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Amherst Police Log for Oct. 20, 2017

Day-by-day police calls



Thursday, October 19, 2017
MONDAY, OCT. 9

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

7:23 a.m. – A man sleeping in the lobby at Clark House was awoken and sent on his way.

9:26 p.m. – Police took a report of a man at a North Pleasant Street bus stop who began to strip as he advanced toward a woman. The shirtless man was sent on his way and warned about his behavior.

VANDALISM

6:27 a.m. – A window to a Main Street business was smashed sometime overnight, but no entry was gained. At 11:19 a.m., a neighboring bsiness reported a BB hole shot through a pane of glass.

10:45 a.m. – Someone smashed out the window on a vehicle parked on Pomeroy Lane. Another vehicle had a window broken by a thrown rock at another Pomeroy Lane location.

BREAK-INS

6:09 p.m. – A woman reported her vehicle was entered while parked on Sunderland Road and eyeglasses and a cellphone were stolen.

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ACCIDENTS

3:59 p.m. – A three-car accident with possible injuries occurred at the intersection of Main and Triangle streets, police said.

6:57 p.m. – A vehicle and bicyclist collided on North Pleasant Street near Newman Center, police said.

TRAFFIC

7:13 p.m. – Wind knocked over a large tree on Pelham Road. The Department of Public Works was notified.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

8:59 p.m. – Contents of a vehicle caught on fire after ashes from the driver’s cigarette blew onto the material. The fire was extinguished before the vehicle was damaged.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 10

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

2:38 p.m. – Police took a report about possible drug activity occurring near a downtown business. Police will monitor the location to ensure no illegal incidents are taking place.

6:30 p.m. – Three men hanging out in West Cemetery were sent on their way.

10:17 p.m. – An Uber driver parked near Puffer’s Pond was advised the place not allowed after dark

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

5:58 p.m. – A woman told police she is being harassed at her workplace by a man who has repeatedly come into the store. She was advised about how to get a restraining order.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

7:12 a.m. – More than $400 in cash found on the North Pleasant Street sidewalk was turned over to police.

LARCENY

3:30 p.m. – Police are investigating the possible embezzlement of $150,000 from an Amherst business that occurred between 2013 and 2015.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

12:51 p.m. – A child was bitten by a dog while walking home to The Brook. Police are investigating.

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ACCIDENTS

11:59 a.m. – A sign for a downtown business was damaged nearly three months earlier when it was struck by a delivery vehicle, police said.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11

RECOVERED PROPERTY

6:12 p.m. – A large suitcase left in the middle of the parking lot at The Boulders for more than two hours was turned over to police. The suitcase had women’s clothing and cosmetics inside.

VANDALISM

7:24 a.m. – A tire track was put onto an East Pleasant Street yard sometime overnight.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

9:57 p.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to East Pleasant Street residents playing loud music.

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ACCIDENTS

2:43 p.m. – An Amherst Fire Department ambulance responded to a crash at the intersection of North Pleasant and Pine streets, police said.

TRAFFIC

12:17 p.m. – Branches that fell onto Bay Road were removed by police.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 12

LARCENY

1:51 p.m. – Management at a downtown shop reported the theft of a $15 item by a teenage girl. Police are investigating the incident, along with others at the same store.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

9:43 a.m. – A man yelling and cursing outside a North Amherst apartment was not located.

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ACCIDENTS

6:51 p.m. – Both vehicles were towed following a two-car accident with no personal injuries at the intersection of South East and Main streets, police said.

TRAFFIC

2:02 p.m. – A road rage incident in the area of Kendrick Place was reported to police. The man admitted he cursed at the other driver, but denied using a racial epithet.

4:42 p.m. – The Department of Public Works was informed about a large amount of glass in the intersection of College and South Whitney streets.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 13

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:24 a.m. – People inside a vehicle at Groff Park were sent on their way and reminded that the park closes at dark.

12:34 p.m. – Police checked on a suspicious man loitering outside a Carriage Lane home.

3:11 p.m. – A resident reported a neighbor may be putting nails beneath the tires of vehicles.

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ACCIDENTS

1:28 a.m. – A pedestrian-crossing sign on Amity Street in front of Jones Library was damaged when a vehice pulling out from the Amity Street parking lot ran over it, police said.

8:34 p.m. – One driver was issued a citation for a traffic violation following a two-car accident with no personal injuries on South Pleasant Street, police said. Both vehicles were towed, according to police.

TRAFFIC

7:34 p.m. – A vehicle parked in front of an entrance to the police station was issued a ticket.

10:24 p.m. – An Uber driver was issued a citation for blocking traffic while picking up people on College Street.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 14

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:20 a.m. – A youth loitering in the area of the high school track told police he was out for a walk because he was having trouble sleeping. Police spoke to his father, who told officers he had no problems with his son leaving the home at the late hour.

3:59 p.m. – Police took a report of three young men, all wearing ski masks, making threatening gestures toward people in a University Drive parking lot. Officers determined that the masks were obtained at the Autobahn Indoor Speedway at Hampshire Mall in Hadley and are designed to be worn under helmets while using the go-karts. The suspects ackowledged to police that their actions were not appropriate.

DISTURBANCES

1:21 a.m. – Police spoke to two intoxicated people on a South Pleasant Street sidewalk after they got into an argument over how they would be getting pizza.

8:29 p.m. – A man hitting the windshield of a vehicle and screaming at its driver at The Boulders, and the woman who was driving the vehicle, were not located after police responded to the incident.

9:01 p.m. – A man confronting passers-by on Main Street was calm when police got there.

11:59 p.m. – A woman called police to report being touched aggressively at an East Pleasant Street home. Officers determined that she was intoxicated and was trying to get the residents in trouble for not allowing her into a party.

ASSAULTS

12:15 a.m. – Police were notified about an assault on a security guard at Puffton Village.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

2:16 a.m. and 10:57 p.m. – Police issued verbal warnings to Olympia Place and Belchertown Road residents holding loud parties.

11:47 a.m. – A verbal warning was issued by police to Edgehill Place residents playing a loud stereo.

5:33 p.m. – Main Street residents playing loud music were issued a verbal warning.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

10:36 a.m. – The owner of dogs barking incessantly at Aspen Chase Apartments was able to separate and calm them.

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ACCIDENTS

3:48 p.m. – A driver was issued a cittation for failure to yield to an oncoming vehicle following a two-car accident with no personal injuries on Meadow Street, police said.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 15

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:01 a.m. – Police took a report about people loitering in front of a College Street business.

1:23 a.m. – Officers checked on the well being of a woman whose legs were sticking out from a vehicle parked at the Boltwood parking garage. The woman told police she was talking to a friend and was in no danger.

4:24 a.m. – Several people loitering in a downtown ATM were determined to be using the machine to withdraw money from their accounts.

DISTURBANCES

3:09 p.m. – Six homeless people loitering in the Kinsey Garden at Jones Library were sent on their way after creating a scene.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

1:46 p.m. – Four Oxycodone pills were turned over to police after they were found in a clothing donation made to an Amherst business.

FIGHTS

6:37 p.m. – Several people fighting at Watson Farms fled before police got there.

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ACCIDENTS

12:02 a.m. – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of North Pleasant and Phillips streets, police said. The person suffered non life-threating injuries and was transported to a hospital by an Amherst Fire Department ambulance.

2:56 p.m. – A vehicle sustained minor damge when it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle while on South Pleasant Street, police said.