WAKEFIELD — A man from Malden was arrested Sunday night after committing assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.

Patrol Officer Matthew Warren was in his cruiser at the intersection of Highland and Vernon streets at about 8:25 p.m. Sunday when he observed Craig V. Vivian, 26, 1 Fellsway East., Apt. 2, Malden inside a vehicle. Vivian was known to have several arrest warrants against him and when he exited the vehicle Warren attempted to arrest him.

But when the Wakefield officer approached, Vivian pushed him and tried to run away.

Warren caught up with Vivian and tried to take him into custody using pepper spray but Vivian spun free, jumped a fence and fell to the ground. Warren then was able to control Vivian and arrested him on a charge of assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.

Vivian had three outstanding arrest warrants against him, one from Malden District Court and two from Somerville District Court.

He was arraigned today in Malden District Court on the assault and battery on a police charge and resisting arrest.

Warren was treated for minor injuries.


A 25-year-old Lowell woman died in a rollover crash on Interstate 95 North in Wakefield yesterday, state police said.

Grace Kabuti was driving a Nissan Altima at 6:39 a.m. when she swerved and rolled over in the left lane near Montrose’s Exit 42, according to state police.

She was transported to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, where she was later pronounced dead. The passenger, a 22-year-old Lowell man, was transported to Beverly Hospital for minor injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.

Troopers from the state police barracks in Danvers, the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the Crime Scene Services Section, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Troop A Headquarters are assisting in the investigation. Also assisting at the scene were the Wakefield Police Department, the Wakefield Fire Department and EMS and the MassDOT.


A 15-year-old girl was reported as missing from a group home at 18 Lafayette St. Friday at about 4:30 p.m.

Patrol Officer Shawn Conway responded to the home and learned that the girl’s name is Danaja Sharp and she is from Lynn. She is of African American descent, is 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 180 pounds.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Sharp is asked to notify Wakefield police at 781-245-1212.


A boy’s bicycle was reportedly stolen from Fernald Field on Vinton Street Saturday night.

A woman called police when she found the bike missing. It was described as black with black handlebars, blue grips and gold spokes, cranks and stems. The bike also had an Eastern frame and was valued at about $150.


In other police business over Memorial Day weekend, beginning Friday:

• Police arrested Mark B. Hatch, 53, 24 Cedar St. on a charge of violating the town bylaw concerning open containers of alcohol. Hatched was arraigned in Malden District Court today. The arrest was made at about 9:30 a.m. when Hatch was spotted at the intersection of Main and Water streets with an open container of alcohol.

• Police were called to Main Street where a disturbance broke out over a ladder. On arrival at about 12:45 p.m., police found the people exchanging information. The complaint was determined to be unfounded.

• A Woodcrest Drive resident notified police at 4:45 p.m. that someone ripped political signs from her front yard and threw them down. She told police she would not place any more signs in her yard out of fear that the incident could happen again. Police advised her to keep an eye on the area.

• A disabled vehicle was reported on Water Street at about 7 p.m. The owner was located and the vehicle was removed.

• A citizen called police at about 7:45 p.m. to report that someone tried to use her Social Security number when applying for a job. The victim told police she was notified of the fraudulent activity by the Internal Revenue Service.


On Saturday:

• Debris at the intersection of Vernon Street and Forrester Road was reported at about 12:30 a.m. Police determined that the debris was part of an old whiskey barrel that had been destroyed in the roadway.

• Five plants and pots were found dumped over on Salem Street. Police said the act, reported at 1:35 a.m., was intentional. The pots were set back in place. A similar incident at a traffic island at the intersection of Lowell and Vernon streets was reported when one of three barrels containing flowers were intentionally dumped into the roadway. This incident was reported at 1:45 a.m.

• A person reported a possible theft from a family member on Court Street. The matter, which is not being pursued, was reported at about 1:25 p.m.

• Police plan to summons a Wakefield man to court on a charge of vandalizing or defacing property. On arrival of Patrol Officer Thomas Flynn at 4:20 p.m., it was discovered that during an argument between two men a small dent was put in the bumper of a 2006 Ford pick-up truck. The incident occurred on Main Street.

• A woman told police that while walking her dog, another dog injured hers. Police advised her to contact Animal Control Officer Ken Stache. The incident was reported just after 5 p.m.

• A trespassing incident was reported at about 5:10 p.m. when two youths were observed fishing on Crystal Lake. Police told the youths they were not permitted to fish there.

• Police sent several people on their way after they were seen arguing in the Square at about 7 p.m.

• A collision at the intersection of Main and Centre streets took place at about 10:15 p.m. One person from Watertown will be summonsed to court for operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license.


On Sunday:

• Police sent a driver on his way after he was spotted parking in a lot near Maple Way at about 6:10 a.m.

• A collision on Rte. 128 north was reported at about 11:20 a.m. Injuries were reported. Patrol Officer Brett Rossicone responded to the scene.

• Police were unable to locate possible “gypsy pavers.” The people were spotted inside a white Toyota Tundra with out of state plates at about 4:15 p.m. They were last seen near Aborn Avenue headed for Main Street. A similar complaint was logged Monday at 1:25 p.m., again on Aborn Avenue. Police were unable to locate the pair.

• A collision on Spring Street took place at 4:20 p.m. Injuries were not reported. Both vehicles involved in the crash were towed from the scene.

• A neighbor dispute on Chestnut Street was reported at about 7 p.m. The matter was resolved.

• Police were unable to locate the driver of a silver Chevrolet Tahoe when called to Tylers Lane at 7:10 p.m. The driver was reportedly speeding in the area and executing donuts on a BMX track before leaving at a high rate of speed. A second call about the same matter came in from someone on Salem Street. Police resolved the matter after speaking with the driver.

• A black trash barrel in the roadway was removed from Rte. 128 north at 10:20 p.m.

• A collision in front of 98 Chestnut St. was reported at 11:10 p.m. Police said the driver of a black sedan hit a telephone pole before leaving the scene. The Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department was notified. Workers said the pole appeared to be in good working order and did not need to be replaced.


On Monday:

• Wires were reported down at the intersection of Hopkins and Brook streets at about 6:35 a.m. The Fire Department was notified.

• Two men were reportedly trespassing on the MBTA train tracks near Cooper Street at about 8:30 a.m. Police sent the men on their way.

• Police moved a fence that fell onto a Putnam Avenue sidewalk at 12:10 p.m.

• A wallet was found in front of the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department building on North Avenue at about 1:05 p.m. The wallet is being kept at the police station for safekeeping.

• The Department of Public Works was notified about a low hanging branch on Hanson Street at about 5:15 p.m.

• A bicycle was reported as stolen from a front porch on Main Street at about 8:30 p.m.



• A roll of toilet paper valued at $3.60 was reportedly shoplifted from the 7-Eleven convenience store on Albion Street at about 3:15 a.m. Police resolved the matter.

• A stray dog found on Cabot Road was turned in at the VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital at about 5:30 a.m.

• A Converse Street resident told police that a neighbor cut trees from her property. The incident was logged just after 7 a.m.