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Amherst Police Log for Dec. 1, 2017

Day-by-day police calls



Tuesday, December 05, 2017
MONDAY, NOV. 20

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:51 a.m. – The source of knocking inside a Main Street home was not located.

6:17 p.m. – A man sleeping inside a downtown ATM was advised to leave the location. He complied with police instructions, explaining that he was just staying warm until the homeless shelter opens.

6:34 p.m. – Two people sitting in a vehicle parked outside a downtown business told police they were playing Pokemon Go. The vehicle was similar to one involved in recent acts of vandalism, according to police.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

8:54 p.m. – A downtown resident told police he is concerned about threatening messages he is receiving from a man upset that his girlfriend was set up on a date with the resident.

DISTURBANCES

11:34 p.m. – Police broke up a group of people involved in a disturbance at Colonial Village.

ASSAULTS

7:12 p.m. – Police and middle school officials are investigating an alleged assault that occurred at the school.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

11:34 a.m. – Police responded to Rolling Green Apartments for an issue with a dog.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

9:30 p.m. – A deer was struck on West Street near Pomeroy Lane, police said.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 21

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:26 a.m. – People talking in a vehicle parked at Puffer’s Pond were reminded the area is closed at night. They were sent on their way.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

7:34 p.m. – Two officers went into the woods between West Street and Bay Road to rescue a mother and her two small children who got lost. The children were evaluated by paramedics after being carried out by the officers.

DISTURBANCES

2:02 p.m. – Two men yelling at each other outside a downtown restaurant were advised of better ways to resolve their dispute.

VANDALISM

12:33 a.m. – BB shots fired from a passing vehicle shattered the glass at the bus stop at the corner of North Pleasant Street and Kellogg Avenue. Police are trying to identify the suspect.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

5 a.m. – A vehicle struck a deer on North East Street, causing minor damage, police said.

TRAFFIC

2:31 p.m. – Lawn maintenance vehicles blocking Pelham Road were moved from the street.

6:26 p.m. – The driver of an erratic vehicle stopped on Pelham Road after repeatedly driving off the pavement was issued a citation for texting while driving.

7:57 p.m. – A large piece of cardboard and a small amount of lumber were removed from the middle of West Street.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

8:41 a.m. – Amherst Police assisted South Hadley Police with a search at South Hadley High School.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22

NOISE COMPLAINTS

5:54 a.m. – Contractors doing work at Alpine Commons were reminded that loud noise is not permitted prior to 7 a.m.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

12:20 a.m. – A vehicle sustained more than $1,000 in damage after hitting a deer on Belchertown Road near the transfer station, police said.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 24

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

9:18 p.m. – People in vehicles parked on Old Farm Road were determined to be smoking marijuana. They were sent on their way.

DISTURBANCES

9:12 a.m. – A man who yelled at a woman on the Northampton Road sidewalk, possibly because she refused to engage him in conversation, was not located.

LARCENY

4:33 p.m. – Police are investigating the theft of silverware valued at $10,000 and an unspecified amount of jewelry from an apartment at Applewood. The items were stolen sometime since January.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

12:34 p.m. – A bicyclist ran into the back of a vehicle in the roundabout at the corner of North Pleasant Street and Governors Drive, police said. A possible injury was reported to police.

 SATURDAY, NOV. 25

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

7:34 a.m. – A window was found open at Crocker Farm School, with the window screen and blinds damaged. Police determined no break-in had occurred.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

5:21 p.m. – Officers responded to the Notch to assist a Department of Conservation and Recreation employee locate two lost hikers. They were safely escorted from the woods about 90 minutes after the search began.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 26

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

12:01 a.m. – A North Amherst resident told police a woman came to his home and pushed open his door, breaking a chain designed to keep the door from opening.

BREAK-INS

1:19 p.m. – Residents at a North Pleasant Street fraternity told police the building was entered and memorabilia that decorates the walls was stolen. Police are investigating.

FIGHTS

9:40 p.m. – A fight between a few men in a downtown parking lot left one man with a laceration to his forehead and a side window on a vehicle shattered. The men told police they are friends and declined to pursue any criminal charges.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

2:41 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Main Street residents playing loud music.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

6:23 p.m. – A cat was struck and killed by a vehicle on East Pleasant Street near Owen Drive.