Violence interrupts otherwise typical weekend

By Mary Reines

Shaina Mishkin/Daily Collegian

Friday, Nov. 15

3:29 p.m. A caller reported a medium-sized white dog in his back yard at 109 Fearing St. The caller was concerned that the dog looked neglected. The dog didn’t have a collar on and walked behind the blue house next to his. The dog was returned home about 20 minutes later.

Saturday, Nov. 16

12:36 a.m. Noah Pfister, 24, of Camden, Maine was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Police found a 21-year-old student at the University of Massachusetts who had been stabbed with a knife repeatedly in the neck and chest. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center with non-life threatening wounds.

12:50 a.m. Ten males were reportedly fighting at the Townehouse Apartments on 50 Meadow St. Police conducted an area search but were unable to find them.

12:29 p.m. A caller reported a loose cow near 1600 South East St. By the time police arrived, the cow had walked back to its proper location.

1:04 p.m. A male, 20, from Norwell, Conn., received a summons for assault and battery after assaulting a man at Puffton Village Apt. 398 on 1040 North Pleasant St. The man who received the charges approached the other man, who was standing on the steps of the apartment and talking on the phone. The man who was charged was looking for his girlfriend and proceeded to assault the man on the steps. The victim was transported to the hospital and suffered an eye injury, knee injury and scratches.

11:51 p.m. People spilled into the front yard at the noisy party on 902 East Pleasant St. Police reported that residents were uncooperative and that guests were rude. Police found underage drinking and cleared out the area. Four residents received tickets on charges of nuisance house and unlawful noise.

Sunday, Nov. 17

1:22 a.m. A party of about 50 to 70 people at 80 South East St. was cleared out by police. One 22-year-old male received a summons on charges of unlawful noise and another 20-year-old male received a summons on charges of underage possession of alcohol.

5:45 p.m. At Athena’s Pizza on 65 University Dr. a customer whose food was delayed threatened that he would get his shotgun. He said that it was just a joke and police advised him not to use that language in the future.

10:13 p.m. Russell Michael St. Andre, 50, of Amherst, was arrested on charges of carrying a dangerous weapon and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. A caller at 497 East Pleasant St. Apt. 131 reported that Standre struck his stepson in the face with a cane that opened up into a knife following a verbal argument. The victim was brought to Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

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