Amherst police arrests/summonses
• A 21-year-old Springfield man will be summoned to court on a charge of using a motor vehicle without authority after he allegedly took a vehicle from a roommate at an Amherst home on the morning of Jan. 27 and crashed it in Enfield, Conn., police said.
• Eric D. Fusco, 19, of Revere, was arrested Jan. 27 at 3:42 a.m. at Brandywine Apartments on a charge of vandalizing property after he scuffed a bumper and damaged a rear reflector on a vehicle parked outside the complex, police said.
• Adam P. Lagace, 25, of Concord, was arrested Jan. 26 at 1:10 a.m. on Boltwood Walk on a charge of disorderly conduct after officers responded to a fight involving four men, police said.
• James M. Gray, 29, of Colonial Village, was arrested Jan. 25 at 9:05 p.m. on Bay Road on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle with a defective taillight.
• Meghan A. Fleming, 20, Hopkinton, was arrested Jan. 25 at 2:58 a.m. on Phillips Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and failure to stay within marked lanes.
• Hannah E. David, 21, of Fitchburg, was arrested Jan. 25 at 1:17 a.m. on North Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, failure to stay within marked lanes and speeding.
• A 35-year-old Amherst man will be summoned to court on charges of leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to stop or yield following a three-car accident at the intersection of East Hadley Road and South Pleasant Street Jan. 23 at 12:52 p.m., police said.
• Emily M. Rookwood, 21, of Marblehead, was arrested Jan. 23 at 1:09 a.m. on Fearing Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and speeding.
• Prayukta Dhungel, 22, of Colonial Village, was arrested Jan. 24 at 1:39 a.m. on Massachusetts Avenue on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
• Robert E. Pin, 25, of Cliffside Apartments, Sunderland, was arrested Jan. 20 at 1:26 a.m. on North Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, obstructing a stationary emergency vehicle and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle.
• Tao Jiang, 26, of Mill Valley Estates, Amherst, was arrested Jan. 19 at 5:33 p.m. on University Drive on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to stop or yield and on a warrant.
Amherst Police Calls
MONDAY, JAN. 21
• 1:22 a.m. — A man urinating in the parking lot at Puffton Village was warned and sent on his way.
• 3:27 p.m. — Police responded to an Amherst home following a 911 call. Police determined the call was placed by a child who wanted to see if officers would come to the home.
• 5:35 p.m. — Police got calls from drivers about a man walking in the travel lanes on East Pleasant Street. The man was located a short time later on Gratnwood Drive and told officers he had inadvertently entered the road when answering his cellphone.
• 3:05 a.m. — An intoxicated man and woman causing problems at a North Amherst business were warned about their behavior and sent on their way.
• 11:54 a.m. — A vehicle parked outside a College Street business was spray-painted with words sometime overnight.
• 5 p.m. — Black spray-paint was placed on the back of the North Pleasant Street building housing The Toy Box.
• 11:54 p.m. — Police warned a Colonial Village resident playing loud music.
TUESDAY, JAN. 22
• 11:29 a.m. — Police were informed about a former employee at an Amherst business who made threats of violence against staff. Police are investigating the incident.
• 12:18 p.m. — A baby was left unattended in a vehicle parked outside Big Y supermarket. Police spoke to the woman when she returned to the car and determined cultural differences were likely her reason for leaving the child alone. The baby was in good health and not in any distress.
• 11:08 a.m. — An Amherst woman requested police assistance in contacting her 20-year-old son, who was refusing to answer phone calls from her.
• 1:48 p.m. — Police served an abuse-prevention order to a person in North Amherst.
• 6:01 p.m. — Police kept the peace at a South Amherst home and transported a suicidal man to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for treatment.
• 10:28 p.m. — A bipolar man injuring himself at a Main Street home agreed to calm down when police got there.
• 11:16 a.m. — Amherst residents told police they sent a personal check to their daughter, but it was altered and cashed by someone else before she received it. Police are investigating.
• 10:03 p.m. — An uninspected taxi operating on Main Street was located. The driver was told to not pick anyone up for the rest of the evening.
• 8:35 p.m. — Amherst police assisted state police in searching for an Amherst man allegedly responsible for an assault and battery incident in Williamsburg.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23
• 5:59 p.m. — A man reported being at a downtown business the previous day when he was accosted by a man with a swastika tattoo on his hand asking strange questions about the Monday fire at Rolling Green Apartments.
• 9:41 a.m. — An Amherst woman reported that her daughter got a letter from an unknown male resident requesting friendship. The man had also visited the home in August asking to be friends with the woman’s daughter. Police are investigating.
• 3:12 p.m. — Several youths loitering in the laundry room at Southpoint Apartments refusing to leave at the request of maintenance employees fled when police got there.
• 5:57 p.m. — A cellphone was reported stolen from a woman at a downtown restaurant.
• 10:44 a.m. – A Shays Street resident was warned about letting a dog roam around in the neighborhood.
• 5:06 p.m. — Police took a report from a Blackberry Lane resident about a loose dog that chased her and her dog. The loose dog was not found.
• 4:53 p.m. — Clifton A. Clarke, 21, of Belchertown, was cited for failure to use care in backing after the vehicle he was driving at the intersection of Fearing Street and Sunset Avenue collided with a vehicle driven by Gregory D. Kerr, 21, of East Falmouth, police said.
Damage to both vehicles was minor and no injuries were reported, police said.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24
• 11:41 a.m. — Police secured a door at the high school that someone had propped open with a piece of metal. School officials were notified.
• 1:32 p.m. — A UMass student requested assistance in getting a restraining order against her former boyfriend, who was waiting for her outside a campus classroom building. Police advised her to go to court to obtain the order.
• 11:37 p.m. — Police kept the peace at an Amherst home where a man wouldn’t let the mother of his child into the residence because of her state of intoxication.
• 1:11 a.m. — A man and woman reported being assaulted by each other outside the downtown bars. Police determined they had been pushing and shoving, but neither was injured.
• 3:30 a.m. — Police warned South Prospect Street residents who had been pounding on the floor and disturbing a neighbor.
• 4:09 p.m. — John D. Carey, 41, of North Plain Road, Sunderland, was driving on Sunderland Road when his vehicle left the road, struck a sign advertising a nearby business and then, despite the vehicle sustaining heavy front-end damage and a cracked windshield, returned to the travel lanes to continue into Sunderland, police said.
The vehicle was stopped a short time later by Sunderland police.
Carey complained of minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for treatment, police said.
He will be cited for multiple traffic violations, including leaving the scene of a property damage accident, police said.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
• 3:32 a.m. — A man who set off a car alarm in the parking lot at Riverside Park Apartments fled before police got there. No cars were damaged or broken into.
• 10:53 a.m. — A South Amherst resident who used Craigslist to sell her home told police that someone was using the photographs from the listing to advertise the residence for rent.
• 12:36 a.m. — Police kept the peace between two people arguing at Puffton Village following an evening they spent together at the downtown bars.
• 6:22 p.m. — A South Prospect Street resident reported the exterior of his home has been repeatedly damaged by vandals. Police are investigating.
• 12:08 a.m. and 11:39 p.m. — Police issued warned Townehouse Apartments and Boulders residents playing loud music and talking loudly.
• 1:10 a.m. — Police warned Gilreath Manor resident playing loud music.
• 11:59 p.m. — Police cleared out a loud party at Southpoint Apartments.
• 2:11 a.m. — Police helped firefighters get people out of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house after a fire alarm sounded. Some residents refused to leave the home, and inspectors also noticed smoke detectors were missing.
SATURDAY, JAN. 26
• 1:18 a.m. — An officer on foot patrol outside the downtown bars was patted on the back. The man who did it said it was a show of respect.
• 2:13 a.m. — An intoxicated man crossing the Route 116 bypass in North Amherst told police he didn’t know what town he was in. Police were able to contact a friend to get him back to an Amherst home.
• 12:03 a.m. — A man throwing bottles into North Pleasant Street while in front of the downtown bars was told to stop.
• 12:18 a.m. — The window on a vehicle parked at Alpine Commons was deliberately smashed out by a friend of the owner.
• 11:39 p.m. — Police issued two $300 tickets, for violations of the town’s noise and nuisance house bylaws, to a 21-year-old Franklin man who they said was responsible for a loud party with 100 to 150 guests at a Sunset Avenue home.
SUNDAY, JAN. 27
• 12:04 a.m. — Two underage people carrying alcohol in bags on Sunset Avenue agreed to dump the contents.
• 1:15 a.m. — Police kept the peace between two men arguing at Brandywine Apartments.
• 10:56 p.m. — A customer at a downtown restaurant reported the theft of a coat that he had left on a chair earlier in the day.
• 7:49 a.m. — A mailbox was damaged at a Potwine Lane home sometime overnight.
• 1:15 a.m. — A 23-year-old man reported suffering a broken nose after another man head-butted him outside the downtown bars.
• 2:59 a.m. — Police warned Meadow Street residents talking and playing music loudly.