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Amherst Police Log for June 8, 2018

Day-by-day police calls



Thursday, June 07, 2018
MONDAY, MAY 28

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

9:39 p.m. – A woman screaming in front of the post office on North Pleasant Street checked out OK after police determined she had been consuming alcohol.

DISTURBANCES

10:45 a.m. – Police were notified about a heated argument between neighbors that occurred at Ann Whalen Apartments.

10:33 p.m. – Two men fighting in the parking lot at Southpoint Apartments were determined to be relatives having a family-related spat.

TUESDAY, MAY 29

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

2:39 p.m. – Teenagers on the cliff at Puffer’s Pond were removed for their own safety.

7:04 p.m. – A parent contacted police after his daughter allegedly had some kind of liquid poured on her head during a photography class she is taking at the high school. The girl told her father that the liquid caused her brief pain.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

5:17 p.m. – A handgun was found inside an unattended backpack left outside a University Drive store. Police said they notified the state’s Firearms Records Bureau about the incident.

LARCENY

11:13 a.m. – Police took a report from a resident whose credit card was used to illegally make purchases at a Westfield store.

ASSAULTS

4:52 p.m. – Amherst Police were notified by Springfield Police of a possible assault that occurred in town.

TRAFFIC

10:01 a.m. – Police issued a ticket to a vehicle parked illegally on Railroad Street.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

5:59 a.m. – Loud booms heard on Adams Road were likely coming from a passing truck that was backfiring, police said.

DISTURBANCES

7:27 p.m. – A woman causing a scene on a PVTA bus on Main Street agreed to get off the bus.

LARCENY

4:43 p.m. – A man allegedly took $100 worth of razors and fled the CVS Pharmacy on North Pleasant Street. Police are investigating.

TRAFFIC

7:19 p.m. – The Department of Public Works was notified about a tree that fell on Grantwood Drive.

THURSDAY, MAY 31

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

5:37 p.m. – A resident came to the police station to report someone illegally opened credit cards in his name, including one at Kay Jewelers for which he received a large bill.

LARCENY

12:44 p.m. – A man left the CVS Pharmacy on North Pleasant Street without paying for 15 Red Bull energy drink cans, each valued at $4.19, that he placed in a large plastic bag. He was not located.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

6:46 a.m. – A Shumway Street resident called police after workers made a lot of noise by using a chainsaw to remove trees.

10:10 p.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Clark House residents playing loud music.

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

12:52 p.m. – Police spoke to a parent after he left a toddler sleeping in a vehicle parked outside a University Drive store.

11:19 p.m. – High-school students swimming at Puffer’s Pond were advised to leave the location, which closes at dark.

VANDALISM

10:02 a.m. – A mechanism for the rear windshield wiper on a vehicle parked on East Leverett Road was reported broken within the past two days.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

1:53 a.m. and 9:13 p.m. – Police issued verbal warnings to Memorial Drive and Clark House residents playing loud music.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

5:55 p.m. – One vehicle was towed following a two-car crash with no personal injuries at the intersection of Farmington Road and West Pomeroy Lane, police said.

10:30 p.m. – Police said they called for the tow of one vehicle following a two-car accident with no personal injuries at the corner of East Pleasant Street and Orchard Hill Drive.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

10:31 p.m. – A gate on the fence surrounding a downtown construction site was discovered to be opened, but no intruders were found on the property.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

3:40 a.m. – Police assisted parents from New Jersey whose son attended the high school prom and then didn’t make contact with them again after the event. The parents told police they would get back in touch if the teenager continued to ignore their calls.

DISTURBANCES

7:15 p.m. – Police kept the peace between neighbors on Bridge Street after their children got into an argument while playing soccer and the soccer ball being used was kicked into a dumpster.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

12:42 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Montague Road residents holding a loud party.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

7:58 a.m. – Police officers assisted firefighters in responding to the high school after a smoke alarm went off when someone burned food in a microwave.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:17 a.m. – Belchertown Road residents called police after they heard a door slam and an intruder might have gotten inside. Police determined a gust of wind had caused the defective door to open and then close. The residents were advised to contact their landlord to repair the door.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

12:47 p.m. – A dog was reported chained up inside a South Whitney Street garage, likely left at the home for previous tenants who moved out. The animal welfare officer took the dog to the shelter until its owner can be identified.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

11:45 p.m. – Police said they are investigating a hit-and-run crash that caused minor damage to a parked vehicle at Presidential Apartments.