Police/Fire

Police log, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020

Major crime and incident report

Friday, Sept. 11, 2020

 

WESTFIELD

12:01 a.m.:disturbance, Main Street, a convenience store clerk reports two person were fighting outside and one came into the store, the responding officer reports the victim said that he was beaten up by his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend, the suspect was located and admitted assaulting the other man, a criminal complaint was filed and the victim was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital;

3:10 a.m.:city ordinance violation, Elm Street, a patrol officer reports he removed numerous signs advertising tag sales which had been illegally attached to utility poles as well as two signs advertising the farmer’s market;

3:43 a.m.: animal complaint, Little River Road, a caller reports she struck a deer with her vehicle and does not know if it is alive, the responding officer reports the deer was deceased and the operator said it jumped into the road from behind a parked car, the DPW was notified to remove the deer;

7:03 a.m.: animal complaint, Kasper Drive, a caller reports she has taken custody of a young male black and white cat she has been feeding which has been lingering near her house for the past few months, the responding animal control officer reports the cat was transported to the municipal animal shelter;

8:50 a.m.: larceny, Patterson Street, a caller reports that somebody had lowered his vehicle’s rear window and stolen an American flag that was attached, the caller reported that the flag was worth only a few dollars and no damage had been inflicted on the vehicle, the responding officer reports that the call was entered into the logs;

12:12 p.m.: larceny, Holland Avenue, a walk-in party reports that they had been manipulated by a coworker into withdrawing upwards of $20,000 from his bank account over the course of several months and that threats may have been made against him, the desk officer reports that he advised the walk-in party that the case was a civil matter, the walk-in party reported that he would be filing a civil suit in the matter;

12:44 p.m.: motor-vehicle accident, George Street at Meadow Street, a caller reports that a motor vehicle incident occurred in which one passenger vehicle backed into the front of the caller’s as it was attempting to make room on the crosswalk for a pedestrian, the responding officer did not report any injuries and all involved parties were advised to contact their insurance companies;

2:14 p.m.: animal complaint, Indian Ridge Road, a caller reports that a deer jumped into their fenced-in backyard and appears to be unable to get itself out, the caller reports that the deer may have been injuring itself in its attempt to escape, the responding animal control officer reports that the deer appeared to be mortally wounded and a police officer was requested to dispatch the deer, the responding officer confirmed that the deer was severely injured and was successfully dispatched, the responding animal control officer reports that the deer’s remains were transported back to the Westfield Animal Shelter; 

2:44 p.m.: hit-and-run, Southampton Road, a caller reports that he was in his vehicle at a Southampton Road gas station when a second vehicle backed into his front bumper and drove off without checking the damage, the caller reports that a witness was able to get the license plate for the offending vehicle and that there was no damage to his vehicle and no injuries, the responding officer reports that he believes the suspect is a woman from Lee and that the Lee Police Department would be contacted;

7:28 p.m.: assault, Elm Street, a caller reports that he had been punched in the jaw by a man he described as Puerto Rican and wearing a black hoodie, the responding officer reports that the caller declined an ambulance and that the caller was given a courtesy transport;

8:55 p.m.: shoplifting, Elm Street, a caller reports that a man was observed shoplifting approximately $200 worth of baby formula, the responding officer completed an incident report;

9:40 p.m.: motor vehicle incident, Union Street, a caller reports that a motor vehicle had gone off the road and the operator appeared to be out of the vehicle and limping, the responding officer reports that a dual response of police and fire crews was dispatched, the officer reports that the vehicle operator declined a medical transport and that a tow truck removed the vehicle from the side of the road; 

11:59 p.m.: house party, Russell Road, a caller reports that there is a large college house party at the neighboring house and that COVID-19 guidelines were not being followed, the responding officer reports that there were just nine people in the apartment without masks and without social distancing, the officer reports that the residents claimed their neighbors called the police because they were unhappy with their “Make America Great Again” flag that was on display, the officer reports that he advised the residents of the current COVID-19 guidelines and that they were cooperative during the interaction.

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