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Amherst Police respond to 144 complaints between July 9 and 15

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AMHERST – Amherst Police responded to 144 complaints between July 9 and 15.


A 26-year-old female was charged with mischief after an incident outside a Spring Street business. 

Police attended the location after receiving reports that a female was kicking and throwing rocks at a vehicle.  The female will appear in Court on Aug. 20 for plea.

An 18-year-old male is facing a charge of dangerous driving after police stopped his vehicle at the intersection of Albion Street and West Pleasant Street. 

The vehicle had been driving erratically as it went under the subway. Charges are pending.


A 36-year-old male was charged with impaired driving after police received reports of a suspected impaired driver in the downtown area. 

The vehicle was located by police and it was stopped as it was pulling into the Dooly’s parking lot. 

The officer detected alcohol on the breath of the driver and he was ordered to provide a sample of his breath. 

The result showed that the male was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested. The male will appear in Court on Aug. 20 for plea.

A theft was reported at the Amherst Little League Park. 

Police received reports that a suspect had stolen a cash register and money from the location. 

Police are investigating the incident.


The canteen area at Robbs Ballfield was reported to have been broken into. 

It appears that nothing was taken during the incident. Police are looking into the matter.

A 32-year-old female was charged with criminal harassment after police received a complaint that she was sending several unwanted messages to another female. 

The female was arrested on July 13 and released on a Promise to Appear in Court on Aug. 10 for plea.


Police received a call to remove an unwanted male at a downtown area bar. 

The male left prior to police arrival but officers were able to track the male down. 

He was advised that he was not welcome at the establishment anymore. No charges were laid in the incident.

Police received reports of two females in a fight at Victoria Square. 

Both parties had left the scene prior to police arrival.


A 48-year-old male was arrested and charged for impaired driving after police stopped a motorcycle for speeding on Victoria Street. 

The driver of the motorcycle was found to be impaired and was arrested. He was released on a Promise to Appear in Court on Sept. 10.

A male is facing a charge of breach of probation after he failed to present himself at his York Street residence after officers conducted a compliance check. 

Charges are pending.


Police responded to reports of shoplifting at the Biker Bash festival. 

A vendor at the event stated that a group of males had shoplifted several bracelets and rings. 

One male was briefly detained by police but released. The matter is still being investigated by police

Officers received reports of a male with open alcohol at a tent at the Biker Bash.

A male was removed from the festival however no charges were laid. 

Police also received a call of a suspected impaired driver in the area. 

A witness reported that a male exited out of a vehicle in the Superstore parking lot and consumed alcohol before going into the festival. 

The witness further noted that the male was accompanied with a small child. Police made patrols of the area and eventually located the occupants of the vehicle but were unable to lay any charges in the matter.  A 48-year-old male was issued a warning for the incident


A male reported that someone had stolen a generator out of his trailer while it was parked at a South Albion Street business. 

The generator was described as a red Honda 3000 inverter, a value of approximately $2,500. 

Police are investigating.

Officers responded to reports of a disturbance involving three females on Prince Arthur Street. 

One of the parties is accused of threatening to stab another female. 

Police spoke to all parties and it was deemed that no charges would be laid in the incident. The females were told to stay away from each other.

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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