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Amherst

■ Jyhong Chea, 28, of 266 East Hadley Road, unit 105D, was arrested Thursday at 9 p.m. at home on a warrant.

Easthampton

∎ Nicholas J. Gessing, 22, of 16 Terrace View, was arrested at home Thursday at 7 a.m. on a warrant.

∎ Lucius C. Burrell, 18, of 9 Admiral St., was arrested Wednesday at 4:50 p.m. on Water Lane on charges of domestic assault and battery and resisting arrest. Police said he snapped a towel in his sister’s face and threw her onto a couch before fleeing their home.

Northampton

∎ Ronald Lieberwirth, 59, of 27 Clark St., was arrested at 1:28 p.m. Sunday at home on charges of resisting arrest and on an Eastern Hampshire District Court warrant related to a charge of leaving the scene of property damage. Lieberwirth would not open the door for officers, and later took a swing at them during his arrest, an action for which he was pepper sprayed, police said.

∎ Erica Lynn Archambault, 24, whose address is listed as the streets of Northampton, was arrested at 3:39 p.m. Saturday on Main Street downtown on a charge of domestic assault and battery. Archambault allegedly slapped her boyfriend during an argument, police said.

∎ A resident of the Walter Salvo House, 81 Conz St., reported a potential phone scam in which an unknown caller asked her to wire money via Western Union in order to protect her husband who was in jail and in danger of being beat up. Police are investigating.

∎ Jean Gabriel Castillo, 19, of 63 Golden Drive, Florence, was arrested at 1:22 a.m. Saturday on Nonotuck Street on charges of possessing a class D drug (marijuana) operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Police stopped Castillo after a routine registration query. Officers found three bags of marijuana containing a total of 42.54 grams, or about 1.5 ounces, in Castillo’s car, police said.

∎ Jeremy Louis Harvey, 22, of 563 Bay Road, Amherst, was arrested at 12:16 a.m. Saturday at 48 Main St. on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and making an illegal left-hand turn.

∎ Rafael Torres, 38, of 491 Bridge Road, apt. 735R, Florence, was arrested at 7:46 p.m. Friday at Meadowbrook Apartments on Bridge Road on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and intimidation of a witness. Police said Torres struck another male in the face several times with an iPhone and told the victim he would shoot and kill him if he called police.

∎ Richard A. Damboise, 21, whose address is listed as the streets of Northampton, was arrested at 4:11 p.m. Friday at City Hall on Main Street on a charge of possessing with intent to distribute a class D drug (marijuana). An officer responded to suspicious activity in the basement of City Hall searched Damboise after smelling an odor of marijuana. Police said Damboise had three packets of marijuana totalling 2.58 grams, a sandwich bag of marijuana containing 3.58 grams, a digital scale and cash.

∎ Joshua Andrew Tanner, 30, of Northampton Lodging, 129 Pleasant St., apt. 36, was arrested at 2:40 p.m. Friday on a Northampton District Court warrant related to an armed robbery charge. Tanner and another unidentified male allegedly robbed at knifepoint a 51-year-old neighbor at Northampton Lodging about 8:40 p.m. Thursday. Police said $20 was stolen.

∎ A resident at 540 Bridge Road reported that someone broke into his home Thursday and stole an estimated $1,050 worth of electronics including an iPad, a camera and a Nintendo game console. Police found no signs of forced entry. The homeowner told police he may have left a sliding glass door unlocked.

∎ James Edward Garbiel, 50, whose address is listed as the streets of Northampton, was arrested at 4:42 p.m. Thursday at Central Chambers, 16 Center St., on charges of vandalizing property and vandalism with a noxious or filthy substance. Police said they saw Garbiel urinating on the building’s floor.

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