Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Students take part in sexual assault PSA auditions

By Emily Bedenkop

February 12, 2013

Students crowded a New Africa House hall and went over their lines in hushed voices. They were waiting to audition for an upcoming series of Public Service Announcements about sexual assault, which were organized by the Massa...

Amherst Crime Log shows multiple car accidents

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

February 12, 2013

The Amherst Police Department responded to a number of snow-related issues this weekend, despite Gov. Deval Patrick’s order for Massachusetts citizens to stay off the roads. APD Detective Jamie Reardon reported no serious...

Multiple motor vehicle accidents reported in crime log

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

February 5, 2013

February’s first weekend brought a number of arrests to Amherst, and two motor vehicle accidents in the Amherst area left at least one resident in need of medical attention. On Friday, Feb. 1 at approximately 7:42 p.m. ...

APD reports handful of weekend break-ins

By Chelsie Field

November 27, 2012

The Thanksgiving break brought no noise complaint calls for the Amherst police department this weekend, but there were a handful of break-ins. Amherst Police Detective David Foster was not surprised by the burgalaries. ...

Former police officer: War on Drugs failed

By Chelsie Field

November 15, 2012

Jack Cole spends his days speaking out against current American drug policy, traveling around and talking to any group interested in hearing what he has to say about what he calls drug policy “failure” in the United St...

UMass re-examines security policies following alleged rape

By Katie Landeck

October 25, 2012

Following the alleged rape of a University of Massachusetts student within the residence halls, the University is redoubling efforts to ensure the dormitories are secure, according to University officials. “The reported sexual assaul...

UMass Crime Log

By Taylor C. Snow

October 25, 2012

Thursday, Oct. 18 At approximately 6:33 p.m., a University of Massachusetts police officer was dispatched to John Adams Hall on a reported larceny. According to UMass Police Department Deputy Chief Patrick Archbald, the victim...

UMPD works to decrease texting and driving

By Alexandra Graziano

October 19, 2012

As more and more vehicular accidents are attributed to drivers distracted by texting, there is the increasing challenge for police officers to enforce the new texting while driving laws as well as educate drivers about th...

Town of Amherst Crime Log: Columbus Day weekend

By Chelsie Field

October 10, 2012

The long Columbus Day weekend found the Amherst community somewhat short on crime compared to past weekends, with 10 noise complaints and nine arrests in total reported Monday by the Daily Hampshire Gazette, excluding an arrest...

Town of Amherst Crime Log

By Chelsie Field

October 2, 2012

After dodging air-borne beer bottles and handling about 20 noise complaints, officers of the Amherst Police Department are done with a rowdy weekend of parties. On Friday, officers responded to a noise complaint at 1107...

Amherst police prepare for second weekend

By Sam Hayes

September 7, 2012

Amherst’s summer serenity was smashed like a Bueno y Sano window last week when college students returned, bringing with them a rise in vandalism and alcohol-related arrests. But the Amherst police say that this is nothing new. Be...

Pepper spray incident deemed unacceptable

By Vickie Palmatier

April 26, 2012

Earlier this month, police officers at the University of California, Davis, released a 190-page report stating the incident involving police officers pepper spraying Occupy protestors on campus was preventable and should not have...