WAKEFIELD — Patience among residents apparently was running out yesterday as tempers flared and police were called to settle disputes regarding snow removal.

Just before noon, police got a call from a Richardson Street resident who said his neighbor was continually throwing snow onto his sidewalk and the sidewalks of other neighbors. The neighbor reportedly was also throwing snow into the street.

Police handled the matter by increasing patrol in the area.

On Hickory Hill Road, a resident called police after a neighbor made threatening comments concerning snow-related issues. Police resolved the matter, logged at 12:15 p.m.

Police also got a call from an Auburn Street resident just before 2 p.m. who said she soon would have to leave for work, but a crew from the Department of Public Works was blocking the street with snow. An official from the DPW said the area was in the process of being cleared of snow.

At a condominium complex on Main Street, a resident complained that DPW workers were pushing snow into the roadway. The call was logged at about 2:45 p.m.

A few minutes after 3 p.m. a Columbia Road resident called police about a silver BMW that was blocking the sidewalk while plowing was underway, but police determined the vehicle was not impeding snow removal progress.

A Stark Avenue resident called police at about 4:45 p.m. to report that a vehicle was parked in such a way that it was impeding snow removal. Police asked the owner to move it.


Police plan to summons an Everett woman to court following an accident in front of 534 Water St. last night just before 9.

Patrol Officer Amy Toothaker responded to the scene and learned that the driver of a 1999 Volkswagen Golf was turning left into a driveway on Water Street. Just as she was making the turn, a woman from Townsend operating a 2006 Nissan Murano went too far to the right in an effort to pass the Volkswagen and struck the passenger side.

Moderate damage was noted to the Volkswagen, but there were no injuries.

The Everett woman was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. She was also cited for a marked lanes violation and for possession of under an ounce of marijuana found inside the vehicle.


In other police business on Monday:

• Police got a call at about 12:20 p.m. that a sewer cap had been removed from the area of Nahant Street and Harding Road and was causing a potential hazard. The DPW was notified, and workers responded.

• Police resolved an issue concerning harassing phone calls a Main Street resident was receiving. The incident was logged at 1:25 p.m.

• Police notified the DPW about a sewer line on Spring Street that was blocked due to freezing. The Water Department was notified at 3:20 p.m., and workers responded.

• A collision at the intersection of Main and Chestnut streets took place just before 4 p.m. A 2012 Ford pick-up truck owned by the town was involved. Police said the accident was minor.

• A collision took place at about 4:10 p.m. at the intersection of Water and Preston streets. A citation was issued to one driver. There were no injuries. Further details were not available.

• A collision on Main Street was reported at about 5 p.m. Papers were exchanged.

• A Lowell Street resident called police after discovering that someone had used his debit card to purchase $700 worth of merchandise and food. Purchases were made at Kohl’s, Burger King, Subway and Urban Outfitters, all on the South Shore. The call was logged at about 5:30 p.m. Police are looking into the matter.