WAKEFIELD — Police said today that a case involving the break-in of a Summer Street home last June has been cracked. During the break, about $5,000 in random jewelry was alleged to have been stolen.

Wakefield Detectives John Ryan, Christopher Grace and Ken Silva had been working on the case since last June and were able to lift fingerprints off the jewelry box where the victim stored her rings, bracelets and necklaces. The fingerprints have now been tied to a 32-year-old woman from Falmouth. She is currently serving a prison sentence after having been found guilty of another crime.

The owner of the jewelry told police she was away the day of the break-in and upon her return home that night she discovered the theft.

Police determined that entry into the home had been made through an unlocked window leading to a deck. The incident was reported on June 11.

During the same timeframe, jewelry with a combined value of $2,000 also was reported as stolen from a home on Converse Street. The jewelry at this home had been stored inside a safe.

It is not known at this time whether the two cases are connected.

Police are continuing their investigation and are looking at other possible suspects who may have been involved in the Summer Street case.


In other police business on Monday:

• A student at the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School on Hemlock Road reported that her wallet was stolen from the Culinary Arts shop. Police are looking into the matter, reported just after 2 p.m.

• Police were unable to locate a dog that was reportedly acting in an aggressive manner in the vicinity of Main Street and Aborn Avenue at 2:10 p.m. The dog may have been a Labrador retriever, the caller said.

• A burglary on Hopkins Street was reported at about 8 p.m. The caller told police he had been noticing that things were missing from his home but later has often found them in places other than where he left them. Yesterday, when he was unable to find his iPod, police suggested that he search his apartment thoroughly before reporting it as stolen. There were no signs of forced entry.

• A teen girl was reported as missing from a Lafayette Street group home just after 8 p.m. She was described as being a white female with blonde hair and wearing jeans and a white sweater. She later reportedly returned to the home.


The Fire Department responded to 12 calls yesterday, nine for medical aid. A crew went to 14 Wiley St. at 11 a.m. for a water problem traced to a sewage back-up. The Fire Department notified the Department of Public Works.

Firefighters also went to 276 Albion St. at 6:50 p.m. for a carbon monoxide detector malfunction and this morning to 415 Main St. at 8:10 for a fire alarm system malfunction.