Police Log, June 27, 2012

Emergency Response and Crime Report
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
7:43 a.m.: assist other agency, Broad Street, a community policing officer reports he assisted with traffic control as DPW workers returned a large flower pot which had been dragged by a vehicle from its proper location at the intersection of Elm and School streets;
10:19 a.m.: larceny, Westminster Street, a resident came to the station to report his car has been stolen, the responding officer reports that the complainant said that he has allowed a family member to use the vehicle but needs it back, the man said his efforts to contact the person in control of the vehicle have been fruitless and he believes the other party is evading him, the vehicle was reported to be stolen;
10:29 a.m.: arrest, Noble Hospital, 115 W. Silver St., officers learned that a person who was the subject of an outstanding warrant was due to be discharged from the hospital and officers were waiting for her when she was released. Marion A. Dauplaise, 51, of 49 George St., was arrested on the warrant;
10:36 a.m.: accident, Mill Street, a caller reports her vehicle was struck by another, the responding officer reports he found that a parked vehicle had been left in reverse gear and was unattended when it backed into the roadway and the path of an oncoming van, no injuries were reported;
12:26 p.m.: vandalism, 36 Union Ave., a community policing officer reports broken windows at a large commercial building, the CP officer reports he found that eight windows had been broken, apparently by a person or persons who stood on the railroad embankment and threw rocks at the building’s windows;
12:40 p.m.: fire, Alice Street, a caller reports a fire, the responding firefighters report a resident was cooking over a large fire which he extinguished as instructed;
3:00 p.m.: animal complaint, Westfield Animal Shelter, 178 Apremont Way, the animal control officer reports a person came to the shelter to surrender a brindled female pit bull dog;
5:27 p.m.: credit card fraud, Park Square Townhouse, 140 Union St., a resident came to the station to report unauthorized use of her credit card, the responding officer reports the complainant said she discovered her credit card number has been used three times, the woman said she contacted her credit card company and was able to abort the purchases and prevent delivery of the merchandise to a Georgia address, the woman said she has never lost possession of her card;
5:57 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, South Maple Street, a caller reports an erratic operator, the responding officer reports he found the vehicle and observed erratic operation as he followed it into Southwick, Southwick police were notified and the officer reports that he stopped the vehicle after he saw it veer off the roadway to avoid a collision, Southwick police dealt with the operator;
10:40 p.m.: traffic complaint, Springfield Road, a caller reports that four teenaged boys are riding bicycles irresponsibly on Route 20, a responding officer reports that he observed four boys weaving in and out of traffic, the boys were detained and identified, the mother of one of the boys came to take custody of them.

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