Major crime and incident report
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019
2:06 a.m.: liquor law violation, Mechanic Street at Thomas Street, a patrol officer reports he observed members of a group of college-aged youths discard containers of alcohol when they saw him, the officer reports he spoke with the group who initially all denied drinking but one eventually did admit to drinking and implicated another, the two youths were issued city ordinance violation citations for possession of an open container of alcohol in public and one was also cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol;
9:04 a.m.: motor vehicle violation, Cowles Bridge, Southwick Road a traffic bureau officer reports he observed a tractor-trailer unit cross Cowles Bridge in violation of the posted weight restriction, a traffic citation was issued;
9:47 p.m.: found property, Meadow Street, a caller reports finding a hypodermic needle, the responding officer reports he took custody of the needle for proper disposal;
2:35 p.m.: accident, Southwick Road, multiple callers report a crash involving a school bus, dual response dispatched, the responding officer reports no children were on the bus and all involved parties declined medical assistance;
4:22 p.m.: suspicious person, Rail Trail, Main Street, a community policing officer reports he discovered a male party sleeping amongst debris indicative of use of the area by homeless persons, the man was provided a courtesy transport to a relative’s home and the DPW was notified about the debris;
9:23 p.m.: found property, Franklin Street, a resident came to the station to surrender a wallet found on Franklin Street, the wallet was stored for safe keeping.