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Amherst police calls

Amherst Police Calls

MONDAY, JAN. 7

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• 12:43 a.m. — A Shays Street resident who returned home after being away for two weeks found the front door open. Police determined no break-in had occurred after doing a security check for the homeowner.

• 2:26 p.m. — Police were notified about a possible break-in attempt at a South East Street home sometime after Dec. 21. Window screens were removed, but it appeared that the home had not been entered, police said.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

• 10:17 a.m. — A man with a trespass order loitering in the Bangs Community Center was removed.

• 5:19 p.m. — A man who took keys from his girlfriend on South Pleasant Street and fled to Groff Park was located and agreed to return the keys.

• 10:11 p.m. — Police delivered a trespass notice to a man hanging out near the corner of North Pleasant Street and Kellogg Avenue who will be prohibited from riding PVTA buses.

DISTURBANCES

• 12:01 a.m. — A man disturbing guests trying to sleep at the Craig’s Place homeless shelter was escorted from the building by officers.

LARCENY

• 4:48 p.m. — Headphones were reported stolen from a student’s backpack at the high school.

VANDALISM

• 6:36 p.m. — South Amherst residents told police a man known to them broke windows on a vehicle parked outside their home. Police are investigating the incident and trying to locate the man, who has warrants out for his arrest.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

• 11:57 p.m. — Police issued a verbal warning to Rolling Green Drive residents talking loudly while watching college football. Less than two hours later, at 1:35 a.m., police returned to the home again to issue a second warning to two men and two women being loud while making hash browns and eggs.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

• 3:12 p.m. — Police assisted the health and fire departments in condemning a Harlow Drive home.

TUESDAY, JAN. 8

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• 2:29 a.m. — Police secured a garage door that had been propped open with a shovel at a Hedgerow Lane home. Police found no evidence of a break-in.

• 7:02 p.m. — A North Whitney Street woman told police someone may have entered her home to steal her pepper spray. Police said the woman likely misplaced it.

• 10:20 p.m. — A man dancing in the middle of North Pleasant Street near Kellogg Avenue was identified and advised to remain out of the roadway for his own safety.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

• 8:04 a.m. — A vehicle parked at Butternut Farm on Longmeadow Drive sustained minor damage when it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle, police said. Police are investigating.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

• 11:05 p.m. — Car parts were found in a snowbank on Mountain View Circle, but the vehicle involved in the crash was gone before officers got there.

THURSDAY, JAN. 10

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• 10:55 a.m. — An Amherst resident informed police that he and his fiancee are being stalked and harassed by his fiancee’s former boyfriend. Police are investigating.

DISTURBANCES

• 12:52 a.m. — Police responded to a North Amherst business where a customer was out of control. The customer calmed down before police got there.

• 5:16 p.m. — A man yelling at shoppers about being unemployed was located outside Big Y supermarket. He was warned to calm down and was sent on his way.

• 6:21 p.m. — Police located a man yelling out in pain in on the ground near Big Y supermarket. The man, who injured his leg, was brought to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for treatment.

BREAK-INS

• 8:24 a.m. — An iPod was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on Glendale Road.

• 11:26 a.m. — Police received a report that an unlocked vehicle parked in a University Drive parking lot was entered. Nothing was missing.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

• 12:27 p.m. — The animal welfare officer went to a Rosemary Street home to speak to residents about their barking dog.

• 1:36 p.m. — A woman reported that her dog was bitten by another dog at Mill River Recreation Area the previous day.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

• 4:32 p.m. — Kalop P. Shetrawski, 18, of Shutesbury Road, Leverett, was riding a motorcycle at North Pleasant and Pine streets when he was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle, police said.

Shetrawski suffered minor injuries to his knees, hand and head and was treated by Amherst Fire Department paramedics, police said.

Police are trying to identify the driver of the second vehicle, which also went through a red light at the intersection.

FRIDAY, JAN. 11

DISTURBANCES

• 7:49 p.m. — Police responded to Village Park after a man came to a woman’s apartment and yelled at her about a letter she was submitting to apartment management. The woman was advised about the procedure to obtain a restraining order.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

• 5:50 p.m. — Bowie Thornton, 23, of Greenfield, was cited for leaving the scene of a property damage accident after the vehicle he was driving in a College Street parking lot struck a parked vehicle and fled, police said.

TRAFFIC

• 11:17 p.m. — A large television set dumped in the middle of Summer Street was removed.

SATURDAY, JAN. 12

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• 12:36 p.m. — People hunting in the Wentworth Conservation Area were reported to police. Officers determined they were allowed to hunt there.

• 5:10 p.m. — Police were notified about homeless people possibly sleeping inside and using the rest rooms of an Amity Street office building.

• 9:25 p.m. — A North Amherst apartment with its front door open was secured by police after officers determined no break-in had occurred and that all belongings were intact.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

• 9:34 p.m. — Police issued a trespass notice to a man staying at the homeless shelter who has been bringing needles with him. At 10:44 p.m., the man was located in the nearby parking lot, but fled before police got there.

BREAK-INS

• 11:04 p.m. — Police responded to a reported break-in on Greenleaves Drive. A window screen was cut to gain entry to the residence, where a large amount of jewelry was taken. The suspect is believed to have fled into the woods and nearby Norwottuck Rail Trail, police said.

MOTOR VEHICLE

ACCIDENTS

• 4:56 p.m. — Irina A. Showalter, 24, of Puffton Village, was cited for failure to grant right of way after the vehicle she was driving into the roundabout at North Pleasant Street and Eastman Lane collided with a vehicle driven by Chaoqun Jia, 25, of North Pleasant Street, police said.

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

SUNDAY, JAN. 13

LARCENY

• 10:38 a.m. — A South Amherst resident who lost a debit card in Hadley several days earlier reported the card was now being used to purchase alcohol at several Amherst stores. Police are investigating.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

• 10:35 p.m. — Police warned Colonial Village residents holding a loud party.

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