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Amherst Police Log for Jan. 12, 2018

Day-by-day police calls



Thursday, January 11, 2018
MONDAY, JAN. 1

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

1:09 p.m. – A drunken man on the floor of a downtown restaurant was brought to the Craig’s Place homeless shelter.

DISTURBANCES

12:36 a.m. – Police responded to a Fearing Street home to assist a resident having trouble removing unruly guests. They were gone when police got there.

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ACCIDENTS

10:08 a.m. – A hit-and-run accident was reported on Berkshire Terrace. Police said they later identified the offending vehicle.

TRAFFIC

5:37 a.m. – A suspicious vehicle stopping abruptly, and whose driver was throwing items out the window, was pulled over by police on Middle Street. Police determined the driver was delivering newspapers.

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 2

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

11:55 a.m. – A man rolling marijuana joints while seated at a downtown restaurant was issued a trespass notice to stay out of the business.

4:47 p.m. – South Amherst residents told police a neighbor entered their property and yelled at their children. The residents were unable to identify the man to police.

VANDALISM

3:11 p.m. – Mailboxes at three South East Street homes were reported damaged by vandals.

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ACCIDENTS

7:18 p.m. – One vehicle was towed following a two-car accident with no personal injuries at the intersection of Meadow Street and the Route 116 bypass, police said. One driver was issued a citation for a traffic violation. 

9 p.m. – A vehicle that struck a tree near the intersection of Meadow Street and Route 116 was towed, police said.

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

5:12 a.m. – A man trespassed from the Olympia Oaks apartments property seen loitering between homes was not located by police.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

4:40 p.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Colonial Village residents playing loud music and yelling.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

10:16 a.m. – A hawk with an injured leg in the Big Y Supermarket parking lot on University Drive flew away into a tree when police got there.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

5:40 a.m. – A vehicle that went off Flat Hills Road into a snowbank caused wires to come down, police said. Eversource was on scene making repairs to the lines. The vehicle was able to drive off under its own power.

TRAFFIC

6:35 p.m. – A vehicle double-parked in front of a downtown restaurant was issued a ticket.

6:53 p.m. – A woman was seen pouring herself a glass of wine in a vehicle parked in Amherst, then began drinking before traveling north to Leverett. Leverett Police was notified about the possible drunken driver.

10:51 p.m. – A passenger in a vehicle stopped on Main Street from a traffic infraction used a blanket to cover a small amount of marijuana and a bong in the back seat. Police warned the passenger about making suspicious movements during a traffic stop.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 4

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:30 a.m. – A man standing outside a downtown restaurant screaming at customers and employees was gone when police got there.

8:29 a.m. – Illegally dumped tires were located on Bay Road at the entrance to the Sweet Alice Trail.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

9:05 a.m. – A panhandler in the median at the intersection of University Drive and Northampton Road was advised to leave the location due to the snowy weather.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

4:35 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Riverside Park Apartments residents talking loudly.

TRAFFIC

12:44 p.m. – The Department of Public Works was notified about a tree that fell across Market Hill Road, blocking the street.

3:42 p.m. – A vehicle stuck in snow on Northampton Road was pushed out by police officers.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

1:24 a.m. – Amherst Police assisted Belchertown Police in searching for a missing woman.

1:41 p.m. – Amherst Police assisted Hadley Police with a crash on the Route 116 bypass.

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 5

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

1 p.m. – Police assisted a woman at a Belchertown Road home remove her former boyfriend, get him to return the keys to the residence and disable a camera that he put in the home to observe her. The woman told police she didn’t want to pursue charges against the man for his alleged surveillance.

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ACCIDENTS

9:13 a.m. – Hedges on Summer Street were damaged when a vehicle went off the snow-covered road, police said. The driver agreed to compensate the homeowner for the damage.

1:49 p.m. – A vehicle was towed from West Street near the entrance to Hampshire College after a wind gust blew it off the road into a utility pole, police said.

3:45 p.m. – Both vehicles were towed following a two-car accident with no personal injuries at the intersection of Mill Lane and South East Street that occurred when one slid through a stop sign because of the snow-covered road, police said.

6:38 p.m. – A vehicle drove off West Street into a snowbank near Atkins Farms Country Market, police said. The vehicle was towed.

8:43 p.m. – Snow drifts caused a vehicle to go off Meadow Street near Russellville Road, police said. The vehicle was towed and the Department of Public Works was notified to treat the road.

TRAFFIC

11:22 a.m. – The Department of Public Works was notified to put sand down on Stanley Street after several vehicles spun out on an icy road surface at the corner near Kiwanis Field.

1 p.m. – A man disrupting traffic while panhandling from the median at the intersection of University Drive and Northampton Road was removed by officers.

2:39 p.m. – A PVTA bus got stuck in the middle of a roundabout on West Street due to icy road conditions.

 

SATURDAY JAN. 6

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ACCIDENTS

12:36 p.m. – A vehicle went off Meadow Street into a fence, police said. The vehicle was towed.

1:11 p.m. – Police said they called for a tow of a vehicle that went off West Street at one of the roundabouts.

TRAFFIC

4:33 p.m. – Police issued a warning to a driver on Belchertown Road who failed to yield for an ambulance.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

12:01 p.m. – A West Street property owner was given a warning for failing to clear sidewalks of snow and ice.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 7

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

3:58 a.m. – Police assisted roommates at a South Amherst home resolve their differences after one was awoken by the other making loud noise while making an early morning macaroni and cheese meal.

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ACCIDENTS

9:28 a.m. – A vehicle went off Middle Street when it hit a patch of snow that drifted into the road, police said. Officers called for a tow.

2:48 p.m. – Both vehicles were towed following a two-car accident with no personal injuries on Bridge Street, police said.

TRAFFIC

1:39 p.m. – A vehicle blocking one of the bays at the downtown fire station was issued a ticket after a passenger refused to move it or call back its driver, who was getting a coffee at a nearby restaurant.