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Amherst Police Department - Darrell Cole

Monday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

The jury is out if the court of mom and dad carries a stiffer penalty than the traditional court room after two youths were removed from the Amherst skate park Dec. 8th after police discovered that they were consuming alcohol.

Compounding the situation, officers also discovered 20 grams of Cannabis marijuana on one of the youths after his arrest.

The youths were brought back to the custody of their parents. 

No charges have been laid at this time but the investigation is ongoing.

This was just one of 85 complaints Amherst Police responded to over the course of the week beginning Dec. 4, and ending Dec. 10, 2017 



Police were notified of a theft from a store in the Amherst Centre Mall. The individuals stole several electronics totaling almost $500. Officers are reviewing video surveillance and the investigation is ongoing.

A male reported an unwanted female at his Ottawa Avenue residence. The female left prior to police arrival.  Police returned several minutes later after the female came back to the residence. She was removed and driven back to her home. No charges are expected to be laid.



A female reported that she was almost scammed after she replied to employment opportunities on the Internet. The female was asked to purchase some software using ‘bitcoins’. The female does not appear to be out any money at this time. Police are warning the public to be wary when applying for online jobs. Most job offers that require that the individual pay a fee in advance are scams.

A theft was reported at a South Albion Street business. A male and female were involved in the incident. The business decided to not proceed with charges and both individuals were barred from the store.



Two Christmas projector decorations were reported stolen from a West Victoria Street residence.  Police are investigating.

Officers were called to a West Victoria Street residence after receiving reports that a male was screaming that he was going to commit suicide.  Police were able to calm the male down and determined that the male was not a suicide risk. The male was left in the custody of family members.



A youth was charged for theft after he had stolen some old coins valued between $500 and $1,000. The youth is slated to appear in Amherst Youth Court on December 20th for plea.

Police are investigating an assault on a child. The child was assaulted after getting in the middle of an argument between a male and a female adult. The incident happened in the Amherst area.  No arrests have been made at this time.



A 26-year-old male was arrested for possession of stolen property after officers observed him in a stolen vehicle near a Willow Street residence. The male was transferred to the custody of the Cumberland RCMP and will be facing further charges related to offenses in their jurisdiction.



Police were dispatched to a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision on Church Street near the Amherst Stadium.  One of the drivers had fled the area prior to police arrival. The male turned himself to police shortly after the incident and was arrested. The male, age 28 years, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, impaired driving and impaired driving over 80 mg. The male is slated to appear in Court on January 22nd for plea.

Officers responded to a disturbance at a Laplanche Street residence. Police believe that a female was having an argument with her adult son. Officers were able to calm the situation and no arrests were made.



Amherst police observed a male exit an Amherst grocery store and suspected that the male had shoplifted.  The male was arrested and police found alcohol and meat in a bag that the male was carrying. Officers confirmed through video surveillance that the male had removed the items from the store without paying.  The 41-year-old male is facing two counts of theft. He was held in custody and appeared at Amherst Provincial Court on December 11th.

Officers were called to a Bayview Drive residence to remove an unwanted male. Police kept the peace as the male left the residence and his belongings were given to him. No charges have been 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).


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