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Party dispersed, bonfire extinguished at party on College Street in Amherst

The largest disturbance came Saturday night, when 400 to 500 partygoers were gathered at 202 College St., said Detective Jamie Reardon. The party included a bonfire in the backyard that was extinguished.

Officers got to the home at 10:56 p.m. to disperse the crowd, with some people loitering in the street and temporarily causing traffic congestion while leaving the area.

Colin Francis O’Neil, 21, of East Longmeadow, and Jeffrey W. Stowell, 21, of North Attleborough, were arrested on charges of violating the town’s noise and nuisance house bylaws.

Lydia Rose Basque, 17, of Newton was arrested on a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol as a result of the same incident, Reardon said.

On Friday, police officers responded to 858 East Pleasant St. at 11:54 p.m. More than 50 guests were found at the party, with most people in attendance, including those putting on the party, cooperative with responding officers.

One person who didn’t follow instructions, identified as Harrison Walter Reed, 22, of Northborough, was arrested on a charge of failure to disperse from a riot, Reardon said.

This incident was followed Saturday at 12:30 a.m. at 219 Amity St., where four women refused to assist officers in sending their guests home for the night.

Reardon said the four residents arrested on charges of violating the noise bylaw were 21-year-olds Sonya N. Belgacem of Tyngsborough, Jessica Jorge of Oxford, Barbara Elisabeth Line of 219 Amity St. and Thuong T. Tran of Brockton.

Then at 1:45 a.m. at 35 North Whitney St., police arrested Joseph Gervasi and Joshua J. Ledin, both 22 and of Weymouth, on charges of violating the town’s noise bylaw, Reardon said.

During the weekend, police warned an additional eight residents making loud noise.

Meanwhile, police dealt with other incidents possibly related to alcohol consumption.

Sean S. McClorey, 22, of Melrose, was arrested Sunday at 1 a.m. on a charge of disorderly conduct after he was found urinating next to an East Pleasant Street business in full view of other people in the area, Reardon said.

Peter Ross Goddard, 21, of Wayland, was arrested Sunday at 2:55 a.m. at Puffton Village, 1040 North Pleasant St., after repeatedly exposing his bare buttocks to passing motorists, one of whom was a police officer, Reardon said.

Goddard was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure, Reardon said.

Amherst Fire Department ambulance crews assisted five intoxicated people during the weekend, four of whom were on the UMass campus.

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