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Thursday, December 29, 2016

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Arrests and
Summons

AMHERST

A 49-year-old Amherst woman will be summoned to court on charges of trespassing and vandalism following a reported break-in at a North East Strreet residence Dec. 25 at 8:51 a.m., police said.

Paul R. Scace, was arrested  Dec. 22 at 5:44 p.m. on Boltwood Walk on a charge of disorderly conduct after he was found urinating in public view, police said. Scace was observed in front of the downtown bars moments earlier smashing a bottle of vodka on the sidewalk, police said.

Hector Santos, 52, of Springfield, was arrested Dec. 21 at 8:59 p.m. on Belchertown Road on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a license revoked for being an habitual traffic offender, police said.

A 28-year-old Northampton man will be summoned to court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle with no inspection sticker following a traffic stop on North Pleasant Street Dec. 19 at 11:04 a.m.

 

Day-by-day
police calls

MONDAY, DEC 19

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

9:45 a.m. – A woman reported her cable was cut in the basement of her home. Police found no evidence this happened.

10:21 a.m. – Police took a call from a resident concerned a former boyfriend might be dropping by her home to cause trouble.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

9:44 a.m. – Police provided assistance to a woman concerned about a former student who she believes has become infatuated with her and could come to her home.

LARCENY

9:25 p.m. – A man left a downtown restaurant without paying a $10 tab. Police were not able to find him.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

12:25 a.m. – A vehicle parked on Allen Street sustained damage to its driver’s side door when struck by a hit-and-run vehicle, police said.

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 20

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

10:56 a.m. – A woman reported someone entered her apartment overnight. Police found that no one had gotten into the home.

5:34 p.m. – An intoxicated man blocking the entrance to a downtown bar was transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton when he was unable to walk.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

7:48 p.m. – Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident in which two vehicles were damaged at the intersection of Northampton Road and Snell Street, police said.

TRAFFIC

3:31 p.m. – A 13-year-old girl was seen driving a vehicle at Olympia Oaks and was still sitting inside it when police got there.  Police determined any driving the girl did happened on a private road.

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

2:52 a.m. – Police took a report of a woman walking around Ball Lane holding a gun. The item in her hand was just a cell phone.

3:01 a.m. –  A man came to the police station to report being assaulted by four women at a Meadow Street location. When the man was unable to provide evidence of any injury, he was advised to go to court if he wanted to press charges.

10:59 a.m. – A North East Street resident reported someone set up a credit card account in his name.

3:13 p.m. – A woman holding a clipboard and asking questions of people outside a downtown business agreed to move to a different spot.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

12:21 a.m. – Police contacted a man sending harassing text messages to a woman.

LARCENY

4:58 p.m. – A Summerfield Road resident reported someone used her credit card information to make purchases on overstock.com.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

8:22 a.m. – One vehicle was towed after it struck a parked oil truck making a delivery on Henry Street, police said. The driver told police she was blinded by glare from the sun.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

2:32 p.m. – Police assisted firefighters extinguish a small engine fire in a vehicle that was pulled over on Pelham Road.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 22

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

8:10 p.m. – A teenage girl yelling on Town Common returned home with her mother and calmed down. Police determined that the girl is just having problems controlling her outbursts.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

10:16 a.m. – Several people fishing on the ice at Puffer’s Pond were located. Police determined the ice is 6 inches thick and is safe.

9:42 p.m. – An employee at a downtown restaurant said his former girlfriend sent him more than 60 text messages and planned to visit his workplace. Police attempted to contact her before she arrived at the business.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

9:25 a.m. – One vehicle was towed following a two-car accident with no personal injuries at the intersection of Main and South Whitney streets, police said.

9:53 a.m. –  A vehicle that went into a snowbank on Strong Street was pushed out with help from a police officer

4:59 p.m. – One vehicle was towed after a three-car accident with no personal injuries on College Street, police said.

5:25 p.m. – Police said they are searching for a vehicle driver who struck a vehicle on Triangle Street, causing more than $1,000 in damage, and then fled.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 23

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

10:37 p.m. – A Cushman resident reported received several annoying text messages. She was referred to court for a restraining order.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

8:49 a.m. – One driver was issued a citation for failure to use care in stopping following a two-car accident with no personal injuries on Amity Street, police said.

9:49 a.m. – A deer was struck and killed by a vehicle on West Street near the Notch, police said. 

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 24

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:35 a.m. – People with marijuana sitting in a vehicle parked on Olympia Drive were advised not to consume the drug if they were about to drive.

1:02 a.m. – Police located a man and woman trying to yank the lights down from the Merry Maple on the Town Common. They told police they were just hugging the tree. They were sent on their way.

6 a.m. – A man sleeping in a vehicle parked on Pine Street told police he couldn’t move the vehicle, which had been parked at the location for three days, because he couldn’t afford to buy gas or pay for an inspection. He was advised that he could no longer stay in the vehicle and was referred to the homeless shelter for assistance.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

10:14 a.m. – A child climbing on a chair inside a North Amherst home got his leg wedged between the arm and seat and was unable to free himself. Officers assisted the mother in getting the boy out from the chair.

DISTURBANCES

12:40 a.m. – Police kept the peace between people arguing over the meaning of Christmas in front of the downtown bars.

11:12 p.m. – A man causing a scene outside the Craig’s Place homeless shelter calmed down and was allowed to return to the facility.

LARCENY

7:28 p.m. – A bicycle with a trailer stolen from outside the First Congregational Church on Main Street was located 40 minutes later at the intersection of Main and Seelye streets.

 SUNDAY, DEC. 25

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

2:58 p.m. – Police were informed about a dispute between neighbors at a downtown residence. The argument began over how one man pulls his vehicle out of the driveway and while he was backing up the neighbor stuck his hand inside the driver’s side window in an attempt to prevent it from being closed.

11:14 p.m. – Officers checked the well being of a downtown resident who hadn’t been in touch with her mother on Christmas.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

6:37 a.m. – One vehicle was towed from West Street near the Notch after it spun out on ice and went off the road, police said.

12:46 p.m. – A driver blinded by solar glare drove his vehicle off West Street into brush near Pomeroy Lane, police said. The vehicle was towed from the location, according to police.