WAKEFIELD — A Wakefield woman who police said became distracted while driving south on Main Street near a construction site at the intersection of Avon Street struck a 44-year-old woman from Georgetown while she was inside a crosswalk.

She was cited by Patrol Officer Gerald Holleran for a crosswalk violation.

The woman struck apparently suffered non-life threatening injuries but was taken to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington for treatment.

The driver was operating a 2014 Subaru at the time of the accident.

The incident took place just before 1 p.m.


Police plan to summons a Wakefield man to court for possession of a Class E drug and possession of an ounce or less of marijuana following an incident at the home of a relative on Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

Patrol Officer Robert Haladay was dispatched to the home just after 6 p.m. when he learned that the man was out of control.

The suspect was taken into protective custody and taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for treatment. He will appear in Malden District Court at a later date.


In other police business on Thursday:

• A Pleasant Street resident called police just after 8 a.m. when he found a front window at his home broken, possibly by a pellet from a BB gun. Patrol Officer Meaghan Leary responded and looked for the pellet but nothing was found. Police said it would cost about $500 to replace the window.

• A Franklin Street resident reported that someone vandalized his 1998 Ford Expedition in the past few months while it has been parked in the driveway. Police found scrapes and a broken mirror on the vehicle and estimated that the value of damage was about $1,000. The matter, logged just before 9 a.m., is under investigation.

• A collision at the intersection of North Avenue and Albion Street took place just after noon. The Fire Department and Action Ambulance also responded.

A collision also took place at the intersection of Main and Oak streets at about 12:15 p.m. One vehicle was towed. There were no injuries. A third collision was reported when a driver was at the intersection of Farm Street and Hemlock Road at about 2:45 p.m. Police said the accident was minor and took place earlier in a parking lot on Main Street.

• A caller told police that he witnessed youths break a window with a stick at the Post Office on Main Street. The incident was reported at about 4:15 p.m. and is now under investigation.

• Police assisted an elderly woman on Marion Road who said that wires were hanging from a ceiling. The call was logged at about 4:30 p.m.

Published in the Friday, June 19th edition