Amherst man facing assault charges

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Police respond to 20 complaints over the weekend

Officers also respond to bullying complaint at Spring Street Academy.

Amherst Police respond to 20 complaints over the weekend

AMHERST – A 36-year-old man was charged with assault following an incident on Cornwall Street on Saturday.

The man had pulled a female from a motor vehicle during a domestic disturbance.

The man is slated to occur in provincial court on Jan. 20.

Amherst Police responded to 20 complaints over the weekend.

On Friday, officers investigated a bullying complaint at Spring Street Academy. The incident was resolved without charges.

Also on Friday, police received a report of an intoxicated male harassing a woman near the Church and Queen street areas. Patrols were made but the man was not located.

On Saturday, police received complaints of someone uttering threats at a South Albion Street business.

A woman reported being threatened by a former employer.

The incident is under investigation.

Officers attended an alarm call at the YMCA. The alarm was deemed to be false.

Police were called to a report of several people arguing on Prince Arthur Street. Several of the parties involved said the other subjects had used or threatened to use a crowbar.

No charges have been laid as of yet, but the matter is still being looked into.

On Sunday, police went to Bayview Drive to remove a woman from a residence. She was under conditions to stay away from the residence, except with the permission of the homeowner.

The permission was rescinded and the woman was asked to leave.

A caller reported that a person was driving erratically through town after coming off the Trans-Canada Highway. Patrols failed to locate the vehicle.

Police were also scored to a fire at a residence on Copp Lane.

The matter is still under investigation.

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


Organizations: Street Academy, YMCA, Trans-Canada Highway Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Cornwall Street, South Albion Street, Prince Arthur Street Bayview Drive

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