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Several injured, one seriously, in weekend fights in Amherst

The fights were part of a weekend in which police responded to 10 loud parties and issued tickets or made arrests that could lead to $3,900 in fines related to violations of the town’s noise and nuisance house bylaws.

Detective David Foster said police were called to the area of 324 Meadow St. Saturday at 2:56 a.m. for one man with a wound to his face and several others with minor injuries, all of whom fled into the woods and underbrush in the area.

The injured man was “banged up,” but his injuries are not considered life-threatening, Foster said. He was brought by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for treatment, Foster said.

Some of the other people were located with assistance from a University of Massachusetts police K9 unit.

The fights part of weekend activity that began Friday at 11:45 p.m. when police responded to complaints of a loud party with 75 to 100 people at 11 Eames Place.

Christopher F. Roy, 21, of Wenham, and Reed M. Smith II, 27, of Wellesley, were both arrested on charges of violating the town’s noise and nuisance house bylaws, Foster said.

Kelly Lynn Norton, 18, of Abington, was arrested at the same time and place on charges of resisting arrest and being a minor in possession of alcohol as the result of the same incident, Foster said.

The activity continued Saturday at 1:17 a.m. at 171 Lincoln Ave., where a few loud people were on the porch and side lawn, and others were in the home, Foster said. When officers didn’t get cooperation from the tenants, they arrested Greg Lucas, 20, of West Roxbury, on a charge of violating the town’s noise bylaw, while another tenant was issued a $300 ticket for violating the noise bylaw, Foster said.

Police were prompted to go to 51 Phillips St. Saturday at 9:03 p.m. after a person was observed running in the area wearing no clothes. The streaking incident led police to issue $300 tickets for nuisance house violations to five people living at the home, Foster said.

Saturday at 11:26 p.m., officers were called to 119 Blue Hills Road for a party with 100 or more people.

Max A. Levy, 21, of Hewlett, N.Y., was arrested on a charge of unlawful noise after he refused to answer the door, Foster said.

Police also issued a noise bylaw ticket to a South Pleasant Street resident and gave six additional verbal warnings to people holding loud parties during the weekend.

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