APD Logs: Friday, Nov. 1 – Sunday, Nov. 3

Several motor vehicle crashes


By Kathrine Esten and Ana Pietrewicz

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Assist Other Police Department

8:39 a.m.: At 235 Market Hill Road, an officer attempted to serve an involved party with a criminal trespass order from Winchester, New Hampshire police.


 9:21 a.m.: A reporting party at 38 Kellogg Ave stated the top of a tree came down and took some wires with it. The cable lines were down and it appeared to be a town-owned tree. The Department of Public Works was notified and the tree warden and Verizon were contacted.

11:17 a.m.: At 351 Northampton Road, a reporting party stated the left hand turn light was staying red on Route 9 eastbound trying to turn onto University Drive. The state DPW was notified and they provided APD with a skeleton key to control the traffic light. The light was fine when it was manually controlled, but would not work properly on auto until the state highway department showed up.

5:29 p.m.: At 311 West St., a 911 cell caller reported a large tree had come down, taken a wire down and was partially in the roadway. DPW was called to remove the tree.


10:57 a.m.: A reporting party came into the station to rescind a trespass order against an involved party at 236 North Pleasant St. The trespass order was taken out of the APD trespass book.


1:39 p.m.: A reporting party stated his family was at his apartment at 81 Belchertown Road and he wanted them to leave. Upon APD arrival, his family was leaving and made no effort to speak with police. The reporting party indicated that he was upset because they were trying to help him get to detox and help him in his home. Peace was restored.

Motor Vehicle Crash

2:24 p.m.: A gray 2012 Toyota Sienna was backing out of the first parking spot at Shiru Cafe at 17 Kellogg Ave when it failed to yield to a gray 2017 Subaru Forester which was pulling into the second parking space in the lot. The damage was assessed to be over $1,000 and there were no injuries or tows. The Toyota sustained damage to the rear driver’s side bumper and the Subaru sustained damage to the rear driver’s side sliding door.

6:02 p.m.: A 911 cell caller reported involvement in a two-car motor vehicle crash at 104 Northampton Road. A blue 2016 Volvo S60 was travelling east on Northampton Road behind a gray 2018 Nissan Rogue. The Nissan stopped in traffic and the Volvo didn’t stop in time, striking the rear of the Nissan. Damage was over $1,000 and the Volvo was towed by Ernie’s Towing.

10:35 p.m.: At 210 West Bay Road, Hadley Police Department reported a car was off the road into a ditch unoccupied. PVTA also reported a red Altima in a ditch, unoccupied at the location. The vehicle, a red 2016 Nissan Altima, was found in a ditch located near the entrance of the operator’s home. She stated she could not see her driveway and upon turning went into the ditch. AAA was contacted and the vehicle was pulled out of the ditch.

11L39 p.m.: The operator of a gray 2008 Infiniti G35 was upset about how a blue 2017 Toyota Highlander entered the rotary from Eastman Lane. Once both vehicles were out of the rotary, traveling north on North Pleasant St., the Infiniti passed the Toyota by crossing the double yellow line. As the Infiniti overtook the Toyota and attempted to return to the proper lane, it made contact with the front driver’s side corner of the Toyota. An accident report was filed.

Animal Complaint

2:34 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was a poodle-type dog in an orange collar running around the parking lot at Podick Conservation Area at Sunderland Road. The reporting party was unable to get close to it.

2:49 p.m.: A mangy-looking fox was reported in the roadway near 215 South East St. headed toward Bay Road. The animal was gone on arrival.

8:39 p.m.: A reporting party believed that she hit a deer and might have injured its legs. The reporting party was no longer on the scene near North Cemetery at 905 East Pleasant St., but believed the deer might have been on the side of the road in the southbound lane. There were no deer in the area.

Motor Vehicle Stop

3:15 p.m.: At 415 South East St., a brown 2011 Honda CR-V was stopped for speeding at 56 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone. The operator, a 37-year-old Springfield man, was placed under arrest on a warrant from the Springfield District Court. The vehicle was inventoried and towed by Ernie’s Towing.

9:24 p.m.: A gray 2019 Toyota Corolla 4D was stopped and towed for being unregistered at 265 Belchertown Road.

9:40 p.m.: At 53 Fearing St., the operator of a gray 2018 Jeep was issued a verbal warning.

10:30 p.m.: A verbal warning was issued to the operator of a red 2014 Jeep for violating marked lanes.

Recovery Property

6:04 p.m.: A reporting party came into the station with a bracelet found near 615 Main St. The item was entered as found property.

8:40 p.m.: A wallet was turned into APD at 111 Main St. and was later retrieved by the owner.

Motor Vehicle Complaint

7:56 p.m.: At 23 Pelham Road, a 911 caller reported that he was two cars behind a dark Subaru Forester that was all over the road and was passing other vehicles over the double yellow line. Based on the caller’s location, APD determined the location of the offenses was in Pelham.

11:37 p.m.: At 750 Belchertown Road, a reporting party stated he was behind a gray 2006 Toyota Corolla, nearly going off the road and braking for no reason. According to the reporting party, the Corolla took a right northbound on South East St. Contact with the operator was made and everything checked out. A verbal warning was issued.

Assist Citizen

10:40 p.m.: At Russell’s Liquors at 18 Main St., a reporting party stated they took his driver’s license and that he wanted it back. An officer met with the reporting party and the store clerk. The clerk was advised the ID was valid and the clerk stated the scanner was not registering it, which occurs often. The ID was given back to the reporting party.

Assist Amherst Fire Department

11:03 p.m.: At Hampshire Health & Fitness at 90 Gatehouse Road, a 911 caller reported a fire in the laundry room. APD assisted with blocking the roadway and entrance to the building. Heavy smoke and some flames were showing from the building on arrival. Staff was on the scene and the building was clear.


11:55 p.m.: At 380 Riverglade Drive, a reporting party stated there was a male knocking aggressively on their door and she was afraid. The male party was described as an Asian male in his 30s, wearing a red sweatshirt and had facial hair and longish hair. He was knocking on a glass slider door that was on the exterior and he was now knocking on the interior door. The male was intoxicated and locked out of his brother’s apartment and was knocking on the wrong door. He was transported to a friend’s apartment in Echo Village.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

Citizen Transport

12:13 a.m.: An involved party was transported to his brother’s apartment at 30 Gatehouse Lane.

Noise Complaint

12:26 a.m.: A reporting party stated that a house on Beston St. had a very loud party with a lot of people. The noise was gone on arrival.

1:04 a.m.: A party at 26 Allen St. inside the house was causing traffic and generating medical calls. Residents had been warned about noise in September. Town bylaws were explained and a summons was issued for the resident of the nuisance house.

1:31 a.m.: A loud party woke up a reporting party at 162 High St. The noise was traveling quite a ways and the reporting party could not give an address. Noise was gone upon arrival.

2:41 a.m.: There was an anonymous noise complaint made about loud bass at Puffton Village Apt. 258, 1040 North Pleasant St. No noise was heard in the area.

3:01 a.m.: A second call was made about loud bass at Puffton Village Apt. 258. Loud bass was heard upon arrival. Two residents and a guest were listening to loud music with heavy bass. The residents were intoxicated and “slightly slow” in cooperating, but the music was turned off for the night. The town bylaws were explained and a verbal warning was issued.

3:33 p.m.: There was loud music coming from a speaker in the backyard at 327 Lincoln Ave. The music could be heard streetside. Residents immediately turned off the music upon seeing officers. Residents were advised of the town bylaws for noise, were informed about Party Smart registration and were cooperative. A verbal warning was issued.

3:33 p.m.: A reporting party stated there was a loud party going on at Alpha Delta Pi, 778 North Pleasant St. A small group of people were present in the backyard and a verbal warning was issued to ADPi’s president. The town bylaws for unlawful noise were explained.

8:12 p.m.: A 911 caller reported an involved party was yelling, screaming and banging on her Mill Hollow apartment, #65, at 149 Summer St. There was no noise upon arrival and the resident did not answer the door.

10:23 p.m.: There was a loud party reported at 374 Old Montague Road with a possible DJ or sound system and fireworks. The exact location was unknown at the time of the call, but the caller could hear the party from her house. There were 20 adults celebrating Halloween. They agreed to turn down the music and a verbal warning was issued.

Assist Citizens

12:31 a.m.: A party at Stackers Pub at 57 North Pleasant St. stated that he had a valid Connecticut driver’s license and Stackers took it away.

7:57 a.m.: An individual was told by his probation officer to come to APD to be picked up by a van to attend his community service obligation. APD had no information on this, but the man was invited to stay and wait in the lobby if he liked.


12:35 a.m.: There was a report of people fighting at 220 Northeast St. No one on scene reported a fight or any injuries. Residents believed a disgruntled guest called in the fight. The party cleared out.

12:59 a.m.: While talking to a college student outside McMurphy’s at 37 North Pleasant St., an officer observed a party yelling. The party threw a slice of pizza in the air, which landed on the hood of a car which did not belong to him. The officer approached and advised the party of his behavior. The party understood that his behavior was immature and apologized for doing it. He was sent on his way.

1:18 a.m.: While on foot patrol, an officer heard yelling in front of Stackers Pub at 57 North Pleasant St. The officer observed a male hit another male in the mouth with his right fist. Following the first assault, the officer observed the party hit a second involved female “right on her lip.” The officer immediately put the involved party in handcuffs. The officer spoke to the victims, who stated they exited the Monkey Bar with other male friends and were approached by the involved party. The involved party initially struck the female party on the right side of her head, which the officer did not witness. The officer observed the male party becoming angered and attempting to approach the involved party. The male victim was attempting to break up the involved party and the female victims and was ultimately struck in the mouth by the involved party. The involved party was secured and placed under arrest for disorder and assault and battery.

11:37 p.m.: A party at The Spoke, 35 East Pleasant St., was refusing entry to a patron who was being belligerent and refusing to leave. He was described as a white male with yellow-brownish hair wearing blue jeans and a black sweatshirt. The party fled prior to arrival and was gone when officers arrived.


12:36 a.m.: A party reported that a male at 35 Butterfield Terrace was hit on the head with something. She did not know what hit him and the party did not witness it, she was just concerned because there was blood on his costume and she is no longer on scene. The involved party was standing in the driveway when residents told a group of people they were not welcome. One party, described as a white male with a black tank top and dark hair, sucker punched the involved party. The party then fell to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement. He was persuaded to go to the hospital with the South Hadley Fire Department for a laceration, swelling to the back of the head and a swollen and bleeding lip. Witnesses saw the suspect leaving in an Uber and think he might be on the varsity baseball team. The investigation is ongoing.

Assist Business / Agency

5:48 a.m.: Parking citations were issued to a blue 2015 BMW X3 and a blue 2018 Toyota vehicle parked in the Spring Street lot. Both vehicles were issued citations and were towed by Ernie’s.

Follow Up

10:55 a.m.: A party was given a citation in hand in the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Emergency Ward at approximately 11:24 a.m. for failing to stop or yield, failing to drive in the right lane, texting while driving, speeding and operating under the influence of drugs.

Animal Complaint

11:12 a.m.: A rabid dog was reported running in the road near 365 South Pleasant St. The caller reported the dog was foaming at the mouth, and a second caller reported a similar incident. An area search came up negative, but a few people in the area said the dog had a coat on. Hampshire Vet later called looking for an escaped dog named Willow, wearing a coat. The officer advised the caller that they had gotten reports of a dog wearing a jacket which was reported to be foaming at the mouth. The vet confirmed that Willow foams at the mouth when she’s nervous.

Motor Vehicle Crash

12:55 p.m.: A blue 2018 Honda Fit was operating eastbound on Main St. when a white 2013 Acura TSX failed to yield to oncoming traffic and pulled out of the parking lot of 365 Main St. The Acura struck the Honda and the Acura sustained front passenger bumper damage and the Honda sustained damage to the rear passenger bumper. The damage to both vehicles was likely under $1,000. A motor vehicle crash exchange form was completed and provided to both involved parties. There were no injuries, no airbag deployment and no tows were required.

6:58 p.m.: The operator of a black 2009 Toyota Scion states he was travelling northbound on West St. approaching the rotary by Atkins when he drifted left in area of a left turn only lane. He stated a white 2019 Toyota Corolla was following close and tried to pass on the right when the Scion came back into the travel lane and struck the Corolla on its driver’s side front and rear door. The operator of the Corolla stated the Scion put its left blinker on and got into the left hand lane to enter Atkins. The Scion operator then changed his mind and went back into the travel lane, striking the Corolla. The Scion suffered scratching and denting on the passenger side front quarter panel, passenger door and rear quarter panel. The Corolla suffered scratching and denting on the driver’s side rear door and rear quarter panel. There were no injuries.

Motor Vehicle Stop

3:21 p.m.: A black 2010 Toyota RAV4 rolled through a red light on Amity St. onto South Pleasant St. where the right on red is prohibited. The Uber driver was issued a verbal warning.

5:18 p.m.: A vehicle stopped as they were exiting South Prospect Street the wrong way. The operator was advised there was a “no right turn” sign coming out of the parking lot next to the bank. This was checked and he was correct. The operator was visiting their child for parent’s weekend at Amherst College and was not familiar with the area. A verbal warning was issued.

11:03 p.m.: A blue 2006 Dodge Caravan was operating at 36 miles per hour in the posted 25 miles per hour zone on North Pleasant St. The vehicle was also missing the front license plate. A verbal warning was issued.

11:26 p.m.: A brown 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was stopped on Montague Road for a defective headlight. Upon stopping the vehicle, a passenger in the rear middle seat was bending forward and appeared to be concealing something. A frisk was conducted for weapons and alcohol was discovered. All passengers, four males, were found to be minors in possession of alcohol. The alcohol was seized and the passengers will be summoned. A verbal warning was issued to the Uber driver.

11:49 p.m.: A blue 2018 Nissan Sentra was stopped on South East Street for speeding. The operator had bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcohol was detected when speaking to an officer. The operator consuming alcohol and agreed to submit to field sobriety tests. The tests checked okay, and the operator was issued a citation for speed.


7:05 p.m.: A party reported that the stop sign was missing at the intersection of Potwine Road and Middle St. as well as Southeast St. A message was left for DPW by dispatch.


10:42 p.m.: Security at Ann Whalen Apartments, 33 Kellogg Ave, reported that a raw egg was thrown off a balcony and struck a person walking below. The reporting party was standing with the victim between the Bangs Center and Ann Whalen to point out the apartment it came from.

Liquor Law Violation

11:18 p.m.: A party was walking down North Pleasant Street with an open can of Natural Light seltzer. A verbal warning was issued and the alcohol was destroyed on the scene.

11:29 p.m.: A party was observed on Lessey Street with an open can of White Claw seltzer. The party was found to be under 21 and will be summoned for being a minor in possession of alcohol and for having an open container. The summons was explained and the party was sent on his way.

Traffic Enforcement

11:56 p.m.: A gray 2006 Honda Accord was parked in a tow zone at 26 Allen St. Ernie’s was contacted, but the owner arrived at 11:58 p.m. and the tow was cancelled. The owner was advised of the violation and moved the vehicle.

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019


12:13 a.m.: At 50 Meadow St., Townehouse Security reported that he went to apartment 62 to address an issue of their indoor furniture being in the quad area and that he wanted it to be removed. However, before the security got to the door, the resident of 62 charged through the door and at security holding a pair of brass knuckles down and said he was just kidding. Security called APD to make sure they were aware in case they wanted to conduct a follow-up. The involved party stated he was not sure what was happening when he answered the door and believed people were possibly trying to get into his apartment and felt like he needed to protect himself. The involved party indicated he did not know it was security until he had already presented the brass knuckles. He handed the brass knuckles over to APD voluntarily.

9:49 a.m.: At 893 West St., an anonymous female stated there were males shooting guns in the cornfield by a fire pit. She had no further descriptions. An area search was negative.


12:49 a.m.: At 19 Hobart Lane, a male party was involved in a fight and had been kicked out by residents. The other involved male was unknown and no injuries were reported. The fight allegedly took place in the stairwell with about five to ten people.

Motor Vehicle Stop

12:52 a.m.: At 40 Grantwood Drive, the operator of a red 2012 Hyundai Accent was issued a verbal warning for a defective driver’s side tail light.

1:25 a.m.: At Left-Click Computers at 15 Cowles Lane, a vehicle was stopped for a defective headlight. There were four passengers in the rear seat without seat belts and one was drinking from an open container of alcohol. Two passengers agreed to find another ride and the individual disposed their alcohol. A verbal warning was issued to the individual for open container and to the operator for a lights violation.

1:42 a.m.: At 590 East Pleasant St., a blue 2010 Toyota Matrix was issued a verbal warning for having a defective driver’s side tail light and brake light.

1:47 a.m.: A gray 2007 Acura TSX was stopped at 750 North Pleasant St. The operator was issued a verbal warning for a lights violation.

Citizen Transport

12:59 a.m.: At 138 Shays St., an intoxicated individual was separated from friends and unfamiliar with the area. They were unable to contact an alternative form of transportation and courtesy transport was granted.

Noise Complaint

1:07 a.m.: At 237 Grantwood Drive, loud voices were reported. The noise was found to be coming from 213 Grantwood Drive, where a registered party was taking place. The 21-year-old resident was issued a summons for violation of town bylaws.

2:51 a.m.: Loud music was reported at 1040 North Pleasant St. but was gone on arrival.

10:21 p.m.: A party at Olympia Apartments, 85 Olympia Drive, reported loud music and banging from Apt. 39. The noise from the offending apartment was not unreasonable, and it appeared to be an ongoing issue between the tenants. Both were advised to speak to management about possible apartment move options. The noise was not unreasonable, and without the apartment number the dispute would not have been found.


1:18 a.m.: At Stackers at 57 North Pleasant St., a disturbance started from bouncers kicking a guest out. A window was broken by the involved party as he was being kicked out. As the bouncers got him to the door, the involved party hit his face on the handrail, causing a split above his left eyebrow. This laceration required stitches and he was transported by the AFD.

9:19 p.m.: A 911 caller reported a mother-daughter dispute in front of Amherst Center Market at 259 Triangle St. A second call from the mother stated that her daughter was out of control. Police arrived on scene at the time of the call. Two juveniles ran off and refused to come back home. Juveniles were located by Paradise of India and their parents came to pick them up. Both juveniles were spoken to. The parents of one of the juveniles have been in contact with juvenile court, DCF and their son’s therapist and psychiatrist in an attempt to circumvent their son’s behavior.

9:34 p.m.: A party reported an unknown belligerent patron at Craig’s Place, 434 North Pleasant St., was trying to start altercations with other people, nothing physical. The party left prior to officer arrival.

11:45 p.m.: A party wanted to speak to an officer about a male party, a white male wearing all black and possibly intoxicated, making threats at Antonio’s Pizza, 31 North Pleasant St.

11:53 p.m.: A white male wearing all black was reported to be standing outside Amherst Coffee, 28 Amity St. and screaming. There was no active disturbance upon arrival, but the male had been screaming inside the business and will be trespassed from the building. Staff at Amherst Coffee was issued a trespass order in hand.

Assist Other Police Department

1:18 a.m.: A large group of partygoers were reported in the roadway and around the home at 140 South Maple St. The area was cleared with the assistance of Massachusetts State Police and the University of Massachusetts Police Department.

9:19 a.m.: At 1500 West St., a white 2014 Nissan Sentra was pulled over just south of the Notch. South Hadley PD suspected it was involved in a series of hit and runs that occurred overnight. SHPD investigated a past hit and run and followed the debris to the location where they found the listed vehicle. The Nissan had significant damage to the passenger’s side including a blown out rear tire shredded to its rim. Another tire was located in the truck shredded and down to the rim as well. An operator and passenger were identified and interviewed by SHPD and APD. SHPD was processing the motor vehicle crash and the operator made arrangements to have the vehicle towed.

Assist Citizen

1:51 a.m.: A reporting party at Stackers at 57 North Pleasant St. wanted to speak to an officer and stated his friend had been assaulted. The friend was allegedly hit after a small argument, but nothing was active or seen by officers. The reporting party was very intoxicated and an officer advised him to calm for he was causing an unwanted scene. The reporting party understood and was sent on his way.

10:58 a.m.: At 320 South East St., an officer assisted in corralling a loose dog back into their house.

12:52 a.m.: A female who wished to remain anonymous came into the station concerned over an involved party’s behavior as he was wandering around in traffic at 1 Main St. APD spoke with the involved party and he needed no medical assistance. He stated he was cleaning roadway trash from the weekend of parties. He was advised to stay out of the roadway.

Motor Vehicle Complaint

4:17 a.m.: At 50 Meadow St., a reporting party stated a white Honda was being operated erratically. The vehicle was parked legally on APD arrival with nobody around.

Assist Amherst Fire Department

5:45 a.m.: At Roberts Builders at 646 West St., APD assisted AFD with a working structure fire. The building was fully engulfed, but there were no persons in the building. Multiple horses were said to be in and around the barn. APD obtained information about the four residents displaced.


10:25 a.m.: At 188 East Hadley Rd., a reporting party left her cell phone with her debit card and UCard attached on the PVTA B43 bus in Hadley. An unknown person took the phone and attempted to use the credit card three times without success. She had detected unauthorized use on her Bank of America debit card and had shut off the card and reported the use to the bank. The reporting party has been contacted by someone claiming they had the phone and would give it back but wanted her to provide the password to unlock it. She was not willing to do this. The person told her to come to the post office bus stop in Northampton to meet and get the phone returned, but the reporting party was unwilling to do this. The reporting party was advised the phone calls were coming in from a private number and the APD could not trace private numbers.

10:44 a.m.: A reporting party came into the APD station at 111 Main St. to report that both license plates were stolen from her vehicle while it was parked in Mt. Washington on Oct. 31. She only became aware her license plates were stolen when she was stopped by a state police trooper on Saturday. The MSP trooper did not make out a stolen report for the missing plates and sent her on her way to report the plates stolen to APD.

Animal Complaint

10:38 a.m.: At 5 Shays St., a reporting party stated there was a sick or injured fox stumbling around in the road near the listed location. The fox was gone on arrival and APD checked in with a walker who did not see a fox on her walk on Shays St.

12:56 p.m.: At 11 Middle St., a sick or injured fox was spotted that may have been the same as reported earlier. The reporting party stated it had a big gash on its head. An area search for the fox was negative.

5:10 p.m.: A reporting party at 72 West Pomeroy Lane stated there was a large, injured vulture in the travel lane. He believed the bird may have been struck by a car. He tried to approach it, but it was too dangerous and he lacked the proper equipment to move it. The area was checked, but the vulture was gone on arrival.


1:56 p.m.: A reporting party at 96 Russellville Road stated there was a low hanging wire. Comcast was notified and stated they would be en route on Sunday or Monday. APD was able to string it up and out of the way until Comcast could address the issue.

Suspicious Motor Vehicle

11:15 p.m.: A party reported that a silver truck was parked in front of his 354 South Pleasant St. for 10 to 15 minutes. The caller thought the truck was suspicious, but was gone upon arrival.

Recovered Property

5:07 p.m.: A passport was found near 22 Lessey St.

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