Police Log Saturday, July 25, 2020

Major crime and incident report
Saturday, July 25, 2020


1:00 a.m.: suspicious person, Free Street, a patrol officer reports he encountered a female party sleeping in public, the officer reports he woke the woman and advised her of the pertinent city ordinance, the woman left the area;
8:42 a.m.: document service, Meadow Street, an officer detailed to attempt to serve an abuse prevention order reports the defendant was located, the order was explained and served in hand;
10:24 a.m.: identity fraud, Paper Mill Road, a resident reports via the on-line reporting option that he was notified that a claim was made for pandemic unemployment compensation in his name, the responding detective reports the complainant was advised of his options;
12:22 p.m.: document service, Elm Street, an officer detailed to attempt to serve a restraining order reports the defendant was located and the order was served in hand;
12:34 p.m.: recreational vehicle complaint, Sergeant T.M. Dion Way, firefighters report numerous box trucks and trucks laden with motorcycles traveled on Sergeant T.M. Dion Way, the responding officers report 70-80 persons with pop-up tents and grills were picnicking in the area of a gas line right-of-way among a host of trucks and trailers while others were “tearing up the property” on motorcycles, the officers report most of the vehicles left the area but four remained and the operators were not immediately located, the officers reports the Traffic Bureau will be asked to created a plan to gate the area or otherwise prevent such illegal usage;
3:53 p.m.: city ordinance violation, Franklin Street, a caller reports a neighbor was seen urinating in their front yard, the responding officer reports the suspect acknowledged urinating and claimed it was an emergency, the officer advised the man of the possible repercussions of any future such infractions;
3:54 p.m.: recreational vehicle complaint, Sergeant T.M. Dion Way, a patrol officer reports he encountered about 30 motorcycles and recreational vehicles in the area of the gas pipe line and most fled when he arrived, the Environmental Police were notified and agreed to pay attention to the area ;
8:52 p.m.: fireworks, Montgomery Road, a caller reports fireworks in the vicinity of the high school, the responding officer reports no fireworks were seen or heard;
9:28 p.m.: disturbance, Pochassic Road a caller reports a person with a firearm left in a described vehicle after she called police, the responding officer reports the suspect vehicle was stopped and no firearm was found to have been involved, neither party wished to pursue a criminal investigation, an incident report was filed;
10:42 p.m.: noise complaint, Main Street, a caller reports a group of persons are making excessive noise, the responding officer reports the indicated parties were advised of the complaint and left the area without further incident;
11:33 p.m.: disturbance, Orange Street, a caller reports a gathering with loud music and yelling, the responding officer reports finding neither music nor unreasonable noise, the tenant was found to be sober and expressed frustration that she could not have visitors without complaints from her neighbors.



1:24 a.m.: suspicious vehicle, Coyote Glen Road, a vehicle with two occupants was reported sitting at the end of the road;

1:31 a.m.: suspicious vehicle, Lexington Circle, police responded to a report of a vehicle parked on Lexington and found the operator had pulled over to text;

9:37 a.m.: general services requested on Evergreen Street, police assisted a vehicle owner who was locked out with a dog inside the car;

12:36 p.m.: officer wanted, Summer Drive and North Pond Lake, a caller requested the police investigate boats and jet skis parked in the way of beach access, the property was part of the North Pond Association and the reporting party was advised police would order the removal of the jet skis per town bylaws but that the civil issue should be taken to probate court;

1:20 p.m.: gathering complaint, a caller reports an outdoor gathering on Powder Mill Road;

5:11 p.m.: services rendered, College Highway, a round bale of hay was reported in the roadway, the bale was retrieved by the owner;

5:22 p.m.: concerned citizen, South Longyard and Depot streets, a caller reports a male hitchhiking, police offered a courtesy transport to the Agawam line;

6:30 p.m.: boating complaint, Middle Pond, a resident reports unsafe boating, speeding in no wake zones and improper buoy placement;

8:04 p.m.: concerned citizen, Depot Street, police forwarded a report to Westfield Police regarding a white sedan speeding toward that city;

8:10 p.m.: bylaw violation, North Boat Ramp, an ice cream truck not in possession of a vendor license was asked to leave the area;

8:40 p.m.: fire, College Highway, a caller reports driving by the vicinity of Blossoming Acres and said a transformer exploded and there was a small fire, upon arrival Southwick Fire personnel report a small amount of smoke but no fire, Eversource was notified.

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