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Amherst Police Log for Oct. 13, 2017

Day-by-day police calls



Saturday, October 14, 2017
MONDAY, OCT. 2

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:02 a.m. – A woman knocking on doors and jiggling door handles at Colonial Village was not located.

2:50 p.m. – Four people drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana on the green space in front of Town Hall fled as police officers got there.

8:47 p.m. – A boyfriend and girlfriend sitting in a car on South Pleasant street were warned about their inappropriate actions.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

12:09 p.m. – Four people were issued trespass notices to stay off Hobart Lane.

TRAFFIC

8:01 p.m. – The owner of a vehicle parked on the Norwottuck Rail Trail was issued a citation for the violation.

TUESDAY, OCT. 3

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

3:06 p.m. – Police took a report of a man with a gun loitering at a downtown lodation. No gun was found on the person.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

4:31 p.m. – A man was issued a trespass notice to stay off all Amherst Housing Authority property.

8:39 p.m. – A mother and three children seeking a place to stay came to the police station for assistance. At 10:24 p.m., police found accommodations for them in South Amherst and transported them to the home.

LARCENY

8:57 a.m. – A 2001 Dodge Caravan was stolen sometime overnight from The Boulders. Police are investigating.

5:05 p.m. – A Trek bicycle valued at $450 was taken from a bike rack at Brandywine Apartments.

BREAK-INS

4:37 p.m. – A vehicle parked at Townehouse Apartments on Meadow Street was entered through a broken door and 50 cassettes were reported stolen.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

6:55 p.m. – A girl was bitten near her left elbow by a loose dog at The Brook. The family sought medical for their daughter. The dog has not been identified.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

1:04 p.m. – Amherst Police assisted Northampton Police in searching for a suspect.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:29 a.m. – A person urinating behind an East Pleasant Street business was warned.

10:56 a.m. – Police worked with high school officials after suspicious activity was observed by a student.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

8:14 a.m. – Police took a report of annoying phone calls made to a resident that accused her of stealing another woman’s belongings.

4:55 p.m. – A woman dining at a downtown restaurant told police a former colleague made inappropriate comments to her and made her feel uncomfortable.

8:18 p.m. – A man videotaping a woman at a tent at the Celebrate Amherst Block Party was not located.

DISTURBANCES

12:47 a.m. – Two shirtless men fighting in front of downtown restaurant told police they were friends who were goofing around.

6:53 p.m. – A woman working at a downtown store told police an intoxicated customer was harassing her. He was escorted from the business and warned.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

2:07 a.m. – Smoke filled a Ladyslipper Circle home after the resident asleep with stove burner on. Firefighers responded.

1:18 p.m. – Amherst Police assisted South Hadley Police in searching for a vehicle stolen overnight.

8:13 p.m. – Amherst Police assisted Granby Police in looking for the driver of a vehicle.

THURSDAY, OCT. 5

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

10:42 p.m. – A homeless man lounging in the hallway at The Boulders was sent on his way.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

10:17 a.m. – A cow was removed from the middle of South East Street.

2:03 p.m. – Chickens were reported running loose on Red Gate Lane.

FRIDAY, OCT. 6

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

6:57 a.m. – The source of gun shots heard in the area of Amherst Motel was not located.

3:08 p.m. – People drinking alcohol in West Cemetery agreed to dispose their beverages.

LARCENY

12:21 a.m. – More than $300 was stolen from a cash box at a downtown restaurant sometime after 7:30 p.m.

5:27 p.m. – An Amherst woman reported the theft of a paper bank statement from her home.

6:33 p.m. – Two bicycles were taken from an unlocked common area in the basement at Hawkins Meadow.

6:57 p.m. – A customer left a University Drive salon without paying for the service.

VANDALISM

11:01 a.m. – A vehicle parked on Sunset Avenue was scratched with a key sometime overnight.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

11:53 p.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Belchertown Road residents playing loud music.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

10:25 a.m. – A crash with possible injury occurred on North Pleasant Street near the Integrated Sciences Building at UMass, police said.

SATURDAY, OCT. 7

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:42 a.m. – A person urinating in a North Pleasant Street yard was warned about his actions.

1:54 a.m. – People eating pizza at a downtown bar were determined to be staff enjoying a meal after closing time. No alcohol was being served.

LARCENY

12:29 p.m. – The theft of $68.20 in energy drinks was reported by management at Big Y Supermarket. The incident happened three days earlier.

3:48 p.m. – Police are investigating the theft of $212.57 in seafood, including lobster, snow crab clusters and shrimp, from Big Y Supermarket on University Drive that took place on Friday.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

2:52 a.m. and 11:42 p.m. – Police issued verbal warnings to The Boulders and Lincoln Avenue residents playing loud music and talking loudly.

10:24 p.m. – A verbal warning was issued by police to Rolling Green Apartments residents holding a loud birthday party.

11:23 p.m. – Morgan Circle residents were issued a warning for playing loud music and drumming. Police determined the event was a healing ceremony.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

7:33 p.m. – A vehicle parked in the Newman Center lot on North Pleasant Street sustained minor damage when it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle, police said.

7:36 p.m. – One vehicle was towed following a two-car accident with no personal injuries at the intersection of East Pleasant Street and Olympia Drive, police said.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

1:44 a.m. – A drunken woman at a Boltwood Avenue bus stop on the Amherst College campus was assisted by Amherst College Police before paramedics arrived.

SUNDAY, OCT. 8

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:13 a.m. – A man urinating near a bush outside a downtown business was warned about his actions and sent on his way.

1:39 a.m. – People walking on the roof of an Amity Street home were advised to come down for their own safety.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

11:29 p.m. and 11:46 p.m. – Police issued verbal warnings to Grantwood Drive and Paige Street residents talking loudly.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

9:15 a.m. – A vehicle hit the curb on one of the roundabouts on West Street, police said. Possible injuries were reported.

TRAFFIC

12:31 p.m. – A tree that fell across Station Road was moved. The Department of Public Works was contacted.