Police Log Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Major crime and incident report
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Midnight: disturbance, East Main Street, a caller reports two men are fighting behind the Westfield Shops, the responding officer reports one of the men had left the area and the other said that both he and the other man are homeless and that the other man burned his tent at an encampment they had established together, see stories in the Thursday, July 11, and Monday, July 15, editions of The Westfield News;
5:01 p.m.: larceny, East Silver Street, a caller from an East Silver Street supermarket reports a shoplifter has been detained in the store, the responding officer reports a suspect had been confronted after leaving the store with merchandise valued at about $80 which had not been paid for, the officer reports that while he was detained the suspect attempted swallow four pills but was prevented from doing so, the suspect was found to be the subject of warrants issued by the Westfield, Salem and Cambridge district courts, Joseph Robert Franzen, 33, of 52 Brentwood Drive, Westfield, was arrested for two charges of possession of a Class B drug, single charges of destruction of evidence and shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on the warrants;
7:23 p.m.: motor vehicle violation, Main Street, a patrol officer reports that a check of the registration of a vehicle seen operating without a front registration plate revealed that the owner’s license was suspended, the vehicle was stopped and Trevor Regis Lucia, 21, of 10 King Ave., Westfield, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and for a number plate violation.

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