Published in the December 28, 2015 edition.

WAKEFIELD — A 48-year-old Malden man was arrested  for his ninth offense of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license after Wakefield Police stopped the car he was driving on Main Street in Greenwood just after 5 p.m. yesterday. Officer Jonathan Burnham was on patrol at Main and Forest streets when he saw a black Nissan Maxima heading southbound on Main Street with a headlight out. After stopping the vehicle on Main Street, Burnham confirmed that Julio E. Juarez had a suspended license and arrested him for operating on a suspended license and the headlight violation. A records check revealed that Juarez had eight previous violations for driving with a suspended license. —– Police also dealt with a number of minor car accidents over the holiday weekend. At about 10:50 a.m. on Christmas Eve, a 53-year-old Wakefield woman was cited for failure to yield after a two-car crash at Prospect and Cedar streets. According to police, the woman said that she was stopped in a line of cars waiting for the train on Prospect Street and decided that she didn’t want to wait. She began to back up her 2013 Huyndai and was struck by a 2011 Dodge driven by a 43-year-old Wakefield man who had stopped at the stop sign at Prospect and Elm streets before proceeding to cross over to Cedar Street. —– Police are investigating a possible hit-and-run crash at the bottom of the Exit 39 off ramp from Route 128 at noon on Saturday. Police said that a 2006 Nissan driven by a Woburn woman was stopped at the bottom of the exit ramp when her car was rear-ended by a 2003 Nissan driven by a Lynn man. The man had left the scene by the time police arrived. The woman whose car was hit reportedly told police that the man had provided his name and produced a registration but no license before leaving in a hurry. Police said that it appeared that the man may be unlicensed. —– On Sunday at about 8:20 p.m. Police and Fire responded to the scene of a two-car crash at Prospect and Elm streets. According to police, a 2000 Honda driven by a 78-year-old Woburn man was stopped on Cedar Street at the intersection with Prospect Street. The driver proceeded to cross Prospect Street and hit a 2010 Buick driven by an 83-year-old Arlington woman. The Honda was towed and the driver was cited for a stop sign violation. Both drivers refused medical attention according to the Fire Department. —– Police received a report on Sunday at about 11:45 p.m. of the possible past theft of three guns from a Hart Street home. Police said that the homeowner reported a broken latch on a closet door where the guns were stored.   —– Just before 6 a.m. this morning, a crash at the top of the Route 128 northbound entrance ramp from the Route 129 rotary sent two drivers to area hospitals with unknown injuries. Both cars had to be towed from the scene, according to the Fire Department.  —– The Fire Department responded to 27 calls over the holiday weekend, 16 of which were for medical aid. On Friday at 11:15 a.m. the Fire Department went to the the Colonial Point Apartments at 95 Audubon Rd. to check on a report of a person stuck in the elevator. The individual manage to get out of the elevator prior to the arrival of firefighters, who shut down the elevator and notified the property management company. At 12:30 p.m. on Friday, firefighters responded to Salem and Pleasant streets after a drone got caught in a tree. Firefighters were able to assist in freeing the drone. At 2:50 p.m. on Friday, the Fire Department was back at the Colonial Point Apartments after a resident reported a clogged trash chute. Firefighters cleared the chute. On Sunday at about 8:30 a.m., firefighters went to Columbia Road on a report of a problem with a stove. It was determined to be operator error. At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, the Fire Department went to Shaw’s Supermarket on Water Street to check on a reported odor of gas. Firefighters were not able to detect any problems.