Published in the August 3, 2015 edition
WAKEFIELD — Eight juveniles will be summonsed to Cambridge Juvenile Court soon after they were found trespassing at 10 Mansion Rd. Sunday just after 8 p.m.
The property is an old abandoned mansion that has resulted in numerous phone calls to police from irritated neighbors and others who have interest in the neighborhood. Police have stepped up patrol in the area but youths continue to trespass.
Since January 2014, police had logged a total of 47 calls from neighbors complaining about trespassing youths. Two more calls were entered into the police log in July.
Police say that drugs, sex and vandalism take place on the grounds. One neighbor who asked not to be identified said that police cruisers are there almost every night, shooing away kids.
The most recent call to police came on Monday night, July 13, from someone who said three carloads of youths had pulled up in front of the mansion. The intent of the youths was not known but had they accessed the property, they would have been guilty of trespassing.
Another call to police earlier in July was made by a neighbor who said he heard loud “banging” going on at the mansion.
It turned out that another neighbor was trying to secure a door to keep vandals and youths out. The door is now padlocked, as are other doors to the mansion.
Another youth disturbance was reported this weekend, this time on Saturday just after 9 p.m. when three youths were spotted fighting on Quannapowitt Avenue.
One youth, age 14, will be summonsed to Cambridge Juvenile Court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon (threatening to kill with a spring-loaded knife) and carrying a dangerous weapon.
Police also arrested two women from Malden for offering sexual acts for a fee as a result of a sting operation headed by Wakefield Dets. John Ryan, Christopher Grace and Kenneth Silva with assistance from several other detectives from the surrounding area.
Just before 12:30 p.m. Friday, detectives went to 113 Water St. where Apple Spa is located and arrested Nairu Zhang, 49, 84 Medford St., #2F, Malden on a charge of sexual conduct for a fee.
An hour later, they went to 37 Water Street and arrested Fan Lu, 48, 89 Pleasant St., Malden on the same charge. Lu was working at Living Longer Body Works, located at the Water Street address.
Both women were arraigned today in Malden District Court.
In other police business over the weekend, beginning Friday:
• A collision at the intersection of North Avenue and Church Street a few minutes past 9 a.m. resulted in the injury of one person who was taken to a hospital for treatment.
• A man in a yellow shirt was reportedly on Water Street yelling obscenities at his young daughters as they walked past an onlooker at about 1:30 p.m.
• Police responded to a call for medical aid when a woman in her early 60s reported feeling sick while in her vehicle on Pearl Street. The call was logged at about 3:10 p.m.
• Police issued a trespass notice to a person on Water Street just after 4 p.m.
• An out of control man on Chestnut Street was reported at about 5 p.m. Action Ambulance was notified for a voluntary transport to a hospital. Police said the incident was verbal in nature.
• A cat apparently attacked by wildlife on Pleasant Street was found deceased in a resident’s back yard at about 5:30 p.m. The animal was disposed of by its owner.
• A caller from Salem Street reported that a rental van was blocking the end of her driveway. Police then learned that the driver left the area before they could get there. The call was logged at about 6:50 p.m.
• A Salem Street resident called police at about 7:15 p.m. concerning a barking dog. The owner brought the dog in for the night.
• A hit-and-run accident was reported on Lowell Street at about 8 p.m. The vehicle, described as a maroon Ford Taurus, was last seen heading north on Lowell Street.
• A collision on Rte. 128 north near Exit 42 took place just after 10 p.m. The Fire Department and Action Ambulance also responded.
• Youths from Reading were on North Emerson and reportedly fighting at 11:40 p.m. Parents were contacted and the youths were picked up. One youth apparently suffered a minor injury to his leg. Medical treatment was declined.
• A collision on Oak Street took place at about 1:20 a.m. when a driver was observed hitting a tree. The driver continued on toward Old Nahant Road. The car was described as a brown Honda CRV type vehicle and a white male was thought to be the driver. Police soon located the driver and the vehicle was towed. He was issued a citation.
• A citizen reported that a man was watching toddlers on the Lower Common at about 10:15 a.m. Police said they spoke to the man.
• A 14-foot piece of wood molding was reported missing from a backyard on Byron Street at about 11:25 a.m.
• A resident of Tylers Lane called police at about 12:45 p.m. after spotting motorized bikes being operated on a baseball field. The drivers were sent on their way.
• A person reported a three-car crash in the Rte. 129 rotary. The Fire Department, State Police and Action Ambulance also responded. The call was logged at about 2:15 p.m.
• A man suffering from dementia received care from Action Ambulance after getting a call from a visiting nurse at about 3 p.m.
• A caller reported that a person near the entrance of Breakheart Reservation may have broken his leg. Police arranged for transportation of the victim to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at about 4 p.m.
• A group home staff member on Chestnut Street reported that a resident may have been suffering from dehydration due to his refusal to eat. The incident was logged at about 5:30 p.m. The person was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for treatment.
• A caller told police just after 6:30 p.m. that someone left a restaurant on North Avenue without paying the bill. The suspect was believed to be wearing camouflage pants and a gray T-shirt. He was soon located and the matter was determined to be civil.
• A loud house party was reported on Harrison Avenue at about 9:25 p.m. Police asked the homeowner to turn off the music and end the party. The matter was resolved.
• A person from Perham Street who called police when he was struck with back pain received care from EMTs at Action Ambulance just after 2 a.m.
• A woman in her mid-60s reportedly fell on Hart’s Hill Road at about 2:45 a.m. As a result, she experienced pain in her left side and had trouble walking. Police requested that Action Ambulance and the Fire Department respond.
• A man with breathing problems was assisted by Action Ambulance EMTs and the Fire Department at about 3 a.m.
• A caller told police at 3 a.m. that youths playing basketball behind the Greenwood School were being loud. The youths were sent on their way.
• A Forest Street resident called police at about 5 a.m. when her husband hurt his hip and could not walk. Action Ambulance and the Fire Department both received calls about the matter.
• The owner of a white Chevrolet pick-up truck showed police a punctured driver’s side rear tire at about 9:15 a.m. Police said there is a suspect but charges will not be pressed.
• A woman who collapsed on Scott Lane was taken to a hospital just before 12:30 p.m.
• A collision on Farm Street at 12:45 p.m. resulted in a damaged mailbox. Police resolved the matter.
• The Fire Department was notified about an overturned sailboat on Lake Quannapowitt at 1:50 p.m.
• Police got a call at about 6:45 p.m. from someone on New Salem Street who said four male youths were in the woods firing some kind of repeating gun, possibly a BB gun. Police checked the area and found that an “air soft” gun was being used. The youths were sent on their way.
• A person from Crescent Street was reportedly upset about having his license taken away at about 7:30 p.m. He was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for treatment.
• Wakefield police notified the Saugus Police Department at about 8:30 p.m. when children were heard yelling near the area of Golden Hills Road in Saugus.
• The Department of Public Works was notified about a tree that went down at the intersection of Heather and Mackenzie lanes at about 11:45 p.m.
• Action Ambulance and the Fire Department were notified about a 79-year-old woman from Millbrook Lane whose medical alarm bracelet was activated at 5:25 a.m.
The Fire Department responded to a number of calls over the weekend, 18 of which were for medical aid.
Firefighters on Friday went to 61 Valley St. at 11:16 a.m. for an odor of gas traced to a stove. The Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department also responded.
A crew also went to 48 Water St. where a small brush fire was reported at 3:59 p.m., also on Friday. Other calls that same day included 18 DelCarmine St. at 4:18 p.m. for a fire alarm system malfunction, 143 Salem St. at 8:16 p.m. for a house lockout, 9 Prospect St. at 9:10 p.m. for a vehicle lockout and 708 Main St. at 9:53 p.m. for removal of a bat (nothing was found).
Firefighters also covered Stoneham headquarters for about 90 minutes Friday night while firefighters in that town were putting out a brush fire.