Driver faces charges after hitting pedestrian

Jul 12, 2019 by

Published in the July 12, 2019 edition.

WAKEFIELD — A 70-year-old Reading man will be summonsed to court for leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury after his car hit a youth in a crosswalk at North Avenue and Main Street at about 4 p.m. yesterday.

According to police, a boy on a scooter was waiting for the walk signal at the intersection of Main Street and North Avenue. As he entered the crosswalk, a 2015 Toyota Avalon approached from North Avenue to turn onto Main Street and struck the youth. According to police, the driver did stop and speak to the youth but then left the scene without leaving his name. A witness, however, provided the car’s license plate number to police. The youth subsequently went home and reported a leg injury.

In addition to the charge of leaving the scene, the driver was cited for a crosswalk violation.

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At about 3:45 p.m. yesterday, the owner of a Lowell Street beauty salon told police that an employee was stealing cash using a gift card scam. Police are investigating.

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At about 4:30 p.m., a caller reported an unoccupied boat on Lake Quannapowitt. Police said that it appeared to be an oversight on the part of the boat rental company.

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A 21-year-old Wakefield woman will be summonsed to court for driving without a license after the 2004 Jeep Liberty that she was driving rear-ended a 2004 Subaru Legacy that was stopped in traffic on Albion Street.

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Just after 10 o’clock last night, a Lakeview Avenue woman reported someone was trying to enter her home. Arriving officers found the home to be secure and observed no signs of forced entry. They checked the area and were unable to locate any suspicious persons.

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A 33-year-old Chelsea man will be summonsed to court for driving on a suspended license, attaching a license plate not assigned and failure to stop at a “Stop” sign after police stopped the vehicle he was driving in the area of Farm Street and Old Nahant Road at about 3:15 this morning. No further information was available.

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