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Amherst Police Log for Dec. 15, 2017

Day-by-day police calls



Thursday, December 14, 2017

MONDAY, DEC. 4

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

10:15 a.m. – A North Amherst resident reported getting annoying phone calls from a person looking to play music with him after he placed a Craigslist ad.

5:39 p.m. – Police spoke to an East Hadley Road landlord who is concerned that a tenant he is evicting won’t leave, and instead keeps bringing more belongings to the residence.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

12:29 p.m. – A marijuana joint and grinder were confiscated from a student at the middle school.

LARCENY

4:34 p.m. – Management at a downtown shop reported someone may have left without paying for merchandise.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

6:54 a.m. – Police left a warning message with Phillips Street residents after someone in a vehicle parked nearby turned up the volume on the car radio and honked its horn.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

1:46 p.m. – A mailbox was damaged on Strong Street when struck by hit-and-run vehicle overnight, police said.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

3:52 p.m. – Amherst Police assisted Amherst firefighters with a basement fire on Bay Road.

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 5

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

3:32 a.m. – A person sleeping inside a downtown business was sent on his way.

DISTURBANCES

12:10 a.m. – Police separated several people arguing at a downtown home.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

3:10 p.m. – A stolen vehicle was recovered in the Town Hall parking lot.

LARCENY

3:30 p.m. – A child who stole three candy bars from a downtown store was caught by employees.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

1:08 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Crestview Apartments residents playing loud music.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

8:49 a.m. – Amherst Police assisted Hadley Police in searching for a vehicle reported stolen from South Maple Street in their town.

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6

DISTURBANCES

9:58 a.m. – Police kept the peace between two people who had been arguing inside the Bangs Community Center and then took their altercation toward Kellogg Avenue.

10:08 a.m. – An argument between Colonial Village residents ended when one left the apartment complex.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

9:41 a.m. – A vehicle stolen from McLellan Street at 8:56 asm. two days earlier was recovered in Springfield 

LARCENY

7:30 a.m. – A North Pleasant Street resident told police his credit card was stolen and $700 was withdrawn from his account.

5:40 p.m. – Two packages were reported stolen from a residence at Aspen Chase apartments on Main Street.

VANDALISM

11:03 a.m. – Rocks were thrown onto the hood of a vehicle parked at Village Park, causing minor scratches, according to police.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 7

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

4:16 p.m. – Police assisted a drone owner get his device back after it flew onto gated property on Main Street.

DISTURBANCES

3:11 p.m. – A woman banging on a table inside a downtown business calmed down before police got there.

VANDALISM

11:23 a.m. – A boulder was used to smash out a window of a vehicle parked at Village Park. Police are looking into whether people are hanging out nearby to cause trouble.

TRAFFIC

10:06 a.m. – Police took a complaint about a motor vehicle that veered toward a bicyclist riding on North Prospect Street.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

1:20 p.m. – Amherst Police assisted Amherst College Police remove a disorderly person from a downtown building. The man later stood in the middle of South Prospect Street and refused to get out of the road until police ordered him to.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 8

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

7:53 p.m. – Police are looking into whether a home in Amherst is being used as a marijuana cultivation site.

DISTURBANCES

1 a.m. – People fighting in a downtown parking lot told police they were just goofing off. They were sent on their way.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

5:54 p.m. – A deer was struck and killed by a vehicle on Bay Road, police said.

TRAFFIC

9:20 a.m. – A vehicle parked illegally in a reserved spot in the Boltwood parking garage was issued a ticket and then towed.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

1:24 p.m. – A Greenleaves Drive building was evacuated after a burning smell was noticed throughout the property. No fire was located.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 9

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

10:19 a.m. – A North Amherst resident reported his roommate has been exhibiting erratic behavior and may be trying to harm him. Police learned that the roommate allegedly placed laxatives in his roommate’s food, and then dumped trash, including food scraps, and placed Vaseline, on his roommate’s bed.

LARCENY

9:07 a.m. – A snowblower was reported stolen from a Bay Road residence sometime within the past few days.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

12:25 p.m. – A vehicle went off a snow-covered Bay Road into a snowbank, police said. A tow truck was called to get the vehicle back onto the road

12:29 p.m – A driver lost control of a vehicle and slammed into a utility pole on Bay Road. An Amherst Fire Department ambulance responded, but no one was transported to a hospital, police said.

1:57 p.m. – A car slid off Amity Street into a tree, police said. A tow truck was contacted to remove the vehicle, according to police.

1:57 p.m. – A two-car accident with no personal injuries occurred on snow-covered West Bay Road in the area of the Hampshire College entrance, police said. At 2:06 p.m., two vehicles, including a PVTA bus, slid off West Bay Road in the same area. While a cruiser was responding to the scene, it went off the road into another vehicle stuck on the road.

2:49 p.m., 3:10 p.m.  and 4:49 p.m.– Vehicles went off Belchertown Road, South East Street and North East Street during snowy conditions, police said.

9:44 p.m. – A fence on South East Street was damaged when a vehicle slid off the road into it, police said.

TRAFFIC

5 p.m. – A vehicle got stuck in snow on South Pleasant Street near Snell Street.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

4:56 a.m. – Police assisted firefighters remove people from Aspen Chase Apartments after smoke filled the building. The smoke came from an oven where people had been cooking pizza.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 10

DISTURBANCES

4:30 p.m. – Shouting and stomping sounds, and items being thrown around, were reported at a Village Park home. Police determined the resident was watching a football game and upset that his team was losing.

11:28 p.m. – Police kept the peace at a South Amherst residence where an argument was taking place between parents and their daughter, who left an alcohol detoxification program without their permission.

VANDALISM

1:51 a.m. – South East Street residents told police three men walked by their home and got into a verbal altercation, while approaching the dwelling and punching out the glass on the front door.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

2:13 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Phillips Street residents playing loud music.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

1:07 a.m. – A vehicle went off Middle Street after hitting a patch of ice and ended up on its side, police said. 

TRAFFIC

12:57 a.m. – Police issued a ticket to a driver whose vehicle was obstructing a traffic lane while picking up a fare on College Street.

4:57 p.m. – A vehicle was stopped on Amity Street and its driver was issued a warning for failing to clear snow from it.