Major crime and incident report
Friday, Aug. 6, 2021
1:33 a.m.: accident, Southampton Road, a caller reports that a tractor trailer unit struck a utility pole after driving off the road, the caller reports that the truck kept driving after striking the pole, the responding officer reports that the road was shut down while Westfield Gas & Electric responded to repair the pole, the officer reports that the pole was ripped from its base in the accident, the officer reports that the pole was repaired and the road was reopened to traffic;
5:56 p.m.: burglary/breaking and entering, Bates Road, a caller reports that somebody appears to have entered her home while she was away and stole personal items, the responding officer filed an incident report;
9:30 p.m.: fireworks, Collins Street, a caller reports that somebody is setting off fireworks in the area, the responding officer reports that he could not find the exact location from which the fireworks were launched, but that he suspects it was from Atwater Street.
12:17 a.m.: Animal complaint, Vining Hill Road, caller reports a horse running loose and heading toward the roadway; animal is located and taken back to owner;
6:36 p.m.: Fire alarm, Powder Mill Road; no fire found; alarm was activated by a smoke machine operating indoors.
Because of a reporter’s error, incorrect information was included in one entry in the July 28 Westfield police log, which was printed in the Aug. 4 edition of The Westfield News. The arrest of Nelson J. Aguirres Jr., 23, of 480 Southampton Road, Westfield, took place on Southampton Road, and was not connected with reports of driving infractions on Russell Road and Elm Street.