Police Log, November 23, 2012

Emergency Response and Crime Report
Friday, Nov. 23, 2012
5:01 a.m.: larceny, Springfield Road, a detail officer reports he observed a male party exiting a Springfield Road department store and the man could only produce a receipt for one and that receipt was hours old, a routine check revealed the man to be the subject of an outstanding warrant, Robert A. Berube Jr., 48, of 273 Shelburne Line Road, Colrain, was arrested for shoplifting merchandise valued more than $100 by asportation and on the warrant;
9:35 a.m.: animal complaint, Westfield Animal Shelter, 178 Apremont Way, an animal control officer reports two dogs, a brown female pit bull dog and a gelded male tri-color Shetland sheepdog mix were delivered to the shelter;
1:34 p.m.: disturbance, May Street, a caller reports her adult neighbor assaulted her seven-year-old son, the responding officer reports two children became involved in a squabble and parents of both intervened to defuse the situation, the officer was told that one of the children was scared because the other child’s father was wearing a holstered pistol when he separated the children, the officer reports the man had a valid license to carry a firearm and the man said that he did not intentionally wear the gun to scare the child, the officer noted that the police chief, as the issuing authority for the license, would be advised of the man’s lapse in judgment in wearing the firearm while dealing with the children’s spat;
2:53 p.m.: ATV patrol, East Mountain Road, officers report an ATV patrol of wooded areas in the vicinity of East Mountain Road revealed no significant infractions;
4:00 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Elm Street, a patrol officer reports he heard a loud motorcycle and observed a motorcycle traveling at an estimated 50 mph in a 30 mph zone, the vehicle was stopped on North Elm Street and the operator did not have a license to operate a motor cycle, the registration plate on the motorcycle was found to be expired and to have been issued to another vehicle, Abimael Benitez, 37, of 44 Franklin St., was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motorcycle, for operating an unregistered motorcycle, for speeding, for operating a noisy motor cycle and for a number plate violation to conceal identification;
4:24 p.m.: assault, St. Paul Street, a caller reports her 12-year-old daughter was assaulted by an adult woman, the responding officer reports the caller said that a woman spat at her daughter and threw a beer can at her, the officer reports he spoke with the other party who said that the caller’s daughter has been harassing her daughter at school and came to her house to attempt to instigate a fight, the woman acknowledged yelling at the girl but said she did not intentionally spit at her nor did she throw anything, the officer reports that no charges were filed and the relevant school resource officer was notified;
4:36 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, North Elm Street, a traffic bureau officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle’s registration was found to be expired, the vehicle was towed;
5:52 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Elm Street, a traffic bureau officer reports a routine check revealed that a vehicle seen operating had been recently registered but not inspected, the vehicle was stopped and the officer reports the inspection sticker applied by the former owner was removed from the windshield and the new owner was advised to have his new vehicle inspected;
8:17 p.m.: animal complaint, Noble Avenue, a caller reports taking custody of stray chocolate Labrador retriever dog, the dog was transported to the municipal animal shelter;
10:59 p.m.: suspicious vehicle, East Mountain Road, a caller report that there is a vehicle parked in the middle of the golf course, the responding officer reports he was able to see a Jeep parked on a fairway and approached to find it start to leave, the vehicle stopped when the officer sounded his siren and the operator said that he comes to the golf course in his vehicle to get away, upon further questioning, the man acknowledged that he was under the influence of marijuana and surrendered a small amount of contraband, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard and the man was provided a courtesy transport to his home were supervision was available.

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