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Police respond to several disturbances, a hit and run, people stealing tips
AMHERST – A failed breathalyzer, a hit and run, and people stealing from a tip jar were three of the 25 incidents the Amherst Police Department responded to over the weekend.
At 5 a.m. on Friday morning, Police attended a car stuck in a snow bank on Poplar Street. The driver, a 29-year-old female, provided two sampled of breath for analysis and both were over the legal limit of .08 per cent of alcohol in her blood. She was lodged in a temporary holding cell until she was sober.
Late that same afternoon police responded to, what was described as a black truck, hitting a local eating establishment and then fleeing the scene. The incident is still under investigation.
Shortly before 9 p.m. police assisted the Amherst Fire Department at a residence on Christie Street. Nobody was injured but the building suffered smoke and water damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
A male in his 30s was asked by the police to leave a drinking establishment on Victoria Street. He was causing a disturbance and refused to leave but changed his mind when police arrived. No charges were laid.
Shortly after, the same male was causing a disturbance at an eating establishment on Prince Arthur Street and was arrested for public intoxication. He was held in a temporary holding cell and released wen sober with a summary offence ticket.
Police responded to a group of patrons stealing tips from an eatery on Prince Arthur Street. The incident was caught on surveillance cameras and charges are expected to be laid. The investigation is ongoing.
At about the same time, police responded to a nightclub on West Victoria Street where patrons were refusing to leave the property. The parties became cooperative when he police arrived.
The manager of the business intends to have parties barred in accordance with the Bar Suspension Program and criminal charges are not expected.
Police assisted Emergency Health Services with a male who attempted suicide at 3 a.m. The male was transported to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre and treated. He was held for observation but was okay.
About 45 minutes later a civilian in the Rogers Street area detained a 17-year-old male after he was observed going through vehicles. He was arrested and property was recovered.
The male was on probation and will answer to several charges in Amherst Youth Court at a later date.
On Sunday at 7 a.m. police responded to a domestic dispute on Dickey Street. The male, in his 30s, was arrested for assault and later released. The matter is still under investigation.
Police responded to a noise complaint on Robie Street at 2 a.m. The male agreed to quiet things down but another complaint was issued a short while later and police arrested a male in his 20s.
At 2 p.m. police responded to a disturbance outside a residence on Prince Arthur Street. A male in his 40s was arrested for being intoxicated. While on route to the police department he kicked out the police car window. He was held in a temporary holding cell until he was sober and will face several charges.
Police also responded to false alarms, theft complaints, motor vehicle collisions, and several other complaints.
Anyone with information regarding to criminal activity can contact the APD at 667-8600 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.