Weekend crashes keep Police, Fire Department busy

Feb 29, 2016 by

Published in the February 29, 2016 edition.

WAKEFIELD — Motor vehicle accidents kept the Police and Fire departments on the move over the weekend.

At About 2 a.m. on Saturday, a caller reported that a car had crashed into a tree on his property. According to police, the driver, a Peabody woman, was making a left turn onto Keeling Road and crashed into a wall. She was transported to the hospital by Action Ambulance. She was also cited by police for a marked lanes violation.

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At about 11 a.m. on Saturday, Police, Fire and Action Ambulance went to Church Street and Lake Avenue after a collision between a 2013 Honda CRV and a 2003 Chevy truck. Police said that the woman driving the Honda pulled out of Lake Avenue and collided with the truck on Church Street. The woman was taken by ambulance to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital with neck and shoulder injuries. She was cited for failure to yield.

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A Stoneham resident will be summonsed to court for driving with a revoked license after an accident on Main Street at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. Police said that the Stoneham man was pulling his 2005 Dodge van out of a parking space on Main Street and struck a 2013 Nissan Ultima that was traveling south on Main Street. The Fire Department also responded and swept up debris from the accident and spread absorbent to soak up leaked vehicle fluids. No injuries were reported.

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A driver was cited for a marked lanes violation after her 2010 Lincoln hit a utility pole on Pleasant Street at about 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. Police said that the driver told them she was trying to set her GPS and lost control of the vehicle. The Fire Department also responded but the driver did not appear to be injured. Firefighters spread absorbent to soak up spilled vehicle fluids and swept up debris. The Light Department was alerted to check on the pole.

In other business over the weekend:

Police will summons a Woburn woman to court for operation without a license and operating an uninsured motor vehicle after they stopped the car she was driving early Saturday morning. Officers were monitoring traffic at Montrose Avenue and Water Street at about 6:45 a.m. on Saturday when they ran a registry check on a 2009 Dodge Avenger. The vehicle came back as having had its insurance revoked. After stopping the car, they determined that the operator’s license was also revoked. A tow truck was called to remove the vehicle.

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A 34-year-old Tewksbury man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol  at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police received a report of a possible erratic driver near Main Street and North Avenue and were able to stop the blue BMW after it had turned right onto Water Street. Police noticed that the driver was unsteady on his feet and had an odor of alcohol. They placed Robert Fines of
11 Regis Rd. in Tewksbury under arrest on the DUI charge.

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Police arrested a 20-year-old North Reading man in the downtown area for possession of heroin at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police said that an officer was monitoring a group of youths hanging around The Savings Bank ATM in the square when a Volkswagen Jetta with several individuals in the car pulled up next to the youths. Police observed the man in the passenger seat of the car injecting what appeared to be heroin. They arrested Shane Brosseau, 4 Anthony Rd. in North Reading on charges of possessing a Class A drug.

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A 42-year-old Peabody man will be summonsed to court for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating an unregistered motor vehicle after police stopped the 2006 Honda Civic he was driving on Main Street at about 8 p.m. Saturday.

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Police arrested a 23-year-old Wakefield man on an outstanding warrant at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Police said that an officer saw the man riding a bike on Main Street and knew that the man had a warrant.

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Police were called to the vacant Winship Home on Mansion Road several times over the weekend to check on youths trespassing on the property.

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Police were called to the area of Renwick Road and Humphrey Street on Sunday morning after multiple reports of vandalism of motor vehicles.

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The Fire Department responded to 31 calls over the weekend, 16 of which were for medical aid.

 

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