Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Weekend Crime Log

By Taylor C. Snow

April 18, 2012

Saturday, April 14 At around 10:45 p.m., Michael Gibbs, 25, of Springfield was arrested on a warrant charge. Two officers on duty at Soulfest in the Mullins Center recognized Gibbs as someone who had been issued a trespass...

UMass crime log

By Taylor C. Snow

April 4, 2012

Thursday, March 29 At approximately 8:50 p.m., an officer on a routine traffic stop on University Drive found four minors in possession of alcohol. The vehicle contained a 30-pack of Keystone Light, six 40-ounce bottles of...

Weekend crime log: March 2-4

By Taylor C. Snow

March 7, 2012

Friday, March 2 At approximately 12:02 a.m., Gino Alan Monsini, a 20-year-old environmental science major from South Easton, Mass., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Officers were dispatched ...

Distribution of marijuana ruled illegal

By Ardee Napolitano

March 1, 2012

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled that it is criminal to distribute marijuana two weeks ago, and that no proof of sale is needed to declare one’s intent to distribute the drug. A person who is proven to have intentionally distributed marijuana will receive a $5,000...

UMass crime log Feb. 18 to Feb. 23

By Taylor C. Snow

February 28, 2012

Saturday, Feb. 18   Shortly after 1 a.m., an officer surveying the grounds of the New Laboratory Science Building construction site witnessed six individuals crawling under a fence, each of whom proceeded into the...

UMass crime log: Feb. 6 to Feb. 12

By Taylor C. Snow

February 21, 2012

Tuesday, Feb. 6 At approximately 9:30 a.m. there was a report of a disturbance in Prince Hall. An officer arrived. Apparently, there had been an argument that turned into a physical altercation between two women regarding ...

UMass crime log: Super Bowl edition

By Taylor C. Snow

February 8, 2012

Following the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl 21-17 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night, the Southwest Residential Area erupted in a disturbance to which nearly 100 University of Massachusetts and state police officers...

Study finds increased number of under-23 arrests

By Steffi Porter

February 2, 2012

Almost one third of Americans younger than 23 have been arrested, according to a recent study that collected and analyzed data as a part of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. The federal government surveyed 7,335 pa...

UMass Crime Log: Jan. 24-28

By Staff

February 1, 2012

Tuesday, Jan. 24 On Tuesday, an employee of AT&T filed a report of larceny. The employee told officers that there had been two sections of copper pipe stolen from a communications tower on Observatory Road, in Amherst....