Published in the July 13, 2015 edition
WAKEFIELD — Over the weekend, police arrested a woman for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and for possession of an open container of alcohol; looked into reports about three vehicles that were broken into on Richardson and Melvin streets, and went to the scene of a motorcycle accident that sent a man to a hospital for evaluation.
Two calls also came into the police station about counterfeit bills being passed at local businesses.
Last night just after 11:30 police went to Audubon Road following a report about an erratic driver.
After questioning Alexandra Hicks, 39, 63 Woodard Rd., Boston, she was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and having an open container of alcohol in her possession. She also was cited on a marked lanes violation.
Hicks was arraigned today in Malden District Court.
Three vehicles were reportedly broken into sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. The first report was logged at about 9:20 a.m. when a man told police that someone broke into his car and stole $40 from his wallet, which he had left behind. The vehicle was locked, said police.
Two other breaks were reported Saturday. The first was by a North Avenue resident who said his white 2014 Cadillac had been entered and an iPhone valued at $100 was stolen. The other break was reported at 1:25 p.m. by a Melvin Street resident who said someone broke into his blue 2011 Mitsubishi and stole a small amount of cash from the center console.
Police are looking into all three incidents.
Police said a motorcycle driver was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after losing control of the bike and falling to the ground at the intersection of Lowell and Main streets just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The man’s condition was unknown today. Firefighters were also at the scene.
Police are on the lookout for a man between 25 and 30 years old who reportedly passed a counterfeit $20 bill at McDonough’s Liquor Store on Water Street when attempting to purchase cigarettes Saturday at 10:45 p.m. The purchase was not made and he left in a black SUV, said police. The man was described as being white and having short red hair. A similar incident took place at Harrington’s Food & Pub, also on Water Street, half an hour later. The restaurant reportedly accepted two $20 bills.
In other police business over the weekend, beginning Friday:
• Police responded to a call from an Outlook Road resident who was stung by multiple bees. The person was treated at the scene at about 11:15 a.m.
• A fight apparently broke out on Evergreen Street around 11:20 a.m. between two dogs. The owner of one of the dogs said she would contact Animal Control Officer Ken Stache. She used pepper spray on the attacking dog, said police. Stache also got a call from a Main Street resident around the same time about a dead skunk in the road.
• A citizen reported that his license plate was missing from his vehicle. The incident took place on Audubon Road and was reported at about 12:30 p.m.
• Police sent a man on his way after he was seen kicking a bike at the intersection of Main and Lincoln streets. The incident was reported just before 2 p.m.
• A woman called police concerning a man who fell and was bleeding from his head. The incident took place near Lakeside Cemetery on North Avenue around 3:45 p.m.
• Police cited the driver of a 2008 Audi following an accident at the intersection of Farm and Nahant streets just before 5 p.m. The driver of a 2005 Ford was apparently traveling south on Farm Street and was about to take a right onto Nahant Street when he was struck by the driver of the Audi who was traveling north on Nahant Street and taking a left onto Farm Street. The Audi driver was cited for failing to yield.
• Police went to Millbrook Lane just after 7 p.m. to assist an elderly woman who had fallen.
• A Wave Avenue resident reported that someone stole his metal dragon and compass lawn ornament valued at about $200. The call was logged at 7:10 p.m.
• Police got a call about a verbal argument between two people on Hopkins Street just before 10 p.m. The matter is under investigation.
• Police went to Exit 42 on Rte. 128 following a report of a collision that resulted in injury. State Police were notified just before 7 a.m., and they handled the accident scene. The Fire Department also responded.
• Papers were exchanged following a collision on Main Street at about 9:30 a.m.
• A past collision was logged just after 10:30 a.m. Papers were exchanged.
• A minor collision on Salem Street was reported just before 2 p.m. Papers were exchanged.
• A business owner on Main Street told police at about 2:30 p.m. that an employee had stolen some of his Gatorade. Police are looking into the matter.
• A manager at a doughnut shop on Main Street said that a man hit her building and gave her his information, but she thought he might have been impaired. The man had already left the scene when police arrived just after 6 p.m. Papers had been exchanged.
• Patrol Officer Russell Carman was on routine patrol in the vicinity of Main and Albion streets at about 1 a.m. when he discovered that a driver from Peabody was operating an uninsured vehicle. The driver will be summonsed to court to answer to this charge.
• A minor collision on Bay State Road was reported at 12:15 p.m.
• A past hit-and-run on Sweetser Street is under investigation after being reported at about 2 p.m.
• Police arrested Lisa M. Paine, 53, 41 Edward Ave., Lynnfield on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.. Patrol Officer Andrew Dorney was alerted to an erratic driver near the intersection of Vernon and Water streets at 4:30 p.m. He found Paine operating a Chevrolet Equinox and when he stopped her he discovered that she was driving while intoxicated. She was arraigned today in Malden District Court.
• A collision at Exit 42 on Rte. 128 was reported at about 5:30 p.m. State Police handled the accident scene. A second accident at Exit 39 was reported at 7:50 p.m. The Fire Department and Action Ambulance also responded to both.
• Police restored peace after a man and woman were spotted arguing in the street on Greenwood Street. The call was logged at about 7:15 p.m.
• A two-car accident took place at the intersection of Prospect Street and North Avenue at about 8:15 p.m.
• A youth disturbance on Vinton Street was reported just before 9 p.m. Police sent the youths on their way.
• A man called police at 11:40 p.m. to report that his nephew had been jumped a short while ago. Police said the incident involved two juveniles who had not been getting along recently. No charges were filed.
• A caller told police his neighbors were being extremely loud at about 12:20 a.m. Police asked the people to quiet down for the rest of the night.
The Fire Department responded to 37 calls over the weekend, 21 for medical aid.
On Friday at noon, firefighters went to 19 Chestnut St. for a carbon monoxide detector malfunction, Vernon Street and Eastern Avenue at 3:15 p.m. to assist a family of 11 ducklings that got stuck in a storm drain and the intersection of Chestnut and Emerson streets for a strong odor of smoke reported at 8:30 p.m. There were no findings.
On Saturday, a crew went to 10 Winship Dr. at 10:30 a.m. to assist a homeowner whose outside propane tank was leaking and 10 Mansfield Dr. at 10:30 p.m. where a basement was flooded due to a hot water heater that let go.
On Sunday, firefighters went to 91 Eunice Cir. for an oil burner malfunction. Today, a crew went to the intersection of Byron and Albion streets at 7:30 a.m. when a trash collection truck struck a telephone pole.