Published in the January 15, 2016 edition.

WAKEFIELD — Police went to the Four Points at Sheraton Wakefield hotel last night searching for a guest who reportedly threatened an employee with a firearm.

According to police, they went to the Audubon Road hotel around 9:40 p.m. after receiving a call from a hotel staff member. A guest on the second floor allegedly made threats against the caller’s colleague and they involved the “use of a firearm.”

The suspect was not in his room when police arrived. They checked the bar and were not able to find him.

Hotel personnel changed the lock to his room.

Eventually, the suspect was located and was escorted off the property, police said.

At 7:17 a.m. today, police were back at the Four Points at Sheraton because someone had fallen and was bleeding from the head. That person was taken by ambulance to the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.


• At 8:08 a.m. yesterday, a disabled light blue Dodge was reported at the intersection of Main and Greenwood streets.

• A landlord-tenant dispute was reported on Meadow View Road around 10 a.m. yesterday.

• Railroad gates were stuck down on Greenwood Street around 10:15 p.m. Thursday.

• A young child was reported alone on a Greenwood Street sidewalk around 10:30 a.m. yesterday. Police responded and learned that a sibling let the youngster out of the house without their parents knowing about it.

• Youths were reportedly smoking in front of the Beebe Library around 3:20 p.m. Thursday.

• An oil spill was reported in front of a Paon Boulevard home just before 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon. Police said an oil delivery company was on the scene cleaning up.

• A man dropped off two live rounds of 30/30 ammunition at the Public Safety Building around 4 p.m. Thursday.

• A Chestnut Street resident who was having a hard time breathing was taken by ambulance to the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital around 4:15 p.m. yesterday.

• A minor two-vehicle accident was reported yesterday in the Route 129 Rotary around 4:20 p.m.

• Traffic signals that were reportedly malfunctioning at the busy Prospect Street-North Avenue intersection yesterday around 5:30 p.m. were found by police to be working fine.

• A man at the Lakeside Inn on North Avenue was taken by Action Ambulance to Winchester Hospital around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

• A 22-year-old Chelsea man who reportedly was driving on Water Street near Wakefield Avenue around 9:40 last night without headlights turned on was charged with various offenses. He had a Guatemalan passport but no driver’s license. He will be summonsed to court for driving without a license, having an obstructed window and a lights violation.


Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the parking lot of the Carousel Variety store this morning around 7:20. No details were available.