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Amherst Police Log for May 11, 2018

Day-by-day police calls



Thursday, May 10, 2018

MONDAY, APRIL 30

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

2:04 p.m. – A teenager skateboarding on a Triangle Street property without permission was sent on his way.

DISTURBANCES

1:32 p.m. – Police kept the peace between two homeless men arguing over a cigarette at a downtown location.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

11:55 a.m. – A vehicle parked at Brandywine Apartments sustained minor damage when it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle sometime overnight, police said.

TUESDAY, MAY 1

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

10:41 p.m. – people loitering outside a North Amherst building were determined to be college students making a film. They were sent on their way.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

9:27 a.m. – A woman living at a downtown home upset with a contractor her sister hired to repair the residence was advised to work out the problems on her own.

12:57 p.m. – Police assisted management at a Northampton Road property in removing personal items from a tenant’s room.

3:36 p.m. – Officers responded to a South Amherst home where tenants planning to move out had reported the landlord for health code violations, and in retaliation the landlord hid all their belongings in a separate room. Police mediated the situation.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

2:16 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Presidential Apartments residents playing loud music and yelling.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

8:13 p.m. – Police assisted firefighters with extinguishing a bonfire on West Pomeroy Lane.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

7:14 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. – A man sleeping on a downtown church property was twice awoken and sent on his way. In the second response, the man denied he’d been involved in an altercation with another person on the property.

11:52 a.m. – A man acting inappropriately in a vehicle parked at Groff Park was not located.

12:40 p.m. – Police responded to a downtown bar after a man consuming a bottle of beer was warned he couldn’t leave with it, and then tossed the bottle toward an employee. He was not located.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

1:23 a.m. – Several college-age people being loud while loitering at Sweetser Park were sent on their way.

5:24 p.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Sunset Avenue residents playing loud music and having a small party in the yard.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

12:30 p.m. – Police spoke to a customer at a University Drive store after finding her dog in distress in an overheated vehicle.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

9:56 a.m. – A vehicle parked on Phillips Street sustained minor damage when it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle, police said.

THURSDAY, MAY 3

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:23 a.m. – A man sleeping in a downtown ATM was awoken and sent on his way.

DISTURBANCES

12:53 a.m. – A guest at a downtown lodge yelling and screaming and bothering others was calmed down.

VANDALISM

3:55 p.m. – A man using a hammer to chip away part of recently poured concrete for a bike share station in downtown Amherst was identified. He had caused no damage and the hammer was returned to a downtown shop.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

12:11 a.m. – Echo Village Apartments residents being loud while watching a hockey game were issued a warning from police.

10:01 p.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to South Prospect Street residents playing loud music.

11:36 p.m. – A verbal warning was issued by police to people drinking alcohol and being loud on the porch of a Tyler Place home.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

12:06 p.m. – A sick raccoon at Mill Valley Estates was destroyed by police.

4:24 p.m. – Police took a report that a pig got loose from a North Amherst farm and hasn’t been located.

TRAFFIC

10:51 a.m. – The Department of Public Works was notified about a large pothole on Lincoln Avenue.

FRIDAY, MAY 4

NOISE COMPLAINTS

1:34 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to people talking loudly on a home’s patio on Amity Street.

3:40 a.m. – A verbal warning was issued by police to East Leverett Road residents yelling.

TRAFFIC

12:09 a.m. – A vehicle whose operating was making obscene gestures to people on North Pleasant Street was not located.

12:51 a.m. – Three people loitering in the middle of the Triangle Street roundabout were sent on their way.