Toddler wanders from home, into Amherst daycare: police

Published on September 5, 2017

Amherst Police Report

AMHERST, N.S. - Amherst Police received a call Aug. 29, of an 18-month-old found at a local daycare. While this shouldn't seem out of the norm, the child was not enrolled in the business.

It was discovered that the child had wandered outside his home and went to the daycare after the mother had left him unattended for a short period of time. The child was returned to his home, which was nearby.
This was one of 95 complaints Amherst Police responded to over the course of the week beginning Mon, Aug. 28, ending Sun, Sept. 3, 2017.
Police attended a possible drug overdose at an East Victoria Street area residence. A female patient was transported to the Amherst Regional Health Care Centre for treatment.
Officers responded to a fight in progress in the parking lot of a Church Street business. Investigation revealed that two females were involved in a physical fight. Both did not wish to proceed with charges and they were advised to stay away from each other.
A disturbance was reported at a Willow Street apartment. Officers discovered that the incident involved a family dispute. A trespass notice was served on a 27-year-old woman barring her from the property.
An 18-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after an incident that started at the Amherst Stadium. A police officer was flagged down and was advised that a woman was out of control and had been attempting to fight with a second woman. The first woman was arrested for causing a disturbance. The teen then resisted the officer’s attempts to arrest her. While being booked into cells, the woman assaulted three officers by scratching, biting and kicking at officers. The woman had also damaged an inner portion of the police vehicle, damaged an officer’s radio and destroyed personal property of one of the officers. The woman was further charged with public intoxication and illegal possession of alcohol. The female was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 25 for plea. 

A 36-year-old man is facing an assault and mischief charge after he allegedly broke a phone of a female and put her in a bear hug during an argument at a local area residence. The male was arrested at the scene and released shortly afterwards to attend court Sept. 11.

A male caller reported that a family member was receiving threats from a neighbour. The matter is currently still under investigation and no arrests have been made.
A female complainant reported receiving harassment and bullying from another female on the social media site Facebook.  Both females were spoken to and advised to cease all communication with each other and to block each other on the website.  No charges were laid in the incident.

Police received reports that an intoxicated man was in medical distress at a local residence.  Officers attended and discovered an 18-year-old man in a shed with several other individuals. The man’s condition was serious enough for EHS to be called. The man was then transported to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for treatment. The man received a summary offence ticket for underage drinking after the incident.
An Amherst resident reported catching a man in his vehicle while it was parked at a Laplanche Street business. The man pretended to be confused and stated that he thought that he was in his own car.  The man then fled the area.  The resident gave chase, but was unable to locate the suspect. The man is described as six feet to six feet-two inches tall in height, approximately 20 years of age, with a black beard. Police are investigating.

Officers were called to the Amherst Stadium after several young people were reported for causing a disturbance at a hockey game. The female youths were upset with each other because of some social media postings. The matter was resolved on scene and both parties apologized to each other. No charges are expected to be laid.
Amherst Police responded to reports that a girl was yelling “don’t hurt me” near the Belliveau Avenue area. Officers located a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy who were outside. Both reported that they were yelling and screaming at each other. The girl admitted to saying “don’t hurt me,” but that it was in relation to the breaking up of the relationship. No one was arrested for the incident.

A 31-year-old man was arrested for impaired care or control of a motor vehicle after being stopped by police on Willow Street. The man is scheduled appear in Amherst Provincial Court Nov. 6.
Police were notified of a man in the Atlantic Superstore parking lot who was possibly impaired. Officers checked the man and found that he was not impaired, but that his driving ability was affected by medical issues. The man’s driver’s licence was seized and sent for driver review and he was driven back to his residence by a police officer.
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).