West Springfield Police Department

  • Agency: West Springfield Police Department
  • Address: 26 Central Street, Suite 22, West Springfield, 01089 MA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: (413) 263-3210

West Springfield Police Department is located at 26 Central Street, Suite 22, West Springfield, 01089 MA. The West Springfield Police Department phone number is (413) 263-3210.

West Springfield Police Department News

The West Springfield Police Dept. in conjunction with TJ Maxx will be holding a winter clothing drive on Sunday November 11th from 2p to 7p in the parking lot located at 239 Memorial Ave.

West Springfield Police is seeking the public's help in identifying the person's in these photos for an Armed Robbery that occurred last evening 11/02/18 around 7:30 PM on Westfield St. If you know their identity or have any information please contact the West Springfield Detective Bureau at (413) 263-3210 and Reference Case #18-18229-OF. You may remain anonymous.

The WSPD is looking for the publics help in identifying this male and female for the larceny of $680 in merchandise from a department store on Riverdale St. The two fled in a blue older model Hyun Elantra. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Kennedy at (413) 263-3210 ext. 229. You may remain anonymous if you wish. Case #18-17610-OF

The WSPD is looking for the publics help identifying this male for a larceny at a Liquor Store on Riverdale St. The male may be from CT. but is known to frequent this package store. Anyone with information is asked to call (413) 263-3210 ext. 229 You can stay anonymous if you wish.

Thank You to Outback Steakhouse for dropping off this great food for our men and women in blue today!


WSPD is sharing Southwick PD’s post in an effort to help their drive for the victims affected by Hurricane Michael. If you are local and would like to help in the effort you can also drop the requested items off at Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe located at 68 North BLVD, West Springfield during normal business hours. For further questions you can speak with Paul Laflamme (Ye old Butcher Shoppe) or contact Southwick PD.

Arrest: Aleksandr Novak (Cambridge St. Feeding Hills) Charges: 1 - OUI Drugs, 2 - Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle Summary: On 10/18/2018 at approximately 2:00PM, Uniformed Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident in the area of Elm and Armstrong St’s. Upon arrival the vehicle operated by Mr. Novak had collided with a legally parked vehicle at that location, for no apparent reason. Upon investigation at the scene Officers determined that the operator of the vehicle in motion, Mr. Novak, was under the influence of intoxicating drugs and or alcohol, and he was placed under arrest. Located inside Novak’s vehicle, prior to its being towed from the scene, was a hypodermic needle and an empty package stamped “Exit 3” believed to be an empty heroin package. Upon returning to the WSPD for arrest processing, Mr. Novak was interviewed by WSPD’s certified Drug Recognition Expert who determined Mr. Novak to be under the influence of heroin and he was charged accordingly.

Arrest: Santiago Vazquez (Tyler St. Springfield) Charges Possession to Distribute Class A Drug (Heroin) Summary: On 10/18/2018 at approximately 3:00 PM, members of the WSPD Narcotics Unit in conjunction with members of the FBI Western Mass. Gang Task Force arrested Mr. Vazquez after over a 1-month long investigation. On 10/18 Detectives observed Mr. Vazquez arrive at a predetermined location on Memorial Avenue, after receiving information that he would be conducting a narcotics transaction there. When Mr. Vazquez arrived at the location, Detectives moved in on him and upon seeing Police he fled his vehicle on foot. While fleeing he threw 100 packages of Heroin Stamped “Fire” (2-50 count “half packs”) in a cellophane bag, onto the roof of an adjacent business. Those drugs were recovered by Detectives at the scene. While fleeing Vazquez lost his flip flop shoes and he was soon apprehended by pursuing Detectives. On his person at the time of apprehension was another “half pack” of 50 packages of Heroin stamped “Fire”, as well as $903.00 in US currency.

DEA National Take Back Day Drop off your unwanted drugs at our department on Saturday Oct. 27 between 10am - 2pm. 26 Central Street, West Springfield, MA. Or visit the below web link to find a closer location. https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/NTBI-PUB.pub?_flowExecutionKey=_c2F2AA540-AD15-06AE-F2A4-E4973205452E_k4E680DF3-6AFE-7A0D-2C3A-EE07CFCB4886

The WSPD is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male in the photos. (The female has already been identified) The two are wanted for a larceny at a department store in the Century Plaza. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Kennedy at (413) 263-3210 ext. 229. If you want to remain anonymous you can. Case #: 18-16277-OF

It is with great sorrow that the West Springfield Police announces the passing of retired Sgt. Gerard P. Connor Jr. “Gerry” worked at the department from May of 1966 until his retirement of August 2007. He worked in both the patrol and detective division but he will best be remembered for his work in the Traffic bureau where he was able to assist so many people. He was a valuable resource to Chief McNamara and Chief Burke who appreciated his ability to “get things done”. He cherished his family and friends and will be deeply missed. Rest in peace Gerry

Notice WSPD will not be processing any new LTC’s or renewals until the week of Oct. 22nd. Per Chief Duffy.

Arrested: Michael A Scott (West Springfield) Charges: - Breaking and Entering Nighttime for a Felony (6 counts) - Larceny Under $1,200 (3 counts) - Malicious Destruction of Property (2 counts) Summary: On 09/24/2018 at approximately 11AM, Mr. Scott was taken into custody on the grounds of the Easter States Exposition as a result of the investigation of previous break-ins and larcenies to numerous “Big E” vendor tents. Mr. Scott was charged with break-ins reported on 09/19/2018 as well as 09/24/18. A WSPD Detective Bureau investigation was able tie Mr. Scott to both sets of crimes. Mr. Scott was cooperative with investigators during the investigation. He was placed under arrest on the Big E grounds without incident.

Arrested: Marcus Copeland (Marsden St. Springfield) Shirtless Arrested: John Green (Spring St. Springfield) Charges (Both men): - Breaking and Entering Daytime for a Felony - Larceny Over $1,200 - Possession of Burglarious Tools Summary: On 09/25/2018 at approximately 4:30PM, a homeowner responded to his vacant home near the intersection of Dewey St. and Old Westfield Rd. to check on the property, as there had been recent break-in(s) in this area of town. Upon arriving at his home, the owner found Mr. Green and Mr. Copeland loading building materials from the home into a red Mercury Marquis parked in the driveway. When questioned about their actions, the men explained that they had been hired to clean out these materials to make room to install a new hot water heater, which was also in the Marquis. The owner contacted the WSPD and was able to keep the men at the address until Police arrived. Both men were placed under arrest without incident at the scene.

*Alert* The WSPD would like to make the public aware of a recent spike in tire thefts. Over the past few days multiple tires have been stolen from HONDA automobiles in the Riverdale St. area. The thefts have occurred during the overnight hours and have taken place in both residential and retail sales locations. Any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to the WSPD.

Safe and sound thanks to Officer Nick Latino and Officer Jeff Beleski. Thanks to the hard work of these two officers an 8 year old girl is home with her family. In the most unimaginable circumstances this is where our local heroes come into save the day. Keep it up guys! We appreciate your continued service.

*********UPDATE********* Missing 15 year old Juliette Sheehan has been located and returned home safely to her family.

Congratulations to one of WSPD’s finest dispatchers for being picked as Host of the day at the Big E. Congratulations Dispatcher Boone!

CASE #: 18-13809-OF - The West Springfield Police is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male in the photos. We are currently investigating an incident where $14,000 of DJ equipment was rented from a business in W. Spfld. and never returned. On 08/26/2018 the male in the photo used a false MA. License to rent the equipment. Information gathered thus far shows he may have ties to Hartford CT. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Kennedy at (413) 263-3210 ext. 229.

WSPD is looking to identify the male and female in these photos. The couple are wanted for larceny of a women's wallet and subsequent use of her credit cards. The larceny occurred at a local retailer. WSPD would like to remind the public to never leave your purse unattended in a shopping cart. If you know their identity please contact the WSPD Detective Bureau at 413-263-3210. Reference Case# 18-15171-OF.

SCAM Alert, “Publisher’s Clearing House” scheme. Recently an elderly citizen received a phone call from an “876” area code (Kingston, Jamaica) claiming to be from “Publisher’s Clearing House”. The caller informed the targeted victim that he had won, but the target would need to purchase a $500 Amazon.com gift card and read the SCU # over the phone to the “Publisher’s Clearing House representative”, in order to process the winning prize money. The target instead of purchasing the card, took $500 in cash from their bank account and informed the “representative” of this, who stated that “representative” would come to their residence to receive the $500. The target then notified relatives who immediately recognized this as a SCAM and contacted the Police. NO representative ever arrived at the targets home and no money was lost. The WSPD once again reminds the public to be vigilant in these matters and to look out for each other, especially the elderly. The elderly often have difficulty comprehending this type of scam, and how easy they can be targeted. “See Something, Say Something”!

*****UPDATE***** Joseph Simone has been Located!! Thank you. The West Springfield Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 77 year old male that went missing from the Gate 9 area of the Eastern States Exposition at 2:30pm today. Joseph Simone was last seen wearing athletic brown pants w/ a tan stripe and a blue and white polo shirt. If you think you see Joseph please call WSPD at 413-263-3210.