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Police respond to 33 complaints over weekend

Police investigation assault with a knife

AMHERST – Police are investigating a complaint of an assault with a weapon in which one person received minor injuries.

The incident happened Sunday at approximately 2:30 a.m. near the Riddles building on Station Street.

The victim, who was with friends, was confronted by two males who came across the tracks and challenged them.

One of the males brandished a knife and the victim received minor injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Amherst Police Department at 667-8600.

Amherst Police responded to 33 complaints over the weekend.

These included complaints of assaults, disturbances and traffic complaints.

On Friday evening, police responded to a parking complaint, a report of a lost cell phone, a complaint of assault, a request for assistance, a complaint of uttering threats, a theft from a local business, a complaint of property damage and an alarm.

Police also responded to a complaint of four-wheelers driving on Copp Avenue.

Police, along with Amherst Fire Department, responded to a report of a fire at the Amherst Stadium. A compost bin had been set on fire deliberately. The matter is still under investigation.

On Saturday, police responded to an alarm, a motor vehicle accident on South Albion Street, a theft of a cell phone, an attempted break and enter into a residence on East Pleasant Street, a theft of a bike on Church Street, and a 911 hang up call.

A complaint of a possible sexual assault was also investigated and was determined to be unfounded.

Two youths were checked by police as a result of a complaint of youths smoking drugs on Cornwall Avenue. The report was unfounded.

On Saturday night, police responded to a traffic complaint, a complaint of four-wheelers driving on Cumberland Ridge Road, and a report of harassment.

Police also responded to a complaint of a fight on Prince Arthur Street.

As a result, a 26-year-old female and a 27-year-old male were arrested and lodged in cells for public intoxication.

A 19-year-old female was arrested on Church Street for intoxication and was lodged in cells.

On Sunday, police received a complaint of lost keys, an alarm, an assistance related complaint and a complaint of youths not wearing skateboard helmets.

Amherst Police and the Amherst Fire Department also responded to a grass fire on Station Street.

Anyone with information to these crimes or any other crime is asked to contact the Amherst Police Department at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Organizations: Amherst Police Department, Amherst Fire Department, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium, Church Street, Copp Avenue South Albion Street East Pleasant Street Cornwall Avenue Cumberland Ridge Road Prince Arthur Street

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