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Amherst Police Log for April 6, 2018

Day-by-day police calls



Thursday, April 05, 2018
MONDAY, MARCH 26

DISTURBANCES

8:35 p.m. – A man preventing a PVTA bus from leaving a North Pleasant Street bus stop on the UMass campus fled before police got there.

LARCENY

12:46 p.m. – A patron wrote a fraudulent check for $88 to pay late fees at Jones Library. The same person also wrote a fraudulent check to another area library, according to police.

3:02 p.m. – Police took a report of a backpack stolen from a bench outside a downtown restaurant the previous day.

FIGHTS

11:39 a.m. – A man and woman got into a fight on Summer Street near Puffer’s Pond over the woman walking her dog without a leash. The man confronted the woman by grabbing her headphones and then taking pictures of her and her dog with his cellphone. The woman got a stick to defend herself, and then took the man’s cellphone and threw it to the ground. Both were advised they could pursue their own criminal charges.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

8:13 a.m. – One vehicle was towed following a two-car crash with no personal injuries at the intersection of Bay Road and South East Street, police said.

10:36 a.m. – Police called for the tow of a vehicle following a two-car accident with no personal injuries on Bay Road at South East Street, police said.

6:02 p.m. – A vehicle sustained minor damage when it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle while parked on East Pleasant Street, police said.

TRAFFIC

7:04 a.m. – Police assisted workers pick up items from the East Pleasant Street roundabout that fell from a passing vehicle.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

5:50 p.m. – A homeless man living in a van on Railroad Street was advised to clean up a mess he made in the vicinity, including trash and human waste that was disposed outside.

10:08 p.m. – Police responded to Mill Hollow Apartments for residents playing loud music and singing loudly, and scaring their neighbors.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

5:35 p.m. – One driver was issued a warning for failute to yield to oncoming traffic following a two-car accident with no personal injuries on Northampton Road, police said.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

1 p.m. – Police were called to a North Whitney Street home to resolve a dispute between family members over items that belonged to a deceased relative.

DISTURBANCES

5:16 p.m. – A man causing a scene in downtown by confronting a PVTA bus driver was located and advised he would be issued a trespass notice to stay away from PVTA buses. He told police he would head back to Turners Falls, where he is living.

LARCENY

1:22 a.m. – People who stole a charter campaign sign from a Main Street location ran but were located and agreed to put it back where they found it.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

12:02 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Mount Pleasant Apartments residents watching a loud television.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

11:23 a.m. – A vehicle parked on Lincoln Avenue sustained minor damage when it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle, police said.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

4:49 a.m. – Men in a vehicle honking its horn on Edgehill Place told police they were in the neighborhood to meet a resident. The resident told police that he was expecting the visitors.

11:31 p.m. – Two people walking on South Prospect Street with open containers of alcohol were warned to dispose the drinks.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

8:43 a.m. – A car fire at the Butternut Farm apartment complex was extinguished by a police officer with assistance from firefighters.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:04 a.m. – A woman pulling a stake out from the ground in front of a downtown North Pleasant Street property, being applauded by a man looking on, agreed to replace it. Both the man and woman were sent on their way.

1:13 a.m. – Police issued a warning to a man urinating against the side of a downtown building. At 1:17 a.m., a man urinating on a vehicle in the Boltwood parking garage was warned about his actions and that he shouldn’t drive home.

2:05 a.m. – While turning a cruiser from Triangle Street onto Main Street, a pedestrian nearly walked into it and then made an obscene gesture. The man was warned about his actions.

7:20 p.m. – Police determined an alarm sounding in the area of Belchertown Road was actually loud spring peeper frogs in the swamp area near Old Farm Road.

DISTURBANCES

1:12 a.m. – A man causing a scene and threatening to fight people outside a downtown bar was sent on his way.

LARCENY

7:48 p.m. – A Sunset Avenue resident reported purchasing $3,120 worth of jackets on eBay in December from a New York resident that hadn’t yet arrived. The person was advised to deal with eBay and PayPal to resolve the matter.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

2:09 a.m. – Police issued a verbal waring to a person talking loudly outside a Main Street home.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

11:49 a.m. – A service dog being trained at the Jones Library lunged at a child, scaring the youth but not causing any injury. The dog was removed from the building.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

11:19 a.m. – A one-car crash with possible injuries to the occupants occurred on North Pleasant Street, police said.

TRAFFIC

5:35 a.m. – A vehicle knocked over two street signs in a traffic island on Pine Street and fled.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:41 a.m. – A man walking on Summer Street was determined to be a Mill Hollow Apartments resident out for a breath of fresh air.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

3:22 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to The Boulders residents holding a loud party.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

4:10 p.m. – Amherst Police assisted South Hadley Police search for a vehicle that fled the scene of a crash.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

8:07 a.m. – East Pleasant Street residents called police during an April Fool’s Day prank aimed at scaring their children. A man said his wife had just chopped off her fingers in an accident. Police determined that the man wasn’t supposed to dial 911 during the prank.

11:06 a.m. – A man seen dropping a suitcase on Amity Street and then running away from it was not located. Police were also unable to find the suitcase.

10:43 p.m. – Police watched a man yelling obscenities at the window of a downtown restaurant. He was led away by friends. No one in the restaurant could explain why the man was upset.

DISTURBANCES

1:46 a.m. – Police kept the peace between residents at a North Pleasant Street apartment complex.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

2:39 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Belchertown Road residents playing loud music. Several people who were on the roof were advised to get off it for their own safety.

7:27 p.m. – A verbal warning was issued by police to The Brook residents playing loud music.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

9:16 p.m. – Two raccoons that a person reported hissing at people on Kelogg Avenue were not located.

TRAFFIC

12:51 p.m. – A man walking in the travel lane on Main Street was advise to get out of the road for his own safety.