Day by day Amherst police calls
Amherst Police Calls
MONDAY, OCT. 22
• 1 a.m. — A woman reported a road-rage incident in which a vehicle followed her from Belchertown Road to North Amherst.
• 1:59 p.m. — Police kept the peace at a downtown bus stop after a woman refused to pay 75 cents owed for the ride and continually yelled at the bus driver.
• 10:38 p.m. — People at a pledge party at a Sunset Avenue fraternity were sent on their way.
• 8:06 p.m. — Robin M. McCauley, 22, of Canton, was issued a citation for failure to use care in stopping after the vehicle she was driving on College Street rearended a vehicle driven by Jeremiah J. Dahlke, 25, of The Boulders, police said.
Dahlke complained of arm pain, but refused medical attention, police said. Damage to both vehicles was minor, according to police.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23
• 10:52 p.m. — A man causing problems outside a downtown bar after trying to cut a long line of people entering for a private party was determined to be on parole. His parole officer was notified about his behavior and whether he is allowed to be at a bar.
• 5:23 p.m. — A man tearing up newspapers and throwing them into the street at the intersection of Main and North Pleasant streets was sent on his way.
• 10:17 p.m. — Police issued a verbal warning to Meadow Street residents playing loud music and sitting near a large campfire. The campfire was extinguished by police officers and firefighters.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24
• 1:08 a.m. — Four men being disruptive while walking on Cottage Street and possibly trying to damage Halloween decorations were located and warned about their actions.
• 12:28 a.m. — A Village Park woman told police her former boyfriend has been making numerous phone calls to her home. Police are investigating.
• 10:26 a.m. — A Puffton Village resident received harassing text messages from a Long Island resident was referred to authorities in New York for assistance.
• 8:45 p.m. — Police spoke with Colonial Village residents about how to reduce the noise made by their children when running on the floors at night.
• 8:57 a.m. — A woman begging for money and causing problems outside a downtown store was issued a trespass notice to stay off the property.
• 4:16 p.m. — Police warned a homeless man yelling at people in front of a North Pleasant Street restaurant to leave the area.
• 7:09 a.m. — A homeless man told police two people stole a sleeping bag from him four hours earlier.
• 1:46 p.m. — An Amherst business reported a customer has been stealing electricity by plugging an electric car into outlets without permission.
• 1:55 a.m. — Police issued a verbal warning to a Village Park resident who fell asleep while watching a loud television set.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
• 12:01 a.m. — Police located a man spreading lime in circles in the middle of Snell Street. Police warned the man to stay out of the road and complete his project in a safer place.
• 1:41 a.m. — Police sent a man on his way after he was found sleeping in an equipment trailer parked near the high school.
• 7:32 p.m. — A homeless man yelling at passers-by on Main Street was advised to calm down.
• 8:39 p.m. — Members of Alpha Tau Gamma on Sunset Avenue were advised to stop shooting a potato gun from the porch after it startled residents in the neighborhood.
• 4:22 p.m. —Three men getting ready to fight near the corner of Kellogg Avenue and North Pleasant Street fled before police got there.
• 2:51 p.m. — An iPhone was reported stolen from a person at the South Amherst alternative campus of the high school.
• 4:19 p.m. — An unlocked vehicle parked outside a Fearing Street home was entered and a Macbook Pro left inside it was stolen. Police are investigating.
• 12:46 a.m. — A man told police he was punched in the face outside the downtown bars and believes it was retaliation for a fight earlier in the month. The man, a former UMass student who was suspended as the result of the previous fight, told police he wants the other combatant removed from school
• 12:46 a.m. and 11:25 p.m. — Verbal warnings were issued by police to Townehouse Apartments and South Prospect Street residents playing loud stereos.
• 11:11 and 11:14 p.m. — Police issued verbal warnings to South Prospect Street and Village Park residents holding loud parties.
• 4:51 p.m. — Nicole E. Morrell, 18, of Tewksbury, was issued a citation for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle after the vehicle she was driving from Dana Street onto Northampton Road collided with an Amherst Fire Department ambulance with a patient on board driven by Sarah M. Roe, police said.
No personal injuries were reported and damage to both vehicles was minor, police said.
• 6:19 p.m. — Police received a 911 call from an Amherst home that was determined to be made by a child upset she was being served beans for dinner.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26
• 8:15 p.m. — An Amherst woman told police she is being harassed by a former boyfriend who is placing threatening comments on her YouTube channel, which depicts her treating baby dolls as her real children.
• 10:37 p.m. — Large groups of people hanging out at Alpha Delta Phi on North Pleasant Street were cleared out. They had to be removed again at 11:43 p.m.
• 11:03 a.m. — A South Amherst resident reported her housemate stole her credit card and placed $500 worth of charges on it. Police are investigating. The following day at 9:28 p.m., police advised the woman to go to housing court to have her housemate evicted.
• 12:25 and 1:25 a.m. — Police issued verbal warnings to Hawkins Meadow and Gilreath Manor residents playing loud music.
• 12:44 and 1:01 a.m. — Verbal warnings were issued by police to Sunset Avenue residents holding loud parties at neighboring apartments.
• 1:12 a.m. — A skateboarder riding in the middle of Fearing Street was removed from the roadway.
SATURDAY, OCT. 27
• 11:54 p.m. — A man removed from a PVTA bus in the area of Meadow Street threw a beer bottle at the bus. UMass Transit was advised it could press charges if the bus was damaged.
• 9:05 a.m. — Police spoke to a North Pleasant Street resident who was upset that her roommate was planning a Halloween party.
• 12:28 a.m. — Townehouse Apartments security reported people threw bottles at them while a party was being cleared out. No one was injured.
• 1:06 a.m. — Two passengers in a taxi cab on Meadow Street alleged that the driver chased them down the street after they refused to pay the full fare.
• 5:12 p.m. — People on the roof of a Townehouse Apartments residence deliberately dumping water on people below fled before police got there.
• 8:39 p.m. — A drunken man pounding on the windows to a downtown bar after a bouncer removed him was sent on his way.
• 6:05 a.m. — A window on the information booth at the Town Common was smashed.
• 11:22 a.m. — A vehicle parked in the high school parking lot was scratched with a key.
• 11:28 p.m. — A McClure Street resident reported a possible break-in to the home. Police found no evidence of any unlawful entry.
• 1:15 a.m. — Several people fighting at a Belchertown Road home were sent on their way. At 1:34 a.m., police broke up a fight at a Meadow Street home in which people were dressed up for Halloween.
• 12:29 a.m. — A woman reported she suffered minor injuries after she was assaulted on Belchertown Road.
• 2:32 a.m. — Police are investigating an incident in which a car crashed into the side of a Main Street building but fled before police got there.
Injured people in the vehicle were later located and said they didn’t know the driver as he had just picked them up at a party on Hobart Lane, police said.
• 12:35 p.m. and 5:07 p.m. — Minor hit-and-run accidents occurred in the parking lot of a University Drive business and on Hallock Street, police said.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28
• 12:38 a.m. — A man who went into a downtown bar and threw several eggs at employees was not located.
• 1:30 a.m. — Police responded to Hobart Lane after getting a report of people throwing bottles at security. The people attending the party were sent on their way.
• 8:52 a.m. — An iPhone was reported stolen from a vehicle parked outside a West Street business.
• 12:50 p.m. — Nutting Avenue residents told police a roommate entered an unlocked room to steal cash.
• 12:48 a.m. — Police are investigating incidents in which a man broke several air conditioning units at Puffton Village.
• 12:20 p.m. — A piece of gutter from a Railroad Street building was used to smash a window, though no entry was gained.
• 11:05 p.m. — Police took a report that a man on Sunset Avenue was struck with eggs thrown by several men who fled in a vehicle.
• 2:01 p.m. — Police responded to a noise complaint at Sigma Delta Tau sorority. Police determined the members were holding a fundraiser for the American Heart Association and would turn down the music.