Police Log Friday, Aug. 21, 2020

Major crime and incident report
Friday, Aug. 21, 2020


1:22 a.m.: accident, North Elm Street, a caller reports a vehicle struck a light post, the responding officer reports the operator was transported Baystate Noble Hospital and the car was towed to the police impound yard, a pedestrian light on the corner of North Elm and Notre Dame streets was damaged, a G&E representative was notified and dispatched a crew to deal with exposed electrical wires;
2:27 a.m.: city ordinance violation, Half Mile Falls Park, North Elm street, patrol officers report they encountered youths trespassing at the closed park, parents were notified and three youths were provided courtesy transports to their homes, an incident report was filed;
9:04 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Springfield Road, a detective reports a vehicle was seen to be operating with registration plates which had been issued to another vehicle, the vehicle was stopped and subsequently towed to the police impound yard, a warning citation was issued;
10:37 a.m.: hazmat complaint, East Mountain Road, a caller reports a hydraulic line of a crane ruptured spilling oil on the roadway, dual response dispatched, the responding fire captain reports more than 10 gallons of oil was spilled, the EPA was notified;
1:33 p.m.: suspicious persons, South Road Street, a caller reports two young men who entered a wooded area near the skateboard park appeared be carrying at least one rifle, the responding officer reports he located the men in the woods and advised them that air soft guns could be used on their property if discharged toward a barrier and they left the area;
2:35 p.m.: fire, North Elm Street, a caller reports a brush fire on the property of a gas staton but said it was not near the pumps, dual response dispatched, the responding firefighters report a mulch fire was extinguished;
3:01 p.m.: larceny, Springfield Road, a caller from a business co-located in a department store reports an employee stole cash the night before, the responding officer reports the manager will deal with the employee when he returns for his afternoon shift, an employee subsequently called to report the suspect did not arrive for his shift;
3:15 p.m.: found property, Tannery Road, a person came to the station to surrender a nail gun reportedly found in the roadway, the nail gun was stored for safe keeping;
8:31 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, East Main Street, a patrol officer reports a motorist was seen texting while operating, the vehicle was stopped and a citation was issued;
10:22 p.m.: city ordinance violation, Whitney Playground, Shepard Street, a caller reports 25-30 persons are neither wearing masks nor keeping a safe social distance, the responding officer reports some softball players dispersing after a game where not masked but others were, the incident will be reported to the softball league president.



12:05 a.m.: disturbance, Feeding Hills Road, a possible fight reported at the track, an officer reports a verbal altercation and peace was restored;

9:23 a.m.: animal complaint, Country Club Drive, the animal control officer responded to a call of two loose huskies;

12:51 p.m.: officer wanted, Foster Road, a resident requested to speak with an officer regarding slashed tires;

1:36 p.m.: boating violation, Middle Pond, an officer issued a written warning to a boater regarding proper channel entry;

5:37 p.m.: watercraft violation, South Pond, a verbal warning was issued to a 16-year-old operating personal watercraft without certification from a safety class;

6:52 p.m.: officer wanted, Middle Pond, an officer issued a verbal warning to a boat operator towing subjects;

7:06 p.m.: watercraft violation, Middle Pond, a passenger was observed not wearing an approved life vest in an unregistered vessel;

9:13 p.m.: boat violation, Middle Pond, multiple boats were stopped for not having proper lights.

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