Man charged after pulling knife during downtown altercation

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Amherst Police respond to 15 complaints over weekend

A 32-year-old man is facing weapons charges after an altercation at a downtown area bar.

A 32-year-old man is facing weapons charges after an altercation at a downtown area bar.

AMHERST – A 32-year-old Amherst man is facing several weapons charges following an incident outside a downtown area bar on Friday night.

It was one of 15 complaints received by the Amherst Police Department over the weekend.

The man is facing charges of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and possession of a prohibited weapon after producing a knife during an altercation with another man.

No one was injured during the dispute and the accused will appear in court on Feb. 24 for plea.

A 32-year-old woman is facing charges of breaching her recognizance after a curfew check by officers.

She did not present herself to the door when officers attended her Rupert Street residence.

She will appear in court on March 3 for plea.

A 21-year0old man was arrested for impaired driving by drug after his vehicle was stopped by police on Church Street.

The man also received a summary offence ticket for having no insurance and for failing to abide by the conditions of a newly licensed driver.

He will appear in court on April 21 to enter a plea on the impaired driving charge.

Police responded to a loud music complaint at a residence on Prince Arthur Street.

The homeowner agreed to lower the volume of the music.

Officers went to a Liberty Lane residence after a complaint was received about loud music. The music was turned down upon request.

On Saturday, police were called to a report of a cat being shot by a pellet gun on Poplar Street.

The matter remains under investigation.

Officers are considering breach charges against a 43-year-old woman after she was found not abiding by her curfew conditions.

A curfew check was performed at her Church Street residence and she was not there.

Officers were also called to an alarm at a church on Church Street. The alarm was deemed to be false.

On Sunday, police discovered an unlocked shed at one of the ballfields while doing foot patrols of the Robb Centennial Complex.

Nothing was found to be taken.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the department at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Organizations: Amherst Police Department, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Church Street, Rupert Street, Prince Arthur Street Poplar Street

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