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Police Log Monday, May 25, 2020

Major crime and incident report
Monday, May 25, 2020

WESTFIELD

9:02 a.m.: assist other agency, Tekoa Country Club, 459 Russell Road, the Community Policing Unit supervisor reports a check of the golf course found the golfers to be practicing social distancing on the course;
9:29 a.m.: assist other agency, East Mountain Country Club, 1458 East Mountain Road, the Community Policing Unit supervisor reports a check of the golf course found the golfers to be practicing social distancing on the course but reminded two golfers riding in the same cart that they should not do so unless they live in the same household;
9:51 a.m.: assist other agency, Shaker Farms Country Club, 866 Shaker Road, the Community Policing Unit supervisor reports a check of the golf course found the golfers to be practicing social distancing on the course;
11:55 a.m.: assist other agency, Pleasant Street, a the Community Policing Unit supervisor reports he responded to a complaint that the management of a Pleasant Street convenience store is not requiring customers to wear masks, the officer report he observed a customer and a clerk without masks and advised them of the requirement, the clerk told the officer that he “has a problem” wearing a mask and the officer told him again of the requirement to operate an essential business, the officer reports the original caller told him that the owner had said previously that a mask was not necessary because he and his customer were protected by “his ‘god’,” see next entry;
12:24 p.m.: assist other agency, Pleasant Street, the Community Policing Unit supervisor reports he observed an unmasked customer exit a Pleasant Street convenience store who apologized and showed the officer the mask that was in his vehicle, the officer went inside and told the owner that the incident was his second violation and issued a verbal warning, the owner was advised of the progressive penalties of future violations and told to post a sign indicating that masks are required in the store, the city’s health director was notified;
12:40 p.m.: community service, Woodmont Street, a caller requests police presence for a two-year-old child’s birthday parade, services rendered, a similar service was provided on Western Avenue, ;
2:45 p.m.: assist other agency, Whitney Playground, Shepard Street, the Community Policing Unit supervisor reports he observed more than 10 persons congregating near the river for a picnic and advised them that they had to leave immediately as such gatherings are prohibited, the officer also advised them to make sure they left the area clean;
2:54 p.m.: weather complaint, Lower Sandy Hill Road, a caller reports power lines are sparking where tree branches have fallen on them, the responding officer reports a G&E crew had arrived before he got there and a DPW tree crew was summoned;
5:51 p.m.: noise complaint, Notre Dame Street, a caller reports music blasting from a residence where many people are not practicing social distancing or wearing masks, the responding officer reports he arrived to hear music which was barely audible in the front yard and spoke to a resident hosting a children’s birthday party with three adults and six children, the resident was advised of the complaint and expressed his frustration with the complaint about his Memorial Day cook-out with music at a reasonable level, the resident nonetheless turned the music down even more, the officer told the resident that he was not in violation of any laws and spoke with the caller to point out that the music was not unreasonable for the situation and time of day;
8:26 p.m.: disturbance, municipal parking lot, Pochassic Street, a caller reports a group youths appear to be about to assault another youth, the responding officer reports he encountered a group of youths with vehicles who said that no fight had occurred, an officer observed a youth known to be 17-years-old who was in possession of a can of an alcoholic beverage who refused to surrender it before opening and attempting to drink, the beverage was seized and a citation was issued, officers noted open containers of alcohol and marijuana in one of the parked vehicles and secured permission to search it from the operator who claimed the additional alcohol subsequently found, the operator was found to be younger than the legal drinking age, a citation was issued, the alcohol was seized and the marijuana was disposed of;
9:12 p.m.: fireworks, Ely Street, a caller reports fireworks in the street, the responding officer reports finding no fireworks being detonated.

 

SOUTHWICK

7:52 a.m.: fire, Evergreen Avenue, a caller reports an illegal burn, upon arrival, a cooking fire was found with no smoke, no further action required;
10:40 a.m.: suspicious vehicle, Congamond Road, police were unable to locate the subject of a report of a motor vehicle that entered town from Connecticut after evading police there;
1:39 p.m.: information taken, Fenton Drive, a resident called to report his sister backed into his parked vehicle, police advised both parties to contact their insurance companies;
5:50 p.m.: suspicious activity, College Highway: a caller reports four youths left a fast food restaurant heading toward Granby, Conn. With one youth in the trunk of the vehicle, police alerted Granby police;
8:24 p.m.: fire, South Longyard Road, the fire department extinguished an unattended campfire on the beach;
9:01 p.m.: fireworks, Chapman Street, a caller complained of fireworks in the area, police were unable to locate the source and a similar call and response was made from Point Grove Road.

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