Amherst man facing assault charges following incident on Liberty Lane

Accused broke down bathroom door assaulted woman

Published on July 8, 2014
An Amherst man turned himself in to Amherst Police two days after an assault on Liberty Lane.

An Amherst man turned himself in to Amherst Police two days after an assault on Liberty Lane.

AMHERST – A 25-year-old Amherst man is facing two assault charges and single charges of mischief and violating his probation following an incident on Liberty Lane on Saturday.

Police were called to the residence after the male was alleged to have pushed a female several times during an argument. The female attempted to call police while locked in a bathroom.

The male allegedly broke down the door and assaulted the woman a second time and damaged her phone.

While he was not located at the time of the incident, he turned himself into police on Monday and was held in custody until Tuesday when he appeared in provincial court.

He was released on a recognizance order and will be back in court for trial on Dec. 16.

It was one of 112 complaints Amherst Police responded to during the week of June 30 to July 6.

Also on Saturday, police arrested a 24-year-old man for impaired driving after receiving reports of a suspicious vehicle on Robert Angus Drive.

The vehicle was stopped on the John Black Road near the Fox Ranch Road at which time officers deemed him to be impaired and took him into custody.

He will appear in provincial court on Aug. 11 for plea.

On Sunday, police were called to a West Pleasant Street residence after receiving reports that a female had been assaulted.

Reports indicated the female had been assaulted in a stairway of the residence. She did not require medical attention.

The 27-year-old man was the same man involved in another assault against the woman on July 2. He was arrested Monday and held in custody on three counts of breaching his recognizance and one charge of assault.

He appeared in court on Tuesday and will return to court for plea on Aug. 11.

Officers also attended a loud argument on Copp Avenue. The incident stemmed from a family court child custody matter.

The incident was resolved without charges.

In other incidents:


Police attended a report of a suspicious vehicle travelling slowly on South Albion Street.  Patrols were made however the vehicle was not located.

A teenage male was reported sleeping in between two houses on Lawrence Street.  Officers located the teen and drove him to a residence for the night.


A 46-year-old male has been charged with refusing to provide a breath sample and operating a motor vehicle without a license following an incident on Church Street. 

Police had received reports that an intoxicated male had left a downtown area bar. Further reports indicated that the male was near a Church Street convenience store and had almost struck several pedestrians.

The male was located by police in a parking lot and he was arrested. 

He will appear on Aug. 4 at Amherst Provincial Court for plea. 

Police responded to a Spring Street residence on reports that a dog was left tied up outside in the heat. 

Officers checked into the matter and the dog was not found to be in any distress. 

No charges are expected to be laid.



A 27-year-old male is facing a charge of being unlawfully in a dwelling house and a charge of assault after police were called to a West Pleasant Street residence. 

Police responded to reports that a male had assaulted a 21-year-old female and then refused to leave the residence when requested. 

The male was arrested on scene and held for court. 

He was then released on a judge’s recognizance to appear at Amherst Provincial Court on Aug. 11 for plea.

Police were called to Church Street after a female reported that someone had stolen her bank card and had used the card for fraudulent purchases totalling almost $600. 

Police are investigating the matter and no arrests have been made at this time.


Officers attended a residence on a complaint of an assault in progress. 

The suspect in the matter was not present when police arrived and officers are looking into an allegation that a female had been assaulted. 

No arrests have been made however police are continuing to investigate.

Police received reports of a forged insurance cheque being passed in the Amherst area.  The matter is currently being looked into.


Police received reports of two dozen vehicles damaged at several auto service businesses in the South Albion Street area. 

Police are still investigating.

A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in front of a residence on Dickey Street. 

There was no money or credit cards in the wallet but the victim lost various identifications. 

No arrests have been made in the incident.

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.