Police respond to 29 complaints over the weekend

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Amherst police responded to 29 complaints over the weekend.

AMHERST – Amherst Police responded to 29 complaints over the weekend. 

On Friday night, the Amherst Police Department stopped a vehicle on West Victoria Street because it was swerving in its lane. A 33-year-old male was asked to provide a sample of his breath and he refused. The male was charged with refusal and he is slated to appear at Amherst Provincial Court on Jan. 14, 2013.

Police are investigating a theft of four tires from a warehouse in the Amherst Industrial Park. The investigation into the matter is ongoing.

The department received a report of an attempted break and enter into an East Victoria Street residence. Witnesses observed two males attempting to gain entry into the rear of the residence. No damage was noted and nothing was taken. Police are still investigating.

A complaint was received of youths loitering on the grounds of Spring Street Academy School during the evening. There is signage posted on the school grounds which prohibits entrance on the property after 4:30 p.m. Officers attended and spoke with the youths and made them aware of the signs and the restrictions of being on the grounds after 4:30 p.m.  This has been an ongoing issue, and the department is working with the school to address the problem. 

On Saturday, officers responded to a report of several youths on top of a building under construction on Crescent Avenue. Patrols were made, however no one was located.

Officers were also called to a complaint of suspicious persons. Witnesses reported three individuals looking into vehicles on Ratchford Street and were concerned they may be trying to break into vehicles. Police made patrols and the matter was resolved without charges.

On Saturday night, the Department conducted patrols on Cornwall Street and observed a 21-year-old male who appeared to be intoxicated and walking on the side of the road. The male was arrested for public intoxication. The suspect has been charged with breach of probation, breach of undertaking and resist arrest. The male was remanded into custody and was scheduled to appear in Amherst Provincial Court on Nov. 20.

Police also observed two vehicles emerging from black smoke and the sound of squealing tires in the Town Square Mall parking lot. Both vehicles were stopped however the officer could not determine which of the two had done the offence. Both vehicle drivers were warned and were allowed to leave the scene without any charges.

A vehicle was stopped on Prince Arthur Street after reports of a suspected impaired driver.  It was determined that the 32-year-old male driver had been drinking. A roadside screening device was utilized to assess the level of impairment. The use of a roadside screening device determined the driver’s blood alcohol level was within the range for a mandatory seven-day licence suspension only. His licence was seized and the vehicle was towed.  

Police stopped a vehicle on West Victoria Street for speeding. A small quantity of marihuana was located in the vehicle. This matter is still under investigation and charges are pending.

On Sunday, APD officers received a report that two vehicles were street racing on Rupert Street. Patrols were made however the vehicles were not located. The matter is still under investigation.

A report was received of an unconscious adult male in front of a Prince Arthur Street.  Officer’s attended. The male was assessed and it was determined additional medical assistance was not required. The subject was returned to his residence.

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, Street Academy School, Town Square Mall Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: West Victoria Street, Amherst Industrial Park, East Victoria Street Prince Arthur Street Crescent Avenue Ratchford Street Cornwall Street Rupert Street

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