Teen facing multiple theft charges after shoplifting incidents

Police respond to 87 complaints during week

Published on August 18, 2014
Amherst Police responded to 87 complaints during the week of Aug. 11 to 17.

Amherst Police responded to 87 complaints during the week of Aug. 11 to 17.

AMHERST – A 16-year-old male was arrested for theft after Amherst Police received a report he had stolen items from a pharmacy on Robert Angus Drive.

The male was located and apprehended by police a couple of hours after the alleged incident when another complaint of attempted theft from a department store.

Upon his arrest, he was found to be in possession of numerous stolen items from stores in the Amherst area.

He is facing theft charges, but a court date has yet to be set.

Police responded to 87 complaints between Aug. 11 and 17.

Also, on Sunday, police were called to investigate a case of bank card fraud against a resident living on Acadia Street.

The matter is being looked into.

On Saturday, a 17-year-old man male was handed a 24-hour licence suspension when he was found to be drinking alcohol while driving.

The male was a newly licenced driver and his conditions dictated he could not have any alcohol in his body while driving.

The incident occurred after police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Anson Avenue.

Police also seized open alcohol from a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old male on West Victoria Street.

He received a summary offence ticket under the Liquor Control Act.

Police are investigating a motor vehicle collision in the area of Electric and Church Street on Friday.

One of the vehicles attempted to proceed from Electric to King Street when it was struck by a vehicle travelling on Church Street.

No injuries were reported, but the driver was issued a summary offence ticket for failing to yield to a vehicle that had the right of way in an intersection.

A 21-year-old woman was arrested for breaching the peace after an incident at a downtown bar. She had been causing a disturbance and interfering with officers while they were executing an arrest warrant against a 21-year-old man.

She was held in custody for a short period of time and released without charges.

In other incidents:


Two youths were arrested for possession of cannabis marihuana after police observed them using drugs in the Church Street area.

The males will have their matters referred to a Restorative Justice program.

A back windshield was smashed on a company vehicle parked on Willow Street. 

The incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Cst. Dave Hirtle at 902-667-7227.

A 49-year-old male was arrested for public intoxication after police received reports that the male was passed out near Victoria Street. 

The male was lodged in cells until he was sober and he was issued a summary offence ticket upon his release.


Police are investigating an assault complaint that occurred against a female on Church Street by other youths known to the victim. 

No charges have been laid in the matter and the female was uninjured from the incident.

A male reported that two males pointed a firearm at him as he was walking on Anson Avenue. 

The two male suspects were in a vehicle at the time.  The vehicle is described as a maroon-coloured Ford F150 Quad cab with Ontario licence plates. 

Police are investigating the incident.


A company truck was damaged by a BB gun in the parking lot of a West Pleasant Street business. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Amherst Police recovered stolen property amounting to over $900 that is believed to be from a local Amherst department store. 

The property was recovered from a youth at his residence on Academy Street.  The matter is still under investigation.


A 43-year-old female was arrested for public intoxication after she was found by police near a Church Street residence. 

She was lodged in cells until sober.

A black Honda Civic was reported to be doing burnouts in the Town Square Mall parking lot. 

The driver was stopped by police and issued a warning on the incident.

Anyone with information on these incidents can call the Amherst Police Department at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.