Amherst Police Log: March 25-27

By Brendan Deady

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

Police Log: Friday, March 25 to Sunday, March 27

Friday, March 25:
2:49 p.m.: A man reported that he saw large caliber ammunition magazines in a Black Ford Fusion while driving by Crazy Noodle at 36 Main St. The caller also observed two white males wearing camouflage around the vehicle carrying what he believed was a rifle case. The described party was not on scene by the time officers arrived.

11:13 p.m.: An officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at Puffer’s Pond. The officer approached a vehicle with fogged up windows and knocked on the window to speak with the party inside. The party of interest stated they were “just talking,” and the officer sent them on their way.

Saturday, March 26:
12:25 a.m.: Police cleared out a small gathering at 19 Ball Ln. where a small fire in the backyard had to be extinguished.

1:25 a.m.: Police arrested Jason Moriarty, 22, of Bourne for an OUI, operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, and negligent speeding violation in a special zone near 590 East Pleasant St. Moriarty was stopped for a speeding violation and showed signs of impairment in the subsequent conversation.

1:28 a.m.: A man at 73 Main St. received a court summons for an unlawful noise violation.

2:06 a.m.: An intoxicated man attempted to start a fight in the parking lot at 1190 North Pleasant St. He fled before police arrived.

2:14 a.m.: Officers assisted the AFD in extinguishing a couch that’d been set aflame at the Townehouse Apartment Complex.

3:24 a.m.: Officers arrested Charles Allard, 20, of South Hadley for an OUI, operation of a motor vehicle to endanger, and a negligent marked lanes violation. A UMPD officer witnessed Allard drive over a curb and then up onto the center circle of the roundabout at that location.

11:59 p.m.: An intoxicated woman called police claiming someone had struck her in the head with a brick at the Cumberland Farms located at 35 Belchertown Rd. Upon arrival, police discovered no assault had taken place.

Sunday, March 27:

1:20 a.m.: A group of college aged males surrounded a man’s vehicle while he was stopped near 76 McClellan St. The group punched his car and blocked any exit ways before dispersing.

9:58 a.m.: A father called the police department to report an alleged liquor license violation at the Panda East restaurant. The caller said that his 17 year-old daughter was served alcohol at the restaurant the night before. She drank to the point where she later passed out on a PVTA bus and had to be transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Police are investigating.

6:59 p.m.: A group of white males who appeared to be homeless were asked to remain away from the Colonial Village apartments after police received reports of two men urinating on nearby apartments.

7:35 p.m.: A woman received assistance in searching for her blind Chihuahua pug that had gone missing from her backyard. The dog was located.

Brendan Deady can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @bdeady26.