APD Logs: Friday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 15

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APD Logs: Friday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 15

By Chris McLaughlin, Kathrine Esten and Ana Pietrewicz, Collegian Staff

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The following police logs are from the Amherst Police Department from Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 to Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

Assist Business/Agency

8:05 a.m.: A reporting party requested officers meet her at 81 Belchertown Rd. to make entry into an apartment. The party believed there were some homeless people trespassing inside, but no one besides the resident was present when officers arrived.

Assist Citizen

8:42 a.m.: A reporting party informed authorities about a needle on the ground at 30 Gatehouse Rd. The needle was retrieved for disposal.

2:57 p.m.: A reporting party came to the police station to seek advice regarding a theft of earphones at 21 Mattoon St. APD spoke with a dean at Amherst-Pelham Public Schools, who stated they are investigating and interviewing students and will advise if they need assistance.

4:00 p.m.: A reporting party stated that she left behind her bag with car keys on a bench by the rail trail while skating and it was now missing. Meanwhile another party had collected that property and returned what they believed was lost to APD. Property was returned to the owner, who stated nothing was missing.

7:34 p.m.: A reporting party at Russell’s Liquors at 118 Main St. contacted police after their IDs were taken and the cashier said they would not give them back unless an officer said it was real. The three involved parties were trying to buy alcohol with out of state IDs, including one Puerto Rican ID. All three checked out.

Traffic

9:26 a.m.: A reporting party said there was a wire hanging due to someone cutting down trees and he didn’t think that cars would be able to get through. The cable’s bracket was taken down and reattached.

Motor Vehicle Crash

1:24 p.m.: A two-car motor vehicle accident occurred between a green 2003 Subaru Legacy and a gray 2006 Saab 9-5 at 21 Montague Rd. No injuries occurred and the Saab was towed.

8:55 p.m.: A gray 2014 Hyundai Sonata was backing out of a parking spot and the rear end struck the tire of a white 2019 Ford Economy bus. The driver of the Sonata shouted her apartment number and provided her name but states she had to be somewhere and left.

Motor Vehicle Stop

2:20 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the driver of a brown 2002 Ford Explorer for a stop light violation.

6:35 p.m.: A gray 2004 Toyota Sienna was stopped near 211 Lincoln Ave. for a crosswalk violation. The driver advised he did not see the pedestrians due to the sunset and was given a verbal warning.

8:31 p.m.: A blue Toyota Rav4 was observed operating without headlights illuminated near 56 South Pleasant St. No impairment was detected and the driver was issued a verbal warning.

9:57 p.m.: A gray 2011 Toyota Tacoma was issued a verbal warning for no headlights at 419 North Pleasant St.

9:59 p.m.: A blue 2004 Chrysler Town and Country was issued a verbal warning for driving with a string of blue lights in the vehicle at 111 Fearing Street.

11:02 p.m.: At 49 Lessey St., the driver of a red 2008 Nissan Rogue was issued a verbal warning for operating without headlights.

Noise Complaint

3:37 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was a party with extremely loud music at Alpha Delta Phi at 778 North Pleasant St. Officers found a small gathering of people, appearing to just be residents of the fraternity. Very loud and “bassy” music was coming from the backyard and was loud enough to be disturbing to residents on Old Town Road. Officers issued a verbal warning to the listed resident and he agreed to turn down the music.

10:56 p.m.: Loud and unreasonable voices and music were heard coming from inside 73 Curtis Place. Residents were very cooperative and requested assistance clearing guests from their residence. A verbal warning was issued.

11:02 p.m.: A loud speaker could be heard from 149 Summer St. An involved party stated he and his friends were playing Mortal Kombat early but no longer were. A verbal warning was issued.

11:24 p.m.: Loud and unreasonable music and voices were observed coming from the driveway of 72 Curtis Place. The guests were cleared by very cooperative residents and a verbal warning was issued.

Disturbance

3:50 p.m.: A reporting party stated that there was a family arguing in front of the Slobody Building at 101 University Drive. An officer spoke with the father who advised his son was having a temper tantrum outside in the parking lot.

11:28 p.m.: While clearing a liquor law violation at 31 Phillips St., a 19-year-old female ran from a house, arms flailing and screaming, appearing to want to fight persons in the area. She was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.

Suspicious

5:41 p.m.: A reporting party stated that there were two men in their early 20s wearing red shirts and baseball hats canvassing a neighborhood and selling some sort of cleaning supplies near 42 Columbia Drive. The involved parties were located on Mill Valley Drive selling eco-friendly cleaning supplies and were advised to check in-with the police department if they planned to sell beyond today.

7:16 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was a white female in her 40s with blonde hair in a ponytail wearing slacks and a fleece vest going door to door attempting to sell cleaning supplies. The involved party was gone on arrival.

7:42 p.m.: The reporting party stated there were people trying to sell cleaning supplies near 268 South East St. The involved parties were gone on arrival.

8:55 p.m.: An officer observed a male party check three bikes at the corner of Main and North Pleasant and walk away with an unlocked one. Based on past history, the male party was stopped. The bike was a red and silver Giant. The involved party claimed the bike was his and was able to describe the features of the bike. He was allowed to leave with the bike.

11:18 p.m.: A party was painting the electrical box at 739 Pleasant St. An officer checked and found she was permitted to do so.

Fraud

6:47 p.m.: A reporting party stated that an involved party solicited $200 from her for use toward a deal on an Airbnb. The involved party was known to the reporting party as they went to high school together. It turns out there was no Airbnb and both parties were scammed out of the money in an online scheme. The reporting party was advised to also alert her bank.

Motor Vehicle Complaint

7:44 p.m.: A green 2006 Saab 9-3 was involved in aggressive driving near Snell/Hamp Road. The reporting party and Saab were vying for the same position where two lanes merged and neither would give way. The offending Saab pulled ahead and the reporting party noticed the rear tail lights were out. The car took a left at the common headed toward the downtown area.

Liquor Law Violation

7:59 p.m.: A male party was loading a keg into a vehicle at Liquors 44. Officers followed him to 11 Eames Place, where they issued him a summons for keg possession.

10:43 p.m.: An 18-year-old male was issued a summons for an open can of Busch light and being a minor in possession of alcohol at 32 Fearing St.

10:47 p.m.: An 18-year-old male was observed walking with a red solo cup full of alcohol on Fearing Street. He was issued a summons for open container.

10:56 p.m.: An involved party at 100 Triangle St. was issued a verbal warning for holding an open container of alcohol.

11:22 p.m.: A 20-year-old male was issued a summons for an open contained and being a minor in possession at 406 North Pleasant St.

11:35 p.m.: An involved party was waiting for her Uber at 89 Logtown Road while holding two cans of White Claw, one opened. She was identified and agreed to dispose of the alcohol. A verbal warning was issued.

Community Policing

8:01 p.m.: Two individuals were visiting Amherst and looking to see the K9s at the APD station. An officer did a short demo in the back lot with Marvin and their answered questions.

Assist Amherst Fire Department

8:24 p.m.: A cooking fire started in a stove and was extinguished in a sink by a female party, who suffered blistering burns to her left arm as a result. She refused medical attention from AFD and was being transported to the hospital by her brother. Minor fire damage was found to the lights and cabinetry above the stove and sink. Officers remained on the scene at 30 Gatehouse Rd. to assist AFD and secure the apartment until the arrival of maintenance.

Larceny

8:59 p.m.: An unidentified male party stole Red Bull, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and possibly magnum condoms from the CVS at 76 North Pleasant St. The incident is still under investigation.

Suspicious Motor Vehicle

9:29 p.m.: Approximately 10 individuals were going to have a bonfire at the Mill River Rec Area at 95 Montague Rd. The individuals were advised that the park closed at night and they moved along.

11:12 p.m.: It appeared an involved party was selling things out of his trunk at 32 Fearing St., but the involved party was simply filling his backpack with beer. None were opened and the involved party was 21. His beer had been dumped earlier when he provided to minors, but no minors had his beer at this time. A separate summons was issued for an 18-year-old male associating himself with the group for possession of alcohol.

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Disturbance

12:06 a.m.: APD responded to a reporting party at the sorority Iota Gamma Upsilon along 406 North Pleasant St., where the party stated a white male individual wearing black pants and a white shirt was yelling that he was going to “beat people up.” A female individual was seen dragging the intoxicated male toward the rotary near the Bank of America. The individuals were gone upon the arrival of APD.

8:47 p.m.: A reporting party stated her neighbor was making non-specific threats through the wall about five minutes before. She said she has had an ongoing issue with her neighbor because he was upset about her air conditioner running. She stated that management had tried to mediate and told him there is no issue with the air conditioner and she is allowed to run it. She stated he had banged on the wall and screamed at them, stating that they were “not human” and he would “make them pay.” The officer spoke with the neighbor and he exhibited a drastically unreasonable reaction to the fact that their AC was running, stating that it is causing him emotional pain and it had affected his well-being. Officers advised him they were allowed to run the AC and there was no violation of the law, but continuing to respond in the same manner could potentially be a violation of law and would be handled accordingly.

Noise Complaint

12:15 a.m.: A reporting party called APD from Townhouse 75 at 50 Meadow St. to state there was a loud party across the street with loud music and yelling. When APD arrived, the noise complaint was described as unfounded.

12:38 a.m.: A reporting party called APD back from Townhouse 24 at 50 Meadow St. to state that the noise was coming from in the area of the office, to the left, near the quad. A residence was clearing a party upon APD arrival, which was given a verbal warning and an explanation of the town bylaws.

12:39 a.m.: A reporting party states loud voices were coming from 89 South East St. About 75 guests were reported being loud and yelling inside the residence. Residents were identified and cooperative in clearing guests out and turning off their music. A verbal warning and explanation of town bylaws was given in full.

1:08 a.m.:  A reporting party at 300 West St. called about a loud party in the area, shaking her home from an unknown house number believed to be in the area of the nearby school. A party of about 50 guests were found with loud bass music on. The three residents were cooperative and respectful to APD and assisted in clearing out party-goers in a timely manner. Residents were advised of town bylaws and issued a verbal warning.

1:17 a.m.: About three to four people were found inside a residence at 16 Brandywine Drive playing games and yelling upon arrival. The two residents agreed to stop yelling and rest for the night. The town bylaws were explained.

3:07 p.m.: Loud party music was heard at 290 Lincoln Ave. Seven people were found playing beer pong in the backyard with music at a reasonable level. They were asked to turn it down and they complied.

8:38 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was loud music, but they were unsure of where it was coming from. They believed it may have been the Monkey Bar at 63 North Pleasant St., but an organized function/wedding was going on at the Boltwood Inn. The event was ending at 10 p.m., which is considered the norm.

9:26 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was loud music at Monkey Bar at 63 North Pleasant St., but officers advised them of a wedding at Boltwood Inn, which would be ending at 10 p.m.

10:52 p.m.: A reporting party stated there were loud voices, yelling and screaming coming from 237 Grantwood Drive. A warning was issued.

11:09 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was loud music coming from an unknown residence in the neighborhood. Officers checked the area on Lincoln Avenue. and found nothing. At 38 Nutting Ave., there was a registered party. Music was not unreasonably loud. Officers advised them to keep the music off for the night.

11:13 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was loud music in the area of Pelham Road. There was a registered party at 98 Pelham Road, but the noise and party were coming from 88 Pelham Rd. Officers met with the residents in the driveway and they stated they attempted to kick everybody out but lose control of the party. Officers moved around to the back of the house to get everyone out. All guests were cleared.

11:13 p.m.: Loud music was reported at 241 Sunset Ave. Residents were cooperative, shut off music and cleared out the home. A verbal warning was issued.

Motor Vehicle Stop

12:18 a.m.: An Uber driver with a white Acura TLX was stopped in the vicinity of 1 East Pleasant St. because he had parked in the bike lane on the corner of North Pleasant Street and Main Street, causing a traffic gridlock at the intersection. He was issued a verbal warning telling him to not pick up riders wherever was easiest for him and to use a parking spot instead.

1:13 a.m. A 2008 blue Hyundai Elantra was stopped by 19 Northampton Road for failing to stop when required. The operator displayed signs of impairment due to alcohol. A standardized field sobriety test was conducted and showed the operator was not impaired. A verbal warning was issued.

1:18 a.m. A verbal warning was issued to a 2012 Nissan Altima for a safety violation at Ren’s Mobil at 161 North Pleasant St.

6:01 p.m.: A golf cart was pulled over driving down Fearing Street. The operator had rented the cart from UMass and was advised to ride it on the sidewalk.

8:17 p.m.: A red 2020 Kia was observed operating without lights on. A warning was issued.

Liquor Law Violation

12:20 a.m.: An unspecified involved party was caught carrying an open can of Bud Light by 31 Phillips St. and was issued a verbal warning after cooperating with APD.

11:01 p.m.: A 19-year-old female was observed walking with a can of Natural Light seltzer in her back pocket. She was issued a summons for person under 21 in possession of alcohol.

11:17 p.m.: Involved parties were carrying White Claw hard seltzers at 199 Lincoln Ave. They were advised of town bylaws for open container and issued a verbal warning. The alcohol was disposed of.

11:32 p.m.: An officer approached a 19-year-old male at the intersection of Phillips Street and Nutting Avenue to address his open container of Natty Light. He dropped the can and bolted to the rear of 20 Nutting Ave, where the officer observed him leap towards the stream, behind a wooden fence. The officer lost sight of him but heard him jump over the metal fence to the north of the property, towards the UMass visitors lot and the Lincoln Apartments. The male, described as heavier set white male wearing a blue button-up and long-sleeve shirt and dark blue shorts, was seen by a different officer on Sunset Avenue. Officers went to the area and saw him enter the UMass campus. An officer exited the cruiser and pursued on foot down through the John Adams parking lot towards Washington. The officer continued to yell for him to stop and finally caught up with him at the top of the stairs between John Adams and Washington Towers. The involved party was placed in custody for violation of open container, minor in possession and resisting arrest.

Assist Citizen

12:40 a.m.: A reporting party states that the staff at Stackers Pub at 57 North Pleasant St. would not give his Vermont ID back to him despite the party stating the ID is legitimate. APD confirmed the ID was real and retrieved and returned the ID to the reporting party. Staff were advised the ID was valid.

12:02 p.m.: A reporting party was looking for an escort home after she was afraid her uncle may have come back to the house. The house was checked, but no one was inside.

4:30 p.m.: Dispatch received a call around 3:30 p.m. about cows being in Teawaddle Lane. The involved cows had escaped from Simple Gifts Farm. The owner was on his way to retrieve them. The reporting party found damage to his home caused by the cows. The cows had eaten grass on the reporting party’s front lawn, and a section of grass was compressed and damaged due to “hoof marks.” Several trees and bushes valued by the party as being worth about $100 each, not including labor. The officer advised the reporting party that this was a civil issue and should be pursued in civil court.

9:41 p.m.: A reporting party gave her friend’s mother $30 to buy something at the store. The mother pocketed the money, got into a white 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor and took off. The reporting party followed the car into Holyoke, and the information was passed along to the Holyoke Police Department. The information was later passed along to the Northampton Police Department. The reporting party called back to say they were in Holyoke, lost the motor vehicle and would like to file a report.

Motor Vehicle Crash

12:45 a.m.: A minor motor vehicle crash between a black 2011 Volkswagen CC and a silver 2019 Toyota occurred at The Hangar at 10 University Drive.

1:47 p.m.: A reporting party came into the APD station to report a hit and run at 11 Middle St. The reporting party states that he was driving northbound on Middle Street when approaching the intersection with Pomeroy Lane. A light blue vehicle pulled into the intersection whose front end then came in contact with the reporting party’s gray 2019 Subaru Impreza. The blue vehicle hit the driver’s side rear corner and quarter panel. The blue vehicle did not stop, but drove away slowly southbound on South East Street. The reporting party followed the vehicle and got partial plate numbers and a description of a small Lexus SUV. Reporting party then stopped following the car and called to report the collision. Reporting party subsequently called APD to report the collision. RMV to be conducted, unknown on the driver.

Assist Other PD

12:52 a.m.: APD assisted UMPD after three individuals observed attempting to scale a large UMass sign at the Furcolo School of Education on 813 North Pleasant St. One of the three was on top of the eight-foot sign and jumped and ran as the officer approached. All three were identified with no damage to the sign.

Assist Business

5:42 p.m.: Four homeless people were moved along from the doorway of CVS at 406 North Pleasant St.

Suspicious

1:04 a.m.: A fire alarm went off at Village Park 13 on 497 East Pleasant St. Residents said they had just accidentally burned some chicken and did not need any assistance as there was no active fire.

11:21 a.m.: A reporting party called from Sunset Grill & Pizza to report that someone keeps filling her dumpster with trash and wanted to let the police know. Reporting party called back and said nobody was there and that she would call back when someone was at the property.

10:55 p.m.: Two involved parties were observed smoking marijuana on the public sidewalk at 28 Nutting Ave. A verbal warning was issued and the marijuana was disposed of.

Citizen Transport

1:22 a.m.: A reporting party stated she was dropped off at the wrong Cumberland Farms, the one at 21 Montague Road, by Sunderland PD after they arrested her friend for a OUI. The female individual was looking for the Cumberland Farms on Belchertown Road. The involved party was transported to her home address on Pelham Road.

Traffic

8:34 a.m.: Reporting party stated a stop sign knocked down by 446 Main St. The Department of Public Works were notified.

7:33 p.m.: A gray 2015 Toyota RAV4 was parked in a reserved spot in a parking garage.

911 Hang Up

9:09 a.m.: A 911 hang-up was dialed from Rolling Green 2 at 422 Belchertown Road. A busy signal was given upon call back deemed a misdial.

Traffic Enforcement

11:29 a.m.: Approximately a dozen motor vehicles observed traveling in the area around 270 Middle St. and only two vehicles observed traveling at 38 miles per hour in the posted 30 mile per hour zone.

Assault

11:36 a.m.: A reporting party called UMPD to report being assaulted the night before while making a food delivery on Sunset Avenue. The reporting party was punched in the face at approximately 12:30 a.m. on September 14. The assault remains under investigation.

Disabled Motor Vehicle

12:03 p.m.: A gray 2012 Honda Fit at 54 Middle St. was disabled in traffic. Police remained on the scene while another person jumped started the driver’s vehicle.

3:15 p.m.: A party stated her gray 2009 Nissan Altima had broken down and she was on the side of the road. Arrangements were made for a tow.

Follow Up

1:41 p.m.: The reporting party at Sunset Grill & Pizza called APD to let them know she was now at the property on 150 Fearing St. APD was enroute to 8 McClure St. to speak with residents who were throwing trash in the dumpster. Residents stated they would remove their boxes from the dumpster that afternoon which satisfied the reporting party.

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019

Noise Complaint

12:00 a.m.: Party reported a loud party at 768 East Pleasant St. Noise was gone upon arrival.

12:03 a.m.: Party reported a loud party at 180 Aubinwood Rd. Noise was gone upon arrival.

1:15 a.m.: Loud party reported at 34 Northeast St. Noise was gone upon arrival.

2:59 a.m.: A reporting party stated there were loud voices and music at Kappa Kappa Gamma at 32 Nutting Ave. The involved parties were gone upon arrival.

Motor Vehicle Stop

12:07 a.m.: A blue 2015 Honda Civic was stopped for operating with a defective headlight. The operator was issued a verbal warning.

Liquor Law Violation

12:29 a.m.: An underage male from Germany was stopped with an open can of Bud Heavy. The party informed the officer that open carry is commonplace in Germany. The officer explained the law and a verbal warning was issued.

12:31 a.m.: A verbal warning issued for open container.

Disturbance

1:34 a.m.: A 911 caller reported that her boyfriend “just got beat up” by a male party, then fled in a black 2019 Toyota Camry toward Amity Street. The officer transported the reporting parties to the lobby of the Amherst Police Department. The boyfriend of the reporting party was strangled and declined medical attention. A strangulation sheet was filled out and witness statements were taken. A warrant was issued for the strangler’s arrest.

1:46 a.m.: A fight was reported at 73 Main St. Parties were gone upon arrival. A reporting party told the officer that it was a verbal argument that turned into a shoving match. One of the parties allegedly showed up to the 73 Main St. looking for his friends, but was at the wrong house. Residents of 73 Main St. attempted to push the invading party out of their apartment. No one was injured.

1:59 a.m.: A reporting party called about a fight 10 minutes prior. No weapons were involved. The party stated that her boyfriend’s nose was broken. The victim was transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

11:43 p.m.: A reporting party stated that a female party was yelling near 10 Belchertown Rd. The female party was home and indicated she argued with “Joe” and “Christy,” but they had since left. She was not anticipating them coming back.

2:58 p.m.: A party reported he was at his girlfriend’s house and was having problems with their downstairs neighbor. The neighbor had yelled at the reporting party and said he was going to physically assault the reporting party. The reporting party stated that he and his girlfriend have had issues with the neighbor before and he has asked them for alcohol and cigarettes.

Suspicious

7:43 p.m.: A reporting party stated a man was harassing customers at Cumberland Farms at 35 Belchertown Rd. He was described as a white male, approximately 5’6”, wearing a black shirt and scruffy looking. A male individual denied harassing any customers, but it appeared he was the involved party. He advised he would be going to his apartment for the rest of the night.

Larceny

2:42 a.m.: A party reported that both license plates were stolen off her white 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor by two females that she “earlier had a problem with.” She later called back and said that she found the license plates in the parking lot.

Motor Vehicle Complaint

7:52 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was an erratic operator on Route 9 in a blue 2005 Nissan Altima last seen turning left onto South East Street. The vehicle was gone on arrival.

11:58 p.m.: A 911 call reported a moped-type vehicle or a car with no muffler driving up and down East Pleasant Street at a high rate of speed several times. The vehicle was gone on arrival.

Motor Vehicle Crash

10:18 p.m.: A green 2017 Buick Lacrosse was pulled over on the side of the road against traffic on Grantwood Drive. The Buick pulled out into the travel lane and side-swiped a tan 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser. The Chrysler was operating on the correct side of the road. The driver of the operator of the Buick was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic. Damage was likely over $1,000 but no injuries were reported.

1:31 p.m.: A blue 2008 Honda Civic was found after a hit and run.

Motor Vehicle Complaint

2:21 p.m.: A party reported a white sports car speeding up the street, plate and vehicle type was unknown.

Citizen Transport

3:33 a.m.: Police transported two parties back to 444 South Pleasant St.

5:08 a.m.: A party was transported to 219 Amity St.

Assisting AFD

3:53 a.m.: A fire alarm was sounding at 521 Pleasant St. All buildings were checked and there was no active fire.

Assist Other PD

3:03 p.m.: Officers assisted the Hadley Police Department while searching for a blue Honda sedan with a partial plate. The occupant of the car was involved in a shoplifting at Dick’s Sporting Goods with $500 worth of merchandise.

Recovered Property

7:31: a.m.: An ID was found on Main Street and secured at APD.

911 Hang Up

10:18 a.m.: A 911 hang up from 266 East Hadley Rd. resulted in the caller being contacted, There was no emergency.

Traffic

11:18 p.m.: A reporting party at 324 West St. stated there was a loud banging noise. They now had no power and were unsure if it was a transformer or possible motor vehicle accident in the area. A popper breaker atop a pole was located and Eversource was contacted.

Disabled Motor Vehicle

11:19 p.m.: A 911 caller reported he was near 132 Northampton Rd. in a black 2009 Mazda 5. The vehicle sustained a flat tire and he attempted to pull off the roadway into 132 Northampton Rd. The operator didn’t have a wrench to loosen the lug nut or operate his jack. Ernie’s Towing was contacted as the reporting party could not get a hold of anyone to assist him.

Assist Citizen

10:36 a.m.: A party reported that people were double parked and he could not get his vehicle out.

Chris McLaughlin can be reached at [email protected] Kathrine Esten can be reached at [email protected] Ana Pietrewicz can be reached at [email protected]