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Police respond to 32 incidents over weekend

Amherst Police responded to 32 incidents over the weekend including an alleged assault at an East Victoria Street residence.

Amherst Police responded to 32 complaints over the weekend.

AMHERST – A 19-year-old woman is facing charges following an alleged assault at an East Victoria Street residence on Saturday.

Officers were called to the domestic incident and arrested the 19-year-old. Her 26-year-old boyfriend suffered minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

The woman is scheduled to appear in Amherst provincial court on Oct. 7 for election and plea.

Amherst Police responded to 32 complaints over the weekend.

On Friday, officers responded to reports of teens hanging out in a Harding Street park. Patrols were made to the area and several youths were moved along without incident.

Officers also went to the Beacon Street park and removed several young people hanging out in the park at night.

Police also went to a Prince Arthur Street restaurant to remove a person reportedly on the bar suspension list. Patrols were made for the person observed in the restaurant, but the person had left before police arrived.

On Saturday, police went to a pawnshop on Crescent Avenue to remove a disruptive male.

The 20-year-old left without incident.

On Saturday night, police went to an Anson Avenue residence after a 911 call was made. Officers quickly determined there was no emergency.

Police also went to the Church Street parking lot of church to remove a number of young people who were hanging out. They left the scene without incident.

Officers also spoke to two adults causing a disturbance in the Beacon Street park late Saturday night.

On Sunday, police were called after two males were reported to be fighting outside a Church Street coffee shop. The subjects had left the area prior to police arrival. The investigation is continuing.

Police responded to a report that a vehicle had struck a crosswalk sign at the corner of Church and Queen Street. Witnesses said the vehicle left the scene at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle was described as a grey Impala with damage to its passenger side front bumper.

An elderly couple was reported to be inside the vehicle at the time of the collision.

Officers were called to the parking lot of a Robert Angus Drive pharmacy after receiving reports of a female striking a male several times while he was sitting in his vehicle.

Police failed to locate any of the parties involved, but are continuing to investigate.

The department received a complaint of a male shoplifting from a South Albion Street gas station. Police detained a 28-year-old man on the scene, but determined he had not taken anything from the store.

The man, however, was found to have outstanding warrants out of Truro and he was issued a notice to appear in court there on Oct. 30.

Officers also went to a break-and-enter from a shed on Lorne Crescent. A red, older model Briggs and Stratton lawnmower was reported stolen and police are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information on this or other incidents is asked to call the department at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Organizations: Briggs and Stratton, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Amherst, Beacon Street, East Victoria Street Church Street Harding Street Prince Arthur Street Crescent Avenue Anson Avenue Queen Street South Albion Street

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