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APD Logs: Friday, March 1 — Sunday, March 3

A comparatively quiet Blarney weekend
(Maxwell Zaleski/Daily Collegian)

The following police logs are from the Amherst Police Department from Friday, March 1, 2019 to Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Disabled Motor Vehicle

10:15 a.m.: The engine of a red 2001 Toyota Tacoma overheated in the vicinity of 401 Main St. and the operator needed assistance contacting AAA due to a hearing impairment. AAA was contacted. The vehicle was not impeding traffic.

Assist Business/Agency

10:23 a.m.: An officer assisted with removing several unwanted guests from 81 Belchertown Road, Apt. 133. Several homeless people had been taking advantage of a mentally disabled resident at the location. The listed parties trespassed from the location.

5:41 p.m.: Eversource requested officer standby while they dropped a wire in the vicinity of 165 Bay Road.


10:58 a.m.: An involved party served a trespass in hand from the listed apartment in the “Assist Business/Agency” incident at 10:23 a.m. on March 1.

Motor Vehicle Crash

2:35 p.m.: A 911 caller reported her vehicle was rear-ended after a brief verbal argument was heard in the background of her vehicle. The operator of the vehicle behind the reporting party left the scene in possibly a blue sedan. Unknown damage or direction of travel. Hadley Police Department were notified. The reporting party advised she was stopped at the yield sign on University Drive waiting to pull out westbound on Northampton Road when she was bumped from behind. She pulled into the parking lot of Ginger Garden, 351 Northampton Road. The offending vehicle pulled over to exchange information with the reporting party, but she refused to get out of her vehicle so the offending vehicle left. The offending vehicle was later located and the information was exchanged. The reporting party suffered minor rear bumper damage from the front license plate of the offending vehicle.

Breaking & Entering

4:35 p.m.: A resident of 1 Spencer Dr. reported damage to the location’s windows that appeared to be tampered with.


5:18 p.m.: A reporting party reported an irate customer causing a scene inside Left-Click Computers at 15 Cowles Lane. The verbal-only disturbance was regarding the screen replacement cost for the involved party’s phone. The person was calm upon police arrival. The involved party and the employee came to an agreement to put the old screen back on the phone. Peace was restored.

Motor Vehicle Stop

7:18 p.m.: A black 2015 GMC Sierra was stopped at 100 Meadow St. south of the bypass.

Motor Vehicle Complaint

7:35 p.m.: A 911 caller reported a gray 2002 Nissan Xterra operating erratically by 1232 Bay Road. The offenses occurred in Belchertown; the motor vehicle turned westbound onto Bay Road and the reporting party was no longer behind the vehicle at the time of the call. The Belchertown Police Department was notified.

11:20 p.m.: A complaint was reported of a black 2018 Nissan Rogue operating erratically by 1301 West St. While on the phone, the reporting party entered Hadley, so HPD was notified.


9:16 p.m.: A male party who appeared to be homeless was reported camping in the mailbox room at the post office at 145 University Dr. He was reported to have a dog with him and smelled of marijuana. The involved party and his dog were outside while he was smoking a cigarette upon police arrival. He advised he was charging his cell phone inside the post office, but was not smoking inside. He retrieved his belongings and moved along without any issue. It did not smell like marijuana inside the building.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Motor Vehicle Complaint

12:15 a.m.: A silver vehicle was reported swerving on the road by 488 West St. The operator was seen staggering around the parking lot the listed location. The motor vehicle was unfounded upon a police search of the area.

3:27 p.m.: A reporting party stated a blue 2006 Hyundai Tuscon was driving at a high speed from Hadley Police Department back to a party on Pelham Road. A “be on the lookout” was issued.

Motor Vehicle Stop

12:21 a.m.: A gray 2005 Toyota was observed operating near 867 N. Pleasant St. without any head or tail lights. The operator advised police that she was driving her friend’s vehicle to pick them up from the bar. There was no impairment and a warning was issued.

2:02 p.m.: A gray 2000 Pontiac Firebird was stopped near 46 South East St. with two flat tires and heavy front end damage. The operator was found to be bringing the vehicle to a mechanic in North Amherst as the accident occurred in Springfield.


1:35 a.m.: A gray 2006 Subaru Forester was stopped in both travel lanes near 51 Boltwood Walk, on top of the parking garage. The person, an Uber driver, was advised that there were multiple parking spots and was issued a $50 citation for obstructing travel lanes.

6:32 a.m.: A gray 2016 Volkswagen Jetta was parked outside of 76 Chestnut St. in violation of a posted tow zone sign. A parking citation was issued and the vehicle was towed by Ernie’s Towing.

12:11 p.m.: Massachusetts State Police reported of traffic issues and Ubers related to a party at 289 Pelham Road, but no traffic issues were reported as an Amherst officer arrived.

3:43 p.m.: A reporting party passing by 586 S. Pleasant St. advised police of a large party where a lot of people were seen congregating on the side of the road. The people were just waiting to be picked up by Ubers.

Assist Amherst Fire Department

10:34 a.m.: Officers assisted AFD with a fire alarm call to 69 Pelham Road. The cause of the alarm was just cooking smoke.

4:44 p.m.: Officers assisted AFD with a fire alarm call to Old Towne Tavern at 1 Pray St. AFD advised police that everything was okay when APD arrived on scene.


10:59 a.m.: A larger wooden “Fuller Estates” sign was found near the Townehouses at 50 Meadow St. The item was placed in the property room at APD.

5:38 p.m.: A reporting party stated that a person with an orange shirt and no pants was running down the road near 364 N. Pleasant St. The person was located on McClure Street and was stopped. He and a friend denied being involved though one matched the description, though the person did have pants on while interacting with officers. The two people advised officers that they were from out of town and were visiting a friend.

6:41 p.m.: A reporting party stated that a female party was possibly assaulted at the bar next to 57 N. Pleasant St. A male party made inappropriate comments to the woman, but she did not wish to have charges filed. Both were sent on their way.

Motor Vehicle Crash

11:33 a.m.: A reporting party stated that a black 2015 Ford Taurus traveling west on Main Street blew through the light near Main and Triangle Street, continued west and smashed into a parked vehicle near Insomnia Cookies at 30 Main St. The operator was scared and moved his vehicle to an adjacent parking lot and did not report the motor vehicle crash with the parked vehicle. The person, a 23-year-old from Dorchester, was issued a summons for leaving the scene of property damage.

11:52 a.m.: A reporting party was advised by his neighbor that a deer was struck by a passing vehicle near 613 S. Pleasant St. The deer was found to be injured in her leg, but was otherwise healthy and mobile.

2:27 p.m.: A reporting party advised police that their vehicle was struck near 295 Lincoln Ave. He did not see any suspects, and neither did his friends. He was told to contact his insurance company and said that he would also check with his neighbors to see if anyone had accidentally backed into it.

7:24 p.m.: An ambulance was backing into the garage bay near AFD at 68 N. Pleasant St. where, since the operator was too close to the left side, the wheel well was ripped away from the ambulance onto the bricks of the garage bay. Damage is estimated to be less than $1,000.

7:47 p.m.: A blue 2013 Honda Fit and a white 2010 GMC were parked next to each other in the Boltwood lot at 1 Main St. The operator of the GMC was backing out of the parking lot and made contact with the Honda’s passenger rear wheel and bumper. The Honda sustained minor damage under $1,000. Both vehicles left under their own power.

7:58 p.m.: A motor vehicle crash occurred on University of Massachusetts property at 150 N. University Dr. and UMass notified it was in their jurisdiction.

11:07 p.m.: A brown Audi Q7 was traveling east on Main Street and a gray 2006 Hyundai Elantra was operating behind it. The operator of the Hyundai looked in her rearview mirror and then struck the rear of the Audi.

Liquor Law Violation

12:03 p.m.: A person was observed walking on the sidewalk with an open bottle of Bud Light near 227 Northampton Road. The person was explained the town bylaws for an open container and was issued a warning. The beer was emptied out.

2:28 p.m.: A 19-year-old from Bedford, Mass. was arrested at 130 Massachusetts Ave. for possession of liquor under the age of 21 and for violating the town of Amherst’s open container of alcohol bylaw.

3:38 p.m.: A 19-year-old from Cotuit, Mass. was arrested at 51 Hobart Lane for possession of liquor under the age of 21 and for violating the town of Amherst’s open container of alcohol bylaw.

5:52 p.m.: Massachusetts State Police observed a male party with an open container of alcohol near 990 N. Pleasant St. The person, a 22-year-old, was issued a summons for a town bylaw violation.

Community Policing

12:07 p.m.: A registered party took place at 162 South East St. where officers ended up working with residents of the home to maintain order and move people along from the party.

1 p.m.: Massachusetts State Police reported a large gathering of 200 people on foot in the area of 197 College St. possibly trying to get into the house at the location. When officers spoke to the resident, she advised that her party was not registered and that she was receiving a lot of uninvited guests who were filtering out of the party on South East Street. She was cooperative and said she would kick out anyone who was under the age of 21 and would not allow any more people into her home.

Noise Complaint

1:11 p.m.: A reporting party advised police of loud music from a home on S. Whitney Street, where it was found the noise was coming mostly from foot traffic resulting from the cleared South East Street party.

11:15 p.m.: A loud party was reported forming at the house to the right of 665 West St. A reporting party stated vehicles were parking and dropping people off across the street and they were running across the street almost getting struck by oncoming traffic. The listed residents of the location were verbally warned by police. The loud band that had been playing in the basement of the location was shut down for the night. Approximately 50 guests remained inside for the evening.

Assist Citizen

1:23 p.m.: A resident of 111 Meadow St. Apt. #A advised that he had lost control of the party as numerous people showed up and came through his rear and side doors. Four cooperative residents attempted to ask guests to leave with little to no success. Police services were rendered at the address.

2:40 p.m.: A large party was cleared out of the backyard of 596 S. Pleasant St. at the request of residents.

10:27 p.m.: A reporting party called about loud music from an unknown location in the vicinity of 81 Belchertown Road, Apt. 153. The reporting party did not respond to police; they assumed she fell back to sleep.


2:09 p.m.: A reporting party was driving east near 294 College St. when two males ran into the street and banged on the hood of her car, making a small dent. The reporting party said she did not want to wait as she needed to get to work. The parties were gone on police arrival.


2:44 p.m.: As a party at 289 Pelham Road was clearing out, multiple fights broke out. One person was issued a summons for disorderly conduct while another person, a 19-year-old from Wyckoff, N.J., was arrested for disorderly conduct.

3:33 p.m.: Northampton Police Department advised of a disturbance outside Puffton Village Apt. #393 involving numerous males. The males told officers that they were not fighting, and peace was restored.

3:45 p.m.: A reporting party advised police of a Black male wearing an orange hoodie outside of Porta at 51 E. Pleasant St. causing a disturbance, threatening to assault people and refusing to leave. The person was identified and was cooperative with police in agreeing not to re-enter the bar.

6:14 p.m.: A reporting party stated that a person had come to his house at 253 Sunset Ave. and was throwing beers at his home where he broke the glass on one of his doors. The person, a 21-year-old from Framingham, was then identified and arrested for vandalizing property and disorderly conduct.

Animal Complaint

3:14 p.m.: A reporting party advised police of what appeared to be a dog in distress in a green 2013 Kia Soul near 434 N. Pleasant St. The animal had food and a blanket and did not look in distress.

Disabled Motor Vehicle

3:26 p.m.: A reporting party stated that her vehicle had just stopped in the middle of the road near 1191 N. Pleasant St. Massachusetts State Police helped the person push the vehicle into a nearby parking lot.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Motor Vehicle Stop

1:04 a.m.: A black 2008 Buick Lacrosse was stopped at 151 Northampton Road for a defective driver’s side headlight. A field sobriety test was performed and indicated impairment. The operator, a 22-year-old male from Scituate, Mass., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle to endanger and a motor vehicle lights violation.

1:37 a.m.: A citation was issued to the operator of a blue 2014 Subaru Impreza for an expired expiration sticker. The vehicle was towed from 33 Kellogg Ave.

2:03 a.m.: A 19-year-old from Amherst received a summons for operating a vehicle after revocation of registration. She was stopped at 300 E. Pleasant St. and the gray 2005 Toyota Camry was towed from the location by Ernie’s Towing.

Noise Complaint

1:28 a.m.: A reporting party calling from Apt. 2 at 296 N. Pleasant St. stating that loud music was coming from one of the front units. The reporting party stated they requested that the music be turned down multiple times without any resolution.

3:35 a.m.: Loud music and noises were reported from the apartment next to Apt. 208 at 57 E. Pleasant St. The noise was gone upon police arrival.


1:17 a.m.: A reporting party at The Spoke, 35 E. Pleasant St., said one of his employees was almost assaulted by a white male wearing a green shirt with a white t-shirt underneath. The staff advised that an intoxicated person was involved in an altercation with an Uber driver and the staff attempted to separate the two and the involved party swung at the staff. Staff placed the person on the ground until APD arrived at the scene; the Uber driver left prior to police arrival. The staff did not want to press charges against the involved party, and the person was advised to leave the area with friends.

2:10 p.m.: A reporting party came into the police station to report that a party in Not Bread Alone Soup Kitchen, 165 Main St., had kicked his vehicle. The reporting party was standing by in the back of the parking lot when he saw the person kick his red 1998 Buick Regal. The victim did not want to press charges, but wanted the involved party “talked to.” The vehicle sustained a dent in the rear quarter panel. An area search for the involved party was negative.

8:02 p.m.: A hysterical female stated she needed help because she had an altercation with three females in a gray Honda. The reporting party had planned a trip to the involved party’s residence to rent an Airbnb in New Orleans which she had venmo’d $200 for. The involved party told the reporting party that she had been acting crazy and could not go on the trip which initiated the argument. The argument took place inside a moving vehicle which the reporting party had jumped out of. The reporting party was upset about the money as well as current life struggles. The reporting party was offered medical options which she declined. The argument was not physical.


1:27 a.m.: A reporting party reported two males fighting outside Stackers, 57 N. Pleasant St. The fight dissipated prior to police arrival.


11:10 a.m.: A reporting party came into the police station to report vehicles parked by 40 Shumway St. that were making it difficult for cars to get by. An officer advised that there was no issue at the location.

Assist Citizen

1:39 p.m.: A reporting party called APD from 351 Main St. looking to record an incident that occurred in her apartment on Saturday.

Motor Vehicle Crash

4:42 p.m.: A motor vehicle hit-and-run incident occurred by Apt. 70 at 81 Belchertown Road between a brown 2012 Toyota Corolla and a gray 2015 Subaru Crosstrek. The Subaru was parked in the back lot at Dunkin’ Donuts. A Dunkin’ employee was parked next to the Subaru and while backing up, she hit the vehicle. The operator of the Toyota panicked and drove away. She eventually turned around with the intent to provide her information to the operator of the Subaru; however, that vehicle had left. The Subaru sustained damage to the driver’s side rear and the Toyota had damage to the passenger-side rear. The information was exchanged.

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

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