Major crime and incident report
Thursday, July 9, 2020
12:52 a.m.: city ordinance violation, Papermill Road Elementary School, 148 Paper Mill Road, a patrol officer requests that the parents of teen-aged youths found to be trespassing at the schools in two vehicles be contacted, the officer reports that no damage was found at the school and the youths were advised of the pertinent city ordinances, parents of the minors involved took custody of their children;
1:19 a.m.: traffic complaint, Franklin Street, a patrol officer reports he observed two skateboarders in the middle of the roadway who had been difficult to see until he was very close to them, the officer reports he advised the skateboarders of the hazards of their activity and they agreed to stay out of the road for their own safety;
6:28 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, East Main Street, a patrol officer reports a traffic stop for speeding revealed that the operator and both passengers possessed only learner’s permits, the owner of the vehicle was contacted who said that he did not know the youths were operating the car and came from Chicopee to take custody of it;
10:06 a.m.: fire, South Meadow Road, a caller reports black smoke coming from the tobacco fields, dual response dispatched, the responding deputy fire chief reports the fire was apparently sparked by the embers of a camp fire from the night before and farm workers had it under control, firefighters assisted to completely extinguish the fire;
11:18 a.m.: fraud, Montgomery Street, a detective reports he spoke with residents regarding an apparent case of financial fraud and filed an incident report;
11:55 a.m.: assist citizen, Mechanic Street, a caller requests an officer to stand by while he collects property from a Mechanic Street address, the responding officer reports the two involved parties sorted out their belongings without incident;
12:05 a.m.: recovered stolen vehicle, Westfield Police Department, 15 Washington St., Hartford, Conn., police report a stolen vehicle was recovered in their city, the vehicle was towed to the police impound yard;
12:27 p.m.: animal complaint, Valley View Drive, animal control officers report they took custody of five dogs left alone in a residence when their owner went to hospital the night before, the dogs were transported to the municipal animal shelter, the ACOs returned in response to a report of two cats also at the house but were unable to take them into custody;
1:56 p.m.: document service, Orange Street, an officer detailed to attempt to serve an harassment prevention order reports the order was served in hand and read to the recipient
4:06 p.m.: trespassing, Sackett Street, a patrol officer reports he spoke with 10 persons found swimming in the river and pointed out the large sign prohibiting swimming, the swimmers said they had not seen the sign when they drove past it, the parties collected their trash and left the area without further incident;
5:30 p.m.: officer wanted, Main Street, a caller from a Main Street liquor store reports a customer abandoned a fraudulent identification card and fled when the card was challenged, the responding officer reports the card was seized and the suspect’s identity could not be immediately confirmed;
11:57 p.m.: animal complaint, Pochassic Road, a caller reports her daughter is trying to “wrangle” a stray cow in the roadway, the responding officer reports that upon his arrival the cow had been returned to its field by the caller’s daughter and the owner of the cow was notified.
2:20 a.m.: concerned citizen, Hillside Road, a caller reports hearing two gunshots near her house which she said were also heard by a neighbor, an area check found no evidence and police monitored the situation;
7:39 a.m.: officer wanted, Depot Street, a resident wished to speak to the court officer regarding an immediate threat order and the status of his license, he was advised to contact the Registry of Motor Vehicles.