Police Log, Sept. 5, 2014


Emergency response and crime report
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
12:23 a.m.: suspicious activity, boat ramp, 303 Old Apremont Way, a patrol officer reports he observed lights at the boat ramp and investigated to find a group of four youths swimming, the officer reports the youths fled and he was not able to detain any of them;
12:43 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Franklin Street, a patrol officer reports he observed a vehicle operating at an excessively high rate of speed and stopped the car, the operator was found to be under the influence of liquor, Jovanie P. Rivera, 24, of 15 County St., Springfield, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and speeding, the car was towed to the police impound yard;
8:27 a.m.: school investigation, Westfield Middle School North, 350 Southampton Road, a school resource officer reports he met with the school principal and the parents of a student who said that their son had received a threatening electronic message from another pupil who suggested he might stab the victim, the SRO reports the principal said that she questioned the boy and found a folding knife in his backpack when she inspected it, the incident remains under investigation;
9:17 a.m.: found property, Chapel Street, a caller reports finding papers and identification documents on Chapel Street, the owner of the items could not be immediately contacted and the property was stored for safekeeping;
11:46 a.m.: officer wanted, Union Street, a caller reports finding a hypodermic needle, the responding officer reports the needle was properly disposed of;
1:12 p.m.: larceny, Westfield Vocational Technical high School, a school official reports that an air conditioner has been stolen, the responding officer reports the caller said that over the summer a non-functional air conditioner used for educational purposes was stolen;
7:03 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Springfield Road, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle’s registration was found to be expired, the van was towed to the police impound yard, and the operator was provided a courtesy transport to a South Maple Street address;
8:44 p.m.: motor vehicle violation Meadow Street, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop, the vehicle’s registration was found to have been revoked for lack of insurance, the plates were seized and the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard;
10:09 p.m.: disturbance, School Street, the community policing supervisor reports he observed a group of youthful pedestrians carrying bottles which contained an orange-colored beverage, the officer engaged the youths in conversation and asked on if he had alcohol in his bulging pocket, the officer reports his question sparked an animated conversion about his right to stop the youths and the officer attempted to explain that he was just talking until one of them said he was allowed to carry alcohol since he was of legal drinking age, the youths refused to say what was in their bottles and were allowed to leave once they also refused to allow inspection of their bottles, one walked away but when he abandoned his bottle an officer checked it and found it contained alcohol, Kevin J. Leon,20. Of 1574 Quarter St., Northbridge, was arrested for being a person younger than the legal drinking age in possession of liquor, others admitted that their bottles contained alcohol and city ordinance violation citations were issued;
11:10 p.m.: disturbance, Myrtle Avenue, a caller reports youths are being loud while drinking alcohol, the responding officer reports a college-aged party was found to be underway with about 150 persons present, two of the persons departing were seen to be in possession of alcohol and city ordinance violations were filed, the gathering was dispersed.

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