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Officers respond to 29 complaints over weekend

Amherst Police responded to 29 complaints over the weekend and laid two charges of impaired driving.

AMHERST – A 29-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving following a traffic stop in Hickman Street on Saturday.

He will appear in court on Aug. 19.

Amherst Police responded to 29 complaints over the weekend.

On Friday, police were called to reports of a male lying on the ground in front of Dollarama.

The incident was determined to be medical in nature and the 60-year-old man was taken to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for treatment.

A 27-year-old man was arrested outside a downtown area bar for public intoxication. He was held in custody until sober and issued a summary offence ticket under the Liquor Control Act.

On Saturday, police attended a two-vehicle collision on Willow Street. A vehicle ran into the rear end of another vehicle that was parked on the side of the road.

There were no injuries, but both vehicles sustained significant damage.

On Saturday night, police were called to a restaurant on Prince Arthur Street to investigate a fight between two women. There was no disturbance when police arrived and the investigation revealed the two parties may have been in a verbal argument

A 23-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving following a traffic stop on East Victoria Street.

He will be appearing in court on Aug. 26.

Police received a complaint of a male passed out in a taxi. He was taken into custody until sober and issued a summary offence ticket for public intoxication.

On Sunday, a resident on Hickman Street reported that her house had been spray-painted. Police are continuing their investigation.

A break and enter was reported at a residence on Rupert Street. It’s unknown if anything was taken and police are investigating.

Offices responded to a report that two teens had vandalized an outside pop machine at Wal-Mart. Police are looking into the matter.

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

 

Organizations: Amherst Police Department, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Wal-Mart Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Hickman Street, Willow Street, Prince Arthur Street East Victoria Street Rupert Street

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