Amherst Police responded to 77 complaints over the course of the week beginning Mon, Feb. 5, and ending Sun, Feb. 11, 2018.
Two youths are facing charges after they attempted to flee from police. A police officer had observed a vehicle travelling on Church Street with no license plate. The officer had turned his car around to stop the vehicle when the suspects sped away in an attempt to flee the area. The officer activated his lights and eventually stopped the vehicle in the Croft Street ballfield parking lot. The driver exited the vehicle and fled the area on foot. A passenger was apprehended at the scene. The passenger, a youth, was in possession of a small amount of cannabis marijuana and will be referred to a Restorative Justice program. The driver was arrested later at his home. This youth was charged with failing to drive his vehicle in a careful and prudent manner, driving without a driver’s license and failing to stop at a stop sign. The registered owner was also charged with permitting an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle.
A two-vehicle motor vehicle collision was reported on Victoria Street. A vehicle had pulled out of Gerrard Avenue onto Victoria Street and struck the front driver’s side of a westbound vehicle. No injuries were reported. A 53 year-old male was charged with failing to yield to vehicle while making a left hand turn.
A 22-year-old female and a 24-year-old male are facing charges in relation to a domestic incident in the Amherst area. The female was charged with assault after it was alleged that she had struck the male in the face. The male has been charged with threatening to harm an animal and for forcible confinement of the female. Both the male and female are known to each other. Both individuals appeared in Amherst Provincial Court on February 12th. Their next appearance is slated for March 12th for plea.
Police received two complaints from Amherst residents reporting that they received messages from fraudsters pretending to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency [CRA]. The residents did not fall for the scam but police would like to remind residents that the CRA does not make calls like these to residents. The public is asked to terminate any similar calls and to never give any personal or financial information. For more information on this type of scam and what the CRA can and cannot do, please check www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/security/protect-yourself-against-fraud.html.
A two-vehicle motor vehicle collision was reported on South Albion Street. A vehicle rear ended another vehicle causing damage in excess of $2,000. No injuries were reported and no charges were laid.
Police are investigating a theft of a motor vehicle from an Admore Avenue residence. Officers are currently looking for a 27-year-old female for questioning in the incident. No charges have been laid.
Officers received reports that an unknown individual was shining a red and green laser into a Winston Avenue home. Police were not able to locate the person involved in the incident. Police are reminding residents that shining a laser pointer or other type of laser into a home could cause an individual to face a criminal code charge of interfering with the lawful enjoyment of property.
A 31-year-old male was charged with theft after he was observed stealing produce from a South Albion Street store. Upon his arrest, an officer found 60 tablets of Oxycodone in the male’s possession. As a result, the male is also facing charges of possession of a schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. He will appear in Amherst Provincial Court on March 12th for plea.
A 25-year-old male was charged with theft after witnesses observed him stealing shoes from a Robert Angus Drive store. Officer arrested the male after he left the store wearing the shoes that he had taken. Subsequent to his arrest, the male was found to have other product from the store. The male was released on a promise to appear in court on March 12th for plea.
Police received two calls reporting a suspicious person attempting to break into a vehicle on Silver Street. Officers made patrols, however did not locate any subjects. No items were stolen in the incident.
Officers responded to reports of a male who was observed jumping out of a window and running through a backyard. Police located the male and he reported that he fled the home after hearing voices stating that unknown persons were going to harm him. Officers checked the residence and it appears that there was no one inside except for one male who was asleep. The male was released into the care of a family member. No arrests were made in the incident.
A 29-year-old male was arrested for public intoxication after police picked him up on Crescent Avenue. Officers initially made patrols of the area after a female reported that she was threatened by the male. The male was held in custody until he was sober and issued a summary offence ticket upon his release. No uttering threat charges were laid in the matter.
Officers attended to a complaint of a female creating an ongoing disturbance at a local apartment complex. Police officers spoke to the female who refused to let them into the locked room she was in. After attempts to get the female to open the door failed, officers managed to make entry into the room. The female was arrested under the Involuntary Psychiatric and Treatment Act and transported to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for assessment. No criminal charges were laid 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-TIPS (8477).