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Amherst Police weekly report

Amherst, N.S. – Drinking, fighting and a strong smell of marijuana were highlights from the 92 complaints Amherst Police responded to over the course of the week beginning Mon, Oct. 23, and ending Sun, Oct. 29, 2017.



Three chainsaws were reported stolen from a business located in the industrial park. Two Husqvarna 450s and one Husqvarna 550 were taken out of a secured box of a vehicle. Police are investigating.

An 18-year-old male is facing charges of possession of cannabis marijuana after police checked his vehicle at the Town Square Mall parking lot. Officers searched the vehicle after smelling the drug in the vehicle. A court date is pending.



Police were called about a disturbance occurring at a Croft Street residence. Witnesses reported hearing yelling and screaming inside the residence. Officers discovered that the argument was not physical and both parties were told to keep the arguing to a minimum.

Officers received a report of two males in an argument in the Park Street area. The argument appears to have stemmed from disputes involving the parent’s children. The males apologized for their actions and had promised police they would no longer confront each other.



Police responded to a sudden death in the Church Street area.  A male was found deceased inside the home.  The death is not considered suspicious.

An Amherst resident received a scam message on this date. An unknown person sent an intimate picture of an unknown person to the resident on a social media site. The person then threatened to release to family and friends that the resident was receiving explicit pictures. The scammer stated that they would send out the photos unless they were paid $600. Police are asking residents to report any similar incidents to the police department.



Police attended a residence in the Cornwall Street area after a complaint was made to remove a female from the residence. The female and her children left the residence with no issues and police kept the peace on the situation. No charges are expected to be laid.

Officers are investigating a theft of a couple of vehicle batteries out of trailers parked at a South Albion Street business. The investigation is continuing.



A hit and run was reported at the intersection of Church Street and Victoria Street. A bicyclist walking their bike across the crosswalk when a vehicle turning at the intersection struck the bicycle. The male was uninjured in the collision but the driver left the scene. A warning was issued to the driver in the incident.

An 18-year-old male has been charged with sexual assault for an incident that happened in Amherst in September. The male is alleged to have grabbed a female inappropriately several times at a party. The male is slated to appear in Court on December 11th for plea.



A 30-year-old male was arrested for public intoxication after police were called to deal with the male drinking alcohol from a flask at a stadium hockey game. The male was lodged in cells until he was sober and issued a summary offence ticket for public intoxication.

A male youth is facing several breaches for his undertaking after he failed to comply with an order to obey curfew conditions. The youth has repeatedly breached these conditions since being placed on the orders.  Officers are currently still attempting to locate the youth and no court date has been set.



A 25-year-old female was arrested for public intoxication after police found her passed out in a taxi. The taxi was attempting to bring her home but was unable to wake her up. The female was lodged in cells until she was sober and she was issued a public intoxication ticket.

A 23-year-old male will be going to adult diversion after police found cannabis marijuana on him at a checkpoint on Tupper Boulevard. The officer detected a strong smell of the drug coming from the vehicle and after a search six grams was located.

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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