WAKEFIELD — A 16-year-old female resident of a group home on Lafayette Street will soon appear in Cambridge Juvenile Court to face two charges of assault and battery on police officers and one charge of disorderly conduct.

The girl was initially reported as missing from the home at about 1 p.m. following a visit with her family in the Boston area. Later that night after she returned to the home, a manager called police when a fight between her and another girl broke out.

Patrol Officers Matthew Powers, John Whaley and Ryan Doran responded to the scene just before 10 p.m. and found the two girls fighting, said police. The girl who had been reported as missing allegedly was on top of another girl and was assaulting her.

The three officers ordered the girls to stop fighting but they were ignored. During a second attempt to stop the fight, the girl who had been missing punched and kicked the officers.

Police now plan to summons the girl to Juvenile Court on two counts of assault and battery on police officers and disorderly conduct.


Police said they arrested a Reading woman Friday night on charges of operating a motor vehicle following suspension of her license. Kelly Moynihan, 50, 130 Woburn St., #2, Reading was also arrested on an outstanding warrant issued out of Woburn District Court for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. In addition, Moynihan was cited on a lights violation.

Police said that Patrol Officer Matthew Powers was traveling south on North Avenue when he noticed a headlight out on a blue 1995 Toyota Camry.

He stopped the vehicle, operated by Moynihan, and arrested her when he discovered she was driving with a suspended license.

The incident was logged at about 7:15 p.m.

She was arraigned today in Malden District Court.


A resident of Lafayette Street notified police Sunday just after 2 p.m. about several hundred dollars in missing coins from his apartment.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry.


In other police business over the weekend, beginning Friday:

• A Howard Street resident called police at about 10:30 a.m. after receiving word from the Internal Revenue Service that someone had filed tax returns using his wife’s Social Security number. The couple is working with the IRS to rectify the problem.

• A Newhall Court resident went to the police station at 10:45 a.m. to report identity theft. The resident told police he had received a letter from NStar stating that he owed money to the company. He was advised to check with the major credit bureaus to see if any other incidents had been reported. The matter is under investigation.

• An incident concerning the abuse of a resident of the nursing home on Bathol Street was reported just before noon. Police are looking into the complaint.

• A collision on Richardson Avenue was reported just before 4:30 p.m. Details were not available.

• Police plan to summons to court a Melrose woman on charges of operating an uninsured and unregistered motor vehicle. The woman was stopped on Audubon Road after Patrol Officer Shawn Conway ran a Registry of Motor Vehicles check.

• A collision at the intersection of Main and Salem streets was reported at about 10 p.m. A citation was issued to one of the drivers. Further details were not available.

• A caller reported that a driver went into a wooden utility pole on Parker Road at 11:40 p.m. The driver left the area before arrival of police. The Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department was notified. The Fire Department also responded.


On Saturday:

• A hit-and-run accident on Greenwood Street was reported at about 3 p.m. Minor damage was noted on the vehicle that was struck. The owner asked that the incident be logged.

• A caller reported that youths were throwing snowballs at cars passing in the vicinity of Albion Street and West Park Drive at about 5:15 p.m. Police were unable to locate the culprits. A similar incident on Newell Road was reported at about 6 p.m. Police resolved the matter. A third incident involving youths was reported at about 9:40 p.m. at the intersection of Emerson and Gould streets but police were unable to locate the group.

• A collision on Parker Road was reported at about 5:30 p.m. No citations were issued.


On Sunday:

• A three-car accident took place on Rte. 128 south near Exit 38 at about 2 p.m. Fire Chief Michael Sullivan said his department also responded and that the drivers and passengers involved refused transportation to hospitals for evaluation. Details were unknown as State Police took over the scene.

• A collision on Nahant Street was reported at about 7:15 p.m. Two citations were issued. Details were not available. The two cars involved were a red 2007 Toyota Corolla and 2003 Honda Civic.

• A disturbance between two people on Wakefield Avenue was reported just past 10:30 p.m. Police resolved the matter.


The Fire Department responded to 22 calls over the weekend, 16 for medical aid.

Firefighters went to 24 Cedar St. at 11:20 a.m. Saturday for a house lockout.

On Sunday at 9:30 a.m., a crew went to 50 Hart’s Hill Rd. for a sounding fire alarm but on their arrival they found nothing out of place.