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Police Logs: Friday, Feb. 8 — Sunday, Feb. 10

Four arrests were made over the weekend
(Maxwell Zaleski/Daily Collegian)

The following police logs are from the Amherst Police Department from Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 to Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019


9:26 a.m.: A reporting party called in an older white male in a camo jacket driving a silver SUV looking at the driveway at 1185 N. Pleasant St. taking notes. The reporting party was a little concerned due to recent breaking and entering in the area. It was possible her landlord was getting work done. Police will follow up with him as well.

3:03 p.m.: A reporting party stated there were three middle school-aged kids running around on the roof of CVS, 76 N. Pleasant St. Police checked the area and reported they were gone on arrival.

Motor Vehicle Crash

12:10 p.m.: A white 2014 Honda CRV and a white 2006 Toyota Highlander were in a crash at 35 Belchertown Road. No injuries were reported.

12:43 p.m.: A reporting party came into the police station to report a motor vehicle accident on Feb. 7 between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The incident involved an orange Subaru Impreza and a gray 2013 Toyota Avalon. A woman came into the station to report finding a note on her vehicle the previous night that a Subaru side-swiped the driver side of her car. Contact was made with the operator of the Subaru. The person advised he did not realize he struck the side of her car and was apologetic. Information was exchanged between both parties.

9:16 p.m.: A deer ran into the roadway from east to west by 300 S. Pleasant St. It ran into the driver’s side of a gray 2017 Toyota Highlander travelling southbound on the road. The collision left large dents in the side of the vehicle. After bouncing off the Toyota, the deer deflected into the northbound travel lane where it hit a white 2012 Subaru Outback head on. The deer was deceased upon police arrival and was pulled off the road.


12:25 p.m.: A 39-year-old resident of Amherst was arrested at Starbucks, 71 N. Pleasant St., for intimidating a witness.

4:19 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was a state official at 170 E. Hadley Road, Apt. 125, and they were having problems with a man who was belligerent and intoxicated. He was refusing to leave the home. The official wished to have the man vacated from the property to create a safe environment for the resident and child. The man gathered a few things and was advised not to return to the apartment. He walked toward the bus stop and off the property.

4:59 p.m.: The reporting party in the disturbance at 4:19 p.m. stated her social worker was leaving the apartment at 170 E. Hadley Road and noticed the man was on his way back to the apartment. She remained on the scene and the man was still intoxicated, belligerent and causing a disturbance. The resident’s mother advised that the involved party walked into the apartment without permission. He was intoxicated and demanded to know why he was not welcome. He was subsequently placed under arrest for trespassing and disturbing the peace.

9:40 p.m.: A reporting party at 16 Brandywine Dr., Apt. 2D, stated he wanted his guest to leave, but the person was belligerent and refusing to do so. The reporting party said he was afraid of the involved party. He explained that the person was not acting logically and appeared to be suffering from mental health issues. He had helped the involved party who was homeless by welcoming him into his apartment. He had stated he tried to kick him out prior to this day after lending him money. When trying to talk to the involved party about money he had lent him, the reporting party said the man got agitated and grabbed a stick and later a pan. The reporting party said he threatened to call the police. The involved party then gathered his belongings and made arrangements for a ride. The involved party waited in the hallway for a ride and the reporting party was advised to contact APD if the man sparked a new argument.

Animal Complaint

3:24 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was a squirrel with his foot caught in her bird feeder. An officer reported, “I was able to free the little fella.”

Assist Other Police Department

7:52 p.m.: APD received a call from the New York Police Department. NYPD had received a call from a resident who received text messages from an involved party stating he had written a suicide note. He has asked the reporting party not to tell his family. The involved party was last known to go to the University of Massachusetts, but UMass stated he withdrew from the school on Jan. 22 and there was no record of him living on campus. The reporting party had no knowledge of where he could be. Police pinged his phone to determine his location so the appropriate agency could start an investigation. During that process, Hampshire Security requested an ambulance for a psych evaluation of a suicidal person. It was determined to be the same man as this call.

Noise Complaint

8:44 p.m.: A reporting party called in loud music coming from her neighbor’s apartment at 188 E. Hadley Road. The noise was gone upon police arrival.

10:28 p.m.: Very loud music and bass were heard upon police arrival to 73 Main St., Apt. 3. The apartment door was open, causing noise to emanate through the building. About 15 to 20 guests were inside making noise. A summons was issued for unlawful noise.

Motor Vehicle Stop

9:18 p.m.: A black 2006 Toyota Highlander was observed accelerating rapidly at each intersection and swerving by 620 N. Pleasant St. A faint odor of an alcoholic beverage could be smelled from the vehicle’s interior. A written warning was issued to the operator.

9:37 p.m.: The operator of a blue 2009 Subaru Legacy was stopped for having an expired inspection sticker by 256 N. Pleasant St. The operator was unaware and said they would get it taken care of. A warning was issued.


11:06 p.m.: A small tree fell down and was blocking Beston Street. There was a cable wire hanging near a utility pole, but it was deemed not a hazard. DPW was contacted to remove the tree.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019

Motor Vehicle Stop

12:34 a.m.: A blue 2012 Ford Fusion was stopped at 1 Salem Place for an equipment violation. A warning was issued.

12:49 a.m.: A white 2018 Ford Transit was stopped at 25 Lincoln Ave. for a lights violation. A warning was issued.

7:31 p.m.: A gray 2017 Ford Focus was stopped at 28 Mill Lane for a lights violation. The vehicle was a rental that the operator was not familiar with. A warning was issued.

9:41 p.m.: A gray 2015 Subaru was stopped at 51 E. Hadley Road for failure to stop at a designated area. A warning was issued.

10:59 p.m.: A black 2011 Nissan Rogue was stopped at 40 Main St. for a lights violation. The operator turned their lights on and a warning was issued.

Assist Citizen

12:40 a.m.: An officer was flagged down by a reporting party at The Spoke at 35 E. Pleasant St. who stated that they needed help getting their friend home. The person was very intoxicated, though it appeared it was not from alcohol. The reporting party said that their phone had died, and that her intoxicated friend would not allow the reporting party to use their phone to call an Uber. The officer helped arrange an Uber and the reporting party stated that they no longer needed help.

Assist Other Police Department

1:59 a.m.: A “be on the lookout” was issued to APD at 111 Main St. for a car that was last seen around 7 p.m. the previous day, where a wellbeing check was requested for the operator. At 2:40 a.m. the party was located, and the advisory was cancelled.

2:17 a.m.: Belchertown Police Department stated that they were out with a black 2014 Volkswagen Jetta that was involved in an accident which they believed had more damage than it should. An APD officer was sent to check 1311 Bay Road for property damage, where an officer located a tire and other car parts. There was no impact point located in the area.

2:38 a.m.: A “be on the lookout” was issued to APD at 111 Main St. by the Greenfield Police Department for a red 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. A person who resided at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Leeds had been missing since Feb. 6, 2019. If the person were to be located, officers were advised to stop, check the person’s welfare and contact GPD.

Assist Amherst Fire Department

2:13 a.m.: A reporting party at 1175 Bay Rd. stated that a tree had fell on his house with no injuries and that they had already notified the electric company. Minimal damage to the roof was observed, as the branch was resting on power lines from the pole to the home.

Motor Vehicle Crash

11:12 a.m.: A reporting party advised police of a crash at 631 West St. involving a blue 2007 Subaru Impreza and a gray 2010 Honda Civic. It was a minor accident and paperwork was exchanged.

4:58 p.m.: A reporting party stated that a person had drove her car into St. Brigid’s Rectory at 122 N. Pleasant St. and that he wanted to make a report. A small spot of the metal siding of the rectory appeared to be slightly dented in. The operator of the involved vehicle will appear to APD on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.


11:31 a.m.: Officers were advised of a tree that had fallen in the road near 6 High Point Drive. The Department of Public Works was called to respond with a chainsaw.

5:47 p.m.: A reporting party stated that half of Snell Street had been washed away. An officer noticed that significant potholes were found on the road, cones were placed to make motorists aware and dispatch left a message with the Department of Public Works.

6:55 p.m.: A reporting party stated that there were cars parked on both sides of the street near 23 Carriage Lane, making it hard for cars to pass. Officers found that cars appeared to be parked legally on the road, and that there was more than enough room for emergency vehicles to pass.

Animal Complaint

1:06 p.m.: A reporting party found a brown springer spaniel at 320 Pulpit Hill Rd. The dog was put in a shelter if anyone called, and no tags were found on the dog.


2:36 p.m.: A reporting party stated that a piece of the roof at 30 Boltwood Walk was flying up in the air because of the wind. An officer obtained the contact of building maintenance and forwarded the message to dispatch.

8:25 p.m.: A reporting party called into APD at 111 Main St. from San Francisco, Calif. stating that he believed his sister was driving on her deceased mother’s information, since his sister lived in Amherst.

8:44 p.m.: A vehicle was parked on scene at Amherst Towing, 100 Sunderland Rd. where a person was checking the building for her grandfather when she heard running water. Upon entering, she noticed that a pipe leading to the meter was burst at the shut-off valve. The water department was contacted for an emergency response.

9:28 p.m.: A reporting party stated that the door to their apartment at 266 E. Hadley Rd. is open and though they had locked it with the deadbolt. The person said that they were house sitting, but no one should be there and that there were no signs of forced entry. An officer assisted in checking the apartment, and nothing appeared to be missing.

10:10 p.m.: A reporting party heard a female scream a few times from behind building #3 at 133 Belchertown Road. An officer checked the parking lots and spoke with some people in the area. The resident of apartment #15 told the officer that they had heard someone scream about 15 minutes prior. He advised police that this sort of occasion seemed to happen most weekends.

Motor Vehicle Complaint

8:03 p.m.: A reporting party stated that a silver 2018 Ford F-150 was driving aggressively, weaving in and out of traffic around 258 Triangle St. The University of Massachusetts Police Department was notified due to the direction of travel. UMPD located and stopped the listed vehicle. The driver was not impaired and there was no observation of erratic operation. No enforcement action was taken.


11:04 p.m.: A 21-year-old man from Turners Falls was arrested at 1 E. Pleasant St. on a warrant for failure to appear in Eastern Hampshire District Court.

Noise Complaint

11:25 p.m.: An anonymous person reported a large party at 227 Northampton Road, where residents willingly cleared the home of guests when police arrived. The town bylaws regarding noise were explained to residents and a warning was issued. One person who appeared to be under 21 attempted to conceal an open can of beer as he left the residence. When an officer requested a form of identification, the person attempted to flee by running between two officers. Officers attempted to detain the person, who resisted arrest. The person, a 19-year-old from Wrentham, was arrested for underage possession of liquor and resisting arrest. Another person was issued a summons for minor in possession.

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

Noise Complaint

12:02 a.m.: A reporting party stated that loud music was originating from 15 Salem Place. Upon officer arrival, most were cooperative in leaving, the town bylaws were explained to residents and a warning was issued.

1:51 a.m.: A reporting party stated that they heard loud music and voices singing along to music at 1001 N. Pleasant St. Apt #36A. Upon arrival, an officer observed four residents “enjoying late night karaoke.” The residents were advised of the call and were given a verbal warning.

2:16 a.m.: A reporting party stated that there was loud music and banging coming from 308 N. Pleasant St. Apt #5. On scene officers spoke with the reporting party who advised that he had knocked on the wall to get the residents to turn off the music, only for them to respond by turning the music up louder. Officers tried to speak with residents of the offending apartment, but they refused to answer the door. After a while, the residents did end up opening the door, and a warning was issued for the noise.

8:14 p.m.: A woman heard banging and slamming on her wall at 81 Belchertown Road, Apt. 139. She heard someone say “oh, I love it.” Two female parties advised that nothing was wrong.

Motor Vehicle Stop

12:30 a.m.: A gray 2013 Jeep Patriot was observed swerving into oncoming traffic near 246 Amity St. as it operated westbound. The operator, an Uber driver, stated that he was changing the address of his destination in his phone and became distracted. A warning was issued for marked lanes and impeded operation of a motor vehicle.

12:46 p.m.: A random query showed that a yellow 2012 Hyundai Veloster’s registration status was revoked for no insurance. When the vehicle was pulled over at 867 N. Pleasant St., the operator was found to be an international student from China who did not properly understand their insurance requirements. The vehicle was towed by Ernie’s and the operator understood that they must insure and re-register their car before it could be picked up. The operator was issued a warning for having no insurance.

1:40 a.m.: A black 2014 Kia Sorento was stopped near 521 S. Pleasant St. for speeding. A verbal warning was issued.

Assist Citizen

2:49 a.m.: A “be on the lookout” was issued for a person last seen exiting Monkey Bar around 1 a.m. the same night. The person was later located by friends and was safe.


3:31 a.m.: A person was found on Triangle Street who was very drunk, walking in the street. The person was transferred to 92 Cowles Road and placed in the custody of a sober party.

4:43 p.m.: A reporting party stated that the area under the footbridge near 14 Greenleaves Drive was eroded and close to collapse. The Department of Public Works checked the area and notified the gas company of a sinkhole developing under the roadway, which would be addressed on Monday. The footbridge was blocked off.


4:10 p.m.: An officer was approached by a passerby near the Bank of America at 1 S. Pleasant St. stating that the ATM door frame was bent and would not close properly. Dispatch called Bank of America security and they will make a work order to repair the broken door.

7:46 p.m.: A reporting party stated he believed the apartment across from his at 81 Belchertown Road is supposed to be unoccupied, but he heard people moving around, walking up and down the stairs and drinking something. The people were gone upon police arrival.


4:54 p.m.: A person called into APD at 111 Main St. reporting that her black iPhone X had been stolen while at a party last night.


5:58 p.m.: A reporting party stated that a white male with a gray hoodie had stolen a beer from Amherst Market at 259 Triangle St. and left on a silver bike toward the high school. The person took one can of Twisted Tea valued at $3.04. The suspect could not be located.

Animal Complaint

6:28 p.m.: A rabbit was found to be injured near 156 South East St. The rabbit’s left leg was injured, and an officer was able to herd it off the roadway where it then ran into the woods.

Motor Vehicle Stop

7:06 p.m.: A warning was issued to the operator of a gray 2009 Honda Civic at 245 Amity St.

10:54 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a gray 2005 Chevrolet Impala for speeding at 43 Amity St.

Motor Vehicle Crash

10:52 p.m.: One vehicle was involved in a crash resulting in personal injury by 32 College St. The vehicle went off the road. The incident is under investigation.

Michael Connors can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter at @mikepconnors. Hayley Johnson can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @hayleyk_johnson.

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