Police/Fire

Police log Friday, May 21, 2021

Major crime and incident report

Friday, May 21, 2021

WESTFIELD

12:53 a.m.: hit and run accident, Westfield Industrial Park Road, a caller reports that he heard a loud bang and went outside to discover his fence was knocked over and his vehicle was heavily damaged and leaking fluids, the responding officer reports that a witness informed the owner that another vehicle drove through the fence and struck his vehicle before driving off, the officer filed an incident report;

1:51 p.m.: downed lines, Broad Street, a caller reports that a truck got caught up in some utility wires, dispatch reports that Westfield Gas & Electric crews would respond, dispatch reports that the wires were cable lines and the cable company would respond to make a permanent repair;

2:05 p.m.: animal complaint, Pinehurst Street, a caller reports that he was able to capture a friendly Calico cat and transport it to the Westfield Regional Animal Shelter, the caller reports that the cat had been seen around his barn for some time;

3:45 p.m.: animal complaint, East Main Street, a caller reports that there is a dog that was left inside a vehicle while it was 84 degrees and humid outside, the responding animal control officer reports that the dog was not yet visibly in distress but the interior of the vehicle measured 102 degrees, the animal control officer reports that she went inside the nearby restaurant to speak with the owner, who insisted that the dog would be fine for an hour in the vehicle, the animal control officer reports that she explained to the owner why leaving a dog in a hot car was a bad idea, and the owner eventually left with the dog without incident;

3:55 p.m.: accident, Hillside Road, a caller reports a single-vehicle accident with possible serious injuries in which the vehicle strayed off the roadway and struck a large rock, dispatch reports that life saving efforts were attempted on one male occupant by the responding officer, the responding ambulance reports that one person was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital where they were later pronounced dead, dispatch reports that a tow truck would respond to remove the vehicle from the scene after the initial investigation was complete;

4:16 p.m.: accident, Elm Street, multiple callers report a single-vehicle accident with no airbag deployment, the responding officer reports that an ambulance was requested for one of the vehicle’s occupants, the responding ambulance reports that one person was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital, the officer reports that one tow truck was requested to remove the vehicle from the scene;

6:53 p.m.: animal complaint, North Road, a caller reports that a very large snapping turtle is in the roadway and obstructing traffic, the responding officer reports that the approximately 50-pound turtle made its way off the road and into some bushes, the officer reports that he returned to the area to check the turtle and found it in the road once again, the officer reports that he guided traffic around the turtle while it made its way off the road.

SOUTHWICK

10:43 a.m.: officer wanted, Granville Road, a resident reports he was advised by Westfield Bank of a potential scam involving bitcoin;

8:36 p.m.: suspicious vehicle, Point Grove Road, a caller reports a black Cadillac with temporary Vermont plates n a parking area with a driver who is “looking at females,” a responding officer reports the motorist lost his rental that day and was going to try to find space at the homeless shelter in Westfield, he was advised that he could not drive in Massachusetts with temporary plates;

11:10 p.m.: officer wanted, Hunters Ridge Road, a resident reports loud music coming from Coyote Glen, an officer spoke with the resident whose son was having a party and the music was turned down.

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