Amherst Police charge woman with impaired driving, failing the breathalyzer

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Vehicle went through red light at Pleasant-Albion Street intersection

Amherst Police responded to 116 complaints between June 9 and June 15.

Amherst Police responded to 116 complaints between June 9 and June 15.

AMHERST – A 38-year-old woman was charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer after her vehicle was stopped by Amherst Police on East Pleasant Street on Saturday.

She had gone through a red light at the intersection of Pleasant and Albion streets when she was stopped.

She will enter a plea in Amherst provincial court on July 21.

Also on Saturday, police were called to a domestic dispute, but no charges are expected to be laid.

The man was asked to leave the residence for the night and he complied.

On Sunday, officers noticed a disturbance at a downtown area bar involving two to three men.

None were willing to provide statements and no arrests were made.

One of the men suffered minor facial injuries, which required medical attention.

Officers also received a complaint of a man being assaulted at his residence.

The incident was resolved when a 39-year-old was removed from the property.

No charges are expected.

Amherst Police responded to 116 complaints between June 9 and June 15.


Police received reports of a fight in progress at the Amherst Regional High School involving two 17-year-old males. 

One of the males was arrested and is facing charges of assault, uttering threats and two breaches of an undertaking. 

He will appear at Amherst youth court on July 2 for plea. 

Two children’s bicycles were reported stolen from an apartment complex on Smith Street.  One of the bicycles was described as red with a small rip in the seat. 

The second bike was described as blue and white and possibly a Sport Trek model. 

No other identifying information was provided and police are continuing with their investigation.


A 40-year-old male is facing charges of possession of property obtained by crime after police located six stolen mattresses at his residence. 

The mattresses had been stolen earlier in the week from an Albion street business.  No plea date has been set at this time

Police are investigating a theft of a book bag near the entranceway of the old train station.  The victim had left the bag unattended for a short period when he discovered it missing.  Inside the bag was a Samsung Galaxy cell phone, a wallet and an Xbox connector. 

Police are looking into the matter.


A break and enter was reported at a Davison Street residence. 

A 46-inch TV, a set of golf clubs and a GPS unit were stolen from the residence.  Investigation into the matter identified the male involved. 

Multiple search warrants were executed at residences on Davison Street and Willow Street. Police were able to locate some of the stolen property at a Willow Street residence. 

A 24-year-old male is facing charges of break and enter and possession of property obtained by crime. 

He was arrested and released on a recognizance and will appear in court on July 14 for plea.


Police received a complaint of four males engaged in a heated verbal argument on Albion Street and that there was a possibility that it would turn into a physical altercation. 

Police attended and located two of the parties involved.  Investigation shows that the incident was a verbal argument only and the subjects were moved along.


A 24-year-old male is facing charges of impaired care or control of a motor vehicle following an incident on Church Street. 

Police received information of a possible impaired driver in the parking lot of a Church Street convenience store. 

The driver was approached by police officers and he was found to have alcohol on his breath. The male was arrested after he failed a roadside screening device test and will appear on July 14 for plea.

A resident from Spring Street reported that their vehicle was stolen through the night. 

The vehicle, a 2008 Honda Civic, was later recovered in the Shediac area. 

Police are continuing their investigation.


Officers received a report of a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision in the Canadian Tire parking lot. 

One of the vehicles had backed out of a parking space when it struck another vehicle. 

No injuries were reported.

An air conditioning unit was reported stolen out of a camper parked at a York Street residence. 

Police are investigating.

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, Amherst Regional High School, Canadian Tire Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: AMHERST, Pleasant-Albion Street, East Pleasant Street Davison Street Willow Street Smith Street Church Street Albion Street Shediac York Street

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