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Amherst Police respond to 26 complaints over weekend

Amherst Police responded to 26 complaints over the weekend.

AMHERST – A 46-year-old man was issued a summary offence ticket following a minor traffic collision on East Victoria Street on Saturday.

There were no injuries in the collision.

Overall, Amherst Police responded to 26 complaints over the weekend. 

On Friday night, the Amherst Police Department received a call of a suspected impaired driver at a business on Albion Street. Police were notified and attended however the person had left the scene prior to police arrival.  Patrols were made and the vehicle was not located.

Police were call to reports that a female and her child were almost struck on a crosswalk on Victoria Street. A blue Dodge Dakota was noted to be the suspect vehicle however it was not located in patrols. The crosswalk was located on Victoria Street between Havelock and Acadia Street.

A complaint was received of youths making noise in the Rupert and Dickey Street area.  Police attended and located several youths who were spoken to by police and the matter was resolved.

On Saturday, officers were called to a complaint of a black Chevrolet Blazer driving erratically in the area of Dickey Street and Rupert Street. Patrols were made but the vehicle was not located.

A 40-year-old male has been charged with theft as result of a shoplifting incident at a supermarket on South Albion Street.

The man is slated to appear in Amherst provincial court on Dec. 17.

Police also responded to a Prince Arthur Street residence on reports that a male was in need of medical assistance. The male was found to be medically fit however he was extremely intoxicated.  

On Saturday night, the department responded to reports that a vehicle had rolled over in a parking lot on South Albion Street. 

Investigation into the matter revealed that a vehicle had been parking for the Santa Claus parade and did not see a four-foot retaining wall separating two adjoining parking lots.  The vehicle tipped over the wall and rolled onto its roof. 

No injuries were reported from the accident and no charges were laid.

Police were called to a Summit Avenue residence where a female alleged to being struck by her 21-year-old daughter. 

The matter was resolved without charges.

Officers responded to a disturbance in front of a Church Street convenience store.

An adult male complained he was assaulted by another male. The victim did not wish to provide police with a statement.

A vehicle was stopped on East Victoria Street after patrols observed the vehicle crossing the centre line of the road. 

It was determined that the 31-year-old female 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.  

A vehicle on Rosewood Drive was damaged early morning hours of Sunday. The exterior mirrors were damaged on the vehicle. This was the second time damage occurred on her vehicle in the last week   Police are continuing their investigation.

On Sunday, APD officers received reports that a vehicle was stolen from a parking lot of a Boylston Avenue residence. 

The vehicle was a grey Toyota Corolla with Nova Scotia license plate ELF 258. The investigation into this matter is still ongoing.

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: Amherst, Victoria Street, Dickey Street Albion Street South Albion Street Acadia Street Rupert Street Prince Arthur Street Summit Avenue Church Street Boylston Avenue Nova Scotia

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