Assault with weapon, assault by unknown person(s) among complaints over weekend

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Assault with weapon, assault by unknown person(s) among complaints over weekend

AMHERST – On Friday evening, the Amherst Police Department responded to an assault with a weapon complaint on Erncliffe Street.  A youth was shot with a BB gun by another youth and the weapon was seized. The victim’s injuries were not serious.

On Saturday they responded to a complaint of an assault on Crescent Avenue. The victim heard a disturbance and went outside their residence and was struck in the face by person(s) unknown. The investigation is on going.

Amherst Police responded to 43 complaints over the weekend, including a dispute between neighbours on Queen Street on Friday. There was an open fire on Queen Street and the people put out the fire responsible without incident.

Other calls included complaints of break and enter, disturbances, harassment, property damage and impaired driving.

On Friday police investigated a report of an unwanted person on Havelock Street. A male was spoken to in relation to this incident and it was resolved without incident. 

On Saturday, police responded to a report of a theft of solar lights from a residence on Hickman Street. 

They also received a complaint of loud music on LaPlanche Street. The music was turned down at the request of the police.

They also received a call from the Superstore, claiming they had a counterfeit $50 bill. 

Police also responded to a complaint of harassing text messages.

On Saturday evening, police responded to two 911 calls; a report of uttering threats and eggs being thrown on two cars on Dickey Street. 

Police also received a complaint of loud music on Prince Arthur Street, and a non-injury motor vehicle accident on Beacon Street. 

There was also a report of a fight on Prince Arthur Street. The fight had ended prior to the arrival of police. A police presence was maintained at the location to keep the peace.  

Also, a 22-year old male, resident of Halifax has been charged with Impaired Driving.  The vehicle was initially stopped for a speeding violation on Robert Angus Drive. 

On Sunday, police responded to a report of property damage on South Albion Street. Bags of mud from Shur Gain Feeds and Needs were emptied around the front of Amherst Town Square Mall. The Department also responded to a report of a non-injury traffic collision on Central Avenue. The investigation is on going.

On Sunday evening, police responded to a report of a break and enter into a residence on Church Street. Entry was gained through a broken basement window. The investigation is continuing.

Police also had a request to help locate a male individual, and Police are still investigating. They received a complaint of harassment and that incident is still under investigation.

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





Organizations: Amherst Police Department, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Queen Street, Erncliffe Street, Crescent Avenue Prince Arthur Street Havelock Street Hickman Street LaPlanche Street Dickey Street Beacon Street Halifax South Albion Street Central Avenue Church Street

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