Amherst police investigating case of road rage

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Officers respond to 29 complaints on weekend

AMHERST – Amherst Police are investigating a case of alleged road rage following an incident at the corner of Church and East Pleasant Street on Sunday.

A motorcyclist told police that he nearly collided with a truck in the intersection, after which the truck driver responded by driving his vehicle in a dangerous manner.

Police conducted a patrol of the area looking for the truck but it was not located.

The department responded to 29 complaints over the weekend.

On Friday, officers responded to a two-vehicle collision on Station Street. One of the vehicles was travelling west on Victoria Street and turned onto Station Street. A vehicle exiting a driveway struck it. There were no injuries.

Officers were called to remove an unwanted male from the parking lot of a local downtown area bar. Police spoke to the male in the parking lot and he left the area.

On Saturday, police went to a 911 hang-up call from a Kimberly Court residence.

An investigation revealed that a female and a male had an argument at the residence.

Police questioned both and the matter remains under investigation.

Police stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of a grocery store on South Albion Street after the driver was found to be suspended from driving. The matter is under investigation.

Officers were called about a male causing a disturbance inside a Prince Arthur Street restaurant. The male had left the area prior to police arriving on the scene.

Police received a complaint of four to five teenagers making a lot of noise outside a Rupert Street apartment. The male left the area before police arrived.

The department was contacted about a 13-year-old girl who failed to return to her residence on Church Street.

An investigation found the girl to be unharmed and staying with friends.

On Sunday, an intrusion alarm was reported at a church on Ratchford Street. Police went to the church and found all doors and windows to be locked and the alarm false.

Police went to an Academy Street residence after receiving reports that a child was left unattended. Officers found a female adult present at the residence.

Anyone with information about any of these occurrences is asked to contact the police department at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Organizations: Amherst Police, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: East Pleasant Street, Victoria Street, South Albion Street Prince Arthur Street Rupert Street Church Street Ratchford Street

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  • Vince Kennie
    September 18, 2013 - 01:43

    I read this article with much interest. Last night as I exited the parking lot at Sobey's in Amherst, a motorcylist cut me off by crossing in front of me going a a high rate of speed. I have also encountered many motorcylist driving side by side on highway 6 and 166 with no regard for the safety of anyone else, in other words, many of them think that these highways are only for them,,, they speed, pass on corners and complain about being victims of road rage. Mind you this does not apply to all cyclist.

  • Vince Kennie
    September 18, 2013 - 01:42

    I read this article with much interest. Last night as I exited the parking lot at Sobey's in Amherst, a motorcylist cut me off by crossing in front of me going a a high rate of speed. I have also encountered many motorcylist driving side by side on highway 6 and 166 with no regard for the safety of anyone else, in other words, many of them think that these highways are only for them,,, they speed, pass on corners and complain about being victims of road rage. Mind you this does not apply to all cyclist.