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Amherst Police Log for Oct. 6, 2017

Day-by-day police calls



Thursday, October 05, 2017

MONDAY, SEPT. 25

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

6:12 a.m. – A man sleeping in a common area at the Clark House was awoken and sent on his way.

1:31 p.m. – Several bags filled with leaves and lawn debris were dumped illegally on a University Drive property. Additional bags with unknown items were reported placed at the entrance to Village Park at 9:53 p.m.

5:09 p.m. – Police took a report of three teenagers shooting a BB gun at Colonial Village.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

2:55 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to women talking loudly on the porch of an East Pleasant Street home.

10:21 p.m. – A verbal warning was issued by police to Lincoln Avenue residents yelling and singing from the porch.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

6:43 a.m. – Cows loose on South East Street were returned to their pen.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

3:51 a.m. – A three-car crash with possible injuries was reported on Triangle Street, police said.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

7:05 a.m. –  A bird that flew into the Eversource power station on Colleeg Street caused a minor explosion. Firefightrrs responded.

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:32 p.m – Polcie took a report about a mail carrier who got into an argument with a Rolling Green Apartments resident over how packages are delivered and allegedly tried to enter the home. Polise spoke to a postal supervisor about the incident.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

8:57 a.m. – A South Amherst resident complained that a neighbor made fun of her child’s sneakers and cursed in front of him, making her son cry. Police advised the residents to try to get along.

DISTURBANCES

3:50 p.m. – A man standing in the roundabout at the intersection of Triangle and East Pleasant streets told police a person was throwing rocks at him. The suspect was not identified. At 4:25 p.m., the man got into a verbal altercation with a passerby.

LARCENY

12:14 p.m. – A Cherry Lane resident reported an identity theft.

TRAFFIC

10:10 a.m. – A freight train blocked Main Street for more than 15 minutes, prompting vehicles to take detours on side streets to get passed the railroad crossing. Police determined the conductor had to use emergency brakes to avoid striking a pickup truck parked on the tracks. Police identified the truck owner, who was warned about the inconvenience caused.

10:56 a.m. – The Department of Public Works was notified to get assistance from officers to direct traffic while working on the curve from Pine Street onto Bridge Street.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

12:16 p.m. – A gas tank was struck by a contractor working on Concord Way. The leak was fixed by a private company while firefighters stood by.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

8:49 a.m. – Trash and a refrigerator were dumped illegally on Smith Street. Police determined the items were suposed to be at the adjacent North Pleasant Street Apartments.

DISTURBANCES

10:25 p.m. – An altercation beteen family members at an Amherst residence ended when police got there.

LARCENY

9:57 a.m. – A man fled from the CVS Pharmacy on North Pleasant Street without paying for an electric toothbrush and an electric razor.

6:24 p.m. – An attempted shoplifting of eyedrops was reported at the CVS Pharmacy on North Pleasant Street. The customer paid for the items before leaving.

VANDALISM

9:30 pm. – Sticks, leaves and dirt were placed on a 2003 Dodge Caravan placed on Sunset Avenue, possibly in retaluation for parking on the road.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

4:38 p.m. – A large turtle was safely moved from Larkspur Drive to the edge of the road.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

2:38 p.m. – One driver was issued a citation for failure to use care in stopping following two -car awith no personal injuries at the intersection of Chestnut and Cottage streets, police said.

5:20 p.m. – A vehicle sustained minor damage when it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle on West Srreet 11 days earlier, police said.

TRAFFIC

4:10 p.m. –  A man on the side of the roundabout at Triangle and East Pleasant streets was reportedly nearly causing crashes, with people trying to photograph him from their vehicles. At 5:16 p.m., the man was standing in the fresh grass planted in the middle of the roundabout and was advised to move.

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28

TRAFFIC

12:57 a.m. – Police issued a ticket to a vehicle parked on the Shumway Street sidewalk.

6:48 a.m. – Three drivers were warned for failing to stop at a stop sign on South East Street near Fort River School.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

1:28 a.m. – Amherst Police asistsed UMass Police in searching for a person involved in a domestic altercation.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:01 p.m. – A man urinating on a storage bin behind a University Drive store fled into the woods and was not located.

3:45 p.m. – Police were informed by New England Central Railroad officials that a man was walking on the train tracks that pass Strong Street. He was not located.

7:56 p.m. – Staff at the Lord Jeffery Inn reported a suspicious man driving a limousine who parked on Boltwood Avenue, claiming to be there for a non-existent wedding, and then invited five college-age women walking by his vehicle to get inside it. The limo was gone when police got there.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

3:55 p.m. – Youths skateboarding and nearly hitting pedestrians on North Pleasant Street were not found.

7:47 p.m. – Police spoke to Pine Street residents about how to get along better with their neighbors following complaints about their behavior.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

1:16 p.m. – Employees at a downtown cafe told police about a possible bomb, resembling a cello, left in a bathroom. Police determined the item was a musical instrument and its owner was located.

LARCENY

10:48 a.m. – A South Amherst resident reported six to 10 Oxycodone pills were stolen from her home sometime since June. Police are investigating.

11:45 a.m. – Two camcorders left outside a downtown bar the previous day were stolen.

12:10 p.m. – Management at Big Y Supermarket reported someone stole items from the store. Police are investigating.

5:17 p.m. – A man who left a downtown store without paying for energy drinks and a bag of chips was located and made restitution.

FIGHTS

2:54 p.m. – Two middle school girls got into a shoving match on Triangle Street. Police will work with school officials in handling the incident.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

10:28 p.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Gilreath Manor residents playing loud music.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

9:33 a.m. – A horse that got loose from a pen on Belchertown Road was returned to its field.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

7:18 p.m. – A one-car accident occurred on Sunderland Road near the Sunderland town line, police said. An Amherst Fire Department ambulance was summoned to the scene.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

6:43 p.m. – Amherst Police assisted New Braintree Police in searching for a missing woman with dementia.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 30

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:30 a.m. – A person walking with an umbrella stolen from the patio of a downtown restaurant was asked to put it back where it belonged.

2:39 a.m. – Yelling at Gilreath Manor was reported to police. The women yelling told police they were OK.

4:57 p.m. – A homeless man sleeping in a South Amherst apartment building was removed. He told police he is trying to get a bus ticket back to his home in New York.

9:58 p.m. – A baby stroller and other items left in front of the Uniatrian Meetinghouse were determined to be items abandoned from a sale at the location earlier in the day.

10:57 p.m. – Two people loitering at Groff Park were sent on their way.

DISTURBANCES

4:39 p.m. – A shoving match on Phillips Street was part of a dispute between tenants at neighboring homes. The incident included disposal of trash into the yard.s

10:21 p.m. – College-age people yelling at each other on Lessey Street were calmed down.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

12:02 p.m. and 9:58 p.m. – Police issued verbal warnings to Cosby Avenue and Presidential Apartments residents playing loud music.

9:33 p.m. – A verbal warning was issued by police to The Boulders residents holding a loud party with about 20 guests.

TRAFFIC

3:02 a.m. – A person walking in the middle of Pine Street was advised to use the sidewalk.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

9:09 p.m. – Amherst Police assisted Northampton Police in searching for a hit-and-run driver.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 1

NOISE COMPLAINTS

2:02 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to people talking loudly on the patio of a Pine Street home.

10:38 a.m. – A verbal warning was issued by polcie to a Puffton Village resident playing a loud stereo.

TRAFFIC

2:13 a.m. – Three college-age people walking in the middle of College Street were nearly struck by a passing vehicle. They were warned to stay on the sidewalk.