Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UPDATED: Students back in Baker after fire

By Herb Scribner

February 21, 2011

Around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, Amherst Fire Department and University of Massachusetts Police Department responded to a small fire in the window well outside of Baker Hall. None were injured. Baker's residential director...

APD discover cocaine cache in car

By Collegian News Staff

January 24, 2011

Over winter break, the Amherst Police Department made a major drug bust on North Pleasant Street. On Dec. 30 around 1 a.m., APD officers arrested 26-year-old Jyhong Chea after pulling over the vehicle in which he was a passenger...

Student busted on drug charges

By Collegian News Staff

January 23, 2011

At approximately 6:32 p.m. last Thursday, officers from the Amherst Police Department (APD) arrested a University of Massachusetts student on several drug charges. According to a Jan. 21 APD press release from Lieutenant Ronald...

Local police accredited by state commission

By Sam Butterfield

January 20, 2011

The University of Massachusetts Police Department and the Amherst Police Department have both received state accreditation for 2011, according to releases from UMass’ Office of News and Media Relations and APD Lieutenan...

Amherst Police successfully prevent break-in’s

By Cameron Ford

December 2, 2010

Traditionally, there is a significant increase in break-in's in college towns during school breaks. With an array of student houses, dorms and apartments vacated for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the like, these areas become perfect targets for burglars. Lu...

Police investigating large pizza order

By Collegian News Staff

November 22, 2010

The Amherst Police Department’s Detective Bureau has opened an investigation into an incident which involved an order for $3,900 worth of pizza from Antonio’s Pizza. An order was placed late Friday night by phone call...

UM student sustains critical head injuries in assault

By Collegian News Staff

November 16, 2010

A University of Massachusetts student sustained critical head injuries during an alleged assault at the Pufton Village Apartment complex on North Pleasant Street last Saturday. According to a Monday release from Amherst Police...

Amherst Police Department discovers body of UMass psychology student in Rolling Green Apartments; identity of student released

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

November 10, 2010

Yesterday morning, the Amherst Police Department responded to the Rolling Green Apartments in Amherst at approximately 9:04 a.m. and found the body of a 21-year-old male University of Massachusetts student in a four-door black...

UMass student suspected in assault case

By Cameron Ford

November 9, 2010

Early Monday afternoon, officers from the Amherst Police Department (APD) arrested a University of Massachusetts student suspected of being involved in an assault in the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 31. According to the police report, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, several APD offic...

APD arrest area men on drug, weapons charges

By Collegian News Staff

November 8, 2010

Last weekend, the Amherst Police Department arrested two area men on possession of marijuana and firearms charges, according to a Nov. 8 release from APD Lieutenant Ronald Young. On Saturday, an officer on patrol near Hobart...

APD make arrest in serious assault case

By Collegian News Staff

October 24, 2010

The Amherst Police Department announced Saturday that they had made an arrest in a Sept. 12 case where a Worcester man was beaten with a baseball bat. According to an Oct. 23 release from the Amherst Detective Bureau, the APD...

Amherst Police Department to host community meeting; hire advocate for abuse victims

By Collegian News Staff

October 18, 2010

The Amherst Police Department (APD) announced over the weekend that it will host a community meeting this Wednesday to address a spate of break-ins and issues related to student-town affairs. The community meeting will take...