Police Log, September 24 – 26, 2012

Emergency Response and Crime Report
Monday, Sept. 24, 2102;
5:23 p.m.: larceny, East Silver Street, a caller from a supermarket reports a shoplifter fled the store, the responding officer reports the employee said that a person who had previously been served with a “No trespassing” order was seen putting baby formula in a bag and left the store without making payment was accosted outside the store and fled in a vehicle after abandoning the merchandise which was found to be valued at $238, a responding detective reviewed the store’s security video and recognized the driver, criminal complaints were filed against each party;
9:27 p.m.: larceny, Elm Street, a caller from a restaurant reports his delivery driver stole money, the responding officer reports the caller said that his driver made six deliveries and did not return with payment of the orders, the officer reports he sought the man at his reported address where his former girlfriend said he was no longer a resident, a criminal complaint was filed;

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
12:08 p.m.: larceny, Colonial Pine Acres, 50 Southampton Road, a caller reports the theft of lights from his camper, the responding officer reports the caller said that magnetic trailer lights valued at $50 were stolen from his vehicle on Sunday;
1:35 p.m.: assault, Leaview Drive, a resident came to the station to report he was assaulted by a neighbor, the responding officer reports the 71-year-old complainant said that his 79-year-old neighbor threw him to the ground and then kicked or punched him repeatedly, the man said that he does not wish to pursue criminal charges but wants the incident documented;
2:15 p.m.: suspicious person, Elm Street at Orange Street, an officer reports he observed a known man apparently trying to sell clothing he took from a backpack to a woman on the street, the officer reports he approached the man after he held an envelope under the woman’s nose and asked the man what was in the envelope, the officer reports the butt of a marijuana cigarette was found and the man was issued a city ordinance violation citation;
7:24 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, North Elm Street, a patrol officer reports a person with a suspended license was found to be operating a motor vehicle on North Elm Street, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard;

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012
12:18 a.m.: animal complaint, Ridgecrest Drive, a caller reports her son is at hospital being treated for a flying squirrel bite and the squirrel has been captured, the responding officer reports the squirrel was transported to the station and the animal control officer was notified, the ACO reports the squirrel will be quarantined for 10 days and will be released if no symptoms of rabies appear;
12:42 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Russell Road, a patrol officer reports he observed a vehicle operating unsafely and reversed direction to stop the pickup truck, the officer reports that he was traveling at 80 mph when he caught up with the offending vehicle which was pulling away, the vehicle was stopped, the officer immediately observed symptoms of alcohol intoxication about the operator who admitted drinking 12 beers and repeatedly asked the officer to let him go as he already has two drunk driving infractions on his record, the man said that he was too drunk to attempt a field sobriety test, Luke J. Meade, 40, of 337 Parker St., Springfield, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor (a third offense) operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, speeding in violation of special regulations, a marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and following too closely;
8:30 a.m.: larceny, Elm Street, a detail officer reports a convenience store clerk said that a lottery ticket was stolen, the responding officer reports the clerk said that while he was in a back room he observed a male party take a $20 lottery ticket from behind the counter, the clerk said that he confronted the man who fled after the clerk saw the ticket and found the number to be part of the sequence offered at the store, officer were able to identify the suspect from the store’s security video, a criminal complaint was filed;
1:47 p.m.: larceny, Main Street, a caller from a telecommunications equipment store reports a clerk failed to deposit the store’s receipts and a note was found saying that she resigned her position and took her terminal pay in cash as she had a verbal agreement with manager to be paid from the store’s receipts, the responding officer reports the manager said that the money which was not deposited was about $350 in excess of what the former employee was owed, the officer reports he spoke by phone with the suspect who was in New York state and urged her to contact the manager to resolve the issue and thus avoid criminal charges;
2:28 p.m.: larceny, Mechanic Street, a caller reports his home was broken into and property was stolen, the responding officer reports he found that the residence was entered via a window after an air conditioner was pushed out of the way, a television and a computer were found to be missing, the officer said that the thief also entered an attached apartment where a laptop computer was stolen;
3:09 p.m.: larceny, Springfield Road, a caller reports a shoplifter in a Springfield Road department store, the responding officer reports a customer was seen to remove merchandise for the shelf and then attempted to return the items at the service desk, a check revealed the woman to be the subject of an outstanding warrant, Stephanie Anne Forrette, 24, of 128 Drexel St., Springfield, was arrested for shoplifting merchandise valued more than $100 by recording false value, for larceny of property valued more than $250 by a single scheme and on the warrant;
4:56 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, North Elm Street at Notre Dame Street, a patrol officer reports a routine check revealed that the owner of a vehicle seen operating had a revoked license, the vehicle was stopped and the operator was found to be the owner, Alexis Rivera, 32, of 947 Russell Road, was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle;
5:55 p.m.: larceny, Elm Street, a caller reports equipment to check the identification cards of patrons was stolen, the responding officer reports the caller said that a personal computer and a scanner used to check the authenticity of identification cards was stolen, the case was referred to the detective bureau.

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