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Amherst Police Log for Dec. 8, 2017

Day by day police calls



Sunday, December 10, 2017
MONDAY, NOV. 27

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

6:37 a.m. – An abandoned vehicle with smashed out windows was found parked on Shutesbury Road. The vehicle’s owner was located and contacted.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

6:29 a.m. – Police assisted a downtown resident deal with two tenants who have been living with him for more than a month and are causing problems.

5:16 p.m. – A man reported receiving harassing phone calls from a former girlfriend.

DISTURBANCES

3:47 p.m. – A woman yelling and throwing things inside a Colonial Village home told police she was upset about a friend’s mental health issues.

VANDALISM

4:01 p.m. – A vehicle parked at Pomeroy Lane Cooperative was damaged when a mother and children were seen playing next to it. It was uncertain if they caused the damage.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

11:18 pm. – Police issued a verbal warning to North Pleasant Street residents playing loud music.

TUESDAY, NOV. 28

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

11:28 p.m. – Three men showed up at a woman’s Puffton Village apartment after being summoned there in a prank that someone played using the Tinder dating app. The resident told police the men agreed to leave and that she would contact police if more men arrived.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

9:09 a.m. – A hunter shot a deer on Potwine Lane in the area of Plum Brook playing fields. Police were unable to locate the hunter or determine if the hunting was being done on property where the activity is not allowed.

ASSAULTS

6:14 p.m. – A patron who didn’t have enough money to buy alcohol at a downtown package store allegedly poked the clerk before fleeing. Police were unable to locate the man.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

1:33 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Belchertown Road residents playing loud music.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

4:41 p.m. – An Amherst Fire Department ambulance was summoned to a two-car accident at the intersection of College Street and Boltwood Avenue, police said.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

3:35 p.m. – People smoking hand-rolled tobacco products in the lower level of the Boltwood parking garage were located and sent on their way.

4:52 p.m. – Teenagers seen getting onto the roof of a downtown building were not located.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

2:53 p.m. – A vehicle parked at Puffton Village sustained damage, including a mirror that was knocked off, when it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle, police said. A note left on the damaged vehicle expressed displeasure with how the vehicle was parked.

THURSDAY, NOV. 30

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

5:07 p.m. – A Puffton Village resident returned home to find his belongings moved around and the shower turned on, possibly by an intruder. There was no evidence of a break-in, police said.

10:08 p.m. – A pool of blood was reported on Boltwood Walk. Police located the red spot, but couldn’t determine the nature of the substance, though it didn’t appear to be human or animal blood.

DISTURBANCES

9:28 p.m. – Police kept the peace between a tenant and landlord at a Strong Street home.

LARCENY

12:31 p.m. – A person lost $2,000 after sending a wire transfer to rent a McClellan Street apartment advertised for lease. Police determined the incident was part of a scam.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

7:49 p.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Clark House residents playing loud music.

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ACCIDENTS

9:13 p.m. – A vehicle and deer collided on Amity Street, causing minor damage, police said. The deer was destroyed by police.

FRIDAY, DEC. 1

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:20 a.m. – A man banging on the door to a Sunset Avenue home fled before police got there.

12:26 a.m. – Police warned a man urinating at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Fearing Street.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

3:44 a.m. – Police responded to Crestview Apartments to work out an issue in which a woman has retaliated against neighbors who park in her designated parking space, even though spots are not reserved. The woman was warned against her actions, which included honking the car horn, squealing its tires and yelling. She threw the orange cone she has been placing in her spot toward the offending vehicle, prompting police to inform her she could be arrested for acting out.

10:18 a.m. – A Belchertown Road resident was advised to remove trash that blew off her property into a neighboring field after a farmer complained that his cows may be ingesting some of the garbage. In addition, the property owner was advised to remove other debris, including glass bottles and oil filters, that she allegedly dumped in the field and which have damaged the farmer’s mower.

DISTURBANCES

1 a.m. – Police are investigating an incident on Sunset Avenue in which 10 men tried to get into a home and began assaulting people. At least one may have suffered a broken jaw during the incident.

1:12 a.m. – Three men urinating at Puftfon Village refused to comply with orders from a private security guard to stop their behavior, and then intentionally exposed themselves to her before fleeing. They were not located.

7:27 a.m. – A man who started a fight at the Craig’s Place homeless shelter was removed from the location.

10:30 a.m. – An out-of-control customer at the CVS Pharmacy on University Drive, upset that another person was helped before he was, left the store when police got there. He began causing similar problems a few minutes later at the CVS Pharmacy on North Pleasant Street before fleeing.

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ACCIDENTS

6:06 p.m. – A vehicle parked on Boltwood Walk sustained minor damage when it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle, police said.

TRAFFIC

1:15 p.m. – Police did not locate a driver on University Drive who was allegedly involved in a road-rage incident in which he made obscene gestures toward another driver and tailgated the other vehicle.

SATURDAY, DEC. 2

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:36 a.m. – Two people in a vehicle at Groff Park looking at the stars were sent on their way. A small amount of marijuana was confiscated for destruction.

1:49 a.m. – Police got a complaint about a man using Snapchat to create a video of himself with rowdy passengers on a PVTA bus. Police sent the man on his way, but determined he had done nothing illegal.

2:08 a.m. – Police looked into a complaint from a man that his girlfriend was touched inappropriately while she was dancing at a downtown bar. The woman, who was intoxicated, denied she had been assaulted, though she said another person on the dance floor may have bumped into her. Officers determined there was no crime.

10:51 a.m. – A lock was removed from a storage unit on Boltwood Walk, but nothing inside appeared to be missing.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

3:01 p.m. – Police assisted a Strong Street resident with a tenant refusing to leave, despite a court order. Police responded to the home again at 11:58 a.m. and 3:05 p.m. the following day, with the tenant warned that she could be arrested if she returns.

DISTURBANCES

3:18 p.m. – A man and woman arguing outside a Main Street business were sent on their way.

VANDALISM

2:42 a.m. – A vehicle traveling on Main Street was struck with a tomato. No suspect was identified.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

1:19 a.m., 2:30 a.m. and 11:21 p.m. – Police issued verbal warnings to West Street, Main Street and North Pleasant Street residents playing loud music.

TRAFFIC

1:15 a.m. – Uber drivers whose vehicles were blocking travel lanes on North Pleasant Street near the downtown bars were sent on their way.

SUNDAY, DEC. 3

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:49 a.m. – A man urinating in a downtown alleyway was warned about his actions and sent on his way.

9:37 a.m. – A trailer at a Bay Road home was moved a short distance away sometime overnight, and the glove boxes on unlocked vehicles were opened, but nothing was stolen.

8:38 p.m. – A customer at a downtown restaurant said she was afraid to leave because people were waiting outside to jump her. She was gone before police got there.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

3:18 p.m. – Several college-age women gathered on the railroad tracks on Railroad Street for a group photograph were warned to stay off the tracks for their own safety.

DISTURBANCES

3:31 p.m. – Police kept the peace between roommates at a Northampton Road home. An alleged assault occurred, but the residents denied things got physical.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

12:30 p.m. – A child’s purple clog found on a trail off Old Farm Road was turned over to police. Officers determined there was nothing suspicious about the shoe, though the person who located the footwear was concerned something bad might have happened to the youth.

VANDALISM

11:48 a.m. – A sign for Dorsey Memorials on Main Street was damaged when someone kicked it overnight.

BREAK-INS

1:39 p.m. – A 21-year-old man is facing charges for his role in a break-in to a Gilreath Manor home that allegedly occurred around 2:30 a.m. Police are investigating.

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ACCIDENTS

12:02 p.m. – One driver was issued a citation for failure to use care in stopping following a two-car accident with no personal injuries on Main Street, police said.

TRAFFIC

12:49 a.m. – Police advised double-parked Uber drivers on North Pleasant Street to move their vehicles.