Published in the November 28, 2016 edition.
WAKEFIELD — Four sets of rims and tires, valued at $3,000 each, were stolen off a Subaru Impreza at the Subaru of Wakefield dealership sometime overnight between Saturday and Sunday over the weekend. Police said that the car was parked in an area of the lot near the off-ramp from Route 128. They said that there appears to be a path from the off-ramp to the lot that could have been used in the theft.
At about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Wakefield Police, State Police, the Wakefield Fire Department and Action Ambulance went to Route 128 southbound near Exit 39 after a caller reported a single-car crash with airbag deployment. The driver refused medical attention. The car, however, had to be towed from the scene.
At about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, police went to the field house at Wakefield Memorial High School after an alarm showed motion in that area. It turned out to be two members of the basketball team playing in the gym. They were sent on their way.
Just after 10 p.m. a Stark Avenue woman requested police assistance in removing some of her daughter’s friends from the house. Police sent four youths on their way.
A 39-year-old Melrose man will be summonsed to court for driving after his license had been revoked. Police said that Officer Russell Carman was driving south on Farm Street in his cruiser just before 7 a.m. on Sunday when he saw a 2016 Hyundai Elantra heading north on Farm Street at about 46 mph in a 30 mph zone. Carman was able to pull the vehicle over near the Woodville School and determined that the driver’s license to operate had been revoked for OUI. The man was also charged with speeding.
At about 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, an employee of Greenwood Wine & Spirits on Main Street reported that someone had attempted to purchase beer and cigarettes with a counterfeit $10 bill. The store employee was able to determine the bill was fake by using a marker on it. The individual who used the bill claimed to be unaware that the bill was counterfeit, saying he got it in change from an earlier transaction at a restaurant on Route 1 in Lynnfield.
The Fire Department went on 29 runs over the weekend, 16 of which were for medical aid.
Among the non-medical calls were several accidental fire alarms set off by burnt food while cooking. Another accidental alarm brought the Fire Department to the Four Points at Colonial Hotel on Audubon Road after a fog machine in one of the ballrooms set off a fire alarm.
Firefighters were called to Jordan Avenue at about 8 a.m. today after a collision between a trash collection truck and a minivan. There were no injuries and neither vehicle required towing.