Amherst Police investigating alleged fraud

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Empty envelope deposited in bank machine, cash withdrawn

Amherst Police responded to 22 complaints over the weekend.

Amherst Police responded to 22 complaints over the weekend.

AMHERST – Amherst Police are investigating an alleged fraud that occurred at a downtown bank on Sunday.

An empty envelope was placed into in a bank account and a sum of money was withdrawn.

It was one of 22 complaints over the weekend.

On Friday, a 911 hang-up call from a Russell Street residence was investigated by police. The call was discovered to be a misdial.

Also on Friday, police received a call of an unwanted intoxicated male at a Willow Street residence. Upon arrival by police, the man left without any further issues.

On Saturday, police attended an alarm call from a Park Street business. The alarm was deemed to be false.

A hit and run was reported in the parking lot of Dayle’s Department Store. A vehicle parked in the lot sustained damage to the rear bumper.

The collision may have occurred Feb. 21.

Police are continuing to investigate.

On Saturday night, police responded to a complaint of loud music from a residence on Belliveau Avenue. No music could be hear from responding officers, but police did speak to the homeowner.

A complaint was received about harassing phone calls. The male involved in the calls was contacted by police and agreed to stop calling the complainant.

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle on Tupper Boulevard and officers discovered the female driver had consumed alcohol.

A roadside screening device was used on the 23-year-old and she blew a reading that warranted a suspension of her licence for seven days.

A 25-year-old man was arrested after he was found walking intoxicated on East Victoria Street. The man was issued a summary offence ticket for public intoxication and released from custody when sober.

On Sunday, police were called to a motor vehicle collision on Cedar Street.

A vehicle was backing out of a driveway when it struck a vehicle parked legally across the street. No charges were laid.

A hit and run incident in the parking lot at Walmart is also being investigated by police while a shoplifting incident was reported at a Church Street convenience store.

The male has been identified by police through surveillance footage and charges are likely to be laid in the matter.

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


Organizations: Amherst Police Department, Walmart, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Russell Street, Willow Street, Park Street Belliveau Avenue Tupper Boulevard East Victoria Street Cedar Street Church Street

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