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Amherst police deal with parties and fight

Police officers were called to break up two parties that could potentially mean $2,100 in fines for violations of the town’s noise bylaw.

At 10:12 p.m., police went to a South Prospect Street home after loud music and voices were reported in the neighborhood, said Detective Michael Forcum.

When officers arrived, they reported receiving little cooperation from the female tenants, with some laughing at responding officers and one advising officers to leave the property unless they had a warrant.

Four residents were each issued $300 tickets for violating the town’s noise bylaw, Forcum said.

Less than an hour later, at 11:08 p.m., police were called to Nutting Avenue for a loud party that drew about 50 people.

There, the tenants were slow in clearing party-goers and argued with officers about their right to get together.

Evan G. De La Marter, 19, William Mercer Mooney, 18, and Julian E. Riesel, 19, all of New York, NY., were arrested on charges of violating the town’s noise bylaw, Forcum said.

An 18-year-old woman at the party was issued a summons to court for being a minor in possession of alcohol, Forcum said.

Meanwhile, Wednesday at 1:14 a.m., police assisted an intoxicated college-age man outside the downtown bars who had previously gotten into a fight and suffered lacerations to his face and was bleeding from his mouth.

The man was transported by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for treatment.

Police are expected to investigate the fight once the man is released from the hospital.

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