Amherst Police investigating theft of cash from vehicle

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Large sum of money taken from wallet

A 68-year-old Amherst man lost a large sum of money from his wallet after his vehicle was broken into last Saturday on Rupert Street.

A 68-year-old Amherst man lost a large sum of money from his wallet after his vehicle was broken into last Saturday on Rupert Street.

AMHERST – A Rupert Street resident is out a large amount of cash after his vehicle was broken into early Saturday morning.

The cash was taken from his wallet that had been left in the vehicle.

The matter remains under investigation.

Police are reminding people to make valuables are never left unattended  in their vehicles and to ensure their vehicles are locked.

Amherst Police responded to 108 complaints between May 12 and 18.

Also on Saturday, police received a report of a stolen lawn mower from Central Avenue.

The mower had been left outside unattended. There are no suspects.

On Sunday, police were called about a vehicle on Edgewood Avenue being broken into.

Suspects stole CDs and a small amount of change.

While on a routine foot patrol at a local bar, officers saw a 25-year-old man breaching his conditions.

He was arrested and held in custody until sober.

He will appear in court on June 9.


Police received a report of a 32-year-old female uttering threats against a 38-year-old female. The incident was resolved without charges.

A 48-year-old male attended APD with a complaint of harassing text messages from a 43-year-old female.

Both parties were warned to stop contacting each other. No charges are expected to be laid in the matter.


The department responded to a residence on Dickey Street where a seven-year-old was reported missing.

The child was located safe and returned home.

Police received a report of damage to a vehicle on Queen Street.

The owner awoke to find the tires of her car had been slashed. Police continue to investigate.


Officers are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle on LaPlanche Street. The windows of the vehicle were broken and stereo equipment was stolen from the dash and an amplifier was stolen from the trunk.

The matter is still under investigation.

Police received a complaint of an assault on West Victoria Street. There were no injuries. The matter is still under investigation.


A 17-year-old male was arrested on Willow Street and faces drug charges which includes possession for the purpose of trafficking.

He will appear in court on a later date.

Police also received a complaint of uttering threats on Prince Arthur Street, found property on Russell Street and a minor motor vehicle accident on Hickman Street.


Police received a report of a 59-year-old male being assaulted by a 38-year-old male on Queen Street.

No criminal charges were laid in the matter.

A 20-year-old female was charged with theft from Wal-Mart. The female was remanded into custody and was scheduled to appear in Amherst Provincial Court on May 20.

Organizations: Wal-Mart

Geographic location: Rupert Street, Central Avenue, Queen Street Edgewood Avenue Dickey Street LaPlanche Street West Victoria Street Willow Street Prince Arthur Street Russell Street Hickman Street

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Recent comments

  • Robert
    May 23, 2014 - 06:18

    Then sign up, Yoda. You seem to have all the answers. Put your money where your mouth is or is that too difficult? The police do what they have to do to investigate crimes AND make sure morons don't speed through school zones. Armchair critics always have the answer...

    • Yoda
      May 23, 2014 - 21:32

      Wow spoken like a true boy or girl in blue or a personal family member.....obviously I struck a sensitive nerve somewhere. Well I must admit I don't have all the current answers but what I have is a very very good knowledge of what our local police force was in the past and that was a group of officers who put the community first and their personal agenda's second....and by past I'm talking about 10 to 15 years ago.....these individuals IMO were one of the best forces in the Maritimes bar none. Since then we have regressed to a group of individuals who are more interested in personal image and consistently abuse the power they have been entrusted with. May the force be with you and not them cause they now have Tasers and you only have a keyboard!

  • Yoda
    May 23, 2014 - 00:19

    Sorry Top missed that one by a long mile. I have never received a speeding ticket or traffic ticket of any kind in all the years I've been driving. My issue is with how we see our elite special forces all hiding out behind billboards, signs, bushes and the such trying to catch ordinary citizens who make a simple mistake when the kinds of crime we are reading about each and every week in their own reports never seem to have an happy ending for those victims. It would be interesting though to see just how many tickets for speeding and traffic violations as well as warnings actually get issued in a week as well as all other things reported! That would give a clear picture of just where their real efforts are being expensed! And TD please take a look at Facebook and read some of the comments there from various people, our boys and girls in the new cruisers are the ones seen speeding, talking on cells and texting. Your right though, breaking the law is breaking the law, but wait who polices the law?

  • Yoda
    May 22, 2014 - 14:16

    Ok now a number of these are serious crimes (theft of cash, a lawn mower, stereo equipment, slashed tires, etc.) and are being investigated by our police! From their past record I doubt very much if any will be solved in the near future. However I do have one guarantee.....get caught doing 33 kph in a school zone and you will be fined and charged immediately! I guess the 3 kmh is the deciding factor that takes the head and foot work out of the equation when solving crime in this town! Sure looks like our finest have their priorities all in line.

    • Top Dog
      May 22, 2014 - 17:48

      Sound like somebody got charged in a school and they are crying.33 kph today 43kph tomorrow,breaking the law is breaking!!!