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Arrests, summonses and police calls

Arrests and
Summonses

Amherst Police

• Jose E. Moreno, 38, of South Hadley, was arrested Oct. 7 at 3:35 a.m. on South Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (second offense), and failure to stop or yield.

• A 19-year-old Amherst man will be summoned to court on a charge of wanton destruction of property over $250 after he deliberately broke a window and door frame at a South Amherst home while trying to visit his newborn child Oct. 7 at 3:33 a.m., police said.

The man suffered injuries to his hand and was taken by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for treatment, police said.

• Christopher D. Mackey, 22, of Pondview Drive, was arrested Oct. 7 at 1:29 a.m. on South Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle with no headlights.

• Justin Johnson, 18, of Springfield, was arrested Oct. 5 at 11:05 p.m. on Northampton Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

• A 67-year-old Amherst woman will be summoned to court on a charge of leaving a personal injury accident after she struck an Agawam man outside a Triangle Street location Oct. 5 at 10:02 a.m., police said.

The man suffered a knee injury and drove himself to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield to have it treated, police said.

• Robert W. Auffinger, 36, who provided an address as the streets of Amherst, was arrested Oct. 4 at 10:35 a.m. on Main Street on a warrant.

• Maurice A. St. Onge, 45, who provided an address as the streets of Amherst, was arrested Oct. 4 at 7:18 a.m. on Churchill Street on a warrant.

• A 57-year-old Amherst man will be summoned to court on a charge of assault and battery after he allegedly put his hands over a woman’s mouth and pushed her during an incident at a downtown home Oct. 2 at 9:34 p.m., police said.

• A 61-year-old Dorchester woman will be summoned to court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license following a traffic stop on North East Street Oct. 1 at 12:26 p.m., police said.

Hadley Police

• Cheryl L. Harris, 47, of West Street, was arrested Oct. 5 at 12:28 a.m. on West Street on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

UMass Police

• Robert C. Sena, 19, of Califon, N.J., was arrested Sept. 29 at 8:15 p.m. at John Adams dormitory on charges of domestic assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, intimidating a witness and possession of a fake ID.

• Michael P. Butler, 18, of Duxbury, was arrested Sept. 27 at 6:28 p.m. at Thoreau dormitory on a warrant.

Amherst Police Calls

MONDAY, OCT. 1

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• 1:19 a.m. — People sleeping in a stairwell on Main Street were awoken and sent on their way.

• 10:14 a.m. — Several bags of trash were found illegally disposed at The Arbors. Police determined the bags had been placed there by Blue Hills Road residents who had a party at their home a few days earlier. The residents were warned to remove the bags or face criminal charges.

DISTURBANCES

• 10:42 p.m. — A homeless man bothering patrons outside the downtown bars was warned about his behavior.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

• 1:35 a.m. — A vehicle struck a guardrail on West Street near the Notch to avoid hitting a moose in the middle of the roadway, police said.

At 7:14 p.m., another vehicle ran into a moose, causing heavy front-end damage but no injuries to anyone inside the vehicle, police said.

• 5:20 p.m. — Chris Ann Little, 57, of Southwick, was cited for failure to yield after the vehicle she was driving into a roundabout on West Street collided with a vehicle driven by Sean Burke, 51, of Granby, police said.

Damage to both vehicles was minor and no injuries were reported, police said.

TUESDAY, OCT. 2

LARCENY

• 10:41 a.m. — A Glendale Road resident reported the illegal use of a credit card account to make $200 worth of purchases.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

• 6:53 p.m. — Diana C. Fiori, 35, of Providence, R.I., was cited for failure to grant right of way after the vehicle she was driving at the intersection of Meadow Street and Route 116 collided with a vehicle driven by Matthew D. O’Brien, 21, of Farview Way, police said.

Damage to both vehicles was minor and no injuries were reported, police said.

• 7:08 p.m. — A vehicle driven by Gary Wilson, 69, of Chicago, and a bicycle ridden by Micha H. Rotich, 21, of Northampton Road, collided at the intersection of East Pleasant and Pray streets, police said.

Rotich, whose bicycle had no lights or reflectors, suffered a cut lip and was treated at the scene by Amherst Fire Department paramedics, police said.

No citations were issued, police said.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• 1:57 p.m. — A homeless man sleeping behind St. Brigid’s Church was sent on his way.

TRAFFIC

• 6 a.m. — Traffic cones were placed in the middle of Main Street. Police removed them so vehicles could pass through the area safely.

THURSDAY, OCT. 4

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• 10:36 a.m. — Four couches, three chairs and an ottoman were dumped illegally on a Main Street property sometime overnight.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

• 1:21 p.m. — A homeless man loitering in the Jones Library who had previously been trespassed was removed from the building.

DISTURBANCES

• 5:05 p.m. — A man throwing cans around at North Pleasant and Main streets was calm when officers got there.

LARCENY

• 10:13 a.m. — A South Amherst woman told police she was scammed out of $200 after sending money to a company to remove a virus from her computer that the company placed on her computer.

VANDALISM

• 9:12 p.m. — The bar indicating the height for vehicles entering the lower level of the parking garage was struck by a vehicle. The Department of Public Works was notified to repair the metal piece.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

• 11:21 p.m. — Police cleared loud people from a home on Phillips Street after residents called for assistance.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

• 1:49 p.m. — Kevin C. Tolin, 57, of Greenfield, was cited for failure to use care in turning after the vehicle he was driving on Meadow Street collided with a vehicle driven by Stephen G. Tomi, 51, of Montague Road, Leverett, police said.

Tolin’s vehicle was towed, but no injuries were reported, police said.

• 2:56 p.m. — Melvin A. Cannon, 42, of Rolling Green Drive, was cited for failure to stay within marked lanes after the vehicle he was driving on College Street ran into a pole, knocking down wires, police said.

Cannon told police he was distracted when his dog jumped from his lap toward the hamburger he was eating, police said.

Western Massachusetts Electric Co. was contacted to repair the pole and wires.

• 5:21 p.m. — Andrea L. Curto, 45, of Ware, was driving a 2004 Honda Civic on Northampton Road when, without braking, it rear-ended a trailer hauling excavating equipment being driven by Mark E. Wojtowicz, 26, of Belchertown, police said.

Curto suffered a severe injury to her right ankle and was taken by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield for treatment, police said.

Police are crediting a good samaritan with assisting Curto with a possible compound fracture to her ankle until paramedics got to the scene.

Curto’s vehicle was destroyed as a result of the crash, according to police.

The accident remains under investigation.

• 5:54 p.m. — Alanna R. Davies, 21, of Bolton, Conn., was cited for failure to use care in stopping after the vehicle she was driving on South East Street collided with a vehicle driven by Mark A. Beigel, 39, of Stagecoach Road, police said.

Davies’ vehicle was towed from the scene, police said.

FRIDAY, OCT. 5

DISTURBANCES

• 12:51 a.m. — People about to get into a fistfight outside the downtown bars were separated and sent on their way.

• 6:44 p.m. — A homeless man yelling obscenities at passersby at the corner of North Pleasant and Main streets agreed to leave the area for the night.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

• 2:12 a.m. — Police warned Brandywine Apartments residents playing loud music.

• 11:55 a.m. — A band practicing at a Mill Lane home agreed to end the session for the day.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

• 9:07 p.m. — A bear was wandering across North Pleasant Street in the area of Mark’s Meadow School. Officers notified nearby residents to be careful if the bear enters their yards.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

• 12:58 a.m. — A side view mirror was knocked off a vehicle parked on Nutting Avenue by a hit-and-run vehicle, police said.

SATURDAY, OCT. 6

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• 1:55 a.m. — Two intoxicated men spitting on passing vehicles on North Pleasant Street near Puffton Village were sent on their way.

• 3:08 p.m. — A man using a gun for target practice in the woods off Flat Hills Road was determined to be far enough away from homes.

DISTURBANCES

• 3:06 a.m. — A Village Park resident reported being threatened by a neighbor after complaining about loud noise at the residence.

LARCENY

• 1:53 p.m. — An Amherst woman told police she sent $3,000 to Panama City to get her grandson out of jail. She later realized this was a scam and that her grandson was at his home. Police are investigating and warning residents about this scam.

• 4:37 p.m. — An unlocked bicycle was stolen from a Sunset Court residence. Police are notifying local stores about the make and model of the bicycle.

ASSAULTS

• 2:03 a.m. — A person alleged being assaulted at Colonial Village. Police are investigating the incident.

TRAFFIC

• 1:55 a.m. — Pumpkins placed in the middle of East Pleasant Street to block traffic were removed by police.

SUNDAY, OCT. 7

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• 1:43 a.m. — A homeless man sleeping behind the central fire station was woken up and sent on his way.

• 10:26 p.m. — A Rolling Green Drive woman told police someone looked in her window while she was watching a movie on her laptop. Police notified security at the apartment complex about the incident.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

• 2:28 a.m. — Police assisted a taxi driver collect the remaining $21 owed to him for fares after bringing three women to a West Street home.

DISTURBANCES

• 1:38 a.m. — A man threatening other people in the middle of Fearing Street was calmed down.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

• 5 p.m. — A distressed dog tied to a pole outside the downtown bars was not located by police.

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