Police Log Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020

Major crime and incident report
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020


5:52 p.m.: loitering, South Maple Street, a caller from a gas station reports a male party sleeping in a vehicle parked at a gas pump refuse to leave, the responding officer reports the man was able to call a friend who came to get him;
7:55 a.m.: larceny, Union Street, a caller reports the registration plates were stolen from her vehicle overnight, the responding officer reports an incident report was filed;
10:26 a.m: traffic complaint, Franklin Street at Madison Street, the Community Service Unit supervisor reports he observed two cyclists riding their bikes in a pedestrian crosswalk, the officer reports one party was known to him and was issued a verbal warning but she declined to identify her daughter, similar warnings were subsequently issued to cyclists riding in crosswalks at Mechanic and Main streets, Broad and Court streets and Elm and Arnold streets;
12:10 p.m.: animal complaint, Westfield Animal Shelter, 178 Apremont Way, a resident came to the shelter to surrender a dog she had adopted there years ago but can no longer care for;
12:31 p.m.: animal complaint, Susan Drive, a caller reports taking custody of an injured cat found in her driveway, the responding animal control officer reports the cat was transported to the municipal animal shelter;
1:02 p.m: traffic complaint, Elm Street, the Community Service Unit supervisor reports he observed a jaywalker and issued a verbal warning after advising the pedestrian of the pertinent regulations;
1:46 p.m.: city ordinance violation, Washington Street, a Community Service Unit officer reports he left voice mail messages for the owners of two adjacent properties with excessively tall grass, the officer reports the grass at both addresses had been mown when he checked the next day;
3:09 p.m.: found property, Westfield Police Department, 15 Washington St., a resident came to the station to surrender a debit card found, the responding officer reports the owner could not be immediately located and the card was stored for safe keeping;
4:24 p.m.: city ordinance violation, Whitney Playground, Shepard Street, a patrol officer reports five persons found swimming in the river were advised of the relevant city ordinances and left the area without incident;
5:53 p.m.: traffic complaints, Southampton Road, a radar enforcement officer reports two citations and a written warning were issued, in addition the officer issued a city ordinance violation citation for being a person younger than the legal drinking age in possession of alcohol, two 30-packs of beer and four bottles of hard cider were seized and discarded;
6:15 p.m.: noise complaint, St.Paul Street, a caller reports very loud music, the responding officer reports that while the music was found and could be heard at the neighboring addresses it was not unreasonably loud for the time of day and the day of the week, the officer noted 15-20 persons present but reports social distancing was being observed;
7:03 p.m.: larceny, Franklin Street, a caller from a Franklin Street discount store reports a shoplifter fled on a bicycle with merchandise, the responding officer reports the suspect was found but no merchandise was recovered, the officer reports the store management elected not to pursue criminal charges but the woman was served with a ‘No trespassing’ order;
7:28 p.m.: trespassing, Montgomery Road, a caller reports persons trespassing with a motor vehicle have become stuck in a brook on his property, the responding officer reports a tow was summoned to extricate the SUV, the officer also discovered that neither occupant of the vehicle was of legal drinking age, three bottles of wine found in the vehicle were seized and discarded;
11:21 p.m.: suspicious person, Sycamore Street, a caller reports that he observed a known person attempting to enter a neighbor’s apartment via an opening for an air conditioner, the caller said that man fled when accosted, the responding officer reports the suspect was located on West School Street and said that he had been trying to contact his girlfriend with whom he has been feuding but left when the neighbor said she was not at home, the man agreed to stay away from the apartment for the time being.

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