Parties and disturbances lead to numerous arrests in Amherst
AMHERST — Pre-Halloween festivities, including several loud parties and disturbances, prompted police to make dozens of arrests during the weekend.
The largest party occurred Friday, when officers responded to 985 North Pleasant St., where 100 people were outside the home, including several loitering on the sidewalk, and an additional 50 were inside, said Detective Christina Knightly.
One of the guests who was underage and in possession of alcohol grabbed an officer by the arm,took the officer’s flashlight and damaged it, Knightly said.
Andrew S. Deangelo, 20, of Dorchester, was arrested on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, wanton destruction of property, being a minor in possession of alcohol and violating the town’s open container bylaw, Knightly said.
The following five people were arrested at the same time and place on charges of violating both the town’s noise and nuisance house bylaws, Knightly said:
Cathryn Alyse Carmichael, 21, of Attleboro Falls; Daniel Harold Fenichel, 21, of 985 North Pleasant St.; April Dawn Huff-King, 21, of Arlington; Craig J. Surdam, 23, of Peabody; and Jonathan Weingart, 22, of Northborough.
Police also arrested William M. Hickey, 22, of Arlington, and Scott Baron Lunder, 22, of Swampscott, on charges of violating the town’s noise bylaw, Knightly said.
Another major party took place Saturday at 11:49 p.m. at 33 Phillips St., when the following five people were arrested on charges of disturbing the peace, violating the town’s noise bylaw and keeping a noisy and disorderly house, Knightly said.
Alex Farrington Adair, 20, of Shrewsbury; James Gabriel Haidak, 21, of Potomac, Md.; Samuel Morey Jordan, 20, of Amesbury; Paul Markham, 21, of Shrewsbury; and Ethan David Oppenheim, 21, of Hauppauge, N.Y.
Saturday at 12:10 a.m., officers went to Salem Place, unit 5, for a loud party and the following four people were arrested on charges of violating the town’s noise bylaw, Knightly said:
Kelly Elizabeth Marsh, 20, of Medway; Devyn Lee O’Brien, 20, of Melrose; Chelsey Elizabeth Powell, 20, of Melrose; and Ashley Anne Zimmerman, 20, of Attleboro.
Police also issued a noise ticket to a 21-year-old Westford man following a loud party at his Alpine Commons home Saturday at 11:54 p.m.
Sunday at 12:38 a.m., police responded to a loud party at 55 South Prospect St., arresting Matthew J. Jay, 20, of 55 South Prospect St., and John T. Rivers, 21, of Braintree, on charges of violating the town’s noise bylaw, Knightly said.
Fifteen minutes later, Evgeniya Bugaeva, 26, of Raleigh, N.C., was arrested at 5 Winston Court on a charge of violating the town’s noise bylaw, Knightly said.
Five minutes later police made four more arrests on violations of the town’s noise bylaw at 219 East Pleasant St., taking into custody Erik Doty, 21, of Hollis, N.H.; David Hock, 21, of 219 East Pleasant St.; Nicholas W. Powers, 21, of Milford; and Cameron R. Smith, 21, of Upton.
At 1:43 a.m. at 591 West St., loud music led to three more arrests for violating the noise bylaw: Scott J. Eron, 24, of Syracuse, N.Y.; Stephen McCarron, 25, of Highland Mills, N.Y.; and Lawrence A. Renna, 22, of Great Meadows, N.J., Knightly said.
Sunday at 10:44 p.m., Samuel C. Asci, 21, of Mattapoisett, was arrested on a charge of violating the noise bylaw after police responded to his 55 South Prospect St. home for loud music, Knightly said.
Besides the parties, police were kept busy breaking up fights. Sunday at 12:24 a.m. on the street outside downtown bars, Abdirashid Mohamed Farah, 24, of 120 Tracy Circle, and Sergey Psarevskiy, 23, of Dedham, were both arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, Knightly said.
At 12:51 a.m., two men fighting in the middle of North Pleasant Street were arrested. Kavon Paris Jackson, 19, of 150 Russell St., Hadley, and Luis M. Mercer-Torres, 18, of 33 Kellogg Ave., unit 48, were charged with disorderly conduct, Knightly said.
Saturday at 1:14 a.m., a man was allegedly assaulted outside a downtown bar and at 1:34 a.m. Police responded to a large fight on Meadow Street, followed at 2:33 a.m. by a report from a man who said he was hit in the head by a man dressed as Waldo.
Two more people were arrested after causing their own disturbances.
Saturday at 12:32 a.m. in the lot Five Star Transportation uses to keep its buses at 246 College St., Nicholas Anthony Esposito, 19, of Holden, was arrested on charges of breaking an entering a motor vehicle to commit a misdemeanor and being a minor in possession of alcohol. Esposito was located after he had entered one of the buses inside the secure fence and began honking the horn.
David Findlay, 19, of Athol, was arrested Sunday at 5:39 a.m. on State Street on charges of disturbing the peace after banging on the door to get inside a home, though he didn’t know the residents, Knightly said.
An additional 31 people were either arrested or summoned to court for being minors in possession of alcohol or violating the town’s open container bylaw.