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Amherst Police Log for April 13, 2018

Day-by-day police calls



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Compiled by

SCOTT MERZBACH

MONDAY, APRIL 2

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

7:45 p.m. – An intoxicated man banging on the door to a South Pleasant Street home fled before police got there.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

12:13 a.m. – An East Leverett Road resident told police a woman known to her entered her home the previous day and stole alcohol and clothing. The resident was advised to lock her doors.

DISTURBANCES

8:24 p.m. – A cab driver told police a woman he brought to a West Street location refused to pay her fare, and a man she was meeting said that the cab driver couldn’t hold her hostage for payment. Police advised the man to report the incident to a supervisor.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

10:02 a.m. – A toy pistol left near a Dumpster outside a downtown home, and raising concern for tenants, was confiscated for destruction.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

5:33 p.m. – A motorcycle and vehicle collided on College Street, police said.

TRAFFIC

6:08 p.m. – A man reported standing in the middle of the roundabout on Triangle Street was not located by police.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

5:19 a.m. – Police removed a homeless person sleeping in a downtown ATM.

9:33 a.m. – A man urinating near bushes outside a downtown business was advised to find a bathroom.

DISTURBANCES

7:11 p.m. – Police responded to an Amherst home for an argument between a husband and wife over dinner not being ready on time.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

10:06 a.m. – The driver of a flatbed truck was issued a citation for leaving the scene of crash in which a utility pole was sheared in half on South East Street, police said.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

DISTURBANCES

12:01 a.m – Police took a report of gun shots and an altercation in Cushman. Officers found no evidence of any incident.

LARCENY

5:33 p.m. – An Amherst resident told police prescription medication was taken from her home while contractors were inside it.

TRAFFIC

12:32 p.m. – A man holding a sign in the middle of the roundabout on Triangle Street agreed to move to the sidewalk.

7:38 p.m. – East Pleasant Street was closed after a tree came down during high winds. At 8:50 p.m., police were called to North Pleasant Street where wires cam down and three vehicles were damaged by a fallen tree.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

TRAFFIC

12:33 a.m. – State police were notified about a tree that came down on East Leverett Road near the Leverett town line.

1:28 a.m. – Several trash cans blew into the travel lanes on Pelham Road. Officers removed them.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

2:01 a.m. – Police assisted Eversource deal with branches that came down onto power lines on North East Street.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

5:30 p.m. – Two people soliciting for an energy company at Puffton Village were advised to get a permit from the town to continue the activity.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

10:17 p.m. – A resident told police she doesn’t feel safe with sewing needles and yarn in her home. Officers advised her to donate the items to charity, which she intends to do.

LARCENY

2:51 p.m. – A customer at an Amherst laundromat reported his clothes were stolen while they were being washed.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

11:29 p.m. – A loud party with about 200 guests on North Pleasant Street was broken up by police after neighbors called about the noise and people urinating in the yard.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

4:05 p.m. – A three-car accident with no personal injuries took place on Triangle Street, police said.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:41 a.m. and 1 a.m. – People urinating in a downtown parking lot were warned about their actions and sent on their way.

2:47 a.m. and 3:13 a.m.– Police sent people on their way after they were found loitering inside downtown ATMs.

1:34 p.m. – A woman told police she is an expert in transportation and is worried about the possibility of a train derailment in the area of Strong Street after observing missing railroad spikes. She advised police she has already notified railroad officials.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

2:53 a.m. – An Uber driver reported that a passenger made threats about having a handgun. No weapon was ever shown and the passenger was not identified.

DISTURBANCES

12:31 a.m. – Management at a downtown bar called police after a patron created a scene and was removed and then got back in through a rear entrance. The man was removed and will be issued a trespass notice.

12:35 a.m. – A man in a dispute with his roommates about whether it was time to go home from the downtown bars calmed down when police got there.

4:45 p.m. – Police took a report from a man who said a driver tried to run him over on Pine Street in Cushman. The driver told police that the argument began when the other man was filming him, and he disputed that he had tried to use his vehicle as a weapon.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

8:12 p.m. – A verbal warning was issued by police to Hawkins Meadow residents singing and dancing.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

10:09 a.m. – A homeless man asleep in a downtown ATM was awoken and sent on his way.

3:23 p.m. – Police took a report of a man urinating outside a North Amherst business.

5:53 p.m. – A woman outside a Colonial Village home knocking on the door and offering the tenant a dinner that she had made was sent on her way after the resident told her he wasn’t interested in partaking in the meal.

DISTURBANCES

1:20 a.m. – A man attempting to create a scene in a downtown restaurant after the bars closed fled before police got there.

1:11 p.m. – Police kept the peace between a tenant and landlord at a Strong Street home.

2:26 p.m. – An argument occurred in the West Cemetery between two men over the contents of a sign one man was holding.

FIGHTS

12:36 a.m. – Two men who got into a fight at a downtown bar were removed by police. They were advised they could file their own charges in court.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

12:35 a.m. – About 300 people at a North Pleasant Street fraternity for a loud party were sent on their way.

12:47 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to McClellan Street residents holding a loud party.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

7:11 p.m. – A vehicle went off Lincoln Avenue and damaged a fence before fleeing, police said.

10:01 a.m. – One vehicle was towed from the scene of a two-car accident on College Street, police said.

10:52 p.m. – Both vehicles were towed following a two-car accident with no personal injuries on Meadow Street, police said.

TRAFFIC

12:28 p.m. – A man loitering on the island of the Triangle Street roundabout was advised to get off it.