Police Log, February 22, 2013

Emergency Response and Crime Report
Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
12:24 a.m.: breaking and entering, 141 Springfield Road, a caller reports a window of her vehicle had been broken while she was working and property was stolen, the responding officer report the complainant said that she had parked her car in the parking lot of a Springfield Road department store about 4 p.m. and returned shortly after midnight to find a window and the exterior mirrors smashed, the officer reports the woman said that control knobs had been carefully removed, apparently to prevent damage to the property which was stolen;
12:27 a.m.: assist citizen, Notre Dame Street, a patrol officer reports a courtesy transport was provided for a female party who was encountered on Notre Dame Street and taken to an Ethan Avenue address;
1:05 a.m.: city ordinance violation, Washington Street, a patrol officer reports he issued a city ordinance violation citation to the owner of a Washington Street residence who has previously been advised to clear the sidewalks adjacent to his property and has declined to comply with the pertinent city ordinance, the citation was mailed to the landlord’s Southwick address;
12:10 p.m.: fraud, Susan Drive, a person came to the station to report Internet fraud, the responding officer reports the complainant and said that he responded to an Internet advertisement for a vehicle and after an exchange of correspondence sent the putative seller almost $2,000 via a wire transfer, the complainant said that he has not received the vehicle and has not been able to contact the other party since;
5:08 p.m.: city ordinance violation, Madison Street, a caller reports a sidewalk has not been shoveled in front of a Madison Street address, the community policing officer for the neighborhood was advised;
6:10 p.m.: accident, Mill Street at Leonard Avenue, a caller reports a person was struck by a car, the responding officer reports a pedestrian had been crossing the street and was not in a crosswalk when he was struck, the officer found that both occupants of the car said that they didn’t see the pedestrian prior to the impact and the victim said that he had not seen the car, the pedestrian was transported to Noble Hospital where he was treated and released;
7:28 p.m.: disturbance, Meadow Street, a caller reports he was assaulted at Meadow Street business, the responding officer reports the man was found to be obviously highly intoxicated and uncooperative when a relative attempted to take custody of him, the man was placed in protective custody;
9:03 p.m.: larceny, Powder Mill Village, 126 Union St., a resident came to the station to report he was victimized by an Internet scam, the responding officer reports the victim said that he was told that he had won a lottery and he sent via a wire transfer for more than $200 in putative administrative fees to claim his prize, no prize was forthcoming;
9:10 p.m.: counterfeiting, Elm Street, a caller reports a customer paid for a small purchase with a counterfeit $20 bill, the responding officer reports the bill in question was found to be fraudulent and the customer who had offered it was identified, a criminal complaint will be filed;
11:57 p.m.: liquor law violation, Thomas Street, a community policing officer reports a criminal complaint was filed in response to a liquor law violation.

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