WAKEFIELD — Police continue to investigate instances of vandalism discovered yesterday, one of which involved graffiti sprayed on facilities at Landrigan Field, the town’s showcase sports venue.
According to police, Wakefield Memorial High School Resource Officer Jason Skillings was told around 10:45 a.m. that Landrigan had been hit by spray-painting vandals sometime after 9 the night before. Outside the visitor’s section of the team room building Skillings and a responding DPW worker found tagging, as well as on the outside of the bathroom facility and on the side of the team room building. The vandals apparently used their own names and threw in a few derogatory remarks as well.
Similar graffiti was found on the door of the storage shed at Nasella Playground around 1:20 p.m. and behind the business at 200 Water St. All seemed to be done by the same people, police said.
Skillings continued his investigation this morning.
Police were told around 9 a.m. yesterday that a woman was chased by an unleashed dog as she jogged near Hall Park. Police said the pet owner was located in the park.
A sick raccoon was found in the driveway of a Main Street business, also around 9 a.m. yesterday. The Animal Control Officer was notified and responded.
A 5-year-old boy was found riding a bicycle unsupervised and without a helmet in the parking lot of the Rockledge Apartments on Bartley Street around noon yesterday. He was brought home to his father, who had been cleaning out his car and did not realized his son had left the driveway, police said.
A Charles Street resident reported slashed tires around 4:20 p.m. Three tires had been punctured the night before.
Police said an Essex Street resident reported an unknown man had taken photographs of his son sometime before 4:56 p.m. yesterday. Police said they checked the area and were unable to locate the suspect.