Police Log Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020

Major crime and incident report
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020


12:30 a.m.: trespassing, Half Mile Falls Park, North Elm Street, a patrol officer reports he saw four youths walking in the park and advised them of the hours of operation of city parks and the possible consequences of trespassing before sending them on their ways;
9:30 a.m.: larceny, Springfield Road, the area manager of a Springfield Road business came to the station to report a larceny by an employee, the responding officer reports a criminal complaint for larceny of property valued more than $1,200 was filed and additional charges may be pending;
9:48 a.m.: city ordinance violation, Main Street, Community Service Unit officers report a known party who has repeatedly been warned about consuming alcohol in public was seen on the sidewalk drinking beer, a city ordinance violation citation was issued;
10:28 a.m.: animal complaint, Old Farm Road, an animal control officer reports she was advised of a stray cat at a residence, the ACO took custody of the cat and transported it to the municipal animal shelter;
1:27 p.m.: larceny, East Main Street, a caller from an electronics store reports an inventory revealed that a tablet computer has been stolen, the responding officer reports an incident report was filed;
2:26 p.m.: fire, Franklin Avenue, a caller reports a vehicle is on fire, dual response dispatched, the responding firefighters report the fire was extinguished;
3:06 p.m.: animal complaint, Westfield Animal Shelter, 178 Apremont Way, a person whose recently deceased relative had adopted a cat at the shelter came to the shelter to surrender it;
4:45 p.m.: accident, Southampton Road, multiple callers report an accident involving a pedestrian and a motorist, dual response dispatched, the responding firefighters report one person was transported to Baystate Medical Center;
7:32 p.m.: vandalism, Butternut Road, a caller reports a  rear window on one of her vehicles was broken previously and another vehicle has recently been damaged, the responding officer reports that in addition to the previously reported broken window another vehicle appears to have been struck by BBs or pellet, the case was referred to the Community Service Unit;
8:07 p.m.: assist citizen, Pine Hill Cemetery, Court Street, a caller reports she is locked inside the cemetery, the responding officer reports a keyholder was located who released the woman;
10:55 p.m.: noise complaint, Washington Street, a caller complains of noise from a nearby party, the tenants said that they have not been given the information package usually provided to off-campus college students but eventually acknowledged that they had received the information last year, the tenants were advised the expectations have not changed and the party was dispersed.



9:48 a.m.: officer wanted, Depot Street, a citizen requested to speak to an officer regarding a traffic stop that involved his wife;

11:46 a.m.: officer wanted, Depot Street, a resident spoke with an officer regarding scam phone calls;

4:04 a.m.: watercraft complaint, police advised parents of youths on North Pond in kayaks without floatation devices who were observed trying to tip each other over into the water;

4:51 p.m.: officer wanted, Shore Road, a landlord spoke with police regarding a tenant and the company she allows in the house, the homeowner was advised that he cannot dictate who his tenant has for company;

5:32 p.m.: scam, Vining Hill Road, a resident alerted police to a social security scam;

8:05 p.m.: fireworks, Maple Street, a resident reports fireworks in the area that almost struck their home;

8:48 a.m.: suspicious vehicle, Patriots Way, a slow moving vehicle was reported  but could not be located.

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