Police Log, October 26, 2012

Emergency Response and Crime Report
Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
1:35 a.m.: assault , Franklin Street, a caller came to the station to report he was assaulted by a person he had allowed to stay at his home, the responding officer reports the complainant said that he got into an argument about food with a person he has allowed to stay at his residence and the man punched his face, the complainant said that he told the other man to leave but he laid down on a sofa and went to sleep, the officer found the man at the residence who denied assaulting his host and said he had not been asked to leave, the man gathered his property and left the residence, a criminal complaint for assault and battery was filed;
8:10 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Kellogg Street, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle’s registration was found to be expired and nonrenewable, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard;
8:55 p.m.: trespassing, Westfield High School, 177 Montgomery Road, a school resource officer reports he was advised that non-students are loitering on school grounds, the SRO reports he recognized both parties as former students one of whom was previously served with a “No trespassing” order, Joshua D. Smith, 17, of 51 Foss St., Chicopee, was arrested for trespass after notice, Smith was found to be in possession of a number of prescription pain killing pills for which he had no prescription and he was also charged with possession of a Class E drug;
9:53 a.m.: violation of a harassment protection order, Union Avenue, a caller reports two neighbors who are defendants of a harassment protection order violated the order by threatening her with bodily harm, the responding officer reports the two men had left the area, criminal complaints were filed;
11:37 a.m.: larceny, Lockhouse Road, a resident came to the station to complain that his fishing equipment was stolen, the responding officer reports the complainant said that he had been away for the weekend and returned to find fishing equipment worth at least $1,500 had been stolen;
12:48 p.m.: school investigation, North Middle School, 350 Southampton Road, a school resource officer reports the principal interviewed a pupil found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and identified a second pupil who might be in possession of marijuana, the second boy was interviewed and surrendered a small amount of marijuana, a city ordinance violation citation was filed, the boy’s father was notified and was advised that his son will be required to complete a drug awareness program;
3:28 p.m.: animal complaint, Elm Street, the director of animal control operations reports that a kitten was thrown into bushes outside the library, the responding animal control officer reports the kitten was transported to the Westfield Homeless Cat Project;
4:11 p.m.: officer wanted, Ethan Avenue, a caller requests an officer to discuss arrows which are landing in his yard, the responding officer reports he spoke with a neighbor who said that his son had been shooting arrows in his back yard and one had gone over the fence, the man said that he would advise his son not to shoot arrows in the yard, the officer advised the man of the possible repercussion of future complaints;
5:38 p.m.: officer wanted, Meadow Street, a caller reports she saw three youths take what appeared to be a BB gun from two children, the responding officer reports a 12-year-old boy said that he and an 11-year-old girl had been shooting aBB gun on the dyke and left it unattended to throw pieces of glass in the trash, the gun was gone when they returned, the children saw that three teen-aged youths had been in the area but they were not seen to take the gun, the boy’s father said that he had been watching the children but was in the bathroom when the gun disappeared;
5:51 p.m.: fire, Miller Street, a caller reports smoke in the area, the responding officer reports he found a resident burning brush, the resident was advised of the pertinent city ordinances and required to extinguish his fire;
6:13 p.m.; motor vehicle violation, Elm Street, a patrol officer reports a routine check of a vehicle operating on Elm Street revealed that the vehicle’s registration had been revoked for lack of insurance, the vehicle was stopped and the operator was found to be the subject of an outstanding warrant, Steven John Zinn, 22, of 104 Anderson Drive, Chicopee, was arrested on the warrant;
7:27 p.m.: disturbance, YMCA of Westfield, 67 Court St., a caller reports he went to the YMCA to deliver his children to their mother but found her intoxicated, the responding officer reports the woman was found to be too intoxicated to care for her children but said she was going to drive them home, the officer advised the woman that she could not do that and the children’s father retained custody of them, the woman then said that she would go home with her new boyfriend but began to argue with him and was placed in protective custody;
8:00 p.m.: vandalism, St. Paul Street, a caller reports a pumpkin was thrown at her residence and broke her front door, the responding officer reports the storm door was damaged, the caller said she does not require a formal report but wants the incident documented;
9:53 p.m.: fire, Orange Street, a caller reports neighbors have a large contained fire in a common driveway, the responding officer reports the area was quiet when he arrived and a resident found said that she and a small group of friends had a fire in a stove in the driveway, the fire was extinguished;
10:39 p.m.: vandalism, Grand Street, a caller reports that several pumpkins were positioned across the roadway, the responding office reports he moved seven pumpkins out of the roadway.

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