Major crime and incident report
Saturday, March 27, 2021
11:11 a.m.: animal complaint, East Mountain Road, a caller reports that a cat that she does not recognize wandered into her home, the responding animal control officer reports that she transported the cat to the Westfield Regional Animal Shelter where she found the cat had no microchip;
12:48 p.m.: accident, North Road, a caller reports a two motor vehicle accident with airbag deployment, the responding officer reports that two tow trucks were requested to remove both vehicles from the scene, the responding ambulance reports that one person refused medical attention;
5:58 p.m.: disturbance, Southwick Road, a caller reports that a group of individuals grabbed him, dispatch reports that taunting and name calling could be heard in the background of the call, the responding officer reports that the caller told him he was punched in the face, the officer reports that four individuals had gotten in an argument with the caller when the caller asked that they wear face coverings and respect social distancing while in his store, the officer reports that the four male parties were each served with a trespass notice from the caller’s store;
6:14 p.m.: officer wanted, Prospect Street, a caller reports that a group of three individuals were in a motor vehicle smoking marijuana before they got out of the car and shot the side of a brick building with an airsoft gun with no identifying orange tip, the responding officer reports that he located the three male parties and they allowed him to search their vehicle, the officer reports that he found no airsoft gun but that the male parties admitted to having shot the side of a dumpster with one before the caller came outside and confronted them, the male parties reported that they had brought the airsoft gun back to their house before the officer located them, the officer reports that the male parties were advised of the dangers of using an untipped airsoft gun in public and sent them on their way;
6:15 p.m.: hit and run accident, Pochassic Street, a female party reports that her friend had just been struck by a vehicle near a Pochassic Street intersection, the female party reports that she brought her friend to Baystate Noble Hospital before she came down to the police headquarters to report the incident, the responding officer reports that he told the female party to have her friend follow up with the police when he is able to do so;
6:23 p.m.: disturbance, East Main Street, a caller from an East Main Street grocery store reports that there is a male customer inside the store who is refusing to wear a face mask, the caller reports that the male party ran over her shoes and bumped her with a shopping cart in response to being asked to put on a mask, the responding officer reports that the male party was able to show him a note from a doctor saying he had a medical condition precluding him from wearing a mask, the officer reports that the male party also had permission from a previous manager of the store to shop without a mask, the officer reports that the employees at that time did not want the man in the store without a mas, and he left the property without further incident;
11:20 p.m.: noise complaint, Northwest Road, a caller reports that there are two vehicles racing up and down the road, the responding officer reports that one vehicle was located and stopped, the officer reports that the vehicle was towed and the operator was brought back to his residence.
1:50 a.m.: suspicious persons, Depot Street, three youths were riding bikes to their home on Maple Street;
3:20 p.m.: concerned citizen, Feeding Hills Road, a caller reported that he was hiking and came across a person who appeared to be camped there and had empty beer and alcohol cans and bottles strewn about and was smoking marijuana, the caller stated he was concerned for the person’s safety because he was on a cliff.