Police Log, Jan. 17, 2015

Emergency response and crime report
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
1:39 a.m.: disturbance, Arnold Street, a caller reports an unruly patron who was asked to leave a bar was found to be in possession of a knife and when he was escorted outside he reached toward his waistband as if he had a gun and threatened to shoot somebody, the responding officer reports he found the suspect who appeared to be intoxicated in the area and a check revealed no additional weapons, the man said that he was jumped in the bar and was going to return with “my boys”, the officer reports three bar employees gave consistent accounts of an altercation in which the suspect dropped a knife and his driver’s license which were surrendered to the officer, Stewart R. Weldon, 37, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon and for assault and battery;
11:55 a.m.: suspicious vehicle, Union Street, a caller reports a person is taking items from the shed of a closed Union Street business and loading them on to his truck, the responding officer reports that the vehicle left before he arrived, a company representative came to the scene and reports that nothing of value is missing;
1:03 p.m.: animal complaint, Hillside Avenue, a caller reports a sick or injured coyote is in his yard, the responding officer reports the animal was seen 200-300 yards away moving in the woods, the caller was advised to call back if the coyote returns;
1:34 p.m.: officer wanted, Main Street at Mechanic Street, an off duty officer requests a uniformed officer to investigate a vehicle in which one passenger was seen to strike another passenger, the responding officer reports that the suspect passenger said that he was hitting the other passenger to keep him awake after ingesting heroin, the officer reports that when the man was removed from the vehicle four packets of heroin fell to the ground and at the hospital five more packets of heroin were found on his person, the man was treated and released to police custody, David M. Lazarz, 29, of 45 Honey Pot Road, Southwick, was arrested for possession of a Class A drug;
4:38 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Union Street, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, the officer reports that the vehicle had not been inspected and the operator was unlicensed, a criminal complaint was filed and the pickup truck was towed to the police impound yard;
6:45 p.m.: accident, East Main Street, a caller reports an accident in an East Main Street parking lot, the caller reports his 2014 pickup truck slid on ice and struck the concrete base of a parking sign causing an axle to break;
11:01 p.m.: officer wanted, Noble Hospital, 115 W. Silver St., a caller from the hospital reports that someone is shining a laser pointer through the windows of patients’ rooms at the hospital, the caller said that the same thing happened weeks ago but now the source has been positively identified, the responding officer reports he spoke with two youths who admitted shining a laser pointer into ICU rooms at the hospital and agreed to desist.

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