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APD Logs: Friday, April 26 — Sunday, April 28

No arrests occurred over the weekend

The following police logs are from the Amherst Police Department from Friday, April 26, 2019 to Sunday, April 28, 2019.


Friday, April 26, 2019

Animal Complaint

11:02 a.m.: An officer at the Amherst Police Department advised of several calls received about a dove sitting in front of 34 Pomeroy Lane. The officer said the bird is a racing or carrier pigeon and not much can be done about a bird. The officer expects that people may keep calling about the bird.

Motor Vehicle Stop

12:14 p.m.: The operator of a gray 2008 Honda Accord was stopped and issued a warning near 472 N. Pleasant St.

6:43 p.m.: A black 2017 Nissan Altima was stopped for a right on red violation in the vicinity of 85 Amity St.

7:49 p.m.: The operator of a gray 2002 Volvo c70 was stopped in the vicinity of 149 E. Pleasant St. and issued a warning for having no inspection.

8:11 p.m.: A green 2009 Toyota Corolla was stopped at 227 Northampton Road and issued a warning.

10:02 p.m.: The operator of a red 2011 Toyota Camry was issued a warning for having no inspection sticker. The stop was conducted in the vicinity of 1177 N. Pleasant St.

10:03 p.m.: A red 2014 Ford Escape was stopped and the operator was issued verbal warning at 70 S. East St.

Motor Vehicle Crash

12:41 p.m.: A white 2015 Toyota Sienna was travelling northbound and attempted to make a u-turn and travel southbound near 121 E. Pleasant St. A white 2016 Honda CRV was travelling northbound and struck the Toyota as it was in the southbound lane turning. Damage was sustained to the driver’s side bumper of the Toyota and to the passenger side of the Honda. There were no injuries. Information was exchanged among the drivers and the damage was found to be under $1,000.

1:39 p.m.: A reporting party was driving a friend’s gray 2012 Honda Civic when it was backed into by the operator of a black Nissan Rogue. The Nissan was backing out of a parking spot at 409 N. Pleasant St. and struck the Honda as it was entering the parking lot. No injuries were reported; a small amount of damage to the driver’s side rear of the Nissan and the passenger side of the Honda. Information was exchanged. The operator of the Honda was not the registered operator but was advised the motor vehicle was expired and was not to be driven until the issue was resolved.


2:29 p.m.: A reporting party stated that there were two to three people, one female and two males, who were yelling at cars and pedestrians entering the parking garage at 51 Boltwood Walk. Police checked the area with negative results. A homeless person’s belongings were left in the area but the officer was unable to identify involved persons.

Motor Vehicle Complaint

6:10 p.m.: A reporting party stated that a white 1996 Jeep Cherokee was swerving all over the road and driving erratically in the vicinity of 150 Montague Road. The area was checked by police; the vehicle was gone upon arrival.


6:18 p.m.: A reporting party stated he received a call from employees at 170 University Dr. who were uncomfortable because there was a homeless man who had set up camp by their picnic table in the back. There was no other description than that the person was a male with a shopping cart and had set up a laptop on the table. An officer spoke with the involved party who was cooperative and packed his belongings and left the area.

10:23 p.m.: AFD was advised of a party acting suspiciously in the parking lot of Craig’s Place, 434 N. Pleasant St., during a fire alarm. The involved party did not wish to speak with officers; staff were advised of his behavior and would check on him.

11:49 p.m.: A reporting party called about three females trying to enter her residence, 78 Fairview Way. An officer spoke with the reporting party who said she heard the door opening and the voices of a few girls. The girls then left and then upon looking outside, the reporting party saw approximately 30 college-aged people near her front yard. The woman said there is a similar-looking house in the neighborhood that usually hosts parties and she believed the group made a mistake and went to the wrong house. There was no intent to commit a crime upon the females entering the residence.


6:19 p.m.: A reporting party reported a large pothole along the Rail Trail, south of Rt. 9. Dispatch left a message for the DPW. The pothole was not in a good location to put a cone in it.

Assist Citizen

9:03 p.m.: A reporting party stated that an Uber driver had taken her phone and refused to give it back. The involved party contacted the Uber driver who lives in North Adams, Mass. He advised he would bring it back at midnight when he came to town to Uber. Police advised the girl to call back if the person did not give her phone back. The reporting party later said the phone was returned.

Assist Amherst Fire Department

10:01 p.m.: An officer assisted the Amherst Fire Department with fire alarm activation at Craig’s Place, 434 N. Pleasant St. There was no fire; AFD advised they were all set.


Saturday, April 28, 2019


12:31 a.m.: A reporting party called from 62 Railroad St. saying that an unknown male was found inside of their house asleep, possibly intoxicated. No one know who the man was, but he was later identified as an Amherst College student. The residents, UMass students, didn’t press charges as they were more concerned for the male’s well-being and wanted him out of their residence. The male was transported to Amherst College where was turned over to ACPD to assist him with getting back to his dorm.

3:10 p.m.: A reporting party from The Spoke was asked to look over Porta, 51 E. Pleasant St., while it is vacant by the building owners until a new tenant is found. The reporting party just noticed two moving trucks show up. He went over and told them to move along, but the doors are insecure and they wanted to see an officer. At the same time as this call, the building owner called wanting to advise that aside from a cleaning crew, there should be no one having access to the building. Doors should be padlocked and requested extra patrols on occasion to ensure the same.

4:45 p.m.: A reporting party stated that he believed he saw a drug deal occur next to the Jones Library. Two male parties were involved. One left toward the parking lot of Bank of America and was described as a white male with short hair and a large red baggy sweatshirt. The other was described as having long hair and wearing a multi-colored beanie hat. The area was checked but no one was on the scene.

4:52 p.m.: A party was observed ripping out a sign in from the Toy Box on N. Pleasant Street and threw the sign into the air. When encountered, the party placed the sign back into its original spot and was sent on his way.

Noise Complaint

12:45 a.m.: A loud party somewhere in the building of University Lodge at 345 N. Pleasant St. was reported. Upon arrival, the source of the noise was determined to be coming from an apartment with a small gathering. The group was advised to turn down their music and issued a verbal warning.

12:32 p.m.: A reporting party stated there is a house blaring music on the N. Pleasant side of Kendrick Park. The source was identified as a Springfest pre-party and the music was turned off.

1:15 p.m.: A reporting party called about loud music and voices coming from the apartment below hers at 308 N. Pleasant St. The identified party were leaving for the day.

Citizen Transport

12:41 a.m.: The Amherst College Police Department transported an identified party to Tyler Dorm at Amherst College.


12:54 a.m.: A red 2015 Nissan Altima was parked in the travel lane of Boltwood Walk Lot obstructing traffic. The vehicle was illuminated by the APD’s spotlight but did not move and put on its hazard lights. A $50 parking citation was issued.

10:16 a.m.: A gray 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a blue 2012 Toyota Prius were in the tow zone at 100 South Pleasant St. The owners were located and the vehicles were moved.

12:36 p.m.: A reporting party advised of three vehicles parked blocking the intersection of Farview Way and Berkshire Terrace.

6:05 p.m.: A reporting party stated that there is a red Sedan parking before the curve at 209 Old Farm Road making it hard to see around the corner.

8:19 p.m.: A gray 2007 Ford Focus was parked in the roadway at 18 Main St. and appeared disabled. The operating party was an Uber driver and was told to find a better place for pick up.

11:19 p.m.: A vehicle at the Amherst Golf Club was observed with hazards on the side of the northbound.

Motor Vehicle Stop

1:03 a.m.: A black 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was seen operating with his daylight running lights on. The operator was not aware of the problem and a warning was issued.

6:55 p.m.: A black 2009 Subaru Legacy was issued a warning for failing to stop at a red light at 70 S. East St.

6:58 p.m.: A motor vehicle was stopped for failing to yield to oncoming traffic at Florence Savings Bank on 385 College St. A warning was issued.

7:13 p.m.: A blue 2018 Nissan Rogue was issued a warning for failing to stop at a red light on North Pleasant Street.

7:50 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued near 1 E. Pleasant St. to a black 2005 Ford Lgtcon for a failed inspection. Two passengers were issued warnings for not wearing seat belts.

11:16 p.m.: A gray 2010 Toyota Corolla was seen traveling straight through a red signal at the intersection of N. Pleasant Street and Amity Street. The operator stated that she thought the yellow light to turn was her light to continue through. A warning was issued.

Assist Citizen

6:19 a.m.: A reporting party called asking to speak with an officer regarding his cell phone and wallet being taken. The items were stolen while the reporting party was at a party at 209 Old Farm Road. The credit card was used fraudulently at Cumberland Farms. Staff at Cumberland Farms said management will be able to burn video surveillance in an attempt to ID the suspect(s)/vehicle on Monday.

5:58 p.m.: A reporting party at 86 Cowls Road stated that security knocked on their door was hassling them and accusing the reporting party of harassing security. This was an ongoing issue between the tenants and the security guard. Recently, the tenants had a $600 speaker stolen from their porch and they have video of the security guard encroaching on the porch several times while they were uptown. The tenants will be contacted on Monday regarding the issue and the security officer was advised to be placed onto a separate property to end the issue.

Follow Up

7:11 a.m.:  A vehicle was parked in the road by 209 Old Farm Road with the rear passenger door open. Other vehicles were parked in the driveway. There was no answer at the door.

Community Policing

9:34 a.m.: Community Policing took place at Wildwood School for National Drug Takeback Day.

6:06: Community Policing services were rendered at 209 Old Farm Road.

Animal Complaint

10:04 a.m.: A reporting party called about a big white dog wandering into the neighborhood.

8:03 p.m.: A reporting party stated that a cat was struck by a vehicle near 249 E. Pleasant St. and that the cat might still be alive. Upon arrival, the cat was identified as deceased and the remains were placed on the side of the road.

Recovered Property

10:37 a.m.: A passport was found in front of 42 Hitchcock Road belonging to the identified party. The identified party came into the police department looking for her property earlier and will be contacted.

Disabled Motor Vehicle

10:57 a.m.: A grey 1998 Volvo S70 was broken down at the intersection of Northampton Road and University Drive. A good Samaritan and the reporting party pushed the vehicle out of the intersection and into a breakdown lane. Ernie’s responded as they were still in the roadway.


4:39 p.m.: An identified party at the Old Towne Tavern, 1 Pray St., stated that a male party approached and verbally assaulted her. The identified party’s friend tried to defend her from the male party. No physical assaults occurred to either females.

Liquor Law Violation

4:46 p.m.: Several parties were observed sitting on the stoop of Cousin’s Market, 11 E. Pleasant St., with several beers at their feet. Once the parties were identified, the beers were all observed to be closed and the parties were identified as 21 years of age and sent on their way.

Motor Vehicle Crash

4:49 p.m.: A gray 2007 Acura TL was backing from an Amherst College lot and struck a gray 2011 Subaru Outback that was parked unoccupied in a meter spot. The owner left their information on the vehicle. The Acura suffered rear bumper damage while the Subaru’s fender and bumper were left damaged.

10:35 p.m.: A gray 2008 Buick LaCrosse was in the rotary on N. Pleasant Street. A black 2017 Toyota Corolla failed to properly yield as it travelled south on N. Pleasant Street and collided with the rear pass of the Buick. The vehicle was towed due to axle damage, while the Toyota sustained heavy bumper damage but was not towed.

Assist Business/Agency

6:26 p.m.: Ernie’s Towing requested an officer to verify an out of country Chinese license that was translated into English. The international license was checked to be okay.

Assist Other Police Department

8:21 p.m.: Holyoke Police Department called to advise that they had a report of a dark colored Nissan Altima that appears to be intentionally striking mailboxes on Rt. 49. The vehicle has possible minor front end damage and possibly a cracked windshield. The area was checked, but no damaged mail boxes or vehicles were observed.

Motor Vehicle Complaint

9:16 p.m.: A reporting party called about a black 2013 Honda that was swerving over the lines. The motor vehicle then took a right onto Triangle Street and neared a double yellow line but did not cross. No impairment was detected and a warning was issued.


Sunday, April 29, 2019

Motor Vehicle Stop

12:16 a.m.: A warning was issued to a black 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 after the operator failed to stop at a red arrow near 56 S. Pleasant St.

12:32 a.m.: A gray 2005 Nissan Altima was given a warning near 51 E. Pleasant St. for operating without headlights.

12:46 a.m.: A gray 2007 Chevrolet Impala was issued a warning near 35 Northampton Road for a marked lanes violation, harsh and objectionable noise and wrong way on a one-way street.

Motor Vehicle Crash

12:20 a.m.: A 911 cell phone caller reported that while traveling southbound near 1501 West St. a car going northbound swerved into her lane, striking her mirror and continued without stopping. An accident report was filed.

12:27 p.m.: A reporting party advised police that a bus might have side swiped a vehicle, where the bus was waiting at the Mill Hollow bus stop. Minor damage only was found to the driver’s side view mirror of a sedan, which was unoccupied at the time of collision. Damage to the vehicle was estimated to be under $1,000 and officers witnessed information exchange.

4:39 p.m.: A reporting party entered the police station at 111 Main St. reporting that his vehicle, a silver 2010 Toyota Prius was involved in a motor vehicle crash the previous night. The person explained that he had lent his vehicle to someone last night but could not remember the name of the person because he was intoxicated. He had found his vehicle in the parking lot of the Townhouses at 50 Meadow St., damaged. The driver’s side mirror was missing and there was also scrapes and dents across the doors. Both passenger side tires were flat or shredded.

Liquor Law Violation

12:35 a.m.: A person was observed with an open can of beer near 100 Triangle St. where they were cooperative in destroying the alcohol and advised of the town bylaws.

1:40 a.m.: A person was observed with an open can of Narragansett beer at 75 E. Pleasant St. The person was advised of liquor laws and the alcohol was destroyed. A warning was issued.


12:47 a.m.: A reporting party advised police that she had heard her neighbor yelling “ah” for approximately 40 minutes. She stated the person did not sound in distress, but frustrated. The person was heard moaning several times upon arrival at 28 Webster Court. Police determined the woman had consumed too much alcohol earlier in the night and was now having trouble sleeping. The person advised police that they were not in need of medical attention and did not require any further assistance.

12:53 a.m.: While traveling north near 10 University Drive, two male parties were observed coming out of the construction site entrance at the address. When police made contact they inquired about what was observed and sent them on their way.

1:14 a.m.: Police observed a drunk person attempt to strike an Uber with his hand as he walked by People’s United Bank at 25 E. Pleasant St. The person was issued a warning and was advised to go home.

3:13 a.m.: A lot at W.D. Cowls, Inc. at 165 Sunderland Road was completely flooded with cars, as well as up and down the street. Hundreds of people were streaming in all different directions. Officers observed people walking in the roadways, and declined to answer where exactly they were coming from when asked by police. One person gave police a general idea of where they came from, but officers could not locate the source of the mass of people. According to police, everyone acted as they “knew nobody else” and did not cooperate with any questions. No complaints were received in the area and police did not observe the vehicles an hour and a half before returning to the location.


1:40 a.m.: A black 2006 Mercedes was parked in the intersection of Allens Street and Phillips Street in a tow-away zone while blocking a fire hydrant. The vehicle was issued a parking citation and was towed by Ernie’s Towing. The vehicle was locked and had noticeable scratches in both the driver’s and passenger’s side. The vehicle also had front end damage that was held together by duct tape.

3:37 a.m.: A reporting party stated that approximately 300-400 people and 100 cars were in the area of 209 Old Farm Road, and that people were walking around. Officers observed people leave the home, and stayed until just a few people were left outside as they waited for their Ubers.

6:37 a.m.: Meters were bagged along Kendrick Park at 1 E. Pleasant St.

7:25 a.m.: A reporting party advised police of a turkey hit by a car, where it was still alive in the road near 313 N. East St. Upon police arrival, the turkey was found to be dead. Officers moved the turkey to the side of the road and the Department of Public Works was notified for pickup.

7:47 a.m.: A reporting party advised police of two vehicles parked at 1190 N. Pleasant St., one partially in the road with the other on the sidewalk. The owner of the vehicle on the sidewalk was moved by its owner.

5:03 p.m.: Hadley Police Department stated that a vehicle had popped a tire on Meadow St., just over the town line. A six to eight inch pothole in between 415 Meadow St. and the Amherst/Hadley town line was found. A message for the Department of Public Works was left.

Noise Complaint

1:52 a.m.: A reporting party advised police of loud voices coming from 16 Tyler Place. The party was registered with the town and the person was advised of the complaint.

2:05 a.m.: A noise complaint of a loud party, loud music and loud yelling from 24 Tyler Place resulted in police being dispatched to the address. Upon arrival officers heard loud music, and when asked to clear all guests from the party, the process took “longer than reasonable,” approximately 20 minutes in total. Three residents of the home, a 22-year-old from Nyack, N.Y., a 19-year-old from Garden City, N.J. and a 21-year-old from Bethlehem, Pa. were all issued summons for unlawful noise.

2:14 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to 16 Tyler Place, but the party was found to be registered.

4:35 a.m.: A reporting party advised police of car alarms going off near 180 Aubinwood Road, along with people walking around. A second reporting party made another noise complaint stating that there was a large party across the street from her. Upon arrival, officers determined that the address was an AirBnB, and the people renting the home were cooperative in clearing out all remaining guests. The occupants of the home were advised of the town bylaws and were issued a warning.

Motor Vehicle Complaint

3:23 a.m.: A reporting party stated they observed a blue 2011 Audi Q5 swerving all over the road, stopped in the middle of the Eastman Road and North Pleasant Street rotary. The vehicle was gone upon police arrival.

Assist Citizen

8:17 a.m.: A reporting party advised police that someone had left a bag of trash on her property at 27 Fearing St. An ongoing issue, the person advised officers that they thought it was from the 10 Allen St. residents. Four trash bags were found to be on the shoulder of the road. Though officers could not identify who the bags belonged to, the residents of 10 Allen St. moved the trash to help assist with the issue.

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

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