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Police respond to 77 complaints during week

Amherst Police arrested a pair following a disturbance outside a downtown bar over the weekend. It was one of 77 complaints officers handled during the week.

Amherst Police arrested a pair following a disturbance outside a downtown bar over the weekend. It was one of 77 complaints officers handled during the week.

AMHERST – Amherst Police arrested two men following a fight outside a Prince Arthur Street restaurant on Sunday.

The 25-year-old and 21-year-old men resisted arrest and a small quantity of marijuana was found on one of the men after he was searched.

Both will appear in provincial court on April 7 for plea.

Police responded to 77 complaints over the last week.

Also Sunday, police attended a 911 hang-up call at a residence on Dickey Street. The police dispatcher reported hearing people yelling in the background.

Police went to the scene and spoke to the male and female residents and determined it was a verbal argument only.

On Saturday, officers received a complaint that an individual had thrown a drink in the face of a staff members at a downtown area bar.

The individual has been referred to the bar suspension program.

A 49-year-old man was arrested for theft following a shoplifting incident at a South Albion Street grocery store.

The man will appear in court on April 21 for plea.

Police receive a report that a wallet was stolen from a basket that the victim was carrying while shopping at a South Albion Street store.

The wallet was later located in the store, but was missing money.

Police are investigating.

A 21-year-old woman was apprehended by store security for shoplifting at a Robert Angus Drive store.

She will make a plea in court on April 23.

On Friday, a two-vehicle collision on South Albion Street resulted in no injuries, while in another matter a 61-year-old driver received a seven-day licence suspension after a vehicle stop on Victoria Street.

Following is a list of other occurrences last week:

Thursday

Police received a complaint of a vehicle stuck in a snowbank on Willow Street.  A 19-year-old male was arrested for public intoxication at the scene and was held until sober.

The vehicle was towed away from the scene and the male was issued a summary offence ticket upon his release.

Officers were called to the high school to remove an 18-year-old male from the property because he was suspended. 

The male refused to leave the premises and was arrested for trespassing. A stolen iPod was discovered on the male after he was searched. 

He was charged with possession of stolen property and will appear at Amherst Provincial Court on March 31 for plea.

Two males, ages 26 and 25, were arrested for breach of the peace after police attended a disturbance call on Cornwall Street. 

The 25-year-old male was charged with one count of breach to his probation order after he was discovered to have consumed alcohol. 

Both males were lodged into cells for the night and police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Wednesday

Officers conducted enforcement targeting drivers who were using a cell phone while driving.

In a 90-minute span, officers issued ten summary offence tickets and one warning. Police are reminding residents to not use their cell phones while operating a motor vehicle.

Police responded to a disturbance call at a local downtown coffee shop.

Witnesses reported that a patron had assaulted another person in the business by spitting on them.

The parties involved had left the scene prior to police attendance and the investigation into the matter is continuing.

Tuesday

Police received a report that a male had received a call from an unknown person who wanted him to sign over his Community Services cheque so he could be pre-approved for loans. 

Police are reminding Amherst residents to terminate any such calls if they receive them.

Officers responded to a complaint that a vehicle had gone through a show room window of an Amherst car dealership. 

No injuries were reported from the incident and no charges are expected to be laid.

A 28-year-old male was arrested for assault causing bodily harm following a fight at a Havelock Street residence. 

The 26-year-old victim required medical treatment at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.  The victim was also charged with domestic assault and various breach charges.

Monday

A theft was reported from a vehicle parked at a residence on Havelock Street. 

A wallet was taken which included a Visa card, bank card and assorted gift cards. 

Police are currently investigating the incident.

A complaint was made of a dangerous driver at the intersection of Church Street and East Pleasant Street. 

A silver Toyota Matrix was seen by witnesses going through a stop sign and nearly striking another vehicle. 

Police stopped the suspect’s vehicle and the 81-year-old driver was issued a warning ticket.

 

 

 

 

Organizations: Amherst News, Community Services, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Visa

Geographic location: Amherst, South Albion Street, Prince Arthur Street Dickey Street Victoria Street Willow Street Havelock Street Cornwall Street Church Street East Pleasant Street

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