Police investigating possible counterfeit bills

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Amherst Police are investigating the possibility that counterfeit bills were passed in the community on Sunday.

AMHERST – Amherst Police are investigating another incident of possible counterfeit bills being passed in town.

The 44-year-old victim told police on Sunday that he received a large amount of the suspected fraudulent bills as part of the sale of a motorcycle.

Police are continuing their investigation.

Members of the police department are also investigating the theft of a cash from a wallet at a man’s residence on Friday n ight.

Police also responded to several calls regarding two suspicious males aggressively panhandling on Church Street.

A 33-year-old man was located by police and found to be intoxicated. He was held in cells until sober. The second male was not located.

Police attended an Amherst grocery store after an off duty police office apprehended a 67-year-old female for shoplifting. Charges of theft are expected to be laid.

Officers were called to a downtown area bar to remove an unwanted female from the establishment. The 46-year-old woman left the bar voluntarily prior to police arrival.

The department responded to reports of a male and female arguing on Victoria street. The male was arrested for public intoxication at the scene and lodged in cells until he was sober.

A 33-year-old woman was observed by police consuming alcohol at a downtown bar, contrary to the conditions of her probation order. A charge of breach of probation is pending.

On Saturday night, police received a complaint that the occupancts of a yellow jeep parked in the Town Square parking lot were shining a laser pointer at passing vehicles. The vehicle was not located by police.

On Sunday, a female walking on Havelock Street said a male youth exposed himself to her. The youth was located by police and an investigation into the matter is continuing.

Police also responded to the Prince Arthur and Station Street area after receiving a complaint of a suspicious male in the area. A 33-year-old man was located and moved along by police.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call th Amherst Police Department at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Organizations: Prince Arthur and Station, Amherst Police Department, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: AMHERST, Church Street, Victoria Havelock Street

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