Police Log, June 12, 2014

Emergency Response and Crime Report
Thursday, June 12, 2014
12:24 a.m.: noise complaint, Powdermill Village, 126 Union St., a caller complains that excessive noise is again coming from a neighbor’s party, the responding officer reports the dispersed revelers had gathered in a nearby courtyard and were talking loudly, a city ordinance violation citation was issued;
1:38 a.m.: accident, Elm Street, multiple callers reports a car struck a utility pole, the responding officer reports the crash knocked down a traffic signal pole and the G&E was notified, no injury was reported;
9:38 a.m.: disturbance, Prospect Street Extension, a caller reports her mother is being physically assaulted by her mother’s husband, the responding officer reports he encountered a woman in the driveway of the residence who said that she had been involved in an argument with her husband who threw her over a couch and tried to hold her down, the woman said that her daughter started yelling and struck the man with a broomstick, the male party was found inside the house, Larry Hogan, 55, of 95 Prospect Street Extension was arrested for assault and battery in a domestic relationship;
10:25 a.m.: fraud, City View Road, a resident came to the station to report a fraudulent charge to her credit account, the responding officer reports the woman said that she responded to a pop-up ad she received while viewing her bank account online and, thinking that the ad was sponsored by her bank, she accepted the offer, the woman said that she subsequently found a $200 debit to her account had been posted by a company she does not recognize, the case was referred to the financial crimes unit of the Detective Bureau;
2:05 p.m.: found property, Court Street, a resident came to the station to surrender a U.S. Treasury check found on Court Store, the responding officer reports the woman said that she attempted to deliver the check to the owner at the address on the check but nobody was home, the check was stored for safekeeping;
2:30 p.m.: accident, Elm Street, a 15-year-old boy and his mother came to the station to report a pedestrian accident, the responding officer reports the boy said that he was crossing Elm Street in a crosswalk when a vehicle ran over his foot and did not stop, the boy had been taken by his mother to hospital were his foot was found to be bruised;
3:46 p.m.: suspicious person, Cherry Street, a caller reports a suspicious person outside his home may be involved with drugs, the responding officer reports as he approached he observed a male party flee behind a Mechanic Street business, the officer reports he pursued the man and detained him, the man said that he fled because he thought he was the subject of an outstanding warrant, a check revealed no record of a warrant, the man said that he is an active heroin user, the officer reports one hypodermic needle but no drugs were found on his person, the man’s place of employment was noted and he was sent on his way;
4:17 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Southampton Road, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle’s registration was found to be expired and it was towed to the police impound yard;
5:42 p.m.: violation of a protective order, Sherman Street, a caller came to the station to report a violation of a protective order, the responding officer reports the complainant said that she was told by a neighbor that the defendant of the order was seen to drive past her residence, a criminal complaint was filed;
6:47 p.m.: threat to commit a crime, Springfield Road, an employee of a Springfield Road department store reports that he was threatened by a person while outside the store, the responding officer reports the complainant said that he had been waiting for a ride on Springfield Road when a person who had been caught shoplifting in the store in December pulled up and threatened him with bodily harm, the man said that he does not require a formal report but store policy requires that the incident be documented;
8:06 p.m.: larceny, Westgate Plaza, a caller reports a shoplifting incident, see story in the Saturday edition of The Westfield News.

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