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August 22, 2014

Archive | Police/Fire

Admitted drug user faces more charges

WESTFIELD – A West Springfield man already held pending trial for larcenies to support his heroin addiction returned to the city Friday after additional stolen items surfaced and he was charged with additional crimes. The man allegedly stole jewelry from residences where his girlfriend had been staying. In February, Det. Brian Freeman investigated a report […]

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Fighting modern fires

SOUTHWICK – As times change, so do fires. Southwick Fire Chief Richard Anderson said modern fires are much different than fires fought just a few decades ago, and the department’s approach is different, too. “One thing that affects the change is how houses are built today,” said Anderson. “Homes are tighter now, with improved windows, […]

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Court Log, Aug. 22, 2014

Westfield District Court Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 Mark A. Curran Jr., 29, of 71 Kittridge Drive, was released on his personal recognizance pending an Oct. 24 hearing after he was arraigned on a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor and a marked lanes violation brought by Westfield police. Jose R. […]

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WG&E warns of scam

WESTFIELD – Since April, Westfield Gas and Electric has been warning customers of a telephone scam in which a caller would give a customer an ultimatum: pay their utility bills with a wire transfer or a prepaid money card or face termination of their electric services. Reports coming from the greater Westfield area have indicated […]

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