Police apprehend man following short foot pursuit

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One of 77 complaints received during the week

Amherst Police responded to several motor vehicle collisions and other incidents during the week.

Amherst Police responded to several motor vehicle collisions and other incidents during the week.

AMHERST – Amherst Police arrested a man on an outstanding warrant Saturday after spotting him walking on Lawrence Street.

The suspect fled from police after being spotted, but was arrested after a short pursuit on foot.

A quantity of marijuana was found on the suspect upon his arrest.

He is facing three counts of breaching his probation, one count of resisting arrest and another count of possessing marijuana.

He will appear in court for election and plea on Sept. 22.

Also on Saturday, a break and enter was reported at an East Victoria Street residence. It does not appear as though anything was taken.

Officers are still investigating.

On Sunday, police were called to a motor vehicle collision near the corner of Chamberlain and South Albion Street. A vehicle travelling south on South Albion collided with a vehicle headed north.

Both vehicles were attempting to turn onto Chamberlain Street.

No injuries were reported.

Police were also called to a LaPlanche Street residence after receiving a call from EHS to assist with an unruly patient.

The female eventually calmed down before being transported to hospital.

Police responded to 77 complaints between Aug. 18 and 24.


A 16-year-old youth is facing two counts of mischief, one count of assault and one count of causing a disturbance following incidents at an Amherst youth home. 

The male had pushed a worker at the home and broke the worker’s glasses and was initially arrested by police and release on a promise to appear. 

Officers were called a second time to the youth home after the youth began to damage property.  He was arrested and held in custody and will appear in Amherst Youth Court on Sept. 3 for plea.

A minor traffic collision was reported in the parking lot of the Amherst Stadium.  No injuries were reported and no charges are expected to be laid.


Amherst police officers attended a South Albion Street restaurant after receiving complaints of an unruly intoxicated male disturbing patrons.  

A 63-year-old male was arrested at the scene for illegal possession of alcohol and public intoxication. He was lodged in cells until he was sober and was issued two summary offence tickets upon his release.

A motor vehicle collision was reported in the parking lot of a South Albion Street coffee shop. An RV pulling a vehicle had collided with a parked vehicle. 

No injuries were reported.


A 49-year-old female is facing theft charges after it was reported that she was stealing mail. No plea date has been set at this time.

Officers received a call from a resident on West Victoria Street requesting the removal of a 21-year-old male. 

The male was reported to be causing a disturbance outside and refusing to surrender property owned by the caller.  Amherst Police attended and the male returned the property that didn’t belong to him and left the scene without incident.


Police received calls of vehicle break-ins in the Church Street and Wellington Street area.  A variety of loose change and other small items were taken. 

A convenience store on Church Street also reported a break in to their storage sheds.  Investigation into the matter led to an arrest of a 16-year-old male. Upon his arrest, the male had resisted officers and was found to be in possession of cannabis marihuana. 

He is currently facing 10 charges including charges of theft, possession of stolen property, break and entering, assault, resist arrest and possession for the purpose of trafficking. 

He was remanded into custody until his court appearance on Sept. 22.

Police were asked to move along a male panhandling in front of two businesses in the downtown core. 

The 24-year-old male was moved along without incident.


Amherst Police attended a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision on Robert Angus Drive.  A vehicle travelling eastbound on Robert Angus Drive collided with a motorcycle driving westbound. 

The 65-year-old motorcycle driver was injured in the collision and was transported to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre with minor injuries. 

No charges have been laid at this time.

A 17-year-old was charged with assault and uttering threats following an incident at a Robert Angus Drive department store. 

The male had thrown coffee at his mother and uttered a threat to harm her. 

He will appear at Amherst Youth Court on Sept. 3.

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, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Robert Angus Drive department Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium, South Albion Street, Chamberlain Street Lawrence Street East Victoria Street LaPlanche Street Church Street West Victoria Street Wellington Street

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  • Mr. Chow
    August 26, 2014 - 16:37

    "Police apprehend man following sort foot pursuit" so what kind of sort pursuit was that?