Police investigating Curry Park vandalism

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Department also looking into thefts from vehicles

Police are investigating vandalism at Curry Park that occurred Saturday night.

AMHERST – Members of the Amherst Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance after an incident of vandalism at Curry Park over the weekend.

Police say the light at the centre of the park was smashed and a stop sign in the area was knocked down.

The department is asking if anyone saw any suspicious individuals in the park on Saturday night.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 667-8600 or 1-800-222-8477.

Police responded to 33 complaints over the weekend.

On Friday, a 30-year-old man was arrested outside a downtown area bar after he was found to be intoxicated. He was held in cells until sober and issued a ticket for public intoxication.

Officers also went to a motel on Victoria Street after receiving a complaint of  possible domestic dispute. A 38-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man were questioned by police but it appears as there was no physical altercation and charges will not be laid.

Three vehicles were reported to have been gone through overnight Friday. The vehicles were parked on Minto, Academy and Mission Street. A wallet was reported stolen from one vehicle and a driver’s licence and various cards from another.

An investigation is continuing into this matter.

On Saturday, a male was issued a ticket for driving while disqualified following a traffic stop on Willow Street.

A 52-year-old was charged with being unlawfully at large when he failed to show up for his weekend sentence at the Cumberland County Correctional Centre. He will appear in court on May 27.

Police responded to a shoplifting incident at a South Albion Street grocery store. An investigation is continuing and charges are expected to be laid against a 19-year-old.

A large pile of garbage was set on fire near the intersection of Spring and Croft Street. The fire was quickly extinguished with minimal property damage.

Two males were arrested for public intoxication following separate incidents downtown. A 40-year-old male was lodged in cells after refusing to leave a downtown area bar, while a 44-year-old man was arrested for public intoxication after being observed causing a disturbance outside a Prince Arthur Street restaurant.

On Sunday, police were called to the Amherst Lions Skate Park after receiving a complaint that a male was drinking and doing drugs at the park. Patrols were made of the area but the male was not located.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact police at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Organizations: Amherst Police Department, Cumberland County Correctional Centre, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Victoria Street, Mission Street, Willow Street South Albion Street Croft Street Prince Arthur Street Amherst Lions Skate Park

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