WAKEFIELD — A woman who shares space in a condominium on Coolidge Park in Montrose reported the theft of her $1,200 Louis Vuitton purse along with her passport and assorted clothing valued at $150.

Sgt. Geoffrey Eriksen responded to a call about the theft on Saturday just after 5 p.m. and learned that a woman who rents a room on the first floor discovered that her belongings had been stolen. Eriksen then spoke to another roommate and determined that the roommate’s guest had stolen the items.

Police are continuing their investigation today.


A man who was taking a rest in his car at a business on New Salem Street suffered a strike to his head when someone threw a rock at a rear window and either the rock or shattered glass flew toward his head, injuring him.

The victim told Patrol Officer Kyle Meehan that he was sleeping in the driver’s seat of his car at 3 a.m. Saturday when he suddenly heard a loud noise at the rear of his vehicle. Police said a rock the size of a baseball had been thrown at the window, which then shattered. The rock was found in the back seat.

The man was bleeding from his head when he went to the police station. He declined transport to a hospital for treatment but asked that the incident be investigated.

Police worked on the case over the weekend and will continue their investigation today.


A bicyclist was injured on Lowell Street near Main Street yesterday afternoon when a woman opened the door of her 2012 Mercedes just as he was cycling by.

Patrol Officer Kyle Meehan responded to the call just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday and learned that a 57-year-old man from Melrose was riding a bicycle south on Lowell Street when the driver of the car, a 32-year-old woman from Wilmington, opened her car door and struck him.

The man suffered injury and was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for treatment. The woman was not injured and there was no damage to the car.

The Fire Department and Action Ambulance responded.


In other police business over the weekend, beginning Friday:

• A minor collision on Main Street was reported at 12:40 p.m. Papers were exchanged.

• Police reprimanded a woman observed trespassing on the grounds of the Early Childhood Center on Paul Avenue at about 1:45 p.m.

• A collision at the Rte. 129 rotary took place at about 3:30 p.m. Papers were exchanged.

• A man in his late 60s told Patrol Officer Matthew Powers that while at the hospital, someone entered his room at the nursing home at 1 Bathol St. and stole $41 from a drawer. A manager at the nursing home plans to reimburse the man the money, said police. The incident was logged at about 4:20 p.m.

• Police were unable to locate youths observed trespassing at a home on Mansion Road just after 5:30 p.m.

• Police sent two teenagers on their way following a disturbance at the intersection of Church Street and Lake Avenue at about 9:45 p.m.

• Youths on skateboards were observed causing a disturbance on Main Street but police were unable to find the culprits after a call was logged just after 11 p.m.

• A man knocking on the door of a Salem Street residence was transported home by police just before midnight.


On Saturday:

• Loud music was reported coming from an apartment on Bennett Street just after midnight.

• Suspicious activity on Cedar Street was reported at about 3:40 a.m. when a resident spotted a white Lincoln Town Car parked in front of his home. Police checked the car and determined it was not suspicious.

• Two teen girls were reported missing from a group home on Lafayette Street Friday and Saturday, but both returned home. The first incident was logged Friday at about 3:30 p.m. The second was reported just after 6 a.m. Saturday.

• Police said that a Wakefield man’s 2002 Ford was out of gear when it struck a 2002 Saab owned by another Wakefield man. The Ford had damage to its front bumper while the Saab sustained rear end damage.

• A baby stroller was found at the intersection of Main Street and White Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. Police took the stroller to the police station for safekeeping.


On Sunday:

• Police asked people at a loud party on Vernon Street to quiet down at 1:25 a.m. The revelers complied.

• Police sent several youths on their way after they were heard screaming while walking down Nahant Street at about 1:30 a.m.

• A transformer explosion was reported on Summer Street at 7:20 a.m. The Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department was notified.

• Police got a call just after 11 a.m. about a man urinating in public and trying to kill a large snapping turtle on Audubon Road. Police determined that the man was from another country and was advised of what he can and cannot do. The turtle made it back into the pond under its own power.

• A minor collision was reported at about 11:30 a.m.

• A man who left his 2001 Volkswagen in the parking lot at Colonial Point Apartments, 95 Audubon Rd., at 11:15 a.m. returned an hour later and found that someone had stolen his right turn directional system. Police said there are no suspects and no witnesses.

• A collision on Water Street was reported at 5:15 p.m.