Amherst Police Log: March 4-6

By Brendan Deady

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)
(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

Police Log: Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 6

Friday, March 4:

2:42 p.m.: Police arrested eight men for charges ranging from underage possession of alcohol, unlawful noise and violation of the town noise bylaw after responding to noise complaints at 104 Belchertown Road.

4:28 p.m.: Police escorted a man from the Starbucks at 71 North Pleasant St. who refused to leave the premise. An employee reported that an intoxicated man had fallen asleep and was unresponsive. The man refused medical attention and made his way to a local shelter.

Saturday, March 5:

1:20 a.m.: An employee for the Funky Cab driving service called police to Spirit Haus liquors at 338 College St. to settle a dispute with a customer. The driver transported the customer to Hadley and then back to Amherst. When the passenger attempted to pay the $152 charge, his debit card was denied. The passenger’s sister refused to provide her credit card information over the phone to pay for the fare. The driver and young male came to an agreement that he would pay the fare at a later date.

9:37 a.m.: A man called police concerned that another male was on his way to 81 Belchertown Road to punch the caller in the face. The caller had another man’s phone and refused to return it. An officer mediated the confrontation and the cell phone was returned.

9:40 a.m.: A group of llamas got loose from their pen at 500 Sunderland Road. The owner of the property wrangled the llamas back into their pen with the assistance of police.

10:39 a.m.: Police issued a warning to a young man urinating on the side of a house near 227 Main St.

11:26 a.m.: Multiple police units responded to calls near 42 Shumway St. Officers cleared a group of approximately 400 “Blarney-goers” from the area and issued two court summons for possession of open alcohol containers in public.

11:57 a.m.: Police cleared out a gathering of more than 150 people at 11 Phillips St.

11:58 a.m.: Police issued two men court summons around 640 Main St. for possession of an open container of alcohol on a public way.

12:33 p.m.: Police arrested Patrick Alviti, 22, of Peabody, for disorderly conduct while officers cleared out a large gathering at 140 Sunset Ave.

12:59 p.m.: Police arrested Cameron Adams, 20, of Mendon and Christopher Palmerino, 20, of Wilmington for underage possession of alcohol and possession of an open container on a public way as they cleared out a party of over 200 people at 200 College St.

1:14 p.m.: Police responded to reports of a “drunken brawl” involving 20 to 30 college aged males near the VFW at 457 Main St. They found no parties matching that description.

1:20 p.m.: Police responded to another report of a fistfight near the entrance of Salem Place condos. The parties were also gone upon arrival.

1:31 p.m.: Officers arrested Danilo Milevsky, 22, of Uxbridge at 5 Salem Place for an unlawful noise violation related to a large gathering at that address.

3:05 p.m.: Matthew Larson, 21, of Sandwich was arrested on the Amherst College campus for disorderly conduct, possession of an open container, and resisting arrest. Officers approached Larson when they witnessed him drinking a beer. Larson attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended. Officers noted that Larson was intoxicated, covered in injuries from falling in the road, and could not say where he was or where he intended to go.

3:50 p.m.: Three men walking near 446 Main St. received court summonses for possession of open containers.

5:08 p.m.: Officers responded to reports of a fistfight in front of 140 Sunset Ave. Police found one male involved in the scuffle but the other party had fled. The male was sent on his way.

6:21 p.m.: A resident of the Townehouses called police to assist with an attempted break-in to her car. Upon arrival, officers learned that an intoxicated male mistook the reporting party’s vehicle for an Uber driver and had attempted to enter the vehicle.

7:33 p.m.: A woman called police to help remove a young man who refused to leave her porch at 525 East Pleasant St. The male was attempting to take a nap on the porch and had mistaken the house for his own, which is located at 535 Main St. Officers escorted the man home.

Sunday, March 6:
1:28 a.m.: Police assisted the Amherst Fire Department in clearing out Apt.  No. 3 at 124 Amity St. while heavy smoke poured from one of the windows. Firefighters supervised while residents extinguished a fire started by unattended candles left on a desk. Firefighters also discovered that the smoke detectors inside had been covered up by plastic bags.

2:49 a.m.: Officers assisted Amherst Fire Department in extinguishing a burning couch in the quad behind apt. 48 in the Townehouses.

8:21 a.m.: An employee at the Amherst Intermediate Care Facility located at 903 North Pleasant St. called to report an act of vandalism that occurred during the night. The employee informed police that someone had broken a window by firing a BB gun at the glass.

5:20 p.m.: A woman called from 81 Belchertown Road seeking assistance to help locate her purse in a nearby dumpster. When police arrived, the woman stated she had found her purse and refused to open the door.
Brendan Deady can be reached at [email protected] and followed on twitter @bdeady26.