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Amherst Police Log for Nov. 17, 2017

Day-by-day police calls



Thursday, November 16, 2017

MONDAY, NOV. 6

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

7:45 a.m. – Gun shots were heard in the area of Mill Valley Estates. The residents were reminded hunting season has begun.

9:07 p.m. – A man who tried to get into a woman’s Main Street home fled toward Amherst College. He was not located.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

1:44 a.m. – Two teenage girls refusing to leave a South Amherst home agreed to go when police got to the residence.

12:09 p.m. – Homeless people loitering in front of a downtown church were sent on their way.

LARCENY

2:49 p.m. – A man left a downtown store without paying for milk and a sandwich. He will be issued a trespass notice from management when he returns.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

12:57 p.m. – One driver was issued a citation following a two-car accident at the intersection of East Pleasant Street and Olympia Drive in which both vehicles were towed, police said.

TUESDAY, NOV. 7

DISTURBANCES

7:16 p.m. – A woman allegedly pulled a knife on a man near the corner of Kellogg Avenue and North Pleasant street. The assailant was not located.

LARCENY

9:57 a.m. – The American flag was reported stolen from Phi Sigma Kappa on North Pleasant Street, possibly a few nights earlier. UMass Police are assisting in identifying a suspect by reviewing footage from a nearby security camera.

VANDALISM

8:34 p.m. – A North Amherst woman told police her ex-boyfriend let the air out of her vehicle’s tires.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

8:20 p.m. – A two-car crash with possible injuries occurred on Riverglade Drive, police said.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8

DISTURBANCES

9:27 p.m. – A man reported he was punched in the face while at the Craig’s Place homeless shelter.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

7:24 p.m. – Two bags filled with animal parts were found dumped on an Amherst proeprty. The Massachusetts Environmental Police is investigating the contents of the bags to determine if there had been illegal hunting.

TRAFFIC

12:14 p.m. – Protesters calling for the impeachment of President Trump interfering with traffic on South Pleasant Street agreed to remain on the sidewalk.

5:06 p.m. – A passing truck damaged a traffic signal at the intersection of Sunderland and Montague roads. The truck was gone when police got there.

THURSDAY, NOV. 9

LARCENY

7:44 a.m. – Police took a report of possible credit card fraud in Amherst.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

5:06 a.m. – Amherst Police assisted Amherst College Police with an arrest.

FRIDAY, NOV. 10

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

12:31 p.m. – A resident reported getting a call from someone in Nigeria attempting to commit fraud.

DISTURBANCES

11:10 p.m. – Police kept the peace between a man and woman arguing on College Street.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

1:23 p.m. – One vehicle was towed following a two-car accident with no personal injuries on Northampton Road, police said.

2:09 p.m. – One driver was issued a citation for failure to use care in changing lanes following a minor two-car accident with no personal injuries at the intersection of South East and College streets, police said.

SATURDAY, NOV. 11

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

5:20 a.m. – An intoxicated man who tried to get into a West Pomeroy Lane home was located a short distance away. He was transported to his residence on South East Street.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

9:30 a.m. – The carcass of a bobcat struck and killed by a vehicle on West Street was removed by state Environmental Police.

7:21 p.m. – A loud barking dog on Curtis Place was brought inside a residence and its owner was advised not to leave the dog out during extreme cold.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

9:41 a.m. – A vehicle was towed following a two-car accident at the intersection of Meadow Street and the Route 116 bypass, police said. The driver of one vehicle was issued a traffic citation, according to police.

SUNDAY, NOV. 12

DISTURBANCES

11:54 a.m. – A man standing on a downtown sidewalk who made a homophobic comment to a child was warned about his behavior.

LARCENY

7:52 p.m. – A person reported being the victim of an incident in which an apartment advertised for rent wasn’t available.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

2:16 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to The Boulders residents playing loud music and stomping on the floor.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

12:29 a.m. – A heavily damaged vehicle traveling on Eastman Lane with no rear lights and making squealing noises, was observed by an off-duty state police trooper. The vehicle was located a short time later near a UMass dormitory. Police determined that the driver, who was not injured, had fallen asleep while returning to campus, causing the vehicle to collide with guardrails on Interstate 91 in Deerfield.