Major crime and incident report
Saturday, April 24, 2021
1:47 p.m.: assist citizen, Orange Street, a caller reports that her dog stepped on a hypodermic needle on the ground, the responding officer reports that the needle was disposed of properly and the caller was advised to seek veterinary treatment for her dog;
6:40 p.m.: violation of harassment prevention order, Washington Street, an officer reports that Richard Ryll, 78, of 32 Pilgrim Rd., West Springfield was placed under arrest at the Westfield Police headquarters for violating a harassment prevention order;
10:23 p.m.: traffic complaint, North Elm Street, a caller reports that a group of youths was on skateboards near the bridges causing a traffic hazard and that one of them hit her vehicle as she drove by, the responding officer reports that they spoke with two youths who said that they were riding their skateboards on the side of the road when the caller drove too close to them and caused one of them to graze her mirror, the officer reports that the youths said that the caller then stopped her vehicle in the middle of the roadway and began yelling at them, the officer reports that the youths were advised to ride their skateboards on the sidewalk to avoid these kinds of incidents;
11:27 p.m.: disturbance, Turnpike Industrial Road, a caller reports that there is a loud party with a bonfire in the woods nearby, the responding officer reports that he arrived at the woods and walked in to see 30 to 40 high school aged kids flee the scene, the officer reports that six youths who had just arrived and were not intoxicated stayed behind and helped clean up the alcohol bottles at the scene, the officer reports that the fire department was called to put out the bonfire.
11:38 a.m.: officer wanted, North Lake Avenue, a reporting party states that there is a male on the peninsula blowing leaves from his yard into the lake, a responding police officer advised the homeowner to use other means for cleanup;
4:14 p.m.: Depot Street, a cyclist was reported down on the Rail Trail;
8:54 p.m.: fireworks complaint, Congamond Road, fireworks and a bonfire reported, a responding fire personnel reports a small cooking fire and no fireworks at that time.