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Amherst Police Log for Sept. 8, 2017

Day-by-day police calls



Sunday, September 10, 2017
MONDAY, AUG. 28

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

2:28 p.m. – A suspicious man taking photos of people at Amethyst Brook Conservation Area was not located by police.

4:35 p.m. – Police wer called to Main Street near the VFW after a pedestrian cursed at the driver of a vehicle that nearly hit him. The man told police he just lost his cool.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

1:04 a.m. – Police located a suicidal woman in the area of the Notch and called for an ambulance to transport her to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for assistance.

DISTURBANCES

12:17 p.m. – Police were notified about a disturbance at the corner of Boltwood Avenue and Main Street in which one man swore at another man, which followed threats made.

LARCENY

4:10 p.m. – A bicyle was reported stolen from a Mattoon Steret residence. The bicycle, used by several tenants at the location, was replaced with an older bike.

VANDALISM

1:35 p.m. – A security system, including cameraas, were disconnected and removed from a North Pleasant Street fraternity.

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 29

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:14 a.m. – A man and woman inside a vehicle looking at stars at Groff Park were reminded the park closes at dark.

12:30 a.m. – Police found a man loitering at Puffer’s Pond. He was reminded the site is closed at night.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

6:07 p.m. – A downtown Amherst resident reported receiving threatening messages, possibly from a former client.

LARCENY

2:55 p.m. – Someone fled from a gas station without paying for $10 in gas. The person later returned to make restitution.

4:14 p.m. – Police took a report of a fraudulent $60,000 wire transfer from an Amherst company. The theft is being investigated.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

9:33 a.m. – An animal was removed from a chicken coop at a Pelham Road residence. The owner of the chickens was given advice on how to keep other animals from attacking the chickens.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

6:25 p.m. – Amherst Police assisted Hadley Polce in trying to locate a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident at Hampshire Mall.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

3:26 a.m. – An Amherst woman told police a man she saw at the movies was outside her home holding a gun. Police found no evidence her claims were legitimate.

LARCENY

9:45 a.m. – Unsecured gym equipment valued at around $1,000, left outside a University Drive business, was reported stolen. Police are investigating.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

1:49 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Main Street residents holding a loud party.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

2:55 p.m. – A mailbox on Meadow Street was damaged when a hit-and-run vehicle struck it, police said. At 3:28 p.m., Amherst Police learned that Sunderland Police had pulled over the vehicle and summoned an ambulance for its driver. The driver was later issued a citation for having a suspended license.

9:53 p.m. – A vehicle parked on Amity Street sustained minor damage when it was sideswiped by a hit-and-run vehicle, police said.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 31

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:37 a.m. – A man attempting to urinate on a tree on Kellogg Avenue was warned about his actions and sent on his way.

10:46 p.m. – Two 21-year-old Lincoln Avenue residents drinking beer on the street were reminded about the town's open container bylaw.

LARCENY

10:02 a.m. – A laptop was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a Belchertown Road location.

1:04 p.m. – Police are investigating the theft of more than $200 worth of deodorant from the CVS Pharmacy on North Pleasant Street. A man was observed fleeing from the store with the products, which he had placed in a bag. Police are trying to identify the suspect.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

12:40 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Northampton Road residents talking loudly.

3:26 a.m. – A verbal warning was issued by police to Main Street residents playing loud music.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

10:25 a.m. – A black bear wandering in and out of traffic on Shays Street was not located by police.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

11:01 p.m. – An intoxicated woman repeatedly entering and exiting an Amherst bar was transported home.

DISTURBANCES

1:55 a.m. – Police kept the peace at Colonial Village where a man refused to leave a residence. Officers determined he had come back to get his clothes and startled the tenant.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

1:22 a.m. – A patio umbrella for a table at The Pub on East Pleasant Street was removed by two men. Police observed them running with the umbrella on Triangle Street and then near the high school, before the men discarded the umbrella on Taylor Street. Officers identified the suspects, who will not face charges, and returned the umbrella to the restaurant.

BREAK-INS

8:06 p.m. – A Sand Hill Road resident called police to report that the home was entered through a faulty sliding glass door by someone who squatted inside for a period of time. At 10:21 a.m., Puffton Village residents returning for the semester told police someone got inside their residence through an open window, and, while nothing was missing, it appeared someone used the couch and refrigerator for an extended time.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

1:02 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Northampton Road residents playing loud music and yelling while having a backyard barbecue.

1:38 a.m. – Gray Street residents were issued a verbal warning for loud yelling. Police determined the residents were upset at neighbors stomping on the floor and parking their vehicles in such a way as to block the driveway.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

3:19 p.m. – An Amherst Fire Department ambulance responded to a minor two-car accident to check on an 11-month-old child and a 3-year-old boy in one of the vehicles, police said. No one was transported to a hospital or needed medical attention, police said.

4:02 p.m. – A Jersey barrier set up near the entrance to the middle school was struck by a vehicle, which sustained heavy damage and had to be towed, police said.

TRAFFIC

12:36 a.m. – A mattress dumped near the intersection of Sunderland Road and the Route 116 bypass was removed from the road by police. The Department of Public Works was notified.

8:26 a.m. – A tour bus creating traffic issues on College Street moved before police got there.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 2

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

2 a.m. – Police stopped people carrying a street sign on Phillips Street. Police determined the sign was homemade and not town property.

5:37 p.m. – Solicitors for a power company going door to door at The Boulders were advised to get permits for their work.

9:28 p.m. – Gun shots were reported on Bay Road area. Police determined fireworks from Granby.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

4:35 p.m. – Police were called about a panhandler on North Pleasant Street in front of the downtown bars. He was advised not to be aggressive toward passers-by.

DISTURBANCES

7:13 p.m. – Police kept the peace between people arguing at a North Pleasant Street home began when one walked into the wrong home.

LARCENY

4:47 p.m. – A water pump for a farm was reported stolen from a truck on Meadow Street.

4:48 p.m. – A North Amherst resident told police he purchased cleats online from a seller in Maryland and didn’t get the right product.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

8:56 p.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Summer Street residents holding a loud band practice.

9:55 p.m. – A verbal warning was issued by police to Northampton Road residents playing loud music.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

3:36 p.m. – One driver failed to use care in turning College and South East streets, cutting off a motorcyclist that was forced dumped the motorcycle on the grass, police said.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 3

DISTURBANCES

12:31 a.m. – Police calmed down a man who said he was denied entry to two downtown bars.

9:38 p.m. – Riverside Park residents involved in a dispute, with one allegedly stomping on the floor and yelling profanities, were advised to be quiet.

VANDALISM

1:22 a.m. – Gravestones were reported knocked over at West Cemetery.

TRAFFIC

7:05 a.m. – A desk chair dumped in the middle of Churchill Street was moved to a grassy area near the sidewalk.