Police Log, March 8 & 9, 2014

Emergency Response and Crime Report
Saturday, March 8, 2014
1:15 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Orange Street at Maple Street, a patrol officer reports he observed a vehicle cross the center line and a routine check revealed that the car had not been inspected, the vehicle was stopped and the officer immediately detected an odor of alcohol, the officer reports that the man admitted he had consumed three beers and two shots of liquor and appeared to be nervous and anxious, the operator was removed from the vehicle and consented to a search, the officer reports that in addition to an open bottle of beer and a partially full bottle of liquor he found a bag of cocaine, a bag of marijuana and a white pill, Benjamin Sanchez Jr., 26, of 24 E. Silver St., was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a Class D drug with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a Class E drug, conspiracy to violate drug laws and a marked lanes violation;
3:08 a.m.: disturbance, Southampton Road, a caller reports her mother is involved in a domestic disturbance with her boyfriend, the responding officer reports he learned that the woman had become involved in a verbal dispute with the man and had started to throw his property out of the house, the man said that the woman had grabbed him and thrown him to the ground, Sandra D. Zaharias, 49, of 700 Southampton Road, was arrested for assault and battery in a domestic relationship;
8:43 a.m.: accident, Park Square, a patrol officer reports several of the bollards surrounding the Green have been struck but there is no responsible vehicle in the area;
10:16 a.m.: larceny, East Main Street, a caller from a retail store reports the store was victimized by a caller who was able to scam a store employee;
11:23 a.m.: vandalism, Elm Street, a caller from an Elm Street business reports a store window was struck by a pellet, the responding officer reports that the window was cracked by a BB or pellet impact;
1:55 p.m.: found property, United Church of Christ, Western Avenue, a resident came to the station to surrender a credit card found in a church parking lot, the responding officer reports he was unable to immediately contact the owner of the card and it was stored for safekeeping;
2:04 p.m.: vandalism, Elm Street, a resident came to the station to complain that his vehicle was vandalized, the responding officer reports the victim showed him the vehicle with had been keyed on all four sides;
3:21 p.m.: disturbance, Mil Street, a caller reports she was assaulted by a former friend, the responding officer reports the woman said that her assailant pushed her down an embankment but declined medical attention, the officer advised the woman that she could seek a criminal complaint at Westfield District Court;
8:34 p.m.: suspicious person, Free Street, a caller reports her 13-year-old daughter and a friend encountered a male party who appeared to have a gun, the responding officer reports the girl said that a man asked for direction to “the wall” and as he left and walked toward the rail trail right-of-way he appeared to remove a gun from his pocket, the responding officers reports they were able to follow fresh tracks for a distance but lost them when they descended an icy set of steps;

Sunday, March 9, 2014
12:18 a.m.: disturbance, Montgomery Road, an off-duty officer reports an underage party, the responding officer reports four male parties were seen leaving the address and only two brothers were found inside the residence, the 15- and 17-year-old boys said that there had been as many as ten persons present earlier but denied alcohol consumption, the officers report the boys’ father was found asleep on a couch but was intoxicated to a degree that the boys had to repeatedly push him and slap his face to wake him so he could speak with the officers, the Department of Children and Families was notified;
6:35 a.m.: officer wanted, Beveridge Boulevard, a caller reports a friend of her daughter damaged property during an argument, the responding officer reports the caller’s daughter said that her former boyfriend had pulled their mailbox for its post and kicked a hole in the floor, the officer reports they young man was not immediately found at his home and he will attempt to speak with him later in the day;
8:12 a.m.: breaking and entering, Noble Avenue, a caller reports his apartment was broken into overnight, the responding detective reports that it is unclear what property, if any, is missing as the cooperation provided by the victim and witnesses is lacking;
8:39 a.m.: arrest, Kasper Drive, officers received information about the possible location of the subject of outstanding warrants, the responding officer reports the woman was found at the suggested location, Erin Michelle Pero, 33, of 24 Summer St., was arrested on warrants issued in 2013 by the Westfield and Holyoke district courts;
12:55 p.m.: credit card fraud, East Mountain Road, a resident came to the station to report fraudulent activity on her credit card account, the case was referred to the financial crimes unit of the Detective Bureau;
1:15 p.m.: breaking and entering, Ellis Street, a caller reports his work vehicle was entered overnight and property was stolen, the responding officer reports the caller said that his vehicle had been unlocked in his driveway when it was entered and a laptop computer and a GPS device were stolen;
2:05 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, East Main Street, a patrol officer reports he encountered a vehicle with expired registration, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard;
2:34 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, East Main Street, a patrol office reports a traffic stop, the officer reports the plates on the vehicle were found to have been issued to another vehicle, the car was towed to the police impound yard;
6:50 p.m.: suspicious activity, White Street, a caller reports an elderly man is attempting to open her vehicle’s trunk, the responding officer reports the male party was intoxicated and attempted to flee, the man was placed in protective custody.

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