Amherst Police investigating theft of money from locker at YMCA

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Officers respond to 60 complaints during week

Amherst Police are reminding people touse locks when securing belongings in public places like the Cumberland YMCA.

Amherst Police are reminding people touse locks when securing belongings in public places like the Cumberland YMCA.

AMHERST – Amherst Police are investigating the alleged theft of money from a locker at the Cumberland YMCA last Saturday.

It was one of 60 complaints received by the Amherst Police Department during the week.

Police are reminding people to use locks when securing their valuables at public places.

Also on Saturday, police were called to investigate a smashed window at a residence on Belliveau Street. There are no suspects at this time.

Officers received reports of a hit and run collision on Queen Street. The vehicle that was struck suffered damage to the rear driver side quarter panel.

A man is facing a charge of failing to comply with an undertaking after police did a compliance check on his Brentwood Estates residence.

He will appear for plea on May 5 in Amherst provincial court.

On Sunday, police were called to reports of a 43-year-old intoxicated male passed out on the sidewalk on Prince Arthur Street.

The man was arrested for public intoxication and lodged in cells until sober.

He was issued a summary offence ticket upon his release.

Also last week:


A 29-year-old male is facing a charge of failing to comply with his probation order after police did a curfew check at his LaPlanche Street residence. 

The male was not there contrary to his conditions.

Police also attended a disturbance call at a Liberty Lane residence. A male and female inside the residence had been arguing but it was deemed to be not criminal. 

Police kept the peace until the 28-year-old male left the residence.


Amherst Police responded to a report of a theft of gas from a South Albion gas station.  Police are continuing with their investigation.

Officers were notified by an Amherst resident that he suspected that a laptop that he had purchased may have been stolen. Police took possession of the laptop and an investigation of theft is currently ongoing.


APD responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision on South Albion Street. The vehicle had struck a deer near the Canadian Tire area.

The collision caused moderate damage to the vehicle.


A two-vehicle motor vehicle collision occurred on South Albion Street near the traffic lights by the Atlantic Superstore.

One of the vehicles struck another vehicle from behind.  No injuries were reported.


Police responded to a shoplifting incident from the NSLC Superstore branch. Police are reviewing video surveillance of incident in order to identify the suspect involved.

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: Amherst Police Department, YMCA, Canadian Tire Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: AMHERST, South Albion Street, Belliveau Street Queen Street Brentwood Estates Prince Arthur Street LaPlanche Street

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