Amherst Day-by-Day Police Calls
Amherst POlice Calls
MONDAY, SEPT. 9
• 12:41 a.m. — Pelham Road residents reported a possible attempted break-in to their residence. Police determined that the tenants, who were new to the old home, were likely frightened by creaking sounds it made. There was no evidence of any break-in attempt.
• 2:58 p.m. — A World War II-era grenade found in a Chestnut Street home was determined to be inert.
• 11:11 a.m. — A woman was warned to stop making phone calls and sending emails to another resident or she would face criminal harassment charges.
• 11:10 p.m. — A vehicle stolen from an Amherst residence in August was recovered in Springfield.
• 12:10 p.m. — A resident reported a credit card was illegally used to make $376.82 in purchases at a Wal-Mart store in Houston, Texas. At 3:20 p.m., a second resident told police a bank card was used without permission to buy $592.92 in goods at a Wal-Mart in Ohio.
• 12:08 p.m. — A man who trimmed flowers planted at the intersection of Main and South Pleasant streets, and may have damaged them, was not located.
• 10:36 p.m. — Police issued a verbal warning to North Pleasant Street residents holding a functioning with a DJ playing loud music.
• 8:31 a.m. — A bear seen crossing Amity Street and heading toward the Blue Hills Road neighborhood was not located by the animal welfare officer.
• 12:29 p.m. — A traffic light pole was knocked over by a tractor-trailer truck at the intersection of Pine and North Pleasant streets.
Temporary stop signs were installed until the light pole was reset and the signals were functioning again.
• 7:36 p.m. — A bicyclist and vehicle collided at the intersection of Fearing and North Pleasant streets, but no injuries occurred and no citations were issued, police said.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 10
• 1:30 a.m. — A person loitering in the West Cemetery was removed for the night.
• 4:12 p.m. — Police issued a trespass notice to a man bothering patrons at a downtown coffee shop.
• 11:41 a.m. — Amherst residents reported two separate thefts from their bank account in which $61,868 was taken. The account is located in California, where a law enforcement agency is expected to handle the investigation.
• 2:26 p.m. — Two cellphones left unattended on a table in the laundry room at Colonial Village were reported stolen.
• 4:57 p.m. — A high school teacher reported her cellphone was stolen from her classroom by a student. At 6:30 p.m., a student reported the theft of a cellphone from a locker.
• 11:39 a.m. — A jogger told police that two days earlier he was bitten on the hip by a dog being walked on January Hills Road.
• 1:15 p.m. — Mychal G. Cater, 21, of Riverglade Drive, was issued a citation for failure to use care in stopping after the vehicle he was driving on North Pleasant Street at Butterfield Terrace rear-ended a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk driven by Lisa G. Wowrzeniak, 22, of Longmeadow, police said.
Damage to both vehicles was minor and no injuries were reported, police said.
• 5:30 p.m. — Eric Bartucca, 20, of Cohasset, was issued a citation for a traffic infraction after the vehicle he was driving at the intersection of Northampton Road and University Drive collided with a vehicle driven by Noryn A. Resnick, 53, of Lincoln Avenue, police said.
Damage to both vehicles was minor and no injuries were reported, according to police.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11
• 1:49 a.m. — A woman loitering in the bushes outside a North Pleasant Street church told police she was waiting for the church to open for the day.
• 8:52 p.m. — Police took a report of an indecent exposure incident at a downtown restaurant.
• 4:44 p.m. — Police patrolled the area near Puffer’s Pond after a large number of college students went there to cool off on a warm day.
• 11:31 a.m. — A bicycle locked outside a Boltwood Avenue building was stolen.
• 6:10 p.m. — Police are investigating the theft of an iPhone from a student at the high school.
• 3:55 p.m. — Logtown Road residents reported jewelry was stolen from their home following a break-in.
• 4:52 p.m. — Police warned a Shumway Street resident playing drums.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
• 12:16 a.m. — A man urinating outside a downtown bar was warned and sent on his way.
• 11:40 a.m. — Police were notified about a man who has been making drivers uncomfortable while riding PVTA buses. Police are speaking to the man about his behavior.
• 8:31 p.m. — A downtown resident reported hearing an exterior door knob being jiggled and someone walking around in the residence. Police found no evidence of a break-in or anyone loitering outside.
• 10:43 a.m. — Police were unable to locate a man who allegedly confronted a person at a downtown location after he was asked to not walk his dog on the lawn.
• 10:08 p.m. — An angry customer at a downtown package store who was refused a sale after she couldn’t provide valid identification was sent on her way.
• 9:32 a.m. — Police kept the peace between a man and woman arguing at Rolling Green Apartments.
• 2:47 p.m. — An Amherst resident reported the theft of $250, possibly by an employee from a home-cleaning service.
• 8:44 a.m. — A vehicle that went off College Street into a ditch was towed away. No injuries were reported, according to police.
• 3:11 p.m. — A vehicle parked on Gray Street sustained minor damage when it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle, police said.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 13
• 1:50 p.m. — A door was found open at a downtown bank. Police determined no one had gained unlawful entry to the building.
• 4:20 p.m. — Police provided advice to a woman who said her former boyfriend threatened to hit her with a baseball bat.
• 10:25 p.m. — A woman told police she has received repeated texts from a man who the previous night struck her with a pitcher of a beer at a downtown bar.
• 11:58 a.m. — John T. Newton, 22, of Easthampton, was cited for following another vehicle too closely after the vehicle he was driving at the intersection of Meadow Street and the Route 116 bypass collided with a vehicle driven by Holly S. Phillips, 24, of North Pleasant Street, police said.
Damage to both vehicles was minor and no injuries were reported, police said.
• 6:54 p.m. — A rental van got stuck beneath an overhang at a University Drive building, police said.
The tires were deflated and people got into the vehicle to weigh it down.
• 4:15 p.m. — Several vehicles had damaged tires after driving over raised road structures at the intersection of North Pleasant and Fearing streets. The Department of Public Works was notified.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14
• 1:12 a.m. — Two men urinating in bushes along Fearing Street were warned and alcohol they had in their possession was confiscated.
• 2:01 a.m. — Police were dispatched to Southpoint Apartments, where a fight was reportedly taking place, only to discover the emergency call was a prank.
• 8:57 p.m. and 10:57 p.m. — Loud explosions in the area of Deepwoods Drive and Hawkins Meadow Apartments were likely made by someone setting off fireworks, according to police.
• 10:24 p.m. — Police found a man and woman inside a vehicle parked on Hobart Lane. They told police they were just hugging.
• 5:13 p.m. — Around 30 college-age people loitering on the beach at Puffer’s Pond were sent on their way.
• 11:39 p.m. — Phillips Street residents requested assistance in removing more than 50 people who were loitering on their yard.
• 1:36 a.m. — Police kept the peace between people arguing at the intersection of Kellogg Avenue and North Pleasant Street. Police determined the argument began when two people got into a taxi cab that had been hailed by another couple.
• 5:36 p.m. — A man throwing a temper tantrum near a downtown coffee shop was sent on his way.
• 2:09 a.m. — Several people on Sunderland Road were trying to free a goat that had its head stuck in the fence. An officer assisted in safely rescuing the goat by cutting away wire from the fence.
• 12:40 a.m. — A man who jumped into East Pleasant Street and was nearly struck by a vehicle was not located by police.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15
• 2:37 a.m. — Two people walking on East Pleasant Street wrapped in a trash bag checked out OK.
• 12:52 a.m. — People who tossed bottles into the middle of North Pleasant Street after a bus went by left the area before police got there.
• 3:15 a.m. — A street sign and pole were stolen from the intersection of Fearing Street and Nutting Avenue.
• 4:12 a.m. — Main Street residents reported a laptop was stolen from their home during a party they held with about 50 guests earlier in the evening. At 10:47 a.m., another resident of the same building reported the theft of a laptop from the residence, which was entered through an unlocked window.
• 5 p.m. — Police took a report from a woman who had items stolen from her pocketbook earlier in the day while attending a party.
• 1:21 p.m. — A laptop was stolen from a North Pleasant Street fraternity where a window had been left open.
• 4:17 p.m. — A driver was cited for failure to stay within marked lanes after the vehicle he was driving on East Pleasant Street went off the road and struck tree stumps, causing the air bags to deploy, police said.
No injuries were reported, police said.