Police Log, January 27 & 28, 2013

Emergency Response and Crime
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013
12:34 a.m.: disturbance, Russell Road, a caller reports a large fight, the responding officers report about 200 persons were at the residence, the officers report two tenants were eventually identified and criminal complaints for disturbing the peace were issued;
1:45 a.m.: disturbance, Orange Street, a patrol officer reports that he was flagged down by the owner of an Elm Street bar who pointed out a man who he said had pushed an employee while he was being encouraged to leave the bar, Michael J. Gibbons, 18, of 8 Lewis St., was arrested for assault and battery and disorderly conduct;
2:29 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Elm Street, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle’s registration was found to be expired, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard and the operator was provided a courtesy transport to an Elm Street address;
8:58 a.m.: larceny, Root Road, a caller reports a larceny at his home, the responding officer reports the caller said that in the past few days two chrome wheel rims, two aluminum wheel rims and about 250 aluminum pots and pans were stolen from his yard;
9:22 a.m.: found property, Bartlett Street, a caller reports finding a bag of hypodermic needles near a school, the responding officer reports he took custody of the needles for proper disposal;
9:25 a.m.: fraud, Southampton Road, a resident came to the station to report that he believes an attempt has been made to defraud a relative who is having trouble managing her affairs, the responding officer reports that the complainant said that a customer of his grandmother has suggested that the woman make his girlfriend the payee for her government checks so that she can pay the woman’s bills for her, the officer reports he spoke with the suspect and a routine check revealed him to be the subject of two outstanding warrants, Matthew Szetela, 27, of 480 Southampton Road, was arrested on the warrants;
11:15 a.m.: alarm, School Street Bistro, 29 School St., an alarm system initiated an alarm, the responding deputy fire chief reports the alarm was activated by a broken water pipe, no keyholder was available and forcible entry was made, the water flow was shut down and the building was secured;
1:22 p.m.: larceny, East Bartlett Street, a resident came to the station to report he lost his wallet and has found that someone is using his debit card, the responding officer reports the man said the wallet was lost in Chicopee;
1:27 p.m.: larceny, Southwick Road, a caller from a Southwick Road restaurant reports a customer’s cell phone was stolen, the responding officer reports the caller said that the phone was stolen while the customer was eating lunch by a suspect who left in a vehicle, the caller provided a registration plate number for the vehicle;
7:09 p.m.: breaking and entering, Riverside Drive, a caller reports she came home to find a side door had been forcibly opened and the contents of the house has been disturbed, the responding officer reports jewelry was found to have been stolen;
10:25 p.m.: fire, Free Street at Thomas Street, a patrol officer reps a rubbish receptacle is burning, the responding firefighters report the metal bin was fully involved and was extinguished;

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
12:15 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Washington Street at Court Street, a patrol officer reports he observed a vehicle operating without proper lighting and stopped the vehicle, the officer observed classic symptoms of alcohol intoxication about the operator who failed a field sobriety test, Timothy J. Shea, 35, of 67 South Maple Street, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor and for a motor vehicle lights violation;
7:53 a.m.: larceny, Powder Mill Village, 126 Union St., a caller reports a hole was drilled into a money machine in the laundry room, the responding officer reports the caller showed him that a four inch hole had been cut into the machine in an attempt to gain access to the cash depository, the officer reports that the larceny attempt was partially successful;
9:13 a.m.: fire, East Mountain Road, a patrol officer reports he was flagged down by a resident who said that she has been informed that her home is smoking, dual response dispatched, the responding firefighters found no flames but smoke and embers on the roof around the chimney were seen and the roof was cut into to access the smoldering fire which was extinguished, the building inspector was notified;
10:50 a.m.: breaking and entering, Pequot Point Road, a resident came to the station to report a larceny from her vehicle, the responding officer reports the woman said that she dropped off a friend on Pequot Point Road and left her car unlocked and unattended while she went inside with her for about 10 minutes, the woman said that when she returned to her car she found her purse had been stolen, the officer reports the woman identified a suspect who lives nearby;
12:11 p.m.: larceny, Main Street, a caller reports the plastic bumper cover is missing from her vehicle, the responding officer reports the woman said that the vehicle had been parked at her workplace and when she returned to it she found the plastic brush guard had been removed from the passenger side and the corresponding driver’s side piece showed pry marks and damage;
12:12 p.m.: found property, Northwest Road at Farnham Lane, a resident came to the station to surrender an empty wooden jewelry box she and her husband found in a wooded area while walking, the box was stored for safe keeping;
12:20 p.m.: fire, Westfield Vocational-Technical High School, a school resource officer reports he was advised of a fire in the auto body shop, the SRO reports that students had been welding a customer’s vehicle’s before leaving for lunch and when they returned found the interior had ignited, the fire was extinguished and the vehicle owner was notified;
12:26 p.m.: breaking and entering, Arnold Street municipal parking lot, a resident came to the station to report her father’s vehicle was broken into and property was stolen, the responding officer reports the complainant said that the vehicle had been parked early in the morning and when she returned to it she found that cash, pain medication, CDs and coin had been stolen from the unlocked vehicle;
1:51 p.m.; accident, Springfield Road, a traffic enforcement officer reports he observed a vehicle operating in a crab-like fashion with the rear wheels off set from the front wheels, the officer reports the vehicle was stopped and found to have a broken rear axle, the operator told the officer that the axle had broken while he was entering Springfield Road from a department store parking, the vehicle was parked at a church parking lot on Montgomery Street;
2:49 p.m.: assist citizen, Elm Street, a caller reports she locked her keys inside her running vehicle, the responding firefighters report entry was made;
5:33 p.m.: arrest, Court West Apartments, 109 Court St., officers report that while assisting a probation officer the PO found that a probationer had violated his terms of probation and a warrant was issued, Ronald J. Collier, 42, of no known address, was arrested on the warrant;
6:30 p.m.: larceny, Sanford Apartments, 330 Elm St., an officer reports a resident complained that pain medication was stolen from his apartment, the responding officer reports the caller said that he believes his former girlfriend is responsible, the officer reports the case remains under investigation;
9:43 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Broad Street, detectives report they observed a known party whose license they believed to be suspended operating a motor vehicle, the vehicle was stopped and the man’s license status was confirmed, the man was found to be in possession of a quantity of heroin, Gary M. Hutchins, 36, of 47 Broad Street, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, a subsequent offense and for possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

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