Police investigate alleged break into Spring Street apartment

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Man suffers head injuries after alleged attack with a pipe

Amherst Police are investigating a possilble break into a Spring Street apartment early Sunday.

AMHERST – Amherst Police are investigating an apparent break into a Spring Street apartment early Sunday morning.

The homeowner arrived home to discover the door to his apartment had been kicked in.  Nothing was taken from the apartment but various objects were moved around inside.

Police are continuing to investigate.

Officers responded to 27 complaints over the weekend.

A Haliburton Street resident said she was called by someone claiming she had viruses on her computer and offering to assist in their removal.

The victim provided personal information, including their credit card numbers and had wired transfers to the fraudsters via money transfer system.

The victim was able to cancel the card and the money transfer before she was out any money.

This is a well known scam circulating in the Amherst area for a couple of years.

Police are reminding the public to be wary of individuals contacting residents about viruses on their computer.

Residents can call Phonebusters at 1-888-495-8501 if they receive one of these calls or if they are a victim they can call the police department at 667-8600.

Police also received a call of an impaired driver on South Albion Street on Friday. Patrols were made but the vehicle was not located.

Officers were flagged down by a resident of a Crescent Avenue apartment. The female said that a male in one of the units had been struck by a pipe. The victim was found outside and had injuries to his head. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and a 23-year-old was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm and two breaches of his probation order.

The male will appear in provincial court on July 8 to answer to the charges.

Police were also dispatched to a downtown area bar because of a potential fight between a male and a bouncer. The male left the bar prior to police arrival and was located several blocks away. Police released the male after questioning him and the matter remains under investigation.

While on patrol, officers located three underage intoxicated females on Clifford Street. One of the females was passed out and had to be taken to hospital. Blood alcohol tests showed she was four times over the legal limit.

Summary offence tickets for underage drinking are expected to be laid in the matter.

Officers also stopped a suspicious vehicle on South Albion Street. The driver was discovered to be a suspended driver and the passenger was arrestd on various breaches of his conditional sentence order.

On Saturday, police observed two males walking on Havelock Street with open alcohol. One of the males was in breach of his probation order by consuming alcohol.

The males were given a warning for the open alcohol and charges of breaching probation are expected against one of the males.

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


Organizations: Amherst Police Department, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: AMHERST, South Albion Street, Haliburton Street Crescent Avenue Clifford Street Havelock Street

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