Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Large gatherings lead to multiple alcohol-related arrests in the Amherst crime log

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

April 9, 2013

Filed under Crime, Local News, News

Due to the large number of off-campus gatherings, including one on Hobart Lane, which was said to be part of the “Hobart Hoedown,” there were a number of alcohol-related arrests in Amherst this weekend. According to the Amher...

Amherst police increase patrols to prevent spring break break-ins

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

March 26, 2013

Filed under Crime, News

According to the Amherst Police Department, spring break is a “usual time-period for break-ins” in the Amherst area due to the large number of empty homes left behind by students. However, officers of the APD increased pa...

Amherst Crime Log shows multiple car accidents

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

February 12, 2013

Filed under Crime, News

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...

Many motor vehicle violations in Amherst this weekend

By Chelsie Field

December 4, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

Most of the weekend activity for the Amherst Police Department was on the road, with a spike in motor vehicle stops from recent weekends. However student misbehavior off-campus stayed the same as Detective David Foster of...

APD reports handful of weekend break-ins

By Chelsie Field

November 27, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Crime, Local News, News

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. ...

Town of Amherst crime log

By Chelsie Field

November 20, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

The Amherst Police responded to about 20 noise complaint calls this past weekend. A noise complaint for a loud party of between 50 and 60 college-aged individuals at 858 East Pleasant St. at 12:14 a.m. Saturday, in which residents were...

Town of Amherst Crime Log: October 22

By Chelsie Field

October 23, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

This weekend, officers from the Amherst Police Department handled 15 noise complaint calls, resulting in seven arrests or summons, as well as nine cases of liquor law violations, several accounts of minors in possession of alcohol,...

Crime Log: October 16

By Chelsie Field

October 16, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

This weekend, the town of Amherst saw six accident reports for motor vehicle accidents, about 20 arrests and 22 noise complaints. At 8:05 p.m. Friday, officers were called to a landlord-tenant dispute at 89 South East St. in...

Town of Amherst Crime Log: Columbus Day weekend

By Chelsie Field

October 10, 2012

Filed under Crime, News

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

Filed under Crime, News

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...

Parties causes disturbances in Amherst

By Katie Landeck

September 11, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

As University of Massachusetts students took to the streets for the first full weekend of the semester, several parties got out of control and had to be broken up by the Amherst police department. On Friday night at 11:21 p.m.,...

Amherst Bank of America robbery suspect in custody

By Sam Butterfield

April 26, 2011

Filed under Crime

Amherst police have made an arrest in the Monday morning robbery of a downtown Bank of America branch. Police responded to a 10:54 a.m. call from bank employees at the 1 South Pleasant Street branch stating that a male had recent...