Amherst police rescue abandoned dog

Published on September 13, 2017

Amherst Police Department

Police received reports Friday, Sept. 8, a dog was abandoned in a home for two weeks after the residents had moved out.

Officers attended a Kent Drive location and made entry into the home for the safety of the animal. A dog was apprehended at the scene and was transported to the L.A. Animal Shelter.

The dog appeared to be in healthy condition.

Officers are following up with the previous tenants and the investigation into the matter is ongoing.

This was just one of 81 complaints Amherst Police responded to over the course of the week beginning Monday, Sept. 4, and ending Sunday, Sept. 10.




A 22-year-old male is facing a charge of sexual assault and four counts of uttering threats following an incident in the Amherst area. The male had made numerous threats to a female in text messages after she had rejected him. Officers discovered that the male had also sexually assaulted the female during the relationship. The male was arrested by police on Sept. 5th and held in custody for court on September 6th. He was released on an undertaking and will next appear in Court on October 2nd for plea.

An Amherst youth was arrested for uttering threats after an argument on Crescent Avenue. The argument started between several people after a noise complaint had escalated. The youth pointed a bb gun towards a female and also allegedly had a knife. Officers attended and seized a knife and a bb gun at the scene. The youth will be dealt with through the Restorative Justice program.




Police received a complaint vandals had damaged the Vimy Ridge memorial oak tree located in the park at the corner of Havelock Street and Ratchford Street. The sapling had been snapped in two. Police are investigating the incident and anyone with information on who did this can contact Cst. Chris Jobe at 902-667-7227.

Officers responded to the Town Square parking lot on reports that an assault had occurred and that a suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle. The police dispatcher then reported that the caller was in a verbal confrontation with unknown persons. Police attended the area however no one was located near the area. Police were able to locate the witness later but the person refused to provide any information to police. If anyone had witnessed an assault in the parking lot near the NSCC around 3 p.m., then they are asked to contact 902-667-7227.





A 29-year-old female was charged with assault and causing a disturbance after an incident at an Amherst inn. The female had confronted a male and a female in a hotel room and had assaulted both occupants. She was released and scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 25th for plea.

Officers responded to a fight in progress on Poplar Street. The witness reported that a male had grabbed a female’s hair and had pushed her to the ground. The male alleged that the female had bit him. Both were arrested however the male was the only one charged with assault. He appeared in court on Sept. 11th and the matter was adjourned until Oct. 2nd for plea.



Police are investigating a possible breach of a no-contact order. A female reported finding an envelope under her vehicles’ windshield wiper while it was parked. Officers are still investigating the incident.

The police school resource officer dealt with a harassment complaint involving several females at the junior high school. The matter was resolved without laying any charges.



Police received a call of an intoxicated male near the high school. Officers stopped the male and discovered that he was not intoxicated and he was allowed to continue on his way.



A 37-year-old male was arrested for public intoxication after police received a complaint that a male was passed out near the old train station. The male was lodged in cells until he was sober and issued a summary offence ticket upon his release.

A Croft Street resident reported that his garage had been broken into. Missing from the garage was a circular saw, a whipper snipper and a socket set. Officers are investigating.



Police were called to a downtown area bar because of an unruly male. The male had been in an altercation with one of the bouncers. Officers arrested the male nearby as he was walking on Victoria Street. The male, age 34 years, was arrested for public intoxication and lodged in cells. He received a summary offence ticket upon his release.

Officers responded to a call of a suspicious male who was observed sleeping in the lobby area of an East Victoria Street apartment complex. The male was removed from the area and no charges were laid in the incident.


Anyone with information related to these incidents is asked to contact the Amherst Police Department at 902-667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).