Police, District Attorney conduct investigation in Westfield

Transfer station was closed on Friday

Westfield Transfer Station

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An investigation involving two separate locations was underway on Friday in the City of Westfield.

Westfield Police Lt. Michael LaCroix told 22News that police were investigating at Westfield’s Twiss Street Transfer and Recycling Center and at an apartment complex located at 50 Southampton Road. He said the investigation started Thursday afternoon.

Apartment complex at 50 Southampton Road

The Hampden County District Attorney’s Office confirmed for 22News that they were also investigating, but declined to provide specific information. Westfield Police added that Massachusetts State Police were also involved.

An apartment complex resident, who asked not to be on camera, said she’s shocked; “It’s a little weird and concerning to know that things are happening right under your nose and you don’t really know. You don’t hear, you don’t see anything until it pops up on the news.”

22News went to the Westfield Transfer and Recycling Center Friday morning and saw a police car behind the center’s entrance gate, which had a “closed” sign on it. Another sign on the gate said the transfer station’s normal business hours were 7:00 a.m.- 2:45 p.m. on Fridays.

Westfield Police said in a Facebook post that state law prohibits them from releasing any more information related to the case, but there’s no danger to the public. 22News did some research and found out there are several laws that prevent police from talking about a criminal investigation; like crimes involving domestic violence, juveniles, and the Good Samaritan law.

 

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