Published in the November 16, 2015 edition.

WAKEFIELD — Three Stoneham men will be summonsed to court after police responded to a report of a possible knife fight in the parking lot of Shaw’s supermarket on Water Street at about 5:20 p.m. Friday.

Two vehicles fled the scene following the incident but police were able to locate and stop one of the cars on Water Street — a black Cadillac occupied by three men.

A search of the car turned up a number of knives.

Police will summons two 18-year-old men and one 19-year-old, all of Stoneham, on dangerous weapon possession charges.


A Medford man was taken into custody on charges of resisting arrest by Wakefield Police on North Avenue at about 1 a.m. this morning after he fled from officers who were attempting to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. An officer checking the commuter rail station early this morning observed a man known to have an active warrant sitting on one of the benches. When the man was informed of the warrant and told that he was being placed under arrest, he allegedly pulled away from officers repeatedly.

According to police, a  brief foot chase ensued with officers able to subdue the man in front of Towne News and Smoke Shop on North Avenue.

Police arrested Rory Walsh, 37, of 7 Chipman St. in Medford on charges of resisting arrest as well as on the warrant charge.


A 63-year-old Wakefield man will be summonsed to court on charges of open and gross lewdness after a caller reported a man with his pants down around his ankles on Paon Boulevard Sunday at about 3:15 p.m.


Otherwise, police were kept busy with series of relatively routine calls over the weekend.

• At about 10 a.m. Friday morning, a caller reported a suspicious man driving a red van in the area of Lafayette Street asking children and parents if they like puppies. Police were unable to locate the man or the vehicle.

• Police spoke to a door-to-door solicitor on Crest Road at about 1:15 p.m. on Friday after a caller reported a suspicious man at a residence known to be unoccupied. Officers informed the man of the requirement to check in with police before engaging in door-to-door sales.

• Police assisted with the exchange of papers after a minor two-car accident on Salem Street at about 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

• At 9 p.m. Saturday, a caller reported to police that a group of youths had placed several logs from a recently cut tree in the middle of the roadway at Lowell Street and Heritage Lane. Police located and spoke to the youths. The debris was removed.

• At about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, police went to Curtis Street to check on a report of two men fighting in the street. The men said that they were just wrestling around. Police told them to take it inside for the evening.

• Police assisted with the exchange of papers after a two-car accident at Water and Farm streets at about 12:40 p.m. Sunday.

• Police and the Fire Department went to Water Street and Montrose Avenue after a crash between a 2012 Ford Focus and a 2015 Toyota Tacoma at about 3 p.m. Sunday. There were no injuries.

• At about 6:20 p.m. Sunday, a passerby reported an individual lying on the side of Main Street in the Greenwood area. The individual was eventually picked up by a family member.


The Fire Department responded to 34 calls, over the weekend, 20 of which were for medical aid.

• Just before 5 p.m. on Friday, the Fire Department went to Walden Road in response to a grease fire on a stove. The fire had been extinguished by the homeowner prior to arrival of firefighters.

• Another alarm caused by burnt food drew firefighters to a Salem Street address just after 5 p.m. on Friday.

• At about 5:10 on Friday evening, firefighters went to a North Avenue business to assist an employee who was locked out.

• At 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, the Fire Department went to a North Avenue address to assist with a water problem caused by an overflowing toilet.

• Another water leak cased by a faulty main valve drew firefighters to Princess Avenue at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

• At 2:45 a.m. today, the Fire Department went to Woodland Road to check on a strong outdoor odor of smoke. Firefighters observed no problems in the area.

• At 7:50 a.m. today, firefighters and Action Ambulance went to the 129 Rotary in response to a two-vehicle accident. One individual was transported to Union Hospital in Lynn with back pain.

• There were also a number of calls over the weekend resulting from accidental or malfunctioning fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.