Log

Police Log Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

WESTFIELD
Major crime and incident report
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

1:08 a.m.: notification, Russell Road, a patrol officer reports multiple Christmas trees have been discarded adjacent to a highway rest area, a DPW worker was asked to remove the trees;
7:51 a.m.: abandoned vehicle, Medeiros Way, a caller reports a car appears to have been abandoned in the parking lot of a Medeiros Way business, the responding officer reports a security guard said that a man reporting for his first day of work had arrived in a vehicle which stalled both as he was parking and again when he tried to leave, the officer reports he found that the car had been stolen in West Springfield where a vehicle reported to have been stolen in Springfield was abandoned, the operator was identified and found to be the defendant in a pending case charging him with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, the abandoned vehicle was returned to its owner;
9:39 a.m.: school investigation, Westfield Intermediate School, 350 Southampton Road, a school resource officer reports he learned that two teenaged boys were exchanging photos of naked children on their phones, the incident was referred to school officials for administrative action;
10:28 a.m.: school investigation, Westfield Technical Academy, 33 Smith Ave., a school resource officer reports an intermediate staff member reported that a boy who became infatuated with her when he was in intermediate school is harassing her via social media and text messages, the SRO reports he met with the boy and his guardian and advised him to stop contacting the staff member;
12:19 p.m.: larceny, PVTA bus terminal, Elm Street, a person came to the station to complain that his cell phone was stolen while he was on the bus, the responding officer reports the complainant said that he fell asleep on the bus and awoke to find his phone and ear buds missing, the incident was referred to the Community Service Unit;
12:22 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Brand Street, a patrol officer reports that while monitoring traffic he observed a car following another with only about a five-foot gap and the operator was honking in an apparent attempt to induce the leading vehicle to get out of the way, the officer followed the offending car into a parking lot where the operator expressed surprise that the officer was objecting to her driving and, when presented with a citation, said “Shouldn’t you be out catching criminals”;
1:07 p.m.: school investigation, Westfield Technical Academy, 33 Smith Ave., a school resource officer reports a male party came to the school to see a girl who had recently broken up with him and instigated a verbal altercation while she was in a car leaving school, the officer convinced the boy to leave the area and the girl and her grandfather were advised of her protective order options;
2:58 p.m.: vandalism, Thomas Street, a caller reports a window seal on her car was broken and she believes an unsuccessful attempt was made to break into her car, the responding officer reports an incident report was filed;
4:04 p.m.: identity fraud, Westfield Police Department, 15 Washington St., a resident reports her identity was stolen, the responding officer reports the complainant said that her bank advised her that a checking account had been opened in her name, the officer report she woman suffered no financial loss and an incident report was filed;
6:22 p.m.: larceny, Westfield Police Department, 15 Washington St., a person reports he was the victim of a scam, the responding officer reports that man said he bought a gift on-line and decided to return it, the man said that he searched on-line and found a web site which offered help him make the return, the man said that he was re-directed to another site where his bank account was apparently credited excessively and the person he was speaking with on his phone said that to resolve the mistake he should go to a retail store and purchase two $500 gift cards and remained on the phone with him while he did so, the victim provided the redemption numbers to the person he was speaking with before he became suspicious, the incident was referred to the detective bureau;
7:02 p.m.: larceny, Westfield Police Department, 15 Washington St., a resident reports merchandise she ordered was delivered but stolen from her porch, the theft was referred to the Community Service Unit;
9:58 p.m.: unwanted guest, Samaritan Inn, 7 Free St., a caller from the homeless shelter reports a person who was required to leave in the morning has returned and is refusing to leave, the responding officer reports the man was found to be the subject of an active warrant issued in 2004 by the Stoughton District Court, Wisly Germain, 47, of 393 Walnut St., Stoughton, was arrested on the warrant;
10:33 p.m.: trespassing, Main Street, a caller from a Main Street convenience store reports the subject of a ‘No trespassing’ order fled when he saw the caller was on the phone, the responding officer reports no record of the order could be found so a new order was issued, the officer reports he found the suspect and served the order.

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