WAKEFIELD — Police over the weekend arrested a Wakefield man on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, filed a report about a stolen laptop computer and spoke to a woman who said someone used her debit card to make $2,300 in purchases.

Police arrested Thomas S. Hrynowski, 23, 37B Richardson Ave. Sunday afternoon on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating while under the influence of alcohol.

Patrol Officer Matthew Powers observed Hrynowski speeding 60 mph in a 30 mph speed zone while traveling south on North Avenue in a gray Honda Civic at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. He also witnessed Hrynowksi allegedly go through a red light without stopping.

Powers caught up with the suspect on Richardson Avenue where he stopped and questioned him.

Based on his observations, Hrynowski was arrested on the OUI charge and for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license.

He was also cited for speeding and failing to stop for a red light.

Hrynowski was arraigned in Malden District Court today.


A gym bag containing a Toshiba laptop computer and miscellaneous items was reported as stolen from a 2014 Jeep parked on Collins Road Saturday at about 12:30 p.m.

Police said they found the front passenger side window smashed.

The incident is under investigation.


A Pearl Street resident told police that someone used her debit card to make four fraudulent purchases on June 6 at Saks 5th Avenue in Boston and Home Depot in Watertown. The combined theft was $2,300. The incident was logged at about 9 p.m. Saturday.


Two people reported tire slashings while their 2010 Honda Accord and 2010 Mazda 6 were parked at 595 North Ave. One tire on each of the vehicles had been slashed, said police.

Patrol Officer Gerald Holleran took the reports. The incidents, reported at about 8:35 a.m. Friday, are now under investigation.


A Garden Lane resident told Patrol Officer Andrew Dorney that over the past eight months a gold chain, power sander and GPS have been stolen from his home. The combined value of the items missing is $200. Police are looking into the matter, logged at noon Sunday.


Police are warning drivers to exercise caution when opening their car doors or risk being cited. Two drivers over the weekend received citations from police for knocking two bicyclists to the ground when they opened their doors. One driver, said police, struck a parked car in addition to knocking a cyclist to the ground.

Both incidents took place in Greenwood on Main Street, the first on Friday just past 8 a.m. and the second on Saturday just before noon.

Action Ambulance and the Fire Department also responded.

Patrol Officers Cliff Perry and Christopher Whalen handled the calls.


In other police business over the weekend, beginning Friday:

• A person staying at the Clarion Inn on North Avenue reported a stolen wallet. The incident was logged at about 9:25 a.m.

• A caller from Hart’s Hill Road told police that a man was acting out and threatening people just before 11 a.m.

• Police plan to summons a Wakefield man to court for the continued harassment of a tenant on Water Street. The incident was logged at about 11:20 a.m.

• A teen resident at a group home on Lafayette Street was reported missing just before 1 p.m., but she apparently returned later.

• Police sent two men on their way after they were observed parked inside a Toyota on Cyrus Street just after 1:30 p.m.

• A Myrtle Avenue resident notified police at 2:15 p.m. that a neighbor was video recording him while walking his dog. The caller was advised to avoid contact with the person and let police know if the situation escalates.

• A collision on Water Street was reported just after 4 p.m. when a woman from Wakefield said she was struck in the rear by the driver of a red pick-up truck who had been following too closely. The woman told Patrol Officers Matthew Surette and Shane Pelletier that an elderly female driver ran a stop sign on Montrose Avenue and quickly advanced into traffic on Water Street, forcing the other driver to jam on her brakes to avoid hitting her. The truck driver then slammed into the rear end of the woman’s vehicle, causing major damage. Injuries were not reported.

• A collision on Lowell Street near Exit 40 on Rte. 128 was reported just after 5 p.m. State Police handled the accident scene.

• Sewage was reported as coming out from under a cover on a Main Street woman’s property. Police called the Department of Public Works at about 7:15 p.m.

• Police sent a man on his way from Rockland Street at 10:20 p.m. after he was spotted ducking in and out of driveways in what appeared to be an attempt at avoiding detection.


On Saturday:

• A collision was reported just before 2 p.m. on West Water Street. One vehicle was towed.

• A caller reported that people were taking items from her laundry. The matter was resolved at about 6 p.m.


On Sunday:

• A fight in front of Jeffrey’s Package Store on Main Street was reported just before 12:30 a.m. Police checked the area for the culprits but they could not be located.

• A head-on collision at the intersection of Main and Bryant streets took place at about 11:20 a.m. One person was taken to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. The Fire Department also responded.

• A caller reported a neighbor was using a wood chipper on Nahant Street and causing excessive noise. The incident was logged at about 11:25 a.m. Just after 11:30 a.m. a fist fight in front of The Dollar Store was reported. Police sent the people on their way.

• A past break-in was reported on Foundry Street at about 4:15 p.m. A screen door at 29 Foundry St. was found partly ripped but nothing else inside was damaged. Nothing appeared to have been stolen.

• A complaint about loud music in an Audubon Road apartment was logged at about 6:15 p.m. Police resolved the matter.

• A mini-bike accident on DelCarmine Street was reported just after 6:30 p.m. The driver was taken to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. The Fire Department also responded.



• A collision on Salem Street was reported at about 6:30 a.m. Another collision took place at the intersection of Prospect and Chestnut streets just after 7 a.m. Papers were exchanged following both accidents.


The Fire Department responded to 32 calls over the weekend, 19 for medical aid.

On Friday, firefighters went to Reading to cover headquarters while firefighters in that town were putting out a fire. The Wakefield crew returned at about 2 p.m. A crew also went to 200 Lowell St. at 3:30 p.m. for a gas spill and 26 Crescent St. at 9 p.m. for an apartment lockout.

On Saturday, a crew went to Rte. 128 north at 4:40 a.m. for a one-car crash. There were no injuries. Firefighters also went to the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School at 11:30 a.m. for a fire alarm set off by burned food, 14 Fellsmere Ave. at 12:30 p.m. also for a fire alarm set off by burned food, 319 Salem St. for a fire alarm activation set off when a homeowner was cleaning a grill and 51 New Salem St. at 8:30 p.m. for illegal outside burning.

On Sunday, firefighters went to 109 Hopkins St. at 2:10 p.m. to assist a child who got locked in a bathroom, 12 Fell St. at 6:50 p.m. for a garage fire that started when a homeowner put his charcoal grill away too soon. The area near the grill was scorched and the fire caused a smoke condition.

Today, at 2:45 a.m. firefighters went to Rte. 128 south at Exit 41 for a collision that sent a motor vehicle into the woods. One person suffered a leg injury and was taken to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.