Police log, June 6, 2016


Major crime and incident report

Monday, June 6, 2016

9:53 a.m.: Vandalism, Half Mile Falls Park, North Elm St. According to police, a worker for the company that services the fountains reported that over the weekend one of the fountain heads was broken off. No other information available.

10:48 a.m.: Attempted burglary, Jeanne Marie Dr. Police received a report from a resident living on this street that an individual was attempting to enter her home through the back door. According to the resident, when she investigated a strange noise she saw the person run through the woods and away from the home and said it was too dark to get an accurate description of the suspect. No arrests were made.

12:26 p.m.: Trespassing and arrest, Danek Dr. Police received a report from the Housing Authority regarding a possible trespassing issue. Police proceeded to arrest William A. Sampsel, 50, and Melissa A. Melloni, 32, both homeless, and charged them each with a count of trespassing.

1:14 p.m.: Shoplifting and arrest, 475 East Main St., Big Y. Police were called to Big Y after Rafael Rios, Sr., 57, of 8 Pearl St., Westfield, was reportedly caught attempting to steal $200 worth of merchandise by a Big Y employee. The accused shoplifter became combative and police arrived, arrested Rios and charged him with one count of shoplifting by asportation and one count of trespassing.

1:49 p.m.: Walk-in, identity fraud. According to an individual who came to the police station, when they attempted to open a Comcast account, their information was already on file and used. Police filed a report.

3:53 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Washington St. and Court St. A 2011 Toyota Camry and a 2015 Nissan Altima collided, which resulted in a total of four people being transported with non-life threatening injuries to Baystate Noble Hospital by Westfield Fire paramedics.

7:57 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Russell Road. A 2002 Mercury Mountaineer and a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer collided on Russell Road, which resulted in four people complaining of injuries. However, none were transported but instead refused care. One of the operators of the vehicles also had a suspended license.

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