Published in the December 21, 2015 edition.

WAKEFIELD — A routine police check of the Irving gas station and Circle K convenience store in Montrose resulted in the arrests of two Saugus men and one Saugus juvenile on multiple charges at about 9:45 Saturday night.

Officer Matthew Powers was driving through the Irving lot conducting a check on the property and observed a 2000 Lincoln Town Car parked near the store entrance. Powers said that he noticed one of the occupants of the car repeatedly looking at the cruiser and then quickly looking away. He ran a check on the car and it came back as stolen out of Saugus on Dec. 12.

According to police, the car began pulling out of the parking lot as other Wakefield units arrived on the scene. Police stopped the car, which was occupied by two men and a 16-year-old male.

Police arrested Alscis Yael Reyes-Tejada, 20, of 40 Forest Rd. in Saugus on charges of receiving stolen property valued at more than $250, underage possession of alcohol (beer) and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Also arrested was Daniel A. Mecenicu, 21, 1702 Lewis O. Grey Drive, Saugus. He was charged with receiving stolen property,valued at more than $250. Police also found a quantity of marijuana in his backpack that was packaged in a manner consistent with distribution. He was additionally charged with possession of a class D drug with intent to distribute.

The 16-year old juvenile also faces the stolen property charges.

Reyes-Tejada and Mecenicu were scheduled to be arraigned in Malden District Court today. The youth was expected to be arraigned in Cambridge Juvenile Court.


A 24-year-old Wakefield man was arrested early Saturday morning for drunk driving after his Toyota SUV hit a tree and a utility pole on Oak Street. At about 2 a.m. on Sunday, police received multiple 911 calls reporting a car crashed into a tree in the area of 198 Oak St. Responding officers found the SUV with heavy front end damage. The Light Department and Verizon also responded as a utility pole was apparently also struck.

While speaking with the driver, police said they noticed a heavy odor of alcohol. After conducting a series of field sobriety tests, police arrested Benjamin S. Tomsyck of 10 Robert St. in Wakefield and charged him with operating under the influence of alcohol. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Malden District Court today.


In other business over the weekend:

Police separated a group after the staff at Walgreen’s reported individuals fighting in the store at about 10 p.m. on Friday. No details were available.

Wakefield Police responded to a minor accident on Route 128 in Wakefield between a 2014 GMC van and a 2006 Honda CRV just before 1 p.m. on Saturday. According to police, one of the vehicles was changing lanes and hit the other. The report did not specify which driver was at fault.

Another accident on Route 128 at the Exit 42 ramp drew a response from the Fire Department, Action Ambulance and State Police at about 4:50 p.m. on Saturday. No further information was available.

No injuries were reported but one vehicle was towed after a crash between two Toyota Camrys at Water Street and Montrose Avenue at about 9:45 Sunday morning. According to police, a 1999 red Camry was traveling west on Water Street when a gray 1996 Camry pulled out of Montrose Avenue and collided with the other car. One driver was transported to Winchester Hospital.

At about 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, a Lowell Street man reported that a vehicle had followed him for about 30 minutes as he was walking and then stopped in front of his house. The man told police that he spoke to the driver who appeared disoriented. The vehicle was last seen heading west on Lowell Street. Police were not able to locate the vehicle.

Just after 9 p.m. on Sunday, packages were reported missing from the deck of a Lantern Lane home. A friend of the homeowner apparently dropped off about $120 worth of gifts at about 6 p.m., but the homeowner was unable to locate them at 8:30 p.m. There were no suspects at the time the report was filed.

Just after 7 a.m. this morning, a woman told police that she hit a deer on Main Street between Forest Street and the Meriam Street bridge. The deer was gone upon arrival of police.