Police Log Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020

Major crime and incident report
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020


1:44 a.m.: disturbance, Franklin Street, a caller reports a person she has been staying with threw her property out of the residence and will not allow her back inside although some property is missing, the responding officer reports the caller was found to be the subject of an active warrant issued in 2018 by the Holyoke District Court, Veronnica Gonzalez, 27, of 140 Chestnut St., Apt. M2, Springfield, was arrested on the warrant;
10:50 a.m.: animal complaint, Sander Road, an animal control officer reports she responded a report of a stray Canada goose and took it into custody, the bird was transported to the municipal animal shelter;
12:34 p.m.: larceny, South Maple Street, a resident came to the station to complain that his motorcycle was stolen, the responding officer reports th victim said that he had been working on his motorcycle before he left fore work and inadvertently left the key in place;
12:48 p.m.: recovered motor vehicle, Hartford, Conn., police report the recovery of a Ford Explorer which had been reported to have been stolen in Westfield;
1:13 p.m.: traffic complaint, East Main Street, a caller reports a rental truck pulled out in front of her on Little River Road and almost struck her vehicle before running the red light at the intersection with East Main Street, the vehicle was found and stopped and the operator’s license was found to have been suspended, a criminal citation was issued and the truck was towed to the police impound yard;
2:53 p.m.: counterfeiting, Jefferson Street, a caller reports a friend gave her two $100 bills which were found to be counterfeit when she took them to a bank, the responding officer reports a bank official said that the Secret Service was notified, the friend who gave the woman the bills was reportedly from Connecticut but the victim had not responded requests for additional information;
3:54 p.m.: larceny, Franklin Street, a caller reports a female party stole a bottle of whiskey, the responding officer reports an employee followed a couple to the PVTA bus pavilion and pointed them out to the officer, the two homeless persons admitted stealing the liquor and were both served with ‘No trespassing’ orders;
6:56 p.m.: well being check, Franklin Street at Shepard Street, a caller reports he observed a person passed out in a car but awoke while the caller was speaking and drove away initially at a high rate of speed before slowing to a rate which complicated traffic, a detective reports the vehicle was seen operating erratically and was stopped by a uniformed officer on Mechanic Street, the operator declined medical advice but was deemed to have been operating under the influence of drugs which were found in the car, George H. Lyttle, 46, of 140 Russell Road, Westfield, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a Class A drug and three charges of possession of a Class E drug;
7:10 p.m.: assist resident, Westminster Street, an officer stood by as a man collected property from a former residence without incident;
8:20 p.m.: disturbance, Sackett Street, a caller reports a physical altercation outside involving a group of persons, the responding officer reports a person was located who was found to be the subject of an active warrant issued in 2020 by the Northampton district court, Michael L. Rodriguez, 25, of 126 Union St., Apt. 0311, Westfield, was arrested on the warrant;
11:43 p.m.: assist resident, Noble Hospital, 90 Court St., a caller from the hospital requests an office to transport a discharged female patent who is anxious about walking home at night, the responding officer reports a courtesy transport was provided to a Stratfield Avenue address.

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