Selling liquor to minors
Published in the January 4, 2016 edition.
WAKEFIELD — Police will summons the clerk of a local liquor store for selling alcoholic beverage to minors after an officer observed two underage males leaving Jeffrey’s Package Store on Main Street with a quantity of liquor at about 1:20 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
Officer Kyle Meehan was on patrol in the square when he observed a male leaving the store who appeared to be underage carrying a 30-pack of beer. He was followed out of the store by another young man who also had some beer and a bottle of vodka. Officer Meehan approached the individuals, who turned out to be 19 years old.
The store clerk, a 43-year-old man from Medford, will be summonsed to court for selling the liquor to minors.
A 69-year-old Melrose man will be summonsed to court for assault and battery after an argument over parking on Woodbury Road escalated to a physical altercation. Officers responding Charles Street/Woodbury Road area regarding the parking complaint observed a man on the ground. They were told that the Melrose man had shoved the other man who fell to the ground.
A 25-year-old Woburn man’s New Year’s celebration ended early when he was taken into protective custody by police at about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday after a caller reported a man stumbling along the sidewalk in front of Eastern Bank on Main Street.
Just before 2 a.m. on Friday, a 17-year-old female was taken into protective custody after police were called to Raven Road to check on a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the girl, who had reportedly been in some nearby woods earlier. She was observed to be unsteady on her feet and appeared to be intoxicated.
At about 8:30 p.m. on Friday, police arrested a 36-year-old Nashua, N.H. man at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel on Audubon Road. Police said that Det. Kenneth Silva was in the area of the hotel and ran a registry check on a Honda Accord. After learning that the registered owner had active warrants out of Malden District Court, Silva was able to locate and arrest Alexis Nazario of 20 Bridge St. in Nashua.
Early Saturday morning, police arrested a Lynn man for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after he was observed traveling west on Lowell Street at a high rate of speed. According to police, officer Russell Carman was traveling east on Lowell Street when he observed the speeding Chevy Malibu. He was able to pull the car over on Vernon Street near Juniper Avenue. After Carman learned that the 24-year-old driver had no valid license, he will be summonsed to court for unlicensed driving and for speeding.