Police Log Friday, May 15, 2020

Major crime and incident report
Friday, May 15, 2020


4:32 a.m.: accident, Holyoke Road at East Mountain Road, a caller reports a tractor-trailer unit is hung up on a guardrail and blocking the roadway, a Traffic Bureau officer responded and reports the vehicle jack-knifed when the trucker attempted a U turn, a tow truck was summoned to assist the truck driver;
6:44 a.m.: found property, Columbia Greenway, Shaker Road, a patrol officer reports a bicycle helmet found on a bench was transported to the station for safe keeping;
9:10 a.m.: fraud, Bartlett Street, a caller reports fraudulent checks were drawn on a church’s account and cashed, the case was referred to the detective bureau;
9:12 a.m.: larceny, East Main Street, a caller from an East Main Street supermarket reports a female party left the store with merchandise she did not pay for and an employee is following her vehicle, the responding officer reports the suspect vehicle was found and stopped, merchandise apparently stolen from two other stores was found in the vehicle, criminal complaints were filed;
11:17 a.m.: community service, Bates Street, a caller requests officers to participate in a birthday parade for a 10-year-old girl, three cruisers were available and participated in the parade, a similar service was provided on Jefferson Street;
11:45 a.m.: animal complaint, Park River Drive, a caller reports loose turkeys, the responding animal control office reports the turkeys are wild birds;
11:48 a.m.: officer wanted, Servistar Industrial Way, a caller from a warehouse operating requests an officer for a trucker creating a disturbance after his load was rejected, the responding officer reports he allowed the trucker time to secure his load before he left the area;
1:42 p.m.: city ordinance violation, Putnam Drive, a Community Service Unit officer report he spoke with the owner of property with excessively tall grass and weeds and was told that the owner’s lawn mower is broken but he will address the issue in the next few days;
4:14 p.m.: trespassing, Root Road, a patrol office reports he observed about 15 persons using closed athletic fields and pointed out to them the signage on the private property, the players left the area without incident;
4:23 p.m.: assist motorist, an Easthampton resident reports she lost her vehicle’s keys and requests a courtesy transport to her Easthampton home to retrieve a spare set, the supervisory officer reports he contacted Easthampton police who were able to secure the woman’s spare keys and transport them to the city line where a city officer accepted them and took them to the stranded motorist;
8:05 p.m.: weather complaint, Granville Road, multiple callers reports a tree very close to electrical wires is burning, the responding officer reports no fire was found but a wind-blown tree is resting on a power line, a G&E dispatcher was notified who dispatched an electrical crew and a tree service;
8:46 p.m.: weather complaint, Cleveland Avenue, a caller reports a part of a tree fell and may have brought down wires, the responding officer reports low-hanging wires are in the roadway, a G&E dispatcher was notified and a responding crew cleared the wires.



12:16 a.m.: officer wanted, Berkshire Avenue, a resident reports people in the woods, officer report all in order and peace restored;
5:33 a.m.: fire alarm, Wynnfield Circle, a resident reports fire alarms sounding, Southwick Fire personnel found a faulty detector and no fire;
8:12 a.m.: traffic assistance, College Highway;
12:01 p.m.: accident, Feeding Hills Road, police responded to the area of Calabrese Farms where a motorist states an unidentified object struck and broke the window while driving down the street, police were unable to find any objects in the road;
12:16 p.m.: suspicious vehicle, Maple Street, a caller reports that around 5 a.m. a white colored Chevy blazer was observed by his girlfriend going very slow down Maple Street, when the operator observed the vehicle pulling out of a Maple Street house it quickly turned around and sped off, police were unable to locate the described vehicle;
1:56 p.m.: officer wanted, Lakeview Street, a caller reports six metal signs removed overnight from the beach;
8:38 p.m.: suspicious vehicle, Feeding Hills Road, the operator of a vehicle parked on private property was advised and left the scene.

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