Major crime and incident report
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020
4:49 a.m.: accident, East Mountain Road, a caller reports that he was driving his dump truck when it became wedged between a street sign and some utility lines, the responding officer reports that the truck was hanging on the communication wires, the caller reports that there was no smoke, fire, or injuries, the responding officer reports that pole owner Verizon was contacted and responded to the scene;
9:26 a.m.: structure fire, Noble Avenue, a caller reports that they were doing laundry when their dryer caught fire and began filling the house with smoke, the responding officer reports that he got the occupants of the 2nd floor unit out of the building, the responding fire deputy reports that the cause of the fire was poor ventilation and that it has been extinguished, the responding officer reported no injuries;
9:53 a.m.: suspicious person, North Road, a caller reports that an unknown male was observed leaving the woods and looking around at the exterior of a North Road church, the caller reported that the suspicious male left the area shortly after, the responding officer reports that he was unable to locate the subject;
3:09 p.m.: animal complaint, Franklin Avenue, an animal control officer reports that there is a small black dog loose in the area, the animal control officer reports that she has custody of the pug-type dog and brought it to the Westfield Regional Animal Shelter.
7:31 a.m.: assist motorist, Powder Mill Road, an officer assisted a motorist who was locked out of their vehicle;
8:01 a.m.: animal complaint, Sunnyside Road, a deceased coyote was found in the road and removed;
8:25 a.m.: officer wanted, Sheep Pasture Road, a resident reports he believes he is being followed and watched;
8:55 a.m.: officer wanted, Rosewood Lane, a resident reports a vehicle’s glove box was open and appears someone went through its contents but nothing was taken;
12:18 p.m.: officer wanted, Eagle Street, a resident reports concerns regarding her son who has been at his father’s home for a week in another state but should be in school, the responding officer advised her to seek assistance through family court;
9:27 p.m.: assist other police department, College Highway, police were notified of a vehicle entering Southwick from Granby, Conn. operating erratically, responding officers were unable to locate the vehicle.