Major crime and incident report
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020
4:47 a.m.: traffic complaint, Campanelli Drive, a caller from a warehouse operation complains of parked tractor trailer units which are creating a hazardous traffic situation, the responding officer reports 8-10 units were parked while the operators await the opening of a nearby business and the operators were asked to move to a safer location, the officer noted that the area is very sparsely posted ‘No parking’ so the issue is likely to be ongoing;
8:19 a.m.: vandalism, Springfield Road, a caller reports trash and debris has been an ongoing problem behind the building but now trash and a picnic table have been set afire, the responding officer reports an incident report was filed;
11:54 a.m.: assist other agency, Malone Avenue, a Community Service Unit officer as detailed to stand by as city officials auction a property;
1:23 p.m.: larceny, Meadow Street, a resident came to the station to complain that a registration plate was stolen from his vehicle overnight, an incident report was filed;
1:29 p.m.: larceny, East Main Street, a resident came to the station to complain that her purse was stolen when she was shopping at an East Main Street store, the responding officer reports the caller said she inadvertently walked away after she he put the purse on a shelf while shopping, the woman said the purse was gone when she returned for it, an incident report was filed;
5:40 p.m.: soliciting, Montgomery Road, a caller reports a door-to-door salesman is attempting to sell pest removal products, the responding officer reports the man was advised of the peddler’s license which is required for such sales in the city and was sent on his way;
11:05 p.m.: suspicious person, Union Street, a caller reports an unknown apparently intoxicated person is loitering at a vacant house, the responding officer reports the identified homeless woman was sent on her way.
10:57 a.m.: investigation, Lakeshore Drive, a 911 caller stated she received a package from China marked “earrings,” but inside were seeds, she was advised not to touch them and the Board of Health took possession of them;
11:42 a.m.: escort, First Street, an officer assisted in keeping the peace while property was removed from a home;
2:31 p.m.: fire investigatioin, College Highway, Southwick Fire Department responded to The Notch for a possible fuel leak, no leak was detected;
6:06 p.m.: officer wanted, Will Palmer Road, a resident reports receiving an unemployment claim from Pennsylvania with checks, the resident said she would contact the Department of Revenue;
10:43 p.m.: Assist, Point Grove Road, police assisted the Department of Public Works with an ongoing grinder pump issue.