Police charge teens after break-in at legal grow op

Amherst officers respond to 105 complaints during the week

Published on September 4, 2014
Amherst Police responded to 105 complaints between Aug. 25 and 31.

Amherst Police responded to 105 complaints between Aug. 25 and 31.

AMHERST – An 18-year-old male has been charged with robbery, assault and breaking and entering after Amherst Police received a complaint of a break-in into a legal grow op.

Four marijuana plants were taken during the incident. The suspects allegedly returned to the property a second time and were confronted by the homeowner.

The homeowner was assaulted, but did not need medical attention.

A 17-year-old male was also arrested and will appear in  youth court on Oct. 1. The 18-year-old will appear in provincial court on Oct. 6.

Amherst Police responded to 105 complaints between Aug. 25 and Aug. 31.

In other incidents:


Police received a complaint that a male uttered a threat while talking to a receptionist at a South Albion Street business. 

No charges have been laid however the male was issued a Protection of Property Act notice barring him from the property.

A bicycle was stolen from a Cornwall Street residence. 

The bike was described as a BMX Detroit/Miami high rise, black in colour with purple handlebars and seat.


A 15-year-old youth has been charged with mischief after an incident at an Academy Street youth home. 

The youth had damaged a side mirror of a parked vehicle.  He was scheduled to appear at Amherst Youth Court on Sept. 3.

Police received a call of a dog left inside a parked vehicle in the Town Square Mall parking lot. The caller reported that the windows were rolled slightly down however the dog appeared to be in distress.  Officers attended however the vehicle had left the scene prior to their arrival. 

Officers will be following up with the owner and cautioning them of leaving animals in vehicles during hot days.


Police are investigating a theft that occurred in the Church Street area. 

The victim reported that a backpack was taken which included a variety of prescription medications. 

The backpack is described as a burlap bag with a Nike symbol on it.

A purse was reported stolen at a Robert Angus Drive department store. The purse was described as a canvas type bag, khaki in colour and had a red stripe on it.

Police are investigating the matter.


A wallet was reported stolen from a LaPlanche Street residence.  A quantity of money was taken during the incident. 

The wallet is described as white in colour with a silver buckle. 

Police are looking into the incident.


A tablet was also reported stolen from an Erncliffe Street residence. The tablet was recovered at a local pawn shop and police are investigating.

Officers are investigating a reported break and enter at a Croft Street residence. A wallet, a 42-inch flat screen television and two cable boxes were reported stolen. 


Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from a Victor Avenue residence. The vehicle, a Pontiac Grand Am, was later recovered in New Brunswick. 

Police are still looking into the incident.

Police attended a Patterson Street residence after it was reported that an assault had taken place there. A female reported being pushed down during a verbal argument. 

Officers are looking into the incident and no charges have been laid at this time.


A window was broken at Spring Street Academy Elementary School. The damage appears to have been caused by a rock.

Officers were called to a Prince Arthur Street restaurant due to a fight inside. 

Police attended and removed a 37-year-old male from the business and there were no further issues that night.

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.