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Amherst department responds to 132 complaints

Amherst Police responded to 132 complaints during the week of July 7 to July 13.

Amherst Police responded to 132 complaints during the week of July 7 to July 13.

AMHERST – A 19-year-old male is facing a charge of driving while disqualified after his vehicle was pulled over for speeding by Amherst Police on Sunday.

A check on his licence revealed his licence is suspended indefinitely.

It was one of 132 complaints received by the Amherst Police Department between July 7 and July 13.

Also on Sunday, police charged a man with breaching the terms of his undertaking after he was spotted in a downtown area bar.

He was in a business where liquor is sold, which was contrary to the conditions of his release from custody.

He will return to court for plea on Aug. 11.

On Saturday, police charged a 25-year-old man with assault causing bodily harm after receiving reports of an assault at a Liberty Lane residence that occurred in January.

The female victim allegedly suffered a broken nose in the altercation.

The male is scheduled to appear in provincial court on July 21 to enter a plea.

Police also investigated a shoplifting complaint at a South Albion Street grocery store.

The male was located at his residence and $40 in groceries were recovered at his home.

Charges of theft are likely to be laid.

Also during the week:

Monday:

Police attended a report of two females arguing at a residence on LaPlanche Street.  Officers attempted to arrest one of the females on a couple of breach charges when she fled the area on foot. 

The 20-year-old female was arrested by police after a short foot chase. She has been charged with two counts of fail to comply with a probation order and resisting arrest. 

She is slated to attend Amherst provincial court on July 21 for plea.

A shed was broken into at a business on West Victoria Street. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Tuesday:

Amherst officers received reports of a dog left in a vehicle parked on Prince Arthur Street.  The windows were rolled down and the dog was not observed in distress. 

The registered owner was contacted and was given a warning to not leave pets in hot vehicles. 

A vehicle was reported damaged while parked at a car dealership on Robert Angus Drive.  A winch cable was wrapped around the vehicle and the door handle was broken. 

Police are continuing with the investigation.

Wednesday:

A 27-year-old male is facing a charge of failing to comply with a condition of his recognizance after police conducted a residence check. 

The male, who is confined to house arrest, was not present at his house on Prince Arthur Street when police did a compliance check. 

The male is currently being sought by police.

An incident involving two vehicles drivers was reported to police near the Exit 3 into Amherst. 

The two who were driving vehicles described as a black Acura and a maroon Corolla, had stopped near the exit and had gotten out of their vehicles. Both were observed in a heated argument. 

Both drivers then returned back to their vehicles and sped into town limits. 

Police made patrols but were unable to locate either vehicle or driver.

Thursday:

APD members received a call of a dog left in a vehicle in the Havelock Street area. Police attended however the vehicle had left the scene prior to police arrival. 

Officers were able to locate the vehicle a short distance away and police gave a warning to the driver to not leave animals in a vehicle unattended on hot days.

Amherst Police received reports of a theft of Percocet pills from a residence on Spring Street.  Police are currently investigating.

Friday:

A bottle of Wellbutrin pills was reported stolen from a Havelock Street residence.  A suspect has been identified but has not yet been located for questioning.  Police are still investigating the file.

Officers responded to reports of an unknown male walking into a residence on Croft Street. The homeowner called police and officers arrested the male a short distance away on Spring Street. 

The male was released from custody with no charges after it was discovered that the incident was a misunderstanding.

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, Acura, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Amherst, Prince Arthur Street, South Albion Street LaPlanche Street West Victoria Street Havelock Street Croft Street

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