Police Log, August 3, 2012

Emergency Response and Crime Report
Friday, Aug. 3, 2012
8:56 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Broad Street, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle’s registration was found to be expired, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard;
9:16 a.m.: larceny, Smith Avenue, a caller reports a tenant is stealing property, the responding officer reports that the caller said that items have been found to be missing from the residence for some time and he suspects the daughter of another resident is responsible, the victim said that jewelry and a small amount of cash have been stolen in the past but not reported, the man said that the suspect was confronted when a pair of headphones were stolen and the missing property was found in her possession, a criminal complaint for larceny was filed and an investigation was instigated in reference to other thefts;
9:53 a.m.: recovered property, State Street, a caller reports seeing a male party riding a bicycle she reports had been stolen a week earlier, the officer reports the suspect was found with the bike and said that he had purchased the bicycle from an unknown man he encountered on the railroad tracks, the bicycle was returned to its rightful owner and the juvenile boy was charged with receiving stolen property;
11:10 a.m.: larceny, Park Square Townhouses, 140 Union St., a resident came to the station to report a registration plate was stolen from her vehicle, the responding officer reports the complainant said that the vehicle was parked at her home overnight and about 9:30 a.m. she discovered that a New York registration plate had been stolen from the car;
12:49 p.m.: larceny, Pochassic Street, a resident came to the station to report the theft of a computer, the responding officer reports the complainant said that on July 26 he found his notebook computer missing, the man said that various family members have access to the residence;
1:06 p.m.: trespassing, Main Street, community police officers report they responded to a complaint of homeless persons squatting on city property, the CP officers report they found two men had set up a camp but when the were advised to leave they were too intoxicated to ambulate without assistance, both men were placed in protective custody;
1:24 p.m.: animal complaint, East Main Street, a caller reports a small dog inside a parked vehicle appears to be in distress despite windows which are cracked open, the dispatcher reports the current temperature is approximately 90 degrees, the responding animal control officers report a citation tor inhumane treatment of an animal was issued;
2:09 p.m.: animal complaint, Elizabeth Avenue, the animal control officer reports he took custody of two stray dogs, a tan male bull mastiff dog and a female boxer dog were transported to the Westfield Animal Shelter;
3:04 p.m.: larceny, Long Pond Road, a resident came to the station to report her debit card was stolen, the responding officer reports the victim said that she discovered her debit card had been stolen and checked to find that it had twice been used in Holyoke, the case was referred to the financial crimes unit of the detective bureau;
3:06 p.m.: larceny, Cycle Street, a resident came to the station to report that his son’s bicycle has been stolen, the responding officer reports the complainant said that the bike had been known to be in his carport about 9 p.m. Thursday but at 2 p.m. Friday was found to be gone;
5:18 p.m.: larceny, Powder Mill Village, 126 Union St., a caller reports his rear registration plate was stolen from his vehicle, the responding officer reports the man said that the vehicle was parked at the apartment complex on Thursday and about 4 p.m. on Friday the North Carolina plate was found to have been stolen;
5:26 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Southwick Road, a patrol officer reports he observed a vehicle operating on Southwick Road with an expired inspection sticker, the vehicle was stopped and a routine check revealed that the operator’s license had been suspended, Kalynn Ann Stark, 24, of 154 Point Grove Road, Southwick, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license (a subsequent offense) and for operating a motor vehicle without a valid inspection sticker;
6:46 p.m.: suspicious person, Springfield Road, a caller from a Springfield Road department store reports a male party attempted to cash a substantial check with a bogus ID card but left the store without the check or the identification card when challenged, the responding officer reports the caller said that the photo on the card did not match the person claiming it was his identification, a search of the area did not yield the suspect;
11:07 p.m.: trespassing, Servistar Industrial Way, a caller reports a possible underage drinking party in the Servistar Industrial Way area, the responding officer reports he observed female party inside a vehicle parked at a business who said that she was there to pick up a person attending a party, the officer reports that no lights were showing at the business but the sound of a stereo could be heard plainly, a key holder was contacted and responded but found the necessary key was not on his key ring, access was gained and the key holder found that his daughter had taken his key from his ring to stage a party inside the business, the parents of the attendees were notified to come for their children.

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