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Amherst Police Arrests and Summonses

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Amherst Police

• Craig S. Pollack, 22, of East Brunswick, N.J., was arrested March 11 at 2:17 a.m. on Spring Street on charges of felony nighttime breaking and entering, criminal harassment, larceny under $250 and operating a motor vehicle with a lights violation.

Pollack allegedly broke into his former girlfriend’s home, police said.

• Michael J. Drake, 29, of Village Park, was arrested March 10 at 10 p.m. on South Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, operating a motor vehicle with no inspection sticker, operating a motor vehicle with an equipment violation and possession of a class E drug (muscle relaxants).

• Michael Rabinovich, 21, of Newton, was arrested March 10 at 1:17 a.m. on North Pleasant Street outside the downtown bars on a charge of disorderly conduct after lighting a pamphlet on fire, police said.

• Richard A. Gallo, 22, of January Hills Road, was arrested March 9 at 2:20 a.m. on East Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

• Maxwell P. Starkin, 19, of Worcester, was arrested March 8 at 11:25 p.m. on South Whitney Street on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, domestic assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, police said.

The officer Starkin struck was not injured, police said.

• Kyle T. Donovan, 22, of Beverly, was arrested March 8 at 1:13 a.m. on South Pleasant Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, speeding and negligent operation a motor vehicle to endanger.

• Tu T. Dang, 22, of Boston, was arrested March 8 at 12:40 a.m. on Sunset Avenue on a charge of disturbing the peace after he went into a home in which he didn’t belong and refused to leave, police said.

• A 21-year-old Norton resident will be summoned to court on charges of failure to use care in starting and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license following a minor two-car accident with no injuries on Northampton Road March 7 at 2:07 p.m., police said.

• Eneida A. Sermeno, 23, of East Boston, was arrested March 7 at 1:20 a.m. on Boltwood Avenue on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, speeding and negligent operation a motor vehicle to endanger.

Hadley Police

• Mirran Raphaely, 39, of Dickinson Street, Amherst, was arrested March 5 at 12:25 p.m. on Route 9 near Greenleaves Drive on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, police said.

• Rick White, 31, of River Drive, was arrested March 3 at 1 a.m. at a Hadley home on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

• Joseph K. Lunetta, 19, of Hanover, was arrested March 2 at 7:53 p.m. on Route 9 near Campus Shopping Plaza on charges of procuring alcohol for a minor and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Emmette J. O’Connor, 18, of Westfield, was arrested at the same time and place on a charge of being a minor transporting alcohol.

UMass Police

• Dwight T. Touchette, 57, of West Street, Hadley, was arrested March 7 at 6:19 p.m. on Stadium Drive on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to use care in starting and possession of a class E drug.

• Jiming Tian, 30, of North Village Apartments, was arrested March 5 at 12:26 a.m. at an Amherst home on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

• Amanda Schleicher, 18, of Norton, was arrested March 2 at 2:05 a.m. on Thatcher Road on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

• Andrew Catalano, 19, of Wakefield, was arrested March 2 at 12:07 a.m. on University Drive on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle with a lights violation.

• James Kapsidis, 22, of Newton Center, was arrested Feb. 28 at 4:58 p.m. in Lot 50 off John Adams Road on a charge of selling or delivering alcohol to a minor.

Amherst Police Calls

MONDAY, MARCH 4

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• 1:52 p.m. — Police determined people going door-to-door on Spaulding Street offering limited free carpet cleaning were from a legitimate company attempting to expand its service area.

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

• 7:18 p.m. — A man working at a downtown business allegedly used a colleague’s vehicle without her permission and didn’t return it for two hours. The man, who has borrowed vehicles from other co-workers in the past and possibly stolen items from them, was fired by the business but was not located by police.

LARCENY

• 9:44 p.m. — A sweatshirt and cellphone were reported stolen from a locker at the middle school while a person was using the gym.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

• 4:14 p.m. — Police found a man in North Amherst who was claiming his former employer was having him followed. Police determined the man may be having mental health issues and he agreed to be taken by ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for evaluation.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

VANDALISM

• 12:10 a.m. — A fence surrounding a South Prospect Street home was damaged sometime overnight.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

• 10:53 p.m. and 11:07 p.m. — Police warned residents of two Aspen Chase Apartments units who were playing loud music.

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS

• 9:34 a.m. — A person watching a dog at a Cottage Street home was scratched on her finger by the animal. The dog is being quarantined until it is determined whether it has rabies. The injured person was advised to get a shot.

• 12:16 p.m. — Police assisted a Blackberry Lane resident remove a possum from the garbage.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

FIGHTS

• 1:21 a.m. — Two men fighting at the corner of Amity and South Prospect streets were calmed down by police. The fight allegedly started as a verbal altercation over a woman at the American Legion. One of the combatants agreed to a courtesy escort to Granby.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

CITIZEN ASSISTANCE

• 4:27 p.m. — A fake ID being used at an Amherst package store was seized by police.

• 6:44 p.m. — Police took a report of a child being bullied at the high school.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

• 10:18 p.m. — An Amherst street sign was located inside an Olympia Drive fraternity after police and firefighters responded to a false alarm at the residence.

LARCENY

• 11:17 a.m. — License plates were stolen from a vehicle parked on Chadwick Court.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

• 2:02 a.m. — Police warned Puffton Village residents playing loud music and talking loudly.

• 11:25 p.m. — Police warned Montague Road residents holding a loud party.

• 11:30 p.m. — Police warned Puffton Village residents playing loud music.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• 2:03 a.m. — Montague Road residents got into a brief scuffle with guests at their party who tried to leave with a decorative beer sign. The sign was returned before police got there.

• 9:25 p.m. — A customer with a fake ID causing a scene at a downtown bar was gone when police got there.

DISTURBANCES

• 1:51 a.m. — One man with scratches on his face and several other people loitering in the area of Nutting Avenue were sent on their way.

• 4:43 a.m. — Police were called by Main Street residents dealing with a man who was screaming and damaging the ceilings. He left before officers got there.

• 11:56 p.m. — A man on the roof of a Sunset Avenue dormitory yelling at passers-by was not located by police.

RECOVERED PROPERTY

• 3:31 a.m. — People carrying a speed limit sign on Sunderland Road were stopped by police. They agreed to bring the sign back to Meadow Street, where they had removed it.

VANDALISM

• 1:56 a.m. — A window was smashed out on a vehicle parked on Hobart Lane.

FIGHTS

• 11:03 p.m. — Police removed people from the area of a Sunset Avenue fraternity where they had gathered to watch a fight.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

• 12:50 a.m. — Police warned East Pleasant Street residents holding a loud party.

• 11:30 a.m. — More than 30 people in the middle of North Prospect Street making noise and drinking were advised to stay out of the road.

• 2:42 p.m. — People with a “honk” sign set up in the front yard of their College Street home were advised to remove it.

• 6:46 p.m. — A 19-year-old Reading woman was issued a $300 ticket for violating the town’s noise bylaw after police responded to a Brandywine Apartments home for a loud party.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

• 6:41 p.m. — A large bonfire in a South Pleasant Street yard was extinguished by firefighters. The residents will be cited for an illegal burn.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• 1:02 a.m. — A man urinating against the side of a downtown bar was warned.

• 1:53 a.m. — Police advised a man carrying a mailbox on Phillips Street to reattach it to the post from which he took it.

• 3:05 p.m. — Six people drinking alcohol on the roof of a South Prospect Street building were advised to return to their nearby home and clean up any bottles they had brought with them.

• 9:01 p.m. — Police located a man waving a blow torch and yelling at people on North Pleasant Street. He calmed down when police got there.

• 11:37 p.m. — Passers-by told police they saw a man running in and out of traffic on North Pleasant Street and urinating against a downtown building. The man was located and told police he was upset that his friends weren’t with him.

DISTURBANCES

• 12:46 a.m. — Police kept the peace between four men arguing outside a downtown bar.

VANDALISM

• 9:17 a.m. — A mailbox on Owen Drive was damaged sometime overnight when a car ran into it.

FIGHTS

• 1:46 a.m. — Two men involved in a fight were located on Nutting Avenue. They had scrapes on their faces and blood on their shirts, but declined medical attention.

NOISE COMPLAINTS

• 12:01 a.m. — Police warned Chestnut Street residents holding a loud party and yelling.

• 12:16 a.m. — Police warned Brandywine Apartments residents talking loudly.

• 1:11 a.m. — Police warned Townehouse Apartments residents playing loud music.

• 8:49 p.m. — Police warned East Pleasant Street residents holding a band practice.

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