Amherst Police charge man with mischief

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One of 92 incidents between May 5 and 11

Amherst Police responded to 92 incidents last week.

Amherst Police responded to 92 incidents last week.

AMHERST – A 33-year-old man has been charged with mischief after responding to an incident at a South Albion Street car dealership on Saturday.

It was one of 92 incidents the Amherst Police Department responded to between May 5 and May 11.

Police charged the man after it was reported he had broken the windshield of his girlfriend’s vehicle.

He is also facing a charge of failing to comply with a probation order.

He will appear in court on May 26 to enter a plea.

Also on Saturday, police arrested a man for impaired driving after be was observed driving on Townshend Avenue.

He will appear in court for plea on June 30.

On Sunday, officers charged a 47-year-old woman with breaching an undertaking after she was observed at a downtown bar.

She will appear in court on June 23 for plea.

A 20-year-old woman said she was being harassed by an ex-boyfriend. The man was spoken to and warned to stop contacting the victim.

No charges are expected to be laid in the matter.


A hit and run was reported at a parking lot of a gas station located on South Albion Street.  Police located both parties involved in the incident.

No charges are expected to be laid in the matter.  

Officers received a complaint of harassing text messages directed against a female living at a residence on Laplanche Street. 

This matter was resolved without charges.


Police officers received a complaint that a theft had occurred at a grocery store on South Albion Street. 

A 27-year-old male, who is known to police, had been observed stealing several boxes of diapers from the store. 

The male was not located at that time.

A 43-year-old man was arrested after he turned himself in on an outstanding Canada wide parole warrant. 

He was held in custody and turned over to Correction Services the next day.


Amherst Police responded to a report of a break and enter at an apartment on Spring Street. 

A guitar and a guitar case was stolen.

The guitar was described as a Peavey bass guitar which was originally red but had green camouflage tape covering the guitar. 

Police are continuing with their investigation.

Officers responded to two shoplifting incidents involving the same man. 

The man allegedly attempted to steal various electronics and movies from a department store on Robert Angus Drive and then stole items such as shampoo from a pharmacy on Victoria Street. 

The man, who was also a suspect in the theft of diapers from the previous day, was arrested by police and faces charges which include theft, failing to comply with a probation order and failing to comply with an undertaking. 

He was released on a promise to appear to attend court on June 9 for plea.


Police received a call that a 27-year-old man was causing a disturbance at an apartment on Church Street.  This subject was the same male who had been released from custody a few hours earlier. 

He was arrested on one count of breach of his probation and three counts of breach of his undertaking. He was held in custody until a show cause hearing on May 12.

Officers assisted in traffic control of two fires in Amherst. 

One fire was located at a residence on Pearl Place and the second fire was at a residence on Lusby Street.

The fires are still under investigation.


A 29-year-old man was issued a summary offence ticket for driving while disqualified.  He had been stopped by police on Station Street.

A tree cutting service reported the theft of three chainsaws out of their company trucks.  The chainsaws were removed while they were doing work at a location on Chandler Road.  Police are investigating the incident.

A 49-year-old man was arrested for public intoxication after he was found passed out on Prince Arthur Street. 

The man had injured himself when he had fallen down and was transported to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.

 Once he was cleared medically, he was lodged in cells until he was sober. 



Organizations: Amherst Police Department, Correction Services, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

Geographic location: South Albion Street, AMHERST, Townshend Avenue Laplanche Street Canada Victoria Street Church Street Pearl Place Lusby Street Chandler Road Prince Arthur Street

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  • Yoda
    May 14, 2014 - 09:06

    Well I was waiting for this report! I had to see just what the police were responding to last Friday evening around 9:30 pm. We were out walking down Albion St when we saw the cruiser flying down Albion St. towards the mall! It went by us in an instant! Others out walking saw the same thing and commented to us! This cruiser had to be going at least 100km/hr !!! Being dark if someone was crossing the street with ear buds on playing music this would have been a much different report! With what I'm reading here, the officer in charge of that cruiser was way over the line!! Its becoming more and more obvious police have gotten out of control in this town!