Several injured, one seriously, in weekend fights in Amherst
A college-age man suffered a serious injury to his face during one of two fights that occurred in North Amherst early on the morning of Oct. 20.
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. Oct. 20 at 2:56 a.m. concerning 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, he said.
The fights remain under investigation, Foster said.
They were part of weekend activity that began Oct. 19 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, Foster said.
The activity continued Oct. 20 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 house, 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 went to 51 Phillips St. Oct. 20 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 women living at the residence, Foster said.
Oct. 20 at 11:26 p.m., officers were called to 119 Blue Hills Road for a party with at least 100 people, he said.
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.