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Mar 24

Some Recent Arrests

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 8:35 AM by Jeffrey Rudinski



On March 14 at 9:43 p.m. Captain Timothy Kane, Detective Michael Cygan and  Ofc Justin Wall responded to an Iroquois Lane address for a report of a possible underage drinking party. There were numerous vehicles parked on the street and cul-de-sac. Dean Birtwell Jr. 18, of Wilbraham was charged with Furnishing Alcohol to Persons under 21.

On March 15 at 1:26 a.m. Officer Brent Noyes observed a motor vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign on Stony Hill Road. The vehicle was stopped. The operator showed signs of impairment and was given field sobriety tests. He failed. Philip Sharples 47, of Wilbraham was placed under arrest by Noyes for OUI Liquor and Negligent Operation.

On March 16 at 2:23 a.m. Sgt. Edward Lennon observed a speeding motor vehicle on Boston Road, caught up to the vehicle on Main St. where he also observed the vehicle fail to stay within its marked lane. The vehicle was stopped and the operator showed signs of impairment. The operator failed field sobriety tests. James Castner 30, of Chicopee was arrested for OUI Liquor and Negligent Operation. He was also cited for the marked lanes and speed violations.

On March 17 at 5:15 p.m. Officer Joseph Brewer did a query of a registration plate and it came back stolen from Springfield. The vehicle was stopped. Ricardo Rivera 26, of Springfield was arrested for Operating on a Suspended License.  He was also charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Attaching Registration Plates, Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

On March 18 at 6:01 p.m. K-9 Officer Joseph Brewer observed a man he knew had a warrant, the male party was leaving a business on Boston Road. Officer Brewer stopped the motor vehicle, confirmed the identification of the driver and arrested Shakari Mahfood 19, of Wilbraham for the warrant

On March 19 at 5:45 p.m. Officer James Gagner stopped a motor vehicle because the registered owner had a suspended license. Orlando Davis 32, of Westfield was arrested and while conducting an inventory search of the vehicle several counterfeit $100 bills were found. Mr. Davis was also charged with possessing the counterfeit notes. The Secret Service was contacted.

On March 21 at 5:39 a.m. Officer David Diogo had information that Brian Gallagher 36, of Wilbraham had an arrest warrant. He observed his vehicle while conducting a radar post and stopped same. Mr. Gallagher was arrested without incident.

On March 21 at 10:05 pm, Wilbraham Police were summonsed to a Millbrook drive address for a disturbance. Officers Justin Wall and Thomas Motyka responded. After interviewing numerous people who were present, It was determined that several parties came to the house to start an altercation. A juvenile party was arrested and charged with B&E, vandalizing property, and Assault and Battery.  Jeffrey Miller 18 of Wilbraham was charged with Vandalizing property, Intimidation of a witness, and Assault and Battery


FOR YOUR INFORMATION: The Wilbraham Police Department will gladly accept parent’s cell phone numbers or other local contact numbers while they are on vacation and concerned about their teenager being left alone. Many times kids choose to have parties when left alone and anywhere from 20-100 kids will congregate at the residence. Houses  get wrecked, property is stolen,  fights may occur and beer cans are left all over the lawn or street. Worst of all, many of these kids will  drive under the influence and risk getting  hurt or hurting  someone else. We would like to stop the party before it starts or at least provide extra patrols to deter a  gathering. Please leave contact numbers with the Watch Commander. (413) 596-3837