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Thursday, May 18, 2017

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AMHERST

Chia Lei Lee, 22, of Forest Hills, New York, was arrested May 14 at 1:32 a.m. on Cottage Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license  and operating a motor vehicle without headlights, police said.

Two Amherst woman, ages 32 and 54, will both be summoned to court on charges of assault and battery after they got into a fight outside the police station, 111 Main St., May 13 at 5:18 p.m., police said.

Ronnie Wilson, 61, of Springfield, was arrested May 12 at 4:28 p.m. in Amherst on three warrants and possession of a class B drug, police said.

A 45-year-old Amherst woman will be summoned to court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with revoked insurance following a traffic stop on Cottage Street May 9 at 2:33 p.m., police said.

Police on May 12 issued $300 tickets to 16 people, ages 21 and 22, for violations of the town’s nuisance house bylaw related to loud parties on Hobart Lane April 30.

Andrew Strawbridge, 20, of Watertown, was arrested May 9 at 7:21 a.m. on North Pleasant Street on a warrant, police said.

Day-by-day
police calls

MONDAY, MAY 8

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

7:03 p.m. – A suspicious man who went to a Farmington Road home and asked residents if they would pay him to mow their lawn, and then inquired about renting their mower, was not located. 

7:45 p.m. – Police were notified that an intruder may have entered a downtown apartment to use an exercise bike. Officers found no evidence of forced entry but advised the tenant on making sure the residence is secure.

10:34 p.m. – A person watching stars from a vehicle parked at Mount Pollux Conservation Area was advised the location closes at dark.

DISTURBANCES

10:32 a.m. – A man causing a scene at Colonial Village over not being able to access marijuana fled before police got there.

7 p.m. – A father and son got into an argument over money at a Northampton Road home. The son fled the residence and was not found.

11:44 p.m. – Police spoke to Presidential Apartments residents after an argument began over parallel parking.

LARCENY

12:45 p.m. – A man who attempted to use a razor blade to cut open a box containing a toothbrush valued at $199 at CVS Pharmacy on University Drive fled before police got there.

1:38 p.m. – Management at Big Y Supermarket on University Drive reported the theft of $138 in Red Bull energy drink the previous day. Police are investigating.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

11:26 a.m. – A loose dog on Station Road was returned to its owner.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

4:36 p.m.  – A vehicular crash with possible injury occurred on Pine Street. No additional details were available from police.

4:53 p.m. – One vehicle was towed following a two-car accident with no personal injuries on Gatehouse Road, police said.

TUESDAY, MAY 9

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

3:44 a.m. – Police located a man screaming on Northampton Road. He told police he was upset that he was trying to take a bus from Greenfield to Boston but instead ended up in Amherst.

7:36 p.m. – A man making a mess of a West Street property while removing returnable cans from a Dumpster fled before police got there.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

3:39 p.m. – An Amherst woman reported receiving a counterfeit check for $1,980 for an apartment she was trying to rent. No money was lost.

8 p.m. – Police took a report from a man who ordered pizza but used the wrong address on the website. Police determined the pizza was brought to the wrong address, but the people there paid for it. The man was later able to reorder the pizza using the correct address.

DISTURBANCES

10:24 a.m. – Police took a report that a personal care attendant was shoved by the spouse of a client at a North Amherst location.

3:58 p.m. – A disturbance at Colonial Village ended before officers got to the apartment.

4:13 p.m. – A man and woman arguing over use of a vehicle at a Greenwich Road home led to the man slashing tires on the vehicle. The residents were advised about how to press charges.

5:20 p.m. – Police determined a man causing a scene on Fairfield Street was upset that drivers are running the stop sign. He was advised not to confront neighbors.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

10:48 p.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Main Street residents playing loud music.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:49 a.m. – A man banging on a door at a North Pleasant Street home, who may have damaged a grill on the property, was not located.

DISTURBANCES

10:01 p.m. – An intoxicated woman who was refused service at a North Amherst package store and then caused a scene fled before police got there.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

12:10 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Brandywine Apartments residents playing loud music and talking loudly.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

11:04 a.m. – Two seventh-graders left the middle school without permission. Police spoke to the parent of one of the children, who said she would handle the matter.

8:01 p.m. – Police assisted school officials and parents remediate issues between children.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 11

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:57 a.m. – People in vehicles parked at Puffer’s Pond after closing time were advised to leave the location.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

10:09 a.m. – A discarded hypodermic needle found outside the Bangs Community Center was disposed by police

LARCENY

12:43 p.m. – An East Hadley Road resident reported packages were twice stolen from the home after being left on the front steps.

VANDALISM

1:04 p.m. – A gold and white marker was used to put words and drawings on two Dumpsters and a picnic table at the Eric Carle Museum. Police are investigating the graffiti, which police said was not racist or offensive.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

5:24 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to people being loud on the roof of a South Prospect Street home.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

7:42 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. – Vehicles parked at Sigma Delta Tau sorority on North Pleasant Street and at Brandywine Apartments sustained minor damage when they were struck by hit-and-run vehicles, police said.

TRAFFIC

5:36 p.m. – Police were unable to locate the driver of a vehicle on Route 116 near Meadow Street who was honking at other vehicles and making obscene gestures at them.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 12

DISTURBANCES

8 a.m. – Police responded to an argument between a man and woman at Colonial Village allegedly over whether she could smoke crack in the apartment. The woman was not present when officers got there.

7:11 p.m. – Two men who allegedly used a racial epithet toward a woman and her child walking on Amity Street were not located by police.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

1:30 a.m., 9:50 p.m. and 11 p.m.– Police issued verbal warnings to Brandywine Apartments, Valley Lane and Fearing Street residents playing loud music.

11:09 p.m. – A verbal warning was issued by police to Main Street residents holding a loud graduation party.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

5:46 a.m. – Cows loose on South East Street near Potwine Lane were steered back to their field.

5:48 p.m. – A ground hog struck by a vehicle on Swallow Farms Road was humanely destroyed by police.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

8:34 a.m. – One driver was issued a citation for failure to use care in starting following a minor two-car accident with no personal injuries at the intersection of Belchertown and Gatehouse roads, police said.

9:09 a.m. – A vehicle parked at Brandywine Apartments sustained more than $1,000 in damage after it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle sometime overnight, police said.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

3:55 a.m. – An electrical fire in the basement of a Greenwich Road home filled the residence with smoke. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which caused minimal damage.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 13

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:08 a.m. – A suspicious man who may have tried to break-in to a Rolling Green Apartments residence fled before police got there.

9:06 p.m. – The source of gun shots heard in the area of Mill Valley Estates and The Boulders was not identified.

DISTURBANCES

1:15 p.m. – Police responded to The Boulders to keep the peace between a resident moving out and his neighbor.

3:48 p.m. – A woman digging through a Dumpster at Mill Hollow Apartments who yelled at a resident when she was accosted was seen pacing near her home and was calm when police got there.

LARCENY

12:13 p.m. –  A commercial grill that belongs to a rental business in Hadley was reported stolen from a Belchertown Road property sometime overnight.

BREAK-INS

12:55 a.m. – Police are investigating an attempted break-in at Hickory Ridge Country Club on West Pomeroy Lane. The suspects fled after an alarm sounded.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

12:31 a.m. – A dog that got onto a Farview Way home’s porch was identified and was returned to its North Pleasant Street residence.

TRAFFIC

2:16 p.m. – Police were informed about a vehicle that nearly hit pedestrians crossing in the crosswalk at the intersection of North Pleasant Street and Kellogg Avenue. The vehicle was not located.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 14

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

11:32 p.m. – A suspicious man standing near a Railroad Street home was not located by police.

DISTURBANCES

1:34 a.m. – Several drunken people causing a disturbance inside a downtown restaurant left before police got there.

10:36 a.m. – Police kept the peace between tenants at a North Amherst residence after the woman became upset that her housemate was boiling water without a cover on the pot and was using the wrong cleaner to clean countertops.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

8:37 p.m. – North Whitney Street residents were contacted after a black bear and her cub were seen crossing the road.

TRAFFIC

2:03 p.m. – The Department of Public Works was contacted to remove a tree that fell across Pulpit Hill Road.

4:39 p.m. – Goats loose on Sunderland Road were back in their field when police got there.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

7:23 a.m. – Smoke inside a College Street restaurant that prompted a response from the Amherst Fire Department was determined to be caused by a man using an e-cigarette in the bathroom.