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Car stolen from South Albion business


AMHERST – Amherst police are asking the public’s help after a car was stolen from a local business Sunday, Jan. 10.

A South Albion Street business reported the vehicle, described as a black 2008 Pontiac G6, stolen from their lot.

This was just one of 70 complaints police responded to over the course of the week beginning Jan. 4th, and ending Sunday, Jan. 10.  

 

Monday

A theft was reported at a Robert Angus Drive department store. Suspects involved had left the store with several items and had fled in a black jeep. Officers are investigating.

An Amherst resident reported that a family member had stolen a ring. Officers are investigating the incident.

 

Tuesday

Officers responded to a disturbance complaint at a Church Street convenience store. A male was accused of causing problems at the business and was found by police very intoxicated. The 46 year-old male was arrested for public intoxication and was lodged in cells until he was sober.

A fight was reported at a Prince Arthur Street residence between a male and a female. APD members attended the scene and located the female outside. The female was checked and found to have two active warrants for her arrest. The 40 year-old woman was also discovered to have breached conditions on her recognizance by consuming alcohol, having direct contact with a male which she was prohibited from doing so. The female had also accompanied a person who had a criminal record which she wasn’t allowed to associate with and was breached for not being at her residence which was contrary to her curfew conditions. The reported fight between the male and female appeared to have been a verbal altercation only. The woman was remanded into custody until January 18th.

 

Wednesday

An Ipad was reported stolen.  Police were investigating the matter but the device was located and had not been stolen.

A 29 year-old male has been issued several summary offence tickets after his vehicle was stopped on Church Street. The vehicle that the male was driving was stopped because it was displaying a licence plate for another vehicle. Investigation revealed that the vehicle was also uninsured. The male was charged for these offences as well as giving false information to a peace officer and altering a registration document. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

Thursday

A seven year old male was reported missing after he failed to show up after school. All police units were advised. The child was discovered several minutes later safe and sound by family members.

An Amherst resident reported getting a call from someone pretending to be the Canadian Revenue Agency.  The caller stated that the female owed money to the CRA and threatened to arrest her if the money was not promptly paid. This is a common scam that has been circulating in the area for the last year. The Canadian Revenue Agency would not contact its clients in this way and would not threaten police action. For more information, please go to http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/nwsrm/lrts/2015

 

Friday

Police would like to alert the public of a new Facebook scam that has recently been affecting Amherst residents. Scammers create a fake Facebook account using the name and photos of a local person. They send friend requests pretending to be that person. Once the friend requests are accepted, messages are sent privately, asking for money or a loan, stating financial hardship or legal difficulties. Please be cautious when getting friend requests on Facebook especially from people whom you are already friends with.

Police attended a Fernwood Drive residence after a complaint was made that the home was vandalized by eggs. Investigation pointed to a youth living nearby who admitted to his involvement once he was confronted by police. The youth agreed to apologize to the homeowners and made to clean up the eggs from the house.  No charges were expected to be laid.

 

Saturday

Several mischief complaints were made at a Dickey Street apartment building. A fire extinguisher was reported to have been sprayed in the hallway, a doorknob was reported to have been broken by someone kicking at an apartment door and another complaint reported kids lighting firecrackers in the area. All three reports are being investigated by police.

A minor traffic collision was reported in the parking lot of a Laplanche Street business. Two cars had backed out of their parking spaces at the same time resulting in a collision. No charges were expected to be laid in the matter.

 

Sunday

A 49 year-old female is facing four charges after an incident on East Victoria Street. Police were called about an intoxicated female was reported to be urinating near the street. Officers found the female and she was arrested for breaching her recognizance by not keeping the peace, entering a premise where alcohol was being served and to not consume alcohol. Upon her arrest, the female threatened to physically harm one of the arresting officers and she was also charged with one count of uttering threats. The female was held in custody until Court on January 11th.

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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