Police Log, April 22, 2014

Emergency Response and Crime Report
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
12:32 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Southwick Road, a motorist reports he is following an erratic operator who drove past a stop sign without stopping, the responding officer reports he caught up with caller and followed the suspect vehicle for a distance while observing it drift back and forth across the roadway, the vehicle was stopped, the operator failed a field sobriety test, the officer observed numerous empty beer cans in the car and at least one which still contained beer, Marc Lamothe Brown, 22, of 251 City View Road, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, possession of an open container of liquor in a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation;
1:41 a.m.: missing person, Elm Street, a caller from a gas station and convenience store reports a young man has been hanging around for hours, the responding officer reports the 17-year-old youth was found to have been reported as a missing person in Springfield, the report was confirmed and the young man was taken into custody, the youth was transported to the station to await a Department of Children and Families worker;
3:59 a.m.: fire, Meadow Street, a caller reports a fire in his bathroom, dual response dispatched, the responding officer reports the fire was out when he arrived and firefighters were on scene, the resident said that he was awakened by a smoke alarm and found a ceiling fan burning on his bathroom floor, the man said he dashed water from the sink on to the fire but the smoke made it difficult to direct the water and he left to get his family out of the apartment, the firefighters reports smoke detectors were absent and the fire inspector will be notified, the Red Cross provided assistance to the residents;
8:45 a.m.: accident, East Main Street, an officer investigating a minor accident reports that a routine check of the vehicles’ occupants revealed that one passenger was the subject of an outstanding warrant, Seth Belanger, 25, of 327 Liberty St., Springfield, was arrested on a warrant issued in 2011 by the Lowell District Court;
10:15 a.m.: breaking and entering, Elm Street, the owner of an Elm Street restaurant reports a break-in, the responding officer reports the owner said that between 9:40 p.m. Monday and 10:15 a.m.Tuesday a side door was forcibly opened to allow access to the restaurant, the owner said that nothing appeared to have been taken, the cash register had not been tampered with and all the liquor was accounted for;
11:05 a.m.: suspicious activity, King Street, a resident came to the station to report that when she attempted to open a G&E account she was advised that her social security number was already attached to a different account, the woman said that she was told that it may have been a clerical error, she said that she is not aware of any fraudulent activity with her personal information;
2:01 p.m.: suspicious persons, Miller Street, a caller reports he observed two persons with suitcases heading toward the dike and believes they may be living there as he has seen campfires in the area at night, the responding officer reports he found the remains of several camp fires near the dike at the end of Miller Street and two tents, one of the tents was occupied by a known person who was urged to pack up and leave the area;
3:07 p.m.: narcotics violation, Mill Street, a caller from a social service agency reports persons in a described vehicle are smoking marijuana, the responding officer found two persons in the described vehicle and detected an odor of marijuana but was unable to determine its source;
4:11 p.m.: burning complaint, Church Street, a caller reports someone is burning brush in the area, the responding firefighters reports they found a barbeque in progress which was allowed to continue;
4:39 p.m.: larceny, Main Street, a caller reports he left his bicycle outside a Main Street supermarket and returned about 10 minutes later to find the seat on his bike and the post it had been mounted on had been stolen;
5:29 p.m.: disturbance, Southampton Road, a caller reports the defendant of a protective order spoke to her, the responding officer reports the complaint said that she had been outside a Southampton Road liquor store when the man looked directly at her and spoke to her in violation of the ‘no contact’ clause of the order, the man was found in the area, Joseph R. Rollins, 57, of 868 Southampton Road, was arrested for violation of an abuse prevention order;
5:41 p.m.: vandalism, West Road, a call reports he has discovered a bullet hole in a window of his barn, the responding officer reports he discovered that a small caliber projectile had holed the window and dented a door inside before glancing off hardware and coming to rest on a carpet, a misshapen lump of metal was recovered;
5:57 p.m.: larceny, Southampton Road, a resident of a Southampton Road motel reports someone stole police badges he was showing, the responding officer reports the complainant said that he had showed his father’s and brother’s police badges to a visitor who walked off with them, the man said that he is legally blind but his son described the suspect, the officer reports the motel’s security video was reviewed and an image of the suspect was captured;
6:16 p.m.: disturbance, Edgewood Apartment, a caller reports that the occupants of a vehicle which had been seen operating unsafely are arguing, the responding officer reports the female party said that an argument had developed between herself and her boyfriend on their way home and the man had punched and dented the dashboard of the rental vehicle he had been operating, the man had left the area, a criminal complaint for malicious damage to property was filed;
6:23 p.m.: vandalism, Otis Street, a caller reports via the online reporting option that she came home to find a rock had been thrown though a window of her home, the woman stated that the rock had holed the window and the storm window and had also damaged the window shade;
9:51 p.m.: noise complaint, East Bartlett Street, multiple callers report a person using a chain saw in the area is disturbing their peace, the responding officer reports the man said that he was cutting firewood to burn the next day, the man agreed to stop and wait for a more reasonable hour.

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