WAKEFIELD — Just after midnight today, police said they arrested a Lynnfield man on a drunk driving charge.

Sgt. Geoffrey Eriksen was on patrol on Main Street at about 12:30 a.m. when he received word that a green Buick was being operated in an erratic manner and swerving “all over the road.”

Eriksen then located the vehicle at the intersection of Main and Water streets and followed the driver to Wakefield Avenue where he was stopped. While traveling on Water Street, Eriksen said he saw the driver cross the center line.

Eriksen questioned Joseph Michael Titus, 26, 351 Lowell St., Lynnfield and said he noted slurred speech and detected an odor of alcohol. Titus was then taken into custody and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (second offense) and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Titus was arraigned today in Malden District Court.


In other police business over the weekend, beginning Friday:

• A collision took place at the intersection of Chestnut and Emerson streets just after 7:30 a.m. The Fire Department and Action Ambulance also responded.

• Police plan to summons a Wakefield man to court on charges of operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle. The man was stopped on Newhall Court at about 9:30 a.m.

• A past hit-and-run collision was reported on Preston Street at about 1:15 p.m.

• Wires were reported down at the intersection of Francis and Greenwood avenues at about 5:30 p.m. The Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department was notified.

• A hit-and-run accident was reported on Nahant Street just before 9 p.m. Police are looking into the matter.

• A woman reported that her daughter’s gift cards from Old Navy, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and iTunes were stolen while she was at the Americal Civic Center. The incident was reported at 9:25 p.m.


On Saturday:

• Police sent two people on their way from Maple Way at 12:20 a.m.

• A driver reported striking a dog with his vehicle while traveling on New Salem Street just after 7 a.m. Police looked for the animal but could not locate it.

• Police received multiple calls for a collision on Prospect Street at 7:30 p.m.


On Sunday:

• A three-car collision on Rte. 128 north was reported at about 1:30 a.m.

• A pot hole a few inches deep was reported in the vicinity of Kendrick Road and Pine Street at about 1:35 p.m. No action was taken.

• A past hit-and-run accident with minor damage was reported on Water Street at 1:35 p.m.

• A caller from Elm Street told police his tire was punctured sometime last Monday night. He requested that the incident be logged since a similar incident took place in November. Police were notified just before 4 p.m.

• A collision involving a parked vehicle took place on Main Street at 5:35 p.m. Two vehicles were towed.

• A past collision at the intersection of Lowell and Main streets was reported at about 7 p.m. Papers were exchanged.

• Police said a license plate was found in the Public Safety Building lobby. The plate was entered into safekeeping at about 11 p.m.


The Fire Department responded to 22 calls over the weekend, 14 for medical aid. On Sunday at 3 a.m. firefighters went to 5 Ballister St. following a report about a burning smell in the building. Nothing could be found. At 2:40 a.m. today a crew went to Rte. 128 north to help a motorist who had run out of gas.

Firefighters also went to the scenes of multiple accidents over the weekend.