Amherst Police charge man with breaching probation

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One of 99 incidents police respond in last week

Amherst Police responded to 99 complaints during the last week.

Amherst Police responded to 99 complaints during the last week.

AMHERST – Amherst Police discovered a man trying to hide from them while patrolling the Prince Arthur Street area on Saturday night.

The man was stopped by officers and found to be breaching his probation by being under the influence of alcohol.

He was arrested and held in custody and will appear in court on May 19.

It was one of 99 incidents officers responded to during the week.

Also on Saturday, a 21-year-old woman reported being assaulted by three men. The men were known to her.

The woman suffered minor injuries to her hand and police are continuing their investigation.

No arrests have been made as of yet.

Officers stopped a vehicle on Albion Street. Officers gave the driver a roadside screening device and the 19-year-old woman was issued a seven-day licence suspension.

Police went to a store on Albion Street after receiving reports that a 20-year-old man had stolen a pair of sunglasses.

Officers arrested the man at his home in Brentwood Estates and is facing a charge of theft and two charges of failing to comply with an undertaking.

He was remanded into custody until a court appearance on April 22.

On Sunday, officers were called to a fight at a restaurant on Prince Arthur Street. By the time police arrived the culprits had left the area.

Two males, ages 19 and 30, were arrested for shoplifting alcohol at the South Albion Street liquor store.

The men have been charged with theft and breaching probation.

The 19-year-old will appear in court on May 26 and the 30-year-old will appear April 28.

Other incidents from last week include:


Police received a report of a stolen license plate from a vehicle parked at a residence on Rupert Street.

The plate was Nova Scotia license plate BVG 667.

Three youths were caught by police climbing onto a roof of a residence on Albion Street.  The boys were given warnings by police.

The same youths were also involved in a shoplifting incident at Dollarama. The youths and their parents were given notice by the police that they were banned from the store.


Police attended to a complaint of a loud argument taking place at a residence on Hickman Street. 

A 28-year-old male and a 20-year-old female were arrested at the scene. 

An investigation into the matter led to charges of assault laid against the female party.  She pleaded guilty to the offence on April 14 and received a sentence of six months probation.

A theft of alcohol was reported at the liquor store on LaPlanche Street. 

A Caucasian male, described as being approximately 20 years old and wearing a red puffy jacket with white stripes, had shoplifted two bottles of alcohol. 

The incident was caught on video and police are continuing with their investigation.


Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic offence on Spring Street and after speaking with the driver had reason to believe that the male had consumed alcohol. 

The 63-year-old male was asked to provide a sample into an approved screening device.  The result was a seven-day driving suspension. 

Police attended a Church Street residence several times throughout the evening due to arguments between a male and two females. 

Police arrested a 39-year-old female for assaulting a 44-year-old male after a cell phone video was given to police which captured the assault. 

The woman was held in custody and appeared in court on April 10. She was then remanded into custody until May 10.


A female residing at a Church Street residence reported that she was receiving harassing phone calls from an ex-boyfriend. 

The investigation into the matter is continuing.


Police received a report of a broken window at a business on Eddy Street. 

No entry was gained into the business. 

Police are still conducting their investigation.

Police responded to a call that a 10-year-old girl was hit by a bb in the Parkwood Drive area. 

The female was not injured and police are investigating the incident.

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



Organizations: Amherst Police Department, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Prince Arthur Street, Albion Street, Brentwood Estates South Albion Street Rupert Street Nova Scotia Church Street Hickman Street LaPlanche Street Eddy Street Parkwood Drive

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