Police arrest two after short vehicle chase

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Ends on Winston Avenue

Two men were taken into custody after their vehicle refused to stop for police on Sunday. The short chase ended on Winston Avenue.

Two men were taken into custody after their vehicle refused to stop for police on Sunday. The short chase ended on Winston Avenue.

AMHERST – Two men were arrested following a short vehicle chase Sunday that ended on Winston Avenue.

A 30-year-old man is charged with operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police, resisting arrest and failing to comply with an undertaking while his 31-year-old passenger was charged with three counts of breaching and undertaking . He had also breached his house arrest and was in the presence of individuals he’s prohibited from associating with.

The driver will return to court on Aug. 25 while the passenger has been remanded into custody and will appear in court today.

Also on Sunday, police responded to a complaint of a break and enter into the new West Highlands Elementary School.

Items from the school were discovered outside the building after suspects were spotted by on-site security.

Police are investigating.

Officers responded to a vehicle fire on Cordova Street.

A Nissan Pathfinder was destroyed and a Toyota Matrix suffered heat damage.

The fire is considered suspicious and police are investigating the incident that may be related to an earlier physical altercation at the same address.

A resident was involved in a fight with two males and suffered a wound to his leg.

Police responded to 94 complaints between July 14 and July 20.

On Saturday, a bin full of discounted items was stolen from a pharmacy on Robert Angus Drive.

Two male suspects were involved and fled the scene in a red Chevrolet Aveo.

Police are continuing to investigate.

A woman living on Liberty Lane reported receiving harassing text messages from amother woman.

The incident is being looked into by police.

On Friday, a street/trail motorbike was stolen from a shed at a residence on LaPlanche Street.

The bike is a red 2014 Honda CRF250 and bears the VIN MLHMD3828E5100948.

Anyone with information on this file is asked to contact Sgt. Robert MacPherson at 667-7227.

Officers also responded to a complaint of youths trying to damage railway crossing lights on Hickman Street.

Police were unable to locate the youths and no damage occurred.

Other incidents included:

Monday:

A front second floor window was reported broken at a West Pleasant Street residence.  Police are investigating the incident.

Amherst Police officers attended a South Albion Street grocery store after receiving complaints that they had apprehended a shoplifter at the business. 

An off duty police officer had apprehended the suspect after he ran away from store employees who confronted him. 

The male has been charged with theft and will appear at Amherst Provincial Court in September. He is also under investigation for a breach of his undertaking and possession of a controlled substance.

 

Tuesday:

A patrolling police officer came upon a motor vehicle collision on Havelock Street near the Prince Arthur Street intersection.

The vehicle involved had backed out of a parking space from a nearby business and struck a parked vehicle on Havelock Street. 

No injuries were reported and no charges are expected to be laid.

Police also attended a motor vehicle collision on South Albion Street. 

A transport truck stopped at the lights near the Amherst Centre Mall had attempted a left hand turn into the mall parking lot when it struck another vehicle going in the same direction. 

No injuries were reported.

Wednesday:

A 49-year-old male has been charged with public intoxication after he was observed passed out in a parking lot in the downtown area. 

The male was transported to cells and held until he was sober.

Police received a report that an apartment on Crescent Avenue had been broken into and a stove was taken.  Police are still investigating the incident.

Thursday:

A 20-year-old female was arrested for mischief after police attended a Dickey Street apartment complex on complaints that a flat screen TV was damaged. 

The female had damaged the TV, which belonged to her ex-boyfriend. She will appear at Amherst Provincial Court on July 28th for plea.

A vehicle window was smashed on Crescent Avenue. 

This was the second incident of damage to the victim’s vehicle in a week. 

Police are investigating.

 

Organizations: West Highlands Elementary School, Nissan Pathfinder

Geographic location: AMHERST, Cordova Street, South Albion Street Havelock Street LaPlanche Street Hickman Street West Pleasant Street Crescent Avenue Prince Arthur Street Dickey Street

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