Published in the March 13, 2017 edition.

WAKEFIELD — Slippery road conditions during a lingering, on-again, off-again snowstorm Friday caused several accidents around town, particularly during the afternoon commute.

At 8:46 a.m. there was a motor vehicle accident with no injuries at the 129 rotary.

A citation was issued to a driver involved in an accident at the intersection of Prospect Street and Parker Road around 8:50 a.m.

A vehicle struck two others that were parked along the 600 block of North Avenue just before 9 a.m.

At 4:57 p.m. police went to a motor vehicle accident at North Avenue and Richardson Avenue.

A DPW sign and an electrical box were damaged in an accident involving a vehicle at North and Yale avenues around 5 p.m.

A two car accident was reported on Parker Road around 5:05 p.m.

A multiple vehicle accident was investigated on Forest Street around 5:10 p.m.

A motor vehicle accident at North Avenue and Chestnut Street was attributed by police to untreated roads at 5:12 p.m.

A two vehicle crash was reported on Prospect Street around 5:20 p.m.

A three car accident was reported on Broadway around 5:20 p.m.

A vehicle went off Forest Street around 5:25 p.m. and needed to be towed.

A two vehicle crash, also attributed to road surface conditions, was reported around 5:40 p.m. at the corner of Oak Street and Old Nahant Road.

A vehicle went into a fence on Madison Road around 5:40 p.m. and left the area, police said.

A caller told police multiple vehicles were spinning out on Chestnut Street around 5:50 p.m.

Another three vehicle accident was reported on Broadway around 6:10 p.m.

An accident involving two Fire Department vehicles was reported on Prospect Street around 6:35 p.m.

A Tamworth Hill Avenue resident said a DPW sander struck his vehicle and drove off around 6:40 p.m.


Early Sunday morning police arrested two men in separate incidents of drunk driving.

Just before 4 a.m., 23 year old Matt J. Metzger of 1204 Main St., apartment 2, in Wakefield was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, speeding and a marked lanes violation after police reported that he sped through the intersection of North Avenue and Prospect Street heading north.

An officer followed the 2005 Hyundai Elantra and reported that it was weaving and crossed the yellow lines near Linda Road.

The vehicle was pulled over at North Avenue and Quannapowitt Parkway.

At 5:07 a.m. 25 year old Cameron A. Moniz, 54 Drohan Ct., Seekonk, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor and speeding after he allegedly went by a patrol officer at a speed of about 55 miles an hour on Main Street north near the intersection of Meriam Street.


Following are other calls police answered over the weekend.


A Forest Street resident told police around 7:50 a.m. that a neighbor’s door was ajar and there was no vehicle in the driveway. Police said it appeared to be an oversight on the homeowner’s part.

A woman in a zumba class fell and emergency medical personnel went to the senior center on Converse Street around 9:25 a.m.

Police are investigating a report that a jacket was taken from a dry cleaning company in the Square by someone who did not own it. The report was received around 11 a.m.

A truck was parked in a No Parking zone on Audubon Road around noon and was moved.

A citizen told police around 12:45 p.m. that a van was parked in a tough spot on Salem Street at Grand Passway. Police checked it out and found nothing there.

At about 3:10 p.m. a man wearing a hood and glasses went into the Cumberland Farms at the head of Lake on Lowell Street, took a couple packs of cigarettes and left in a dark colored, late model Nissan. Police continue their investigation.

Three youths trespassing at the old Winship Estate on Mansion Road were sent on their way around 5:20 p.m.


Police went to Millbrook Lane just after midnight when told that two people were sitting in a suspicious white vehicle. Police were unable to find the vehicle in question.

At about 7:15 a.m. Reading Police reported that vehicles were attempting to get on Route 128, which was closed for about nine hours so crews could clean up after a gasoline tanker spill that happened around midnight.

A full gas can was reported on a Pleasant Street sidewalk around 8:45 a.m. The caller said it had been there several days. The Fire Department was notified.

Strong winds may have caused a small trailer to move and create scratches on a motor vehicle parked nearby. The damage was reported around 10:40 a.m.

A call about a truck reportedly parked illegally on Hopkins Street around 11:10 a.m. turned out to be an unfounded complaint, police said.

Identification fraud was reported by a Renwick Road resident around 11:15 a.m.

Three youths, one of whom had a backpack, were reportedly heading toward the old Winship Estate on Mansion Road around 12:35 p.m. Police talked to them, and were told they were taking photographs for a school project. They were sent on their way.

Someone reportedly slipped on ice near the Dockside Restaurant in Greenwood around 3:40 p.m. Action Ambulance and firefighters responded.

A gray Nissan Altima was allegedly being driven erratically on Route 128 and was last seen getting off at the North Avenue exit. Police were unable to located the vehicle.

Several youths were reportedly driving up and down Outlook Road, which may have been a sign that there was an underaged party in the area, a resident told police around 9:45 p.m. Police responded and sent youths on their way.

Police went to an Audubon Road apartment around 11:20 p.m. and told the resident to turn the music off for the night.


A middle-aged white man was reportedly videotaping people in the parking lot at Shaw’s supermarket just before 1 p.m. Police could not locate him.

Police investigated a motor vehicle accident at the corner of Main Street and Richardson Avenue around 1:10 p.m.

A Dillaway Street resident reported around 1:40p.m. that he heard noises outside his house overnight and there was now a silver truck parked in front of his property. Police checked it out and everything seemed normal.

A minor motor vehicle accident was reported in the parking lot at CVS on Main Street around 2:30 p.m.

Hotel staff on Audubon Road recovered a bag containing drug paraphernalia around 3:35 p.m. and reported it to police.

A sick raccoon was reported near a Dumpster on Richardson Street around 3:40 p.m.

A two-car accident was reported at the intersection of Otis and Pleasant streets around 5:10 p.m.

A pile of wood was found off to the side of North Avenue around 5:55 p.m.