Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Long weekend brings multiple arrests, liquor law violations

By Marleigh Felsenstein

February 19, 2014

Friday, Feb. 14 10:17 a.m.: A male reportedly called from the Amherst Motel 20 on Northampton Road and asked for an ambulance. The police were assisting the Amherst Fire Department. The male would not talk or answer any qu...

Violence interrupts otherwise typical weekend

By Mary Reines

November 19, 2013

Friday, Nov. 15 3:29 p.m. A caller reported a medium-sized white dog in his back yard at 109 Fearing St. The caller was concerned that the dog looked neglected. The dog didn’t have a collar on and walked behind the blue house next to his. ...

Slow weekend for Amherst Police

By Mary Reines

October 28, 2013

Friday, Oct. 25 3:01 p.m. A check was reported stolen from a car parked by 298 Belchertown Rd. Saturday, Oct. 26 1:07 a.m. Paris J. Amado, 23, was arrested on charges of speeding and failing to stop for police. He was discovered driving between 60 and 70 mph from the intersection o...

Patriots Day weekend leads to 15 arrests

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

April 17, 2013

The Amherst Police Department reported 15 arrests during the course of the Patriots Day weekend, 14 of which were alcohol related. The weekend’s first arrest occurred only 40 minutes past midnight on Saturday at Monkey Bar....

Hobart Hoedown shut down early as police break up large gatherings

By Chelsie Field

April 8, 2013

Amherst Police broke up a crowd of about 100 people on Hobart Lane and cleared a gathering of between 400 and 500 people at the Townehouse apartment condominiums on Meadow Street Saturday afternoon, officials said. Police cleared out the gathering on Hobart Lane – which was said...

Multiple arrests including those for OUI and disorderly conduct in Amherst Crime Log

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

March 5, 2013

While weekend temperatures were cold, often dipping below freezing, they did not stop a number of arrests from being made in the Amherst area as reported in the crime log. Beginning at 12:16 p.m. on Friday afternoon, officers from ...

Many motor vehicle violations in Amherst this weekend

By Chelsie Field

December 4, 2012

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...

Town of Amherst receives a $300,000 grant

By Sam Hayes

November 19, 2012

The Town of Amherst received a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women last week to expand services to aid survivors of sexual and domestic violence in the community. The Amhers...

Crime Log: April 18-23

By Taylor C. Snow

April 27, 2012

Wednesday, April 18 At approximately 3:30 p.m., an individual called the University of Massachusetts Police Department with a report of a breaking and entering/burglary in Baker Hall. The male victim had left his room briefly...

About 20 people arrested or issued summons over weekend in Amherst

By Collegian News Staff

October 3, 2011

About 20 people were arrested or issued summons over the weekend in the town of Amherst – a large decrease from the amount of arrests and summons that were handed down during the previous weekend – according to town police...

Police dish out party fines to students

By Collegian News Staff

February 28, 2011

The Amherst Police Department handed out some $4,800 in fines to local young people last weekend for violations of the town’s noise, nuisance and alcohol bylaws, the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported Monday. Police broke up a...

Amherst officials discuss taxi business growth

By Michelle Williams

January 17, 2011

It’s 3 a.m. on a Saturday night, the buses have stopped running, and the night air reveals students trekking, freezing as they begin the three mile-walk back to their dorm rooms. For many, the answer to their warm-wishing ...