Published in the June 23, 2016 edition.

WAKEFIELD — A 38-year-old Malden woman was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after her 2006 Toyota crashed into a utility pole and a sign on North Avenue last night. Police, Fire and Action Ambulance responded to the scene after receiving multiple calls about the accident at about 11:20 p.m.

Police said that the woman was driving south on North Avenue and failed to negotiate a slight curve in the road and struck the pole and the ‘No Parking” sign. Police said that the woman could not explain what happened except to say that she had been working long hours.

The car was towed from the scene and the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department responded to deal with the damaged utility pole.


Police took a report from a member of the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt at about 4 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of a piece of scientific equipment from the Lake.

The resident told police that the dissolved oxygen data logger had been attached by a rope to a red buoy some distance off shore. The resident noticed that the rope appeared to have been cut, but could not say for sure if the logger was missing or was still at the bottom of the Lake.

The long black object was being used to measure the amount of dissolved oxygen near the bottom of the Lake. The amount of dissolved oxygen has some bearing on the level of blue-green algae activity in the Lake.

The data logger was valued at $1,300.