Major crime and incident report
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020
12:12 a.m.: trespassing, North Elm Street, a patrol officer reports that there is a group of four individuals with skateboards at a North Elm Street park, which is closed to the public after hours, the officer reports that the individuals admitted that they had been advised against trespassing after hours in the past and that he warned them that future violations could result in arrests, the officer reports that one of the individuals was issued a trespass notice;
1:52 a.m.: disturbance, Brookline Avenue, a caller reports that his neighbors are throwing a party and being loud in the late hours of the morning, the responding officer reports that no renters could be seen on the property despite an ongoing bonfire that was unattended in the backyard, the officer reports that the fire department was called to extinguish a fire because there was no water source nearby to do so himself;
702 a.m.: suspicious persons, City View Boulevard, a caller reports that there is a group of three hunters who are fire their guns in the open field across from her house, the caller reports that she was concerned about stray bullets and was unsure if they were there legally, the caller reports that she originally gave the hunters permission to use the property across the street, but that she did not fully understand what they intended to do, the responding officer reports that the hunters agreed to leave the property;
12:23 p.m.: accident, Shaker Road, multiple callers report an accident between a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle and that the motorcyclist suffered a possible broken leg, the responding officer reports that the motorcyclist was transported to Baystate Medical Center, the officer reports that a tow truck was requested for the motorcycle;
12:46 p.m.: accident, Elm Street, a caller reports that there was an accident between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian, dispatch reports that the pedestrian was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital, the responding officer reports that a witness informed him that the driver who hit the pedestrian immediately got out of her vehicle to check on the wellbeing of the pedestrian;
3:20 p.m.: disturbance, Union Street, a caller reports that there is a party of about 40 people with no social distancing or masks being worn by attendees, the responding officer reports that the party appears to have been planned with all current COVID-19 guidelines in mind and that there were no violations observed;
4:27 p.m.: disturbance, Park Square, a patrol officer reports that he has made contact with a female party who is yelling and screaming on the Park Square Green and creating a disturbance, the officer reports that the female party told him that she was waiting for a local business to open, the officer reports that he advised her to cease the yelling, as drivers were stopping and staring;
8:38 p.m.: breaking and entering, Shepard Street, a caller reports that there is a person walking around inside a nearby abandoned house, the responding officer reports that they located one person inside the abandoned building, the officer reports that he arrested Shakeem K. Scott, 37, of 65 Colonial Ave., Springfield for breaking and entering to commit a misdemeanor and trespassing;
10:45 p.m.: open flame violation, Pineridge Drive, dispatch reports that they received an abandoned 911 call from Pineridge Drive, dispatch reports that when they called back the homeowner said it was an accident but there appeared to be commotion in the background, the responding officer reports that he could see a large bonfire in backyard of the property from the front of the property, the officer reports that he went into the backyard after calling the fire department, the officer reports that one of the homeowners went on a tirade against police when they told him that such a fire was illegal in the current drought situation, the officer reports that the homeowner put out the fire himself before the fire department arrived but he continued his tirade throughout the interaction.
8:20 a.m.: animal complaint, Depot Street, A loose German shepard was found on Honey Pot Road, a passerby opened his car door and the dog jumped in and the Southwick Animal Shelter took custody until the dog was reunited with its owner;
11:07 a.m.: water craft violation, Middle Pond, during a check of two kayakers, police found there were no violations and both operators had personal floatation devices, several similar checks were performed throughout the afternoon;
11:21 a.m.: water craft violation, Middle Pond, an out-of-place buoy could not be moved;
6:29 p.m.: traffic stop, Feeding Hills Road, a verbal warning was issued for registration violation.