Amherst area arrests/summonses
Arrests/summonses Amherst Police
• Michelle E. Buonasaro, 22, of Norwood, was arrested Dec. 2 at 3:12 a.m. on South East Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and failure to stop at a red light.
• Leonard S. Schwartz, 20, of Portland, Maine, was arrested Dec. 2 at 2:46 a.m. at an East Pleasant Street home on a charge of disorderly conduct after he knocked on the door to the residence and then fled to the back of the property, refusing to leave, police said.
• Christopher Y. Phann, 20, of Lowell, was arrested Dec. 2 at 2:26 a.m. on Main Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle with no license in possession and failure to stop at a red light.
• Joshua Quinn, 20, of Elsmford, N.Y., was arrested Dec. 2 at 1:19 a.m. on Meadow Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, speeding, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and being a minor in possession of alcohol.
• Ralph W. Reed, 48, who provided an address as the streets of Amherst, was arrested Dec. 1 at 4:33 p.m. at a South Pleasant Street business on a charge of disorderly conduct after he entered the store and yelled at patrons and employees, police said.
• Shane P. Bowen, 21, of Northampton, was arrested Dec. 1 at 12:31 a.m. on Hallock Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, failure to use care in stopping and failure to dim headlights to oncoming traffic.
• Pedro J. Leyton, 29, of Florence, was arrested Nov. 30 at 9:30 p.m. on Mill Lane on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding, police said.
• A 20-year-old Douglas man will be summoned to court on a charge of vandalizing property after he deliberately broke a window at a College Street business with his head Nov. 30 at 1:29 a.m., police said.
• Jonathan B. Jablonski, 27, of Chicopee, was arrested Nov. 30 at 1:06 a.m. on Amity Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (second offense) and operating a motor vehicle without headlights.
• A 19-year-old Springfield man will be summoned to court on a charge of larceny under $250 after he paid for $5 worth of gas but pumped $56 at a gas station Nov. 30 at 12:56 a.m., police said.
The man told police that he was entitled to the gas because of a clerk’s error and refused to reimburse the store, police said.
• Richard S. Pirog Jr., 23, of Belchertown, was arrested Nov. 30 at 12:06 a.m. on College Street on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle with no inspection sticker.
• A 21-year-old Amesbury woman and a 22-year-old Lexington man will be summoned to court on charges of unlawful transportation of alcohol after their vehicle was found on University Drive with more than $360 worth of alcoholic beverages, including 12 cases of beer, Nov. 29 at 8:40 p.m., police said.
• A 25-year-old Haddonfield, N.J., man and a 23-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., woman will be summoned to court on charges of shoplifting after they attempted to leave Big Y on University Drive without paying for $77 worth of food items Nov. 29 at 3:42 p.m., police said.
• Nilva I. Llorca, 31, of Pondview Drive, was arrested Nov. 28 at 5:22 p.m. at the police station on a warrant.
• A 20-year-old Greenfield man will be summoned to court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle with no inspection sticker following a traffic stop on North Pleasant Street Nov. 28 at 1:26 a.m., police said.
• Samantha R. Sugrue, 20, of 260 Belchertown, was arrested Nov. 30 at 4:09 p.m. at the Wal-Mart at Mountain Farms Mall on a charge of shoplifting after she left the store without paying for $51.38 in merchandise, police said.
• Austin F. Davidson, 30, of High Point Drive, Amherst, was arrested Nov. 29 at 5:14 p.m. on Route 9 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license.
• Vidal Faustino, 22, of West Street, Amherst, was arrested Nov. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the Super Stop & Shop at the Campus Shopping Plaza on a charge of shoplifting after leaving the store without paying for $104 worth of items, police said.
• Idelfonso C. Salinas, 26, of Southpoint Apartments, Amherst, was arrested Nov. 24 at 11:20 p.m. on Route 9 on a warrant.
• Andrew Newell, 17, Kenith R. Newell, 21, and Kristin A. Newell, 42, all of Chicopee, and Roberto Saez Jr., 35, of Springfield, were all arrested Nov. 24 at 2:47 p.m. at the Wal-Mart at Mountain Farms Mall on charges of shoplifting after they allegedly left without paying for $75 in clothing, police said.
Amherst Police Calls
MONDAY, NOV. 26
• 1:22 a.m. — Woodside Avenue residents reported returning home to find a rear door open and light on inside, with a man walking away from the residence. Nothing was stolen from the home.
• 7:43 p.m. — Police took a report from a woman waiting for a bus on South Pleasant Street who was approached by a man claiming to be a Northampton artist. He showed her several explicit photographs he had taken, told her he has had past lives and expects to return as a jaguar in his next life and that she should visit his gallery. The man left on a bus before police got there.
• 12:15 a.m. — A South Amherst resident called for medical assistance for what she said was a gun wound to her head. Police determined the woman didn’t need medical attention, but was transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton by an Amherst Fire Department ambulance.
• 12:28 p.m. — A ceiling-mounted light sensor and toilet were damaged in the women’s restroom at the War Memorial Pool bathhouse.
• 2:41 p.m. — Eggs and soda were thrown on the floor of the Amherst Boys and Girls Club on North Pleasant Street during a break-in. Police are investigating.
• 10:04 p.m. — Police warned Echo Village Apartments residents playing loud music. Officers responded to the home a second time more than two hours later and advised the residents they would be ticketed if the noise continued.
• 2:11 p.m. — A vehicle sustained minor damage when it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in a College Street parking lot.
The driver of the offending vehicle has been identified and police are attempting to make contact.
• 5:17 p.m. — A deer suffered injuries after being struck by a vehicle, sustained major front-end damage, on West Street, police said.
The deer, which was still in the middle of the road, was destroyed by police.
TUESDAY, NOV. 27
• 2:21 p.m. — Police, the health department and Highland Valley Elder Services are assisting a North Amherst resident with hoarding issues at her home. The health department determined the home remains habitable.
• 1:30 p.m. — A homeless man shouting on a PVTA bus in South Amherst was removed. The man was allowed to get onto a second PVTA bus a short time later after he calmed down.
• 11:17 a.m. — Loril L. Moondream, 56, of Wendell, was cited for failure to use care in stopping after the vehicle she was driving at the intersection of Northampton Road and University Drive collided with a vehicle driven by Falemeh Giahi, 51, of Foxglove Lane, police said.
Giahi complained of back pain and was taken by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for treatment, police said.
One vehicle was towed from the scene, according to police.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28
• 8:25 p.m. — A woman came to the police station to report that she was touched inappropriately during a ride home given to her by a man she only knows from a weekly club meeting. Police are investigating.
THURSDAY, NOV. 29
• 2:03 a.m. — Police found a garage door open and light on inside it at an Emily Lane home. Officers determined a resident was using the garage as a place to smoke a cigarette.
• 3:36 p.m. — A South Amherst resident reported receiving a fake check for $3,000 from a person in Michigan who responded to an online ad for a mattress.
• 2:29 a.m. — Men placing traffic barrels and cones in the intersection of Main and Triangle streets were sent on their way. The men had previously gotten into an argument with a driver when they placed cones around his vehicle while it was stopped at a red light.
• 7:38 p.m. — Police issued a verbal warning to Amity Street residents playing loud music.
FRIDAY, NOV. 30
• 8:48 a.m. — An Amherst woman told police her friend took her car overnight and damaged it in an accident. Police determined the friend had crashed the vehicle in Hadley before returning it. No charges are expected to be filed.
• 9:38 p.m. — Several orange lights in the sky above the Notch were reported to police. Police were unable to locate the source of the lights, which had disappeared by the time officers got there.
• 1:51 p.m. — A 1994 Honda Accord was reported stolen from a North Pleasant Street location.
• 4:15 p.m. — An Amherst woman reported someone made $914.04 in charges of her credit card in New Delhi. Police are investigating.
• 5:41 p.m. — Police took a report from a high school student that an iPhone was stolen from her while at school.
• 10:56 p.m. — Police warned South East Street residents holding a party with a live band and 30 guests.
• 5:54 p.m. — Louis H. Beauregard, 47, of Belchertown, was driving his vehicle on Bay Road when he lost control of it while trying to avoid a bear crossing the road, police said.
The vehicle went off the road and into a tree, and had to be towed from the scene, police said.
Beauregard complained of a sore neck and was taken by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for treatment, police said.
• 10:27 p.m. — A taxi with multiple violations operating on Main Street was taken out of service for the night following a police inspection.
SATURDAY, DEC. 1
• 2:15 a.m. — Four men placing traffic cones in the middle of Main Street moved the cones back to the side of the road and were sent on their way.
• 12:37 p.m. — Two homeless men who fell on Spring Street were assisted in getting to the nearby Not Bread Alone soup kitchen.
• 2:32 p.m. — Two eggs were thrown against the side of an Old Farm Road home by vandals.
• 1:22 a.m. — A Puffton Village woman told police a man got into her home and left with a bag. The suspect may be an acquaintance, police said.
• 11:26 p.m. — Police broke up a fight between family members that occurred in the parking lot of a University Drive business.
• 1:24 a.m. — A man who confronted three men urinating in an alley near Boltwood Walk told police the men reacted violently, with one punching him and pushing him to the ground, and the others kicking him. He suffered minor injuries. Police are investigating.
• 12:20 a.m. — Police issued a verbal warning to Taylor Street residents holding a loud party.
• 10:38 p.m. — Officers warned South Prospect Street residents playing loud music.
• 1:24 a.m. — Jason R. Cook, 22, of Potwine Place, was issued a written warning for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle after the vehicle he was driving on North Pleasant Street collided with an Amherst police cruiser driven by Carlos M. Gutierrez, police said.
Damage to both vehicle was minor and no injuries were reported, police said.
• 8:13 a.m. — Vehicles driven by Roberto Lopez, 53, of Chicopee, and Jason P. Fortin, 39, of Belchertown, collided on a snow-covered Shays Street, police said.
Lopez and passenger David Cancel, 56, of Chicopee, were both taken by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for treatment of minor injuries, police said.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene, police said.
Two additional fender-bender accidents were reported at about the same time on the roundabouts at Atkins corner, police said.
• 9:24 a.m. — Phurbu Dolma, 32, of Pomeroy Court, was driving her vehicle on West Pomeroy Lane when she lost control of it and it struck a tree, police said.
Dolma complained of chest pain and was taken by Amherst Fire Department ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for treatment, police said.
Dolma’s vehicle was towed from the scene, police said.
• 2:47 p.m. — A vehicle ran into a pole and took down wires leading to a South East Street home before fleeing the area, police said.
SUNDAY, DEC. 2
• 1:01 p.m. — A man trying to get into a Spring Street home through a window was determined to be a friend helping the resident, who was locked out.
• 5:23 p.m. — Police are investigating an incident in which a derogatory and racist word was written in the snow on a vehicle parked on Boltwood Avenue.
• 2:59 p.m. — A woman told police her iPhone was stolen after she left it at a party on East Pleasant Street overnight.
• 7:54 p.m. — Management at a North Amherst business provided police information about a customer who has been stealing DVDs for the past several months.
• 9:05 a.m. — A mailbox was smashed at a Gray Street residence.
• 5:38 p.m. — A no parking sign in a private parking lot on Main Street was damaged by vandals.
• 12:31 a.m., 1:23 a.m. and 1:39 a.m. — Police warned residents of Southpoint Apartments, North Pleasant Street and Pelham Road playing loud music.
• 3:20 a.m. — Officers warned Brandywine Apartments residents talking loudly.
• 12:54 p.m. — Brian Partridge, 21, of Littleton, was cited for failure to use care in starting after the vehicle he was driving at East Pleasant and Triangle streets went through a red light and collided with vehicles driven by Nora C. Papian, 21, of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Casey Reck, 23, of Santa Barbara, Calif., police said.
Partridge and Reck’s vehicles were towed from the scene, but no injuries were reported, police said.