfst was described as being white and standing at 5’ 4” and weighing 115 pounds.

When last seen, she was wearing a plaid shirt and jeans.

A manager from the home reported her missing just after 10 p.m. Monday.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Harfst is asked to call the Police Department at 781-245-1212.


In other police business on Monday:

• A caller from Druid Hill Avenue told police that a tree company working in the area was leaving debris in the roadway, obstructing traffic. Police asked that the workers keep the roadway open and they agreed. The call was logged at about 11:30 a.m.

• A minor collision at the intersection of Main and Water streets occurred just before noon. Papers were exchanged.

• Another collision was reported only minutes later at the intersection of Water and Smith streets. Injuries were not reported.

• A woman from Howard Street was taken to Winchester Hospital following a disturbance reported at about 1 p.m.

• A round of ammunition was turned in at the police station at about 1:30 p.m.

• A larceny from a repair shop on Water Street was reported just after 2 p.m. The matter is under investigation.

• Police responded to a call at about 4:15 p.m. from a Water Street resident about a problem with a tenant but said the complaint was unfounded.

• A collision took place at Exit 39 on Rte. 128 at about 8:15 p.m. State Police were notified and they took over the accident scene.

• Three carloads of youths were spotted at 13 Mansion Rd. just before 9:30 p.m. The youths were spoken to and sent on their way.

• A woman told police that someone threw a water bottle at her from a silver SUV, hitting her in the back. The woman was in the vicinity of Carriage Lane and Main Street at 9:40 p.m. when the incident took place. Police looked for the culprit but the car could not be located.

• A citizen reported possible drug activity in a parking lot on Main Street at about 10:20 p.m., but police said they only found a youth eating ice cream when they responded.

• A disturbance between a man and a woman on Albion Street was reported just before 10:30 p.m. Police gave each person their rights but the people declined to press charges.



• Just after 3 a.m., a Myrtle Avenue resident called police and reported that a neighbor was being noisy while working outside. Police asked the person to quiet down for the rest of the night.


The Fire Department responded to 10 calls Monday, six for medical aid.

Firefighters went to Exit 39 on Rte. 128 at 9:20 p.m. for an accident involving three cars. An absorbent was spread. Injuries were not reported.

Today at 7:30 a.m., a crew went to an apartment building at 415 Lowell St. for a fire alarm activation and the intersection of Chestnut and Emerson streets at 9 a.m. for a collision.

Also at 9 a.m., firefighters on Engine 1 went to Reading to cover for firefighters in that town while they were on a call checking on an outside gas main in the vicinity of Main and Cross streets.