Major crime and incident log
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
8:04 a.m.: Breaking and entering motor vehicle, Holyoke Road. Police received a report of two vehicles in a driveway that were reported broken into. Items missing included a laptop, GPS and blanket. Police reported the vehicles were unlocked.
11:26 a.m.: Burglary/breaking and entering, walk-in. Police received a report that a vehicle was reportedly broken into sometime overnight and credit cards were reported missing. This occurred on Devon Terrace.
1:49 p.m.: Accident, East Main Street. Police received a report of a two-vehicle accident. A 2014 Hyundai Sonata and a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado were involved. One person was reported injured and one tow truck requested. Westfield Fire ambulance and personnel transported the injured party to Baystate Noble Hospital.
3:19 p.m.: Accident, Orange Street and Connor Avenue. Police received a report for a two-vehicle accident. A 2002 Chevrolet truck and a 2016 Toyota Corolla were involved. One patient refusal was received by Westfield Fire.
3:21 p.m.: Breaking and entering motor vehicle, Russell Road. Police received a report of two vehicles that were reportedly broken into overnight. One item was reported missing and a check was reportedly attempted to be cashed, according to the alleged victim who said they received a call from their bank. Police reported the vehicles were unlocked.
3:37 p.m.: Breaking and entering motor vehicle, walk-in. Police received a report of a vehicle that was reportedly entered sometime overnight. Police reported that the vehicle was unlocked. Police could not confirm if items were missing.
4:01 p.m.: Arrest, Elm Street. Police reported that they arrested Michael C. Hawkins, 58, of Westfield, following an investigation. Hawkins was charged with four charges larceny over $250 from +60/disabled, four charges of utter false check and four charges of forgery of check.
7:30 p.m.: Accident, Springfield Road. Police reported that one of their vehicles was involved in a two-vehicle accident. A police vehicle attempting to stop another vehicle was struck when a vehicle traveling eastbound had reportedly struck the police vehicle. One officer was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital due to the accident by Westfield Fire ambulance and personnel. The story was reported in the Sept. 2 edition of The Westfield News.
7:44 p.m.: Accident, Springfield Road. Police reported that a police officer was struck by a vehicle while attempting to direct traffic for the previous accident. The officer was transported to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield by Westfield Fire ambulance and personnel. The story was also reported in the Sept. 2 edition of The Westfield News.
11:07 p.m.: Accident, Lockhouse Road. Police received a report of a truck that had struck a pole. No injuries but the pole was reported damaged. The road was closed to one lane for a period of time for inspection.