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Police Log Saturday, July 4, 2020

Major crime and incident report
Saturday, July 4, 2020

WESTFIELD

12:58 a.m.: fireworks, Union Street, a caller reports fireworks are being discharged from an identified balcony, the responding officer reports no activity was found at the indicated balcony;
1:31 a.m.: fire, Woodcliff Drive, a caller reports a brush fire, the responding firefighters report a pile of brush and debris ignited after a resident dumped a pile of ashes, the fire was extinguished;
1:39 a.m.: city ordinance violation, Main Street, a patrol officer reports a man who has been spoken with numerous times about sleeping in public was again found sleeping on Main Street, a city ordinance violation citation was issued;
2:11 a.m.: traffic complaint, Russell Road, a patrol officer reports he encountered two 14-year-old girls riding bicycles without any lights on Russell Road, the mother of one of the girls was awakened and advised of their actions, the mother came to take custody of both girls;
5:18 a.m.: breaking and entering, Congress Street, a caller reports that he is a police officer in a nearby community and was advised moments earlier that his badge and a license had been surrendered at a convenience store and gas station, the caller said that he checked his vehicle and found that his wallet had been stolen from his glove compartment, the responding officer reports that he spoke with the clerk at the indicated gas station and found that several additional wallets and identification cards had been found near one of the gas pumps, the case was referred to the Detective Bureau;
6:56 a.m.: accident, Springdale Road, multiple callers report a single vehicle crash, the responding officer requests an ambulance and that a G&E dispatcher be notified that a guy wire stabilizing a utility pole is damaged, one person was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital, the road was closed briefly as the car was towed to the police impound yard;
7:32 a.m.: breaking and entering, Schumann Drive, a caller reports her vehicle was entered and ransacked, the caller said that only about $20 was stolen and she does not require a formal report;
7:40 a.m.: fire, Raymond Circle, a caller reports smoke coming from a Dumpster, dual response dispatched, the responding firefighters report a fire apparently caused by careless disposal of smoking materials was extinguished;
8:32 a.m.: assist other agency, Friendly’s Way, a G&E representative reports power to a traffic signal will have to be interrupted, an officer was detailed to direct traffic while the signal was not functional;
10:17 a.m.: Putnam Drive, a caller reports his unsecured vehicle was entered and rummaged through, the caller reports nothing was stolen and a formal report is not necessary;
11:50 a.m.: boat inspection, Hampton Ponds State Park, North Road, pond patrol officers report a verbal warning was issued to the operators of a boat which failed a boat inspection due to missing safety equipment;
12:29 p.m.: animal complaint, West Road, a caller reports that there is a rattlesnake in her basement, the dispatcher advised the caller that animal control officers will not respond for a rattlesnake and provided her with contact information for the Massachusetts Department of Wildlife, the caller was also advised to contact a pest control service;
12:40 p.m.: swimming complaint, Hampton Ponds State Park, North Road, pond patrol officers report a verbal warning was issued to two 14-year-old boys who were swimming more than 150 yards from the shore;
1:00 p.m.: watercraft inspection, Hampton Ponds State Park, North Road, pond patrol officers report an inspection of a jet ski revealed safety equipment was absent so the craft was not allowed to be launched, a second jet ski was later turned away for similar reasons;
1:50 p.m.: vandalism, Woodmont Street, a call reports a golf ball was propelled through one of the windows of his motor vehicle, an incident report was filed;
2:55 p.m.: vandalism, Hampden Street, a caller reports that the tires on her car were slashed and she received a text message threatening to “mess up the car” from her son’s former girlfriend, the incident was referred to a Community Service Unit officer;
3:57 p.m.: traffic complaint, Shaker Road, a radar enforcement officer reports a traffic stop for speeding revealed that the operator’s license had been suspended, a criminal complaint was issued, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard and the operator was picked up by a relative;
4:52 p.m.: community service, Hampton Ponds State Park, North Road, pond patrol officers report they led an Independence Day boat parade;
6:38 p.m.: noise complaint, Pochassic Street, a caller reports neighbors’ music is disturbing her peace and they refuse to turn it down, the responding officer reports the music was found to be at a low and reasonable level but the residents agreed to keep their noise to a minimum when advised of the complaint;
6:53 p.m.: assist resident, Hampton Ponds State Park, North Road, a caller reports he is locked inside the state park, the responding officer reports the vehicle was released;
7:25 p.m.: fireworks complaint, Salvatore Drive, a caller complains of fireworks in the neighborhood, the responding officer reports he spoke with a resident who said that he had discharged the last of his fireworks and was advised of the possible legal repercussions of his actions, officers later responded to similar complaint with similar results on Glenwood Drive, Stephanie Lane (2), Morgan Avenue and Scenic Road;
8:26 p.m.: fireworks complaint, Court Street, a caller complains of fireworks in the neighborhood, the responding officer reports he observed no fireworks and found no groups of persons in the area, officers later responded to similar complaints with similar results on Northridge Road, Shaker Road, Ely Street, West Silver Street, Falley Drive, Western Avenue, Montgomery Road, Whitaker Road, Gladwin Drive, Jeremy Drive, Old Quarry Road, Chapel Street, Woodcliff Drive, Knollwood Circle, Modena Circle, Bigwood Drive, Union Street, West Silver Street, Greenwood Street, Canal Drive, Lockhouse Road, Klondike Avenue, Sackett Street, Atwater Street, Southampton Road, Massey Street, Birch Bluffs Drive and Deborah Lane;
9:35 p.m.: accident, Little River Road, a caller reports a motorcycle crash, dual response dispatched, the responding officer reports one person was transported to Baystate Medical Center and the motorcycle was transported to the police impound yard;
9:40 p.m.: unwanted person, Monroe Street, a caller reports a guest who is no longer welcome refuses to leave, the responding officer reports the woman was found to be too intoxicated to care for herself and was placed in protective custody;
10:59 p.m.: accident, Montgomery Road, a caller report a vehicle went off the road, the responding officer requests an ambulance and one person was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital, the vehicle was towed.

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