Arrests made in relation to assaults

WESTFIELD—According to police, arrests have been made related to two assaults that occurred last week, both of which resulted in victims receiving treatment at area hospitals.

According to Westfield Police Detective Lt. Dave Ragazzini, police have arrested Carlos Noel, 18, and John A. Sein, III, both of Westfield, as part of an ongoing investigation. Both were arrested on Dec. 22 in relation to an investigation into an alleged assault that occurred on Dec. 16. In addition, Noel is reportedly facing an additional charge related to an assault that allegedly occurred Dec. 21. Both incidents are parts of ongoing investigations.

Noel and Sein, III, were both arraigned on Dec. 26 at Westfield District Court on charges of unarmed robbery, assault and battery serious bodily injury and assault and battery with dangerous weapon in relation to the Dec. 16 incident. In addition, Noel was also arraigned on a charge of assault and battery serious bodily injury for the Dec. 21 incident, which he was also arraigned on the same day.

Picture of Carlos Noel, provided by Westfield Police.

Both were held without right to bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Jan. 2, 2018, at Westfield District Court.

According to statements of facts of Noel and Sein at Westfield District Court for the Dec. 16 incident, a witness reportedly observed the alleged assault occur, with additional witnesses reportedly having the defendants in the area around the time of the incident.

Then, according to a statement of facts of Noel at the district court for the Dec. 21 incident, the victim had reportedly identified Noel through pictures provided.

Previously, police reported assaults that occurred on Dec. 16 and 21, each of which resulted in the victim from each incident being transported to area hospitals for injuries reportedly sustained from the incidents.

Picture of John A. Sein, III, provided by Westfield Police.

On Dec. 16, police reported that they received a report at their station from the alleged victim shortly before 7:30 p.m. that they were assaulted. The victim was allegedly assaulted by three males in the vicinity of East Bartlett Street and Phelps Avenue.

According to The Westfield News article on Dec. 19, “Police reported that the victim claimed that one male party had approached him and initially threw him to the ground, then allegedly began punching him.”

Then, according to police, it was reported that two additional males had allegedly began to punch and kick the victim. Also, $29 was allegedly taken from the victim.

Police reported that the victim was reportedly transported to Baystate Medical Center due to injuries.

Then, on Dec. 21, police received a report shortly before 12:45 a.m., which was in relation to an assault that had reportedly occurred on Chapel Street.

According to police, the victim was allegedly assaulted by two males and sustained a jaw injury, with their pockets also allegedly “rummaged” through.

The victim was transported to Baystate Medical Center for their injuries.

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