WAKEFIELD — Police over the holiday weekend handled calls concerning several more incidents of tax fraud.

The first incident was reported by a Columbia Road man who said that someone had used his Social Security number to file not only taxes but an unemployment claim. He notified police at about 2:15 p.m. Friday and spoke with Patrol Officer Clifford Perry.

On Saturday, just after noon, a woman called police to report that someone stole her identification to file taxes with the Internal Revenue Service. She spoke to Patrol Officer Ryan Doran.


A Crescent Street resident called police when he discovered that the passenger side window on his 2013 Nissan Rogue had been broken. A small amount of money inside the vehicle was stolen. Det. John Ryan handled the call, reported just after 10:30 a.m. Friday.


Police went to Millbrook Lane at about 6 a.m. Saturday to assist the driver of a 2008 Toyota Siena after he got stuck in a ditch. Police said the driver was making a turn into Millbrook Lane and most likely misjudged the amount of space available and went into the ditch. Patrol Officer Shane Pelletier responded to the scene.


In other police business over the weekend, beginning Friday:

• Wakefield police notified State Police about a wild turkey on Rte. 128 south. The call was logged at about 10 a.m.

• A caller alerted police that the Adele Circle street light was down. The Department of Public Works was notified just after 2:30 p.m.

• Police sent a trespasser on his way from an area near Briarwood Road at about 6 p.m.

• A youth disturbance at the intersection of Lassell and Humphrey streets involving loud music was resolved at about 7:30 p.m.


On Saturday:

• A collision on North Emerson Street was reported at about 2:45 p.m. There was no reported damage.

• An Albion Street resident reported he had lost his wallet containing a debit card. The call was logged at about 4:20 p.m.


On Sunday:

• A Summer Street resident notified police that his son had received threats over the phone. Police are looking into the matter, reported at about 6:15 p.m.


The Fire Department responded to 27 calls over the weekend, 17 for medical aid.

On Friday, a fire crew went to the area of 52 Nahant St. following a report of smoke at 5:30 p.m. Firefighters traced the odor to outdoor cooking.

On Saturday, firefighters went to 93 Wood St. at 6:45 a.m. for a fire alarm activation caused by someone accidentally bumping a pull station on the first floor; 410 Salem St. at 8:30 a.m. for a fire alarm system malfunction; the intersection of Main and Salem streets at 1 p.m. for arcing electrical wires; 15 Lawrence St. at 5:15 p.m. for arcing wires (the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department was notified about both incidents), and 595 North Ave. (Clarion Inn) at 9:30 p.m. for a fire alarm activation caused by a stove cleaning.

On Sunday, a crew went to 11 Heather Ln. at 10:30 a.m. and 88 Valley St. at 2:45 p.m. for fire alarm system malfunctions and 35 Lakeview Ave. at 5 p.m. for smoke caused by a pillow left too close to an electrical baseboard.