Police arrest Amherst man on assault charges

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Officers respond to 32 complaints on weekend

Amherst Police

AMHERST – A 26-year-old man has been charged with assault following an alleged domestic dispute on Rupert Street on Saturday night.

Police were called to the residence after receiving reports that the man had assaulted a 24-year-old ex-girlfriend. The man was located a short distance from the home and charged with assault.

He will appear in court on May 27.

Police responded to 32 complaints on the weekend.

On Friday night, police were called to a Spring Street residence where are 28-year-old man was in breach of his probation conditions by consuming alcohol.

The man was located and his circumstances were forwarded to probationary services for possible charges.

Three men were reportedly trying vehicle door handles on Stanley Street. Police patrolled the area, but the males were not located.

Officers also went to a Prince Arthur Street restaurant because a male was threatening staff members. The man was gone by the time police arrived.

Police went to a Belmont Street residence on reports of a domestic assault. The man and woman, both 46, would not provide statements on what occurred. Both parties agreed to stay in separate residences for the night and the matter was resolved without charges.

Officers also received reports of an intoxicated female banging on doors on Anson Avenue. A 36-year-old woman was arrested and lodged in cells until she was sober. She was issued a summary offence ticket for public intoxicated.

A 35-year-old man was held in cells until sober after being engaged in a verbal argument with a 36-year-old woman at a Spring Street residence. A window was reported to have been smashed.

On Sunday, police arrested a 30-year-old man following a disturbance on Queen Street. The man was held in cells until sober.

Officers received a report of two males going through vehicles on Terrace Street. Patrols were made and two youths matching the description were located on West Pleasant Street. One of the youths, a 14-year-old, was in breach of his curfew conditions and arrested.

The matter is still under investigation.

On Monday, police responded to complaints that two children were attempting to gain entry to an abandoned building on Crescent Avenue. Police located the two youths and moved them along.

Police received reports that a red Honda Accord was stolen from a Dickey Street residence. The suspect was known to the victim and the matter is still being investigated.

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


Organizations: Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Rupert Street, Stanley Street, Prince Arthur Street Belmont Street Anson Avenue Queen Street Terrace Street West Pleasant Street Crescent Avenue Dickey Street

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