Amherst police arrest two for attempting to break into vehicles

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Amherst Police arrested two males early Sunday after officers spotted them attempting to break into vehicles in the Church Street area.

AMHERST – Two men were arrested by Amherst Police early Sunday morning for attempting to break into vehicles in the Church Street area.

The investigation into the alleged incident is continuing.

Police responded to 28 complaints over the weekend.

On Friday, a 23-year-old man was charged with impaired driving offences after incidents that occurred on Minto and Church streets.

Police were called about an argument on Minto Street and that the couple had driven off. The caller suspected the driver had consumed alcohol.

A second complaint was received that the couple was arguing near Church and Spring Street.

An investigation revealed the female had attempted to take the keys from the male driver and he retaliated by breaking the front windshield of the vehicle.

A roadside screening device showed the driver’s blood alcohol level to be over the legal limit and he was arrested.

Police were also called to a Spring Street residence to remove an unwanted female. Once on scene, police observed two women arguing over the ownership of a cellphone. One of the women left the scene at the officer’s request.

Officers also received reports of a 911 call about a male and female arguing. A second call was made to 911 with no one on the line. The cellphone was traced and the subjects were located at a Russell Street residence. Police question both people and found no one to be in distress.

On Saturday, police responded to a call of a woman who had breached her peace bond. The incident occurred near West Pleasant Street and remains under investigation.

That evening, a 21-year-old man was arrested and is facing charges of public intoxication after police received calls of a man stumbling in traffic on West Victoria Street.

The man was located on Liberty Lane and lodged in cells until he was sober.

Police were called to a downtown bar where a 37-year-old man was arrested. An investigation revealed that a 22-year-old man was punched in the face and sustained a small cut, while a 19-year-old woman was struck by a beer bottle.

Neither of the parties wished to pursue the matter and no charges were laid.

On Sunday, police investigated the theft of a ring from a Crescent Avenue residence and received reports of a male walking in traffic on South Albion Street. The man was located and had been attempting to hitch a ride in bad weather. Police gave him a warning.

Police were also called to a local grocery store where there was a shoplifting complaint.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the department at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Organizations: Minto and Church, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Church Street, Minto Street, Russell Street West Pleasant Street West Victoria Street Crescent Avenue South Albion Street

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