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Amherst Police report for the week of March 5, 2018

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Amherst Police Department - Darrell Cole

Amherst Police responded to 98 complaints for the week beginning Mon, Mar. 5, and ending Sun, Mar. 11, 2018.


A witness reported that a vehicle had collided with a four-way stop sign in the Amherst Centre Mall parking lot. The vehicle then drove away without stopping at the scene. The vehicle was described as a grey Civic or Corolla four-door with Nova Scotia plates. The driver was a female with dark coloured hair. The vehicle suffered damage to its front bumper and headlight.  Anyone with information on the identity of the driver is asked to contact Const. Mark McNair at 902-667-7227.

Police received a call of a youth who was reported to have damaged several items in a kitchen area of a home. Officers attended and spoke to the male, however, no charges were laid in the incident.


A female and a male have been charged with theft after police received reports that two individuals had stolen several bottles of alcohol from a Laplanche Street liquor store. Officers received further reports that the same individuals were acting suspicious at the liquor store on South Albion Street. An officer located the suspect vehicle in the Walmart parking lot. The individuals were arrested and a subsequent search of the vehicle located the stolen property. Both the 50-year-old male and the 58-year-old female are slated to appear in Court on March 26th for plea.

A 31-year-old male is facing charges of mischief under $5,000 and public intoxication following an incident in the Albion Street area. The male had gotten into an argument with a female and subsequently started to damage the home. Damaged was a railing at the residence, a vehicle window and a mirror. The male also damaged a barbeque and some siding of a nearby residence. The male was located on Fullerton Street and arrested. The male is slated to appear in Court on April 23rd for plea.


Several vehicles were broken into on Tuesday evening and the early morning hours of Wednesday. The victim’s vehicles were parked at residences on Belliveau Avenue, Winston Avenue, Costin Drive and South Albion Street. Several gift cards, credit cards and change were stolen from the vehicles. Police are investigating.

A purse was reported stolen from a female while she was at a Robert Angus Drive store. The purse was later located however it was missing a wallet. Forty dollars in cash was stolen in the incident. Police are looking into the matter.


A 39-year-old female was charged with theft after she was reported to have stolen a pair of shoes and a video game from a Robert Angus Drive store. The female was arrested a short distance from the store and she was observed by police to be wearing the stolen shoes. She was later released on a Promise to Appear for Court on April 2nd.

Police responded to three separate vehicle collisions during a storm on this date. The collisions had all occurred in the late morning hours. A two-vehicle motor vehicle collision occurred on South Albion Street.  One vehicle rear ended the second vehicle. No injuries were reported. A second motor vehicle collision occurred on Chandler Road. One vehicle had slid on snow and crossed the roadway striking a second vehicle head on.  Heavy damage was reported for both vehicles and they both were towed from the scene. One person was checked by EHS. A third motor vehicle collision was reported on Robert Angus Drive. One vehicle travelling West on Robert Angus Drive had lost control and slid into the ditch. No injuries were reported but the vehicle had to be towed.


Police received reports of a three year old child outside in cold temperatures and with little clothing on in the Laplanche Street area. Officers followed the child’s footprints in the snow and were able to locate his residence. The mother of the child had stated to officers that she did not realize that the child was missing.  Officers investigating the incident detected that the mother was under the influence of a drug. Family and Children Services were called and the child was removed from the home.

An attempted break and enter was reported at a business on Tupper Boulevard. Suspects attempted to break the back door to the business. Police are investigating.


A 30-year-old female was arrested for impaired driving after her vehicle had struck a crosswalk sign at the intersection of Havelock Street and Robie Street. The female was arrested after officers detected that she was impaired by alcohol. The female provided alcohol readings of over three times the legal limit. The female will appear in court on April 16th for plea.

Police received reports that a female was kicking at a door in the Spring Street area. It appears that a male and a female, known to each other, were involved in a domestic dispute. The female had wanted a video game console from the home. Officers removed the female from the scene. The investigation is still ongoing and charges of mischief are possible.


A 58-year-old male was arrested for public intoxication after police responded to a disturbance at a downtown area bar. The male had been in an altercation inside and outside the bar. He was lodged in cells until he was sober and issued a summary offence ticket upon his release.

Police were contacted about a male screaming and yelling near an East Victoria Street residence. Officers attended and told the male to go back into his home. Officers were called a second time after the male had now been in an altercation with a neighboring resident. The 37-year-old male was arrested for public intoxication and lodged in cells.

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-TIPS (8477).

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