Published in the January 18, 2016 edition.
WAKEFIELD — Three juveniles were transported to Mass. General Hospital with injuries after a serious two-car crash at Salem and Lowell streets at about 9:45 p.m. on Friday.
Police said that a 2012 Jeep occupied by six juveniles, all from Wakefield, was traveling west on Salem Street approaching the Prime gas station and had signaled left to continue on Salem. A 2015 Lincoln occupied by two Stoneham youths was traveling east on Lowell Street and apparently ran the “Stop” sign and struck the side of the Jeep.
Three of the youths were transported to MGH with unspecified injuries. The remaining occupants of the vehicles were picked up by their parents. The driver of the Lincoln was cited for a “Stop” sign violation. One seatbelt violation was also issued.
Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
Just before 11 p.m. on Friday night, a 26-year-old Wakefield woman was arrested for violating a harassment prevention order. Police placed Regina M. Fazio of 11 Winship Dr. under arrest after she allegedly made threats on Facebook to come after another female.
A 32-year-old Lynnfield man was arrested just after 10 p.m. on Saturday for operating under the influence of alcohol. Police said that Officer Richard Meehan observed a car traveling on Water Street at a high rate of speed without its headlights turned on. He stopped the car at Water and Wiley streets and upon speaking to the driver he noticed that his eyes were glassy, his speech slurred and he had an odor of alcohol.
Meehan conducted a series of field sobriety tests and arrested Christopher J. Bernard of 375 Broadway in Lynnfield for operating under the influence of liquor. Bernard reportedly told Meehan that he was returning home from watching the Patriots’ game at a friend’s house where he had consumed four beers. Meehan located five empty nip bottles of Southern Comfort in Bernard’s car as well as a marijuana grinder and a pipe.
A former employee of the Circle K convenience store at the Irving gas station will be summonsed to court on larceny charges after he allegedly stole cash and a $100 winning lottery ticket from another employee’s purse. Police were called to the Irving station and were told that the alleged thief had left the store on foot and was headed toward Salem Street. Officers were able to locate the man at the intersection of Salem and Lowell streets and returned him to the store. Police said that the man claimed that he took the money and the lottery ticket because it was in plain view and he didn’t want anyone else to steal it.