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Amherst Bulletin police log for Oct. 14



Friday, October 14, 2016

Day-by-day

police calls

MONDAY, OCT. 6

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

9:04 a.m. – Couches and barbells were found in the lawn of a Main Street property. Police notified the town’s code-enforcement department.

7:03 p.m. – Police were notified about a fake Craigslist advertisement for a Bay Road property that is not for rent.

7:20 p.m. – A man walking his dog on Grantwood Drive told police he was threatened by another man walking a dog who was upset about his dog’s barking.

VANDALISM

9:15 a.m. – A pay station at the Boltwood parking garage was damaged by vandals.

12:58 p.m. – A land for sale sign on East Pleasant Street was knocked over.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

8:52 p.m. – A bear wandering around the Rolling Green Apartments complex was not located by police.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

12:10 p.m. – A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of East Pleasant Street and Eastman Lane, police said.

12:33 p.m. – A vehicle went off East Leverett Road, causing heavy damage and possible injury to the driver, police said.

9:48 p.m. – A pedestrian was struck in the arm by a passing vehicle while crossing the road near the intersection of Amity Street and Lincoln Avenue, police said.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 4

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:23 p.m. – A person loitering in Jones Library was issued a trespass notice.

7:13 p.m. – Police took a report of a man wearing only underwear running on Fearing Street. The man, who was not located, had also been seen jogging in UMass parking lots prior to the football game three days earlier.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

12:51 p.m. – Town code-enforcement officials were notified about a couch placed on a College Street porch.

LARCENY

2:42 p.m. – A Black Lives Matter sign was reported stolen from a North Prospect Street property.

VANDALISM

8:53 a.m. – A fence was damaged on Lincoln Avenue.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

9:31 p.m. – A large bear wandering on Lessey Street was not located by police. At 10:31 p.m., police took a report that the bear entered the courtyard at Clark House before fleeing.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

12:14 p.m. – A bicyclist struck by a vehicle at the intersection of East Pleasant and Triangle streets fled the location before police got there, police said.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:07 a.m. – A man urinating into the bushes near the former Amherst Carriage Shops was warned and sent on his way.

DISTURBANCES

5:53 p.m. – A man yelling obscenities at people passing by him on a downtown street agreed to calm down.

LARCENY

12:41 a.m. – Two men carrying construction signs from the corner of east Pleasant and Triangle streets were located and agreed to return them.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

5:39 p.m. – A Mattoon Street resident agreed to stop playing a guitar for the evening.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

12:59 p.m. – An ill fox located at Simple Gifts Farm was destroyed by police.

8 p.m. – A bear walking on High Street toward the high school was not located.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

10:18 a.m. – Both vehicles were towed following a two-car accident with no personal injuries at the intersection of Northampton Road and Lincoln Avenue, police said.

3:04 p.m. – One vehicle was towed following a two-car accident with no personal injuries in the high school parking lot, police said.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 6

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

3:07 p.m. – A Rolling Green Apartments woman told police she was followed home by a teenage male who knocked on her door and asked to use her bathroom. When she refused, he went to a neighboring apartment and spent about 30 minutes in the bathroom. He was not located.

ASSAULTS

7:12 p.m. – A man reported that he was sitting in a lawn chair outside a North Amherst apartment two weeks earlier when a woman shoved him to the ground. He was advised he could go to court to press charegs.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

9:27 p.m. – Police didn’t locate a bear that went through yards on North Whitney and High streets.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:40 a.m. – A man repeatedly ringing the doorbell to a residence at Rolling Green Apartments was not located.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

3:14 p.m. – Police took a report from a man upset that his photo was displayed in artwork featuring homeless individuals at the Jones Library. Police determined the man’s picture was not part of the exhibit.

DISTURBANCES

5:58 p.m. – Police kept the peace during an argument between people at Mill Hollow Apartments.

10:30 p.m. – A man walking on Kellogg Avenue and yelling obscenities at passers-by was not located.

LARCENY

10:49 p.m. – An employee at a Belchertown Road business reported $64 in cash stolen from a wallet left in a bathroom. Police are investigating.

BREAK-INS

8:12 p.m. – Police are investigating the theft of electronics from an unlocked residence at Butternut Farm on Longmeadow Drive.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

7:07 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to a Southpoint Apartments resident using a loud alarm clock, which stays on for an hour, to wake her child for school.

7:59 a.m. – A verbal warning was issued by police to a resident at Colonial Village playing a loud stereo.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

1:31 p.m. – A bicycle and vehicle collided on East Pleasant Street, causing minor injuries to the bicyclist, who declined treatment, police said. She was given a courtesy escort to University Health Services on the UMass campus.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

5:04 a.m. – Suspicious noise coming from behind a Woodlot Road home was determined to be a raccoon walking on the stairs to a deck.

1:49 p.m. – Two men smoking marijuana near a Mill Valley Estates home fled before police got there.

9:47 p.m. – Police warned two men knocking traffic cones over at the intersection of North Pleasant and Triangle streets to stop the activity.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

1:28 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to South East Street residents yelling.

7:54 p.m. – Officers responded to the Amherst Woman’s Club for loud music at a wedding party. At 8:50 p.m., police returned to the site and issued a verbal warning after the live band continued to disturb neighbors.

10:47 p.m. – A loud party at a North Pleasant Street home was cleared out by police.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 9

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

1:21 a.m. – A man walking in the middle of Bay Road in an effort to solicit a ride home from a passing vehicle was given a courtesy escort by police.

7:56 p.m. – A person sleeping inside a downtown ATM left the location before police got there.

DISTURBANCES

2:38 a.m. – Two men seen hitting golf balls toward buildings and vehicles at Puffton Village were not located by police. Police didn’t discover damage to any property at the apartment complex.

10:57 p.m. – Police provided a man a courtesy escort to his home after he caused a scene at a North Amherst store.

LARCENY

8:51 a.m. – A flower box and the flowers inside it were reported stolen from a Taylor Street yard.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

2:24 a.m. – Police issued a verbal warning to Grantwood Drive residents talking loudly.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

9:03 p.m. – An Amherst woman reported her dog was poisoned because it was acting strangely, including munching on grass. Police found no evidence the dog was ill.