Major crime and incident report
Monday, Aug. 8, 2016
9:27 a.m.: Traffic complaint and arrest, Feeding Hills Road. Police were requested to set up a radar unit on Feeding Hills Road due to repeated complaints of vehicles traveling at high rates of speed. While there, police stopped four vehicles over approximately two hours. One of the vehicles stopped was driven by Roman A. Kuharchuk, 29, of West Springfield, and police found that he was allegedly operating the vehicle with a suspended license. Police arrested Kuharchuk for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and a registration sticker missing.
10:30 a.m.: Larceny, walk-in. Police received a walk-in complaint from a party who said that they left their wallet on the counter of a local convenience store. When he returned to get the wallet though, it was gone. Police had no suspects or arrests at the time of the report.
11:27 a.m.: Vandalism, Union Street. Police received a report of a slashed tire on a vehicle on Union Street. Police were referred to a person by the victim, but no arrests were made.
5:42 p.m.: Narcotics violation and arrest, Court Street. Police observed Ashley A. Smith, 28, of Westfield, allegedly make a drug transaction near City Hall. Upon seeing the transaction, police arrested Smith and charged her with possession to distribute a class A drug and drug violation near a school or a park between 5 a.m. and midnight.
7:22 p.m.: Narcotics violation and arrest, Springfield Road. Police were informed of a party possibly selling drugs in the area. Police observed the vehicle driven by the suspect and were able to stop him. Upon stopping the vehicle, police reported that they observed heroin packets in plain view. Police arrested Michael J. Ferriter, 54, of Westfield, and charged him with possession to distribute class A drugs and possession of a class B drug.
10:54 p.m.: Breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, Broad Street. Police received a report that a vehicle had its windows smashed and items, including a check book, were taken from the vehicle. Police did not have any witnesses or suspects, but allegedly requested detectives to take fingerprints.