Police Log, Sept 23, 2014

Emergency response and crime report
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
7:17 a.m.: found property, Court Street, a resident came to the station to surrender a driver’s license found in the area of the YMCA of Westfield, the responding officer reports the owner was not immediately contacted, the license was stored for safekeeping;
9:39 a.m.: vandalism, Elm Street, a representative of an Elm Street jewelry store reports that the store’s sign was vandalized, the responding officer reports that a ladder would have been needed to reach the sign and the part which was detached and recovered may have fallen off due to age or weather;
10:00 a.m.: parking violation, Westfield Industrial Park Road, a Traffic Bureau officer reports that four detached trailers were found to have been dropped at the West Mass truck parking lot, the officer reports notices were left on each trailer;
10:09 a.m.: city ordinance violation, Notre Dame Street at Crown Street, the code enforcement officer reports he observed an illegal sign advertising a tag sale attached to a utility pole, the sign was removed, the officer reports similar violations were found and removed at Massey Street at Southampton Road, Belleview Drive at Montgomery Road, St. Pierre Lane at Montgomery Road, Montgomery Road, North Road, North Road at Old County Road, North Road at East Mountain Road, East Mountain Road, Old Holyoke Road at East Mountain Road, Holyoke Road at East Mountain Road and Mockingbird Lane at Paper Mill Road;
10:50 a.m.: animal complaint, Westfield Animal Shelter, 178 Apremont Way, a person came to the shelter to surrender a dog found running loose on Summit Road;
1:10 p.m.: larceny, Montgomery Road, a caller reports a ladder has been stolen, the responding officer reports the complainant said that a fruit ladder had been stolen and said that he suspects a relative is responsible, the responding officer reports a conversation with the relative indicated did not yield useful information;
1:54 p.m.: animal complaint, Stanley Park, 400 Western Ave., a caller from the park reports a skunk which may be ill is in the area of the children’s playground, the responding animal control officer reports that the skunk was transported to Twiss Street;
5:51 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Laurel Avenue at Shaker Road, a patrol office requests a tow for a vehicle with registration found to have been revoked for lack of insurance, the car was towed to the police impound yard;
7:05 p.m.: vandalism, Mill Street, a caller from a conference center reports that an employee observed three boys throw a rock at a glass door causing damage, the responding officer reports that the employee identified a house the boys fled to, the officer spoke individually with three pre-teen suspects and their parents, the responsible boy was identified, that boy’s father said that he will discuss the damage with staff at the facility;
8:24 p.m.: suspicious person, Broad Street, a detective reports he observed a person carrying a large screen television on Broad Street, the detective reports that the man said that he was carrying the TV to a rubbish receptacle nearby, the detective reports he advised the man that he may not dispose of the television in someone else’s refuse bin and advised him of the proper way to discard an appliance.

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