Police again warning of counterfeit bills

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Three bogus bills used at fast food restaurants

Amherst Police are warning of counterfeit money after three bogus $20 bill were passed at local fast food restaurants.

AMHERST – Amherst Police are again urging business owners to scrutinize bills and be up to date on security features after counterfeit $20 bills were passed at three local fast food restaurants last Friday night.

The matter is under investigation.

Police responded to 43 complaints over the weekend.

Officers went to Park Street on Friday night after neighbours saw youths climbing on equipment at Casey Concrete. Two males were located and removed from the property.

A 19-year-old was charged with being in violation of his probation for not abiding by his curfew.

He will appear in court on June 3.

Police went to a Dickey Street apartment on complaints that a man was kicking down a door. A 24-year-old man was removed from the property and there were no further issues.

Officers were called to a downtown bar after receiving a complaint of a fight. No one was observed fighting upon the officers’ arrival.

On Saturday, a vehicle was damaged in the parking lot of a South Albion Street store.

The victim was shopping when he saw his parked car had sustained significant damage to the left rear.

Police are treating the incident as a hit and run and the matter is under investigation.

On Saturday night, police arrested a 38-year-old woman at a downtown area bar for consuming alcohol contrary to her undertaking.

She was held in custody until a court appearance on Monday. She was released on an undertaking and will return to court on May 27.

Police received reports of a man looking into vehicles on South Albion Street. Patrols were made, but the individual was not located.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for failing to attend court as a witness. He was later released from custody. The matter remains under investigation.

Officers went to a Willow Street residence after receiving complaints that a woman had driven away from the residence intoxicated.

The caller also reported the female driver had smashed into a parked car and left the scene. The 20-year-old was arrested on Townsview Court and charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident. She also received a seven-day driving suspension due to her alcohol consumption.

On Sunday, police were called about a man who reportedly left several phone messages threatening staff at Autumn House.

Police issued him a warning and the matter was resolved without charges.

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


Organizations: Autumn House, Amherst Police Department, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: AMHERST, South Albion Street, Park Street Dickey Street Willow Street

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