WAKEFIELD — Two people injured in a head-on crash yesterday afternoon in front of 96 Main St. (near Lowell Street) were taken to Boston and local hospitals for treatment of injuries, said Fire Chief Michael Sullivan today.

Police and firefighters rushed to the scene at about 3:45 p.m. and found both people outside their vehicles. One of the drivers, a 60-year-old man, had a significant injury to his leg and requested a Med-Flight to Boston from Veterans’ Field on Church Street but it was determined that it would take too long for a helicopter to arrive, said Sullivan. He was instead transported by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital. The other driver was taken to a local hospital.

Responding from the Police Department were Patrol Officers Jonathan Burnham and Matthew Powers.

At the scene from the Fire Department were Lts. Sean Curran and Cliff Silva and Firefighters Arthur Fennelly, Jerry Sancinito and Dan Marsinelli. Capt. Paul Pronco led the effort.

Further details about the crash were not available.


Two breaks into homes on the West Side were reported yesterday. A wallet and technology equipment was stolen during one break. A lock box was taken during the other.

Police went to a home on Gould Street just before 8:30 a.m. and spoke to a woman who said she had left her home for about an hour and when she returned her wallet containing credit cards and other papers was missing. Also stolen were an iPad and Kindle valued at $300.

About an hour later, Patrol Officer Jonathan Burnham went to a home on Elm Square and took a report from a man who said someone had stolen a lock box from a bedroom while he was out for a few hours. What was inside the box was not reported.

Both matters are under investigation.


A man driving a blue 2002 Mercury Mountaineer got pulled over to the side of the road when he was observed drifting in a lane on Main Street in Greenwood at 8:45 a.m. Monday.

Patrol Officer Michael Ryan was following Michael Alden, 41, 122 Village, Apt. 2, Reading and noticed that Alden was looking up and down repeatedly while driving.

When he checked with the Registry of Motor Vehicles, Ryan discovered that Alden was driving with a revoked or suspended license, second offense, and determined he had been texting.

Alden was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked or suspended license and texting messages while driving. He was arraigned today in Malden District Court.


In other police business on Monday:

• A minor collision at the intersection of Water and Melvin streets occurred at about 7:40 a.m.

• A man from Byron Street notified police that he found a brown and white cocker spaniel. He managed to corral the dog in his backyard and contacted Animal Control Officer Ken Stache at 8:25 a.m. Another dog was spotted running in and out of traffic in front of Greenwood Plaza on Main Street at 2:25 p.m. The animal, described as a 1-year-old brown and white terrier mix got away but someone later found the dog.

• Police plan to summons to court a Lynn man found operating a motor vehicle without a license. The man was stopped at the intersection of Church and Lafayette streets just after 6 p.m.

• A dispute between neighbors on Charles Street was reported at about 6:45 p.m. The matter was resolved.

• A caller told police that youths were trespassing at an abandoned property on Mansion Road. The call was logged at about 7:25 p.m. Another call about the same matter was logged at about 9:45 p.m.



• Two men causing a disturbance at the intersection of Emerson Street and Cedar Court was reported just after 4 a.m. Police sent the men on their way.