Major crime and incident report
Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
8:47 a.m.: accident, Thomas Street, a patrol officer reports a box truck struck a railroad overpass, the responding officer reports the truck was towed to the police impound yard;
12:33 p.m.: fire, North Elm Street, a caller reports a fire in a refuse bin, the responding firefighters report flames from the fire threatened to involve an adjacent roof before it was was extinguished, one employee attempting to extinguish the fire was injured before firefighters arrive, see story in the Saturday, Aug. 3, edition of The Westfield News;
3:29 p.m.: larceny, East Main Street, a caller from an East Main Street liquor store reports a review of security video revealed a man stealing a bottle of whiskey, the responding officer reports the video will be examined to identify the suspect;
4:13 p.m.: fire, Shaker Road, a caller complains of smoke from a neighbor’s fire, the responding firefighters report a resident was found with a smoky recreational fire, the resident was advised of the pertinent regulations and compiled with a request to extinguish the fire;
5:49 p.m.: soliciting, Union Avenue at North Elm Street, a patrol officer reports two persons with an out-of-state address are panhandling motorists, the mendicants were advised of the resources available to them and asked to move along;
7:19 p.m.: accident, Frederick Street, a caller reports she saw a vehicle backing out of a driveway strike a young child riding a bicycle on the sidewalk, the responding officer reports the child was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital without life threatening injuries.