Major crime and incident report
Saturday, Jan. 2 2021
5:50 a.m.: accident, North Road, a caller reports that they drove by an SUV that had driven off the road and into the woods, leaving skid marks on the road, the caller reports that nobody was inside the vehicle when another pedestrian checked, the responding officer reports that a tow truck was requested to remove the vehicle from the scene;
10:27 a.m.: accident, King Street, multiple callers report s single vehicle accident, the responding medics report that one person was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital, the responding officer reports that a tow truck was requested to remove the vehicle from the scene;
10:56 a.m.: shoplifting, Franklin Street, a caller from a Franklin Street store reports that a male and female party shoplifted socks from their store, the responding officer reports that the suspects were stopped nearby and found to have a pack of socks, the officer reports that the male party admitted to being homeless and that he took the socks because his feet were wet, the officer reports that he advised the parties not to return to the store and informed them of other means of getting socks;
11:20 a.m.: animal complaint, Franklin Avenue, an animal control officer reports that she picked up a deceased cat in the area.
9:07 a.m.: officer wanted, Vining Hill Road, a resident reports he may be the target of a scam and is receiving calls from someone claiming to be from the social security administration, the resident said he would block the number;
9:10 a.m.: assist motorist, College Highway, police assisted a motorist locked out of a vehicle;
1:23 p.m.: officer wanted, North Boat Ramp, an officer responding to a call for a boat launched in partially frozen water report all in order.
12:52 a.m.: animal complaint, North Road, an animal control officer reports that she will be checking the area for a loose dog with no collar that had been reported in the past few days, the animal control officer reports that she located the dog on Lapoint Road but could not get close to it because it is afraid of humans, the animal control officer reports that a nearby resident will make attempts to feed it and will call the Westfield Regional Animal Shelter if that is successful;
5:12 p.m.: suspicious package, Flynn Meadow Road, a caller reports that she received a packing addressed from New York that she did not order containing two bags of blue and white powder, the responding Deputy Fire Chief reports that police and and a Hazmat team would respond, the deputy reports that the scene was cleared, the Police Chief reports that the substances were silica and gypsum, and were not inherently harmful.