Amherst police investigating assault against pregnant woman

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Woman sent to hospital with minor injuries

Amherst Police were busy over the long weekend, responding to 40 complaints.

Amherst Police responded to 40 complaints over the long weekend.

AMHERST – A 24-year-old man is facing charges of assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and mischief following an incident in Amherst on Monday night.

A 27-year pregnant woman was punched several times and kicked in the stomach and the man is alleged to have also thrown a knife at the woman during the incident.

The woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries and the man has been remanded into custody and was slated to appear in provincial court on Tuesday.

Police responded to 40 complaints over the long weekend.

On Friday night, officers received complaints of a disruptive female at a Rupert Street apartment. The 38-year-old woman left the residence on her own accord and there were no further issues that night.

Three youths were reported to be trespassing on property of a business on Park Street. They were observed trying to get into a forklift that was located on the property.

Patrols were made of the area, but the youth were gone upon police arrival.

On Saturday, police responded to an alarm sounding at a business on Chandler Road. The alarm was deemed to false.

Officers also responded to a false alarm sounding at a residence on Woodlawn Drive.

On Saturday night, officers were called to investigate the theft of medication from an apartment on Dickey Street.

A female reported that she was missing a quantity of oxycontin pills. Police are continuing to investigate.

A 42-year-old man was arrested for public intoxication after being spotted by police patrols intoxicated on Church Street. The man was placed in cells until he was sober and issued a summary offence ticket for public intoxication.

On Sunday, police received a report of a cell phone stolen from a residence on Acadia Street. The phone was a blackish blue Samsung Galaxy S3. Police are investigating.

Officers received reports that a 57-year-old man had breached his peace bond conditions at a Robert Angus Drive department store. The investigation is ongoing.

Police were called to a Rupert Street residence to assist in freeing a six-year-old child who had a finger lodged in a car seat. Officers were able to cut the car seat so the child could go free.

No injuries were reported.

On Sunday night, a vehicle went through the intersection of Victoria and LaPlanche Street and almost struck two pedestrians.

The pedestrians were able to get a licence plate number and police are investigating.

Officers investigated an alarm call at a business on Church Street, but found the alarm to be false.

On Monday, police received a report of a diabetic female who left her residence without her medication and had not been seen since the previous day.

Officers were notified a short time later that the woman had been located at a residence in Parrsboro.

A cab driver reported being defrauded out of a fare by a female after she existed the cab on Robert Angus Drive. The identity of the female is known and police are investigating.

On Monday night, a two-vehicle collision was reported on Church Street. A vehicle backing out of a convenience store parking lot collided with a southbound vehicle. There were no injuries reported.

Police received a call of a man trespassing on the property of a Crescent Avenue apartment complex. He had been served a Protection of Property Act notice a few days prior and was ordered to stay away from the property.

The male was not located by police, but an investigation is continuing.

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


Organizations: Robert Angus Drive department, Amherst Police Department, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Amherst, Rupert Street, Church Street Park Street Chandler Road Dickey Street Acadia Street Victoria LaPlanche Street Parrsboro Crescent Avenue

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