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Police Log Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020

WESTFIELD
Major crime and incident report
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020

12:09 a.m.: parking violation, King Avenue, a patrol officer reports multiple vehicles are parked in the street in violation of the snow emergency parking ban, attempts to contact the owners were unsuccessful, citations were issued and vehicles were towed, officers dealt with similar issues on Summer Street, Parker Avenue, Spring Street, Jefferson Street, Taylor Avenue, Putnam Drive, Highland Avenue, Sycamore Street, Church Street, Morris Street, Lewis Street, Noble Avenue and Day Avenue;
1:31 a.m.: assist motorist, Lockhouse Road a patrol officer reports he provided a man a courtesy transport to a Main Street address;
10:20 a.m.: larceny, Free Street, a caller from a hardware store reports a tool valued at more than $200 was stolen by a person who left in an identified vehicle, the responding detective reports that the suspect was identified and is believed to have been involved in numerous similar thefts;
11:24 a.m.: assist resident, Orange Street, a caller requests assistance gathering property from a former address, the responding officer reports the resident appeared to be at home but did not answer the door, the caller was advised of the resources offered by the police and district court to resolve the issue;
12:05 p.m.: breaking and entering, Westfield Animal Shelter, 178 Apremont Way, a caller report an attempt was made to break into the shelter overnight, the responding officer reports pry marks were found on a back door, the incident was referred to the detective bureau;
12:37 p.m.: vandalism, Sackett Road, a caller reports a vehicle has damaged his own by “doing donuts,” the responding officer reports a suspect was identified who admitted his culpability and agreed to make restitution;
5:03 p.m.: abandoned vehicle, White Street, a caller reports an apparently abandoned vehicle, the responding officer reports that the registration plates on the car were issued to another vehicle and have been cancelled, the car was towed to the police impound yard and the officer reports he was eventually able to make contact with the son of the last registered owner, the officer reports the man said that he believes his estranged father abandoned the car when he left the city months ago;
10:17 p.m.: disturbance, North Elm Street, a caller reports he observed a physical altercation underway when he drove past a bar’s parking lot, the responding officer reports several bystanders said that an altercation took place between two groups of young men who had left the area, the officer reports that the bartender identified a man who he said instigated the fight as he has done previously, the bartender said that he will serve the man with a ‘No trespassing’ order when he returns and the officer provided him with the appropriate form.

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