Amherst woman uninjured in single-vehicle crash

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Police respond to 111 calls during week

Amherst Police responded to 111 complaints between May 27 and June 2.

Amherst Police responded to 111 complaints between May 27 and June 2.

AMHERST – A 67-year-old woman was uninjured when she was involved in a single-vehicle collision in the rear parking lot of a Victoria Street business on Sunday.

The driver had a medical episode and hit the vehicle’s accelerator causing the vehicle to travel backwards into the building.

The vehicle suffered considerable damage to its rear end.

Amherst Police responded to 111 complaints between May 27 and June 2.

On Saturay, police were called to help locate a seven-year-old who had run away from his grandparents.

Police located the child on Rupert Street and he was brought back home safely.

Officers were also called to investigate an incident in which a vehicle pulled out of a driveway and nearly struck a pedestrian on Lorne Crescent.

On Friday, police charged a 26-year-old man with refusing the breathalyzer after being stopped on Robert Angus Drive.

Police stopped the vehicle because it was emitting a large amount smoke and one of the tires was traveling on the rim

The man failed a field sobriety test and then refused to provide breath samples.

He will appear in court on June 30 for plea.

A woman was also charged with impaired driving after her vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation on Prince Arthur Street.

The vehicle was stopped by police because it didn’t have a visible rear licence plate.

The 33-year-old was found to have consumed alcohol and was asked to provide a breath sample.

She will appear for plea on June 30 in Amherst provincial court.

In other news:


Police received reports that a female Amherst resident had received several threats through the phone and through text messaging.

This matter is still under investigation.

Officers attended a landlord/tenant dispute at a residence on Albion Street.

The tenant complained the water was turned off by the homeowner.

The matter was referred to the tenancy board.


A bullying incident that occurred between two students at E.B. Chandler was reported to police.

The matter was dealt with through in-school suspensions and no charges are expected to be laid.

Police arrested a 55-year-old man for public intoxication after he was observed staggering on Victoria Street.

He was lodged in cells until he was sober and then issued a summary offence ticket for being intoxicated in a public place.


A 21-year-old male was charged with dangerous driving after he was observed by an off duty police officer driving recklessly on Albion Street.

A summary offence ticket was issued to the driver.

Officers responded to three separate motor vehicle collisions on Wednesday. One collision involved a rear-end collision at the intersection of LaPlanche and Havelock Street.

The second collision occurred when a vehicle another vehicle near the Russell and Victoria Street intersection.

The third incident was reported as a hit and run after the vehicle driver observed fresh damage to his vehicle. It is unknown where this incident may have occurred.

No injuries were reported in any of the three incidents.


Amherst Police are investigating a break and enter at a residence on Crescent Avenue. A quantity of money and a digital camera were taken in the theft.

A 42-year-old male is facing possible charges of breach to his probation order after he failed to show up for his weekend stint at the Cumberland Correctional Centre.

Police are looking into the matter.

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


Organizations: Amherst Police Department, Cumberland Correctional Centre

Geographic location: Amherst, Victoria Street, Rupert Street Albion Street Prince Arthur Street LaPlanche Havelock Street Crescent Avenue

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