Major crime and incident report
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020
10:18 a.m.: animal complaint, King Street at High Street, an animal control officer reports that she is responding to pick up a loose kitten, the animal control officer reports that the cat was able to easily be put into an animal carrier and be transported to the Westfield Regional Animal Shelter;
3:53 p.m.: motor vehicle accident, Court Street, a caller reports that she witnessed a motor vehicle striking a person who was riding a bicycle, the responding officer reports that the bicyclist had minor injuries and refused medical attention;
3:53 p.m.: found property, North Road, a caller reports that somebody dumped heroin bags at the entrance of a North Road recreational area, the responding officer reports that the State Police barracks in Russell was contacted and that they would be sending an officer to investigate;
4:26 p.m.: shoplifting, Springfield Road, a caller from a Springfield Road department store reports that an unknown party was shoplifting items from the store and began walking to a neighboring car dealership, the responding officer reports that he found the female party at the dealership and would be transporting her back to the department store, the responding officer reports that the suspect was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital to be treated for some minor injuries sustained when fleeing the department store’s loss prevention team;
4:47 p.m.: counterfeit money, Morris Avenue, a caller reports that three male parties approached him and accused him of stealing their bicycle, the caller reports that he told the male parties that he found the bicycle and repaired it, the caller reports that he offered to give the bike back to the male parties for $50 to cover the cost of repair, the caller reports that the men handed him counterfeit money and left with the bicycle, the responding officer filed an incident report.
8:08 a.m.: fire alarm, College Highway, a coffee house employee stated he accidentally set off the alarm, there was no smoke or fire and the owner was advised to have the system checked;
11:36 a.m.: concerned citizen, College Highway, a caller reports a vehicle parked with the motor running and a child alone inside banging on a window, the reporting party believes the parent is inside the nail salon, the responding officer reports the operator returned to the vehicle and was advised against leaving a child alone in a running vehicle;
1:58 p.m.: officer wanted, a resident reports she was in a minor accident the previous night, she reports that a vehicle followed her into a gas station and struck her rear passenger side bumper, the operator said he would pay for the damage, however she wanted the incident on record;
2:24 p.m.: fire, College Highway, a resident complained that a neighbor is burning brush in their backyard and ashes are blowing on her house and in her yard, the neighbor was advised about burning bylaws.