Amherst man charged after allegedly pulling knife during argument

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Officers also investigating dangerous driving complaint

Amherst Police have charged a 53-year-old man with uttering threats following an incident

Amherst Police have charged a 53-year-old man with uttering threats following an incident over the weekend.

AMHERST – A 53-year-old Amherst man has been charged with uttering threats following an incident in Amherst on Saturday.

Amherst Police say they were called to a boarding house on East Victoria where a knife had allegedly been pulled on a male.

Witnesses told police that a noise complaint between two tenants quickly escalated into one of the parties pulling out the weapon.

The man will appear in court on Dec. 2 to face the charge.

Officers responded to 24 complaints over the weekend.

Police are investigating an incident of dangerous driving that occurred on Saturday on LaPlanche Street.

Police say they were notified of a vehicle passing another vehicle at a high rate of speed on the shoulder of the street. A witness was able to record a plate number and the incident remains under investigation.

On Halloween night, police received reports of a youth with a firearm on Spring Street. Witnesses said they observed the youth reach into his backpack and partially take out what they believed was a weapon.

Police did extensive patrols to locate the individual, but he was not located.

Police also went to a Prince Arthur Street restaurant to remove an unwanted male from the premises. The 23-year-old man had been causing a disturbance inside, but left the property without incident when asked by police.

The department also responded to several reports of doors opened by the win and downed power and cable lines.

On Saturday, a vehicle parked in front of a Croft Street residence had its driver side wind smashed. The damage may have been caused by a BB-gun. Police are continuing their investigation.

Police were called to a noise complaint at an apartment on Crescent Avenue. The people in the apartment from where the noise was being made agreed to keep the noise down and there were no further issues that night.

On Sunday, officers went to a restaurant on Crescent Avenue to remove an intoxicated male from the property. The male had left before police arrived. It’s believed the individual had gotten into a heated argument with staff. Police are investigating.

Police also went to a Rogers Avenue residence to investigate a domestic disturbance. There was no assault reported and officers kept the peace while on scene.

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



Organizations: Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Amherst, East Victoria, LaPlanche Street Crescent Avenue Prince Arthur Street Croft Street Rogers Avenue

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