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Police report for Jan. 6, 2017



Saturday, January 07, 2017

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Arrests and
Summons

AMHERST

Henrique C. Daviega, 49, of The Boulders, was arrested Jan. 1 at 5:55 p.m. on Northampton Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and failure to stay within marked lanes, police said.

A 39-year-old man will be summoned to court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license following a traffic stop on Montague Road Dec. 31 at 12:53 a.m., police said.

Michael A. Hacking, 24, of Springfield, was arrested Dec. 30 at 10:08 p.m. on Main Street on a warrant and a charge of making a right turn on red where prohibited, police said.

Julia Mahoney, 50, of North East Street, was arrested Dec. 29 at 10:32 p.m. at East Amherst Village on North East Street on a charge of trespassing, police said.

Emanuel J. Varela, 36, of Springfield, was arrested Dec. 28 at 10:03 p.m. on West Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and speeding, police said.

Day-by-day
police calls

MONDAY, DEC 26

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

7:56 p.m. – An intoxicated man loitering in the doorway to a Main Street business was sent on his way. He told police he was heading to the homeless shelter for the night.

DISTURBANCES

8:24 p.m. – Police kept the peace between a man and woman arguing at Southpoint Apartments. Officers returned to the location at 8:53 p.m. when another verbal altercation began, this time between two women.

11:17 p.m. – An out-of-control guest at the homeless shelter went outside to calm down before police got there. Two hours later, the man returned to the shelter demanding he be given his belongings. He was sent on his way and advised to return in the morning.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

7:43 p.m. – A Belchertown woman reported being bitten by a loose dog on Middle Street and getting medical treatment for her injury. The animal welfare officer will attempt to identify the dog.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

7:31 p.m. – Police assisted firefighters to dismantle a stove that malfunctioned and started a fire at a White Pine Road home.

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 27

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:37 p.m. – An Echo Hill Road resident reported her credit card information was compromised in New York.

3:35 p.m. – Intoxicated people who got out from a vehicle and yelled profanities, and then began throwing items at a South East Street home, were not located.

4:46 p.m. – A man with a guitar camping out in the Boltwood parking garage was advised to leave the location. The Department of Public Works was contacted to remove trash and human waste left nearby.

DISTURBANCES

12:39 a.m. – A drunken man upset after alleging a bag was stolen from him was removed from the homeless shelter and sent on his way.

8:51 p.m. – People arguing inside a Southpoint Apartments home were advised to keep their voices down.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

12:54 p.m. – Following a dog bite at an out-of-town location, a 10-day quarantine notice was issued by the animal welfare officer to a dog owner staying with his pet at a downtown home.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

3:26 p.m. – An Amherst Fire Department ambulance was summoned following a crash on Northampton Road near Hazel Avenue, police said.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

8:49 a.m. – Amherst Police assisted Belchertown Police in locating a woman who may have stolen a cellphone from a customer at a Belchertown restaurant. The woman was found and denied she had committed a theft.

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:56 p.m. – A man and girl having a conversation in a vehicle parked on Webster Court were advised to talk elsewhere after neighbors expressed concern about their presence on the street.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

9:36 p.m. – Police found a man crying and yelling from the balcony of a downtown building. He was determined to be intoxicated and distraught because he couldn’t find his bicycle. Officers assisted him locate the bike at the rack near the post office.

DISTURBANCES

3:05 p.m. – A drunken man bothering customers and employees inside a downtown store was warned to leave and reminded that he was previously issued a trespass notice by management.

9:20 p.m. – Two men causing a scene at the homeless shelter when they were denied entry agreed to find another place to stay for the night.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

9:11 a.m. – A woman reported losing her light brown spotted dog named Libby somewhere on University Drive.

TRAFFIC

11:12 a.m. – The Department of Public Works was notified about gravel and rocks dumped on South Pleasant Street.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

10:24 p.m. – Amherst Police assisted Amherst College Police with a one-car crash on the campus.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 29

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

7:06 a.m. – An employee leaning out from the drive-thru window at a College Street location and making strange comments was reported to police.

DISTURBANCES

12:37 a.m. – Police are investigating an incident at Village Park in which a woman and her teenage boy were both punched in the face and injured by a female neighbor. An Amherst Fire Department ambulance crew was summoned to provide treatment for the victims.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 30

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

3:11 p.m. – A woman riding a PVTA bus the previous night on Belchertown Road came to the police station to report being made uncomfortable by a man sitting near her who was talking loudly about the potential for nuclear war with China. She was advised to speak to the bus driver if she is uncomfortable with a fellow passenger’s views.

DISTURBANCES

11:01 p.m. – An intoxicated man causing problems while trying to get inside a University Drive restaurant was brought to the homeless shelter to spend the night.

LARCENY

12:58 p.m. – A wallet was reported stolen from a resident at Colonial Village.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

4:42 p.m. – One vehicle was towed following a minor two-car accident with no personal injuries on West Street at the Notch, police said.

TRAFFIC

4:24 p.m. – A low-hanging tree branch was removed from East Leverett Road.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 31

DISTURBANCES

10:29 p.m. – A person causing a scene outside the Craig’s Place homeless shelter fled before police got there.

LARCENY

12:01 a.m. – A delivery driver for a University Drive restaurant reported that her vehicle, a 2004 Ford Escape, was missing when she left it idling for 10 minutes. The vehicle was recovered in Springfield at 9:57 p.m.

9:08 a.m. – A cellphone left behind at a University Drive restaurant was reported stolen.

2:04 p.m. – A woman told police her cellphone was stolen from her purse. 

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

11:40 a.m. – A vehicle parked at Village Park sustained minor damage when it was scratched by another vehicle, police said.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 1

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:05 a.m. – A man loitering on the deck of a South East Street home fled when the homeowner confronted him. The resident told police the man might have been intoxicated and unaware where he was.

12:15 a.m. – Police took a report that someone attempted to unlock a rear sliding door at a Middle Street home. Police determined that the noise was likely not being made by a possible intruder, but rather by fireworks set off for a New Year’s celebration.

1:34 a.m. – A man found running in the middle of Route 116 near Meadow Street told police he was returning from Northampton and heading to Sunderland. He was given a courtesy escort back to his home.

1:58 a.m. – A Colonial Village resident called police after someone jiggled the door knob. No one was found outside the home.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

2:48 a.m. – A man passed out in a snowbank near Puffton Village was awoken and given an escort to his South Amherst home.

DISTURBANCES

1:09 a.m. – An argument in the parking lot of a Belchertown Road business ended before police got there.

6:07 a.m. – A man standing outside a residence at The Brook and demanding someone come out and fight with him fled. Officers were unable to locate the man.

8:09 p.m. – A customer refusing to leave a University Drive bar, and who got into a confrontation with bouncers, was removed by police. His grandmother gave him a courtesy escort home.

VANDALISM

2:20 p.m. – Both driver’s side tires on a vehicle parked at Mill Valley Estates were reported slashed. Police are investigating.

BREAK-INS

12:34 a.m. –  A purse was stolen from the back seat of a vehicle parked at Southpoint Apartments after a window was smashed on it.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

12:26 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Belchertown Road residents holding a loud party.