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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Weekend Activity

Over the weekend, Amherst officers responded to 185 calls for service and criminally charged or arrested 7 people. The primary offenses of those charged include:

2 for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol
3 for Domestic Assault and Battery (1 person was transported to Hadley PD)
1 for Violation of the Town's Noise By-Law
1 for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Incidents include 1 report of Breaking and Entering to a North Amherst residence and 2 reports of Larceny Under $250.

During yesterday's storm there were only 5 motor vehicle crashes. This is partly due to the fact that many schools and business were either closed or had late openings.


LarryK4 said...

Questions from a concerned Dad: Is the person who failed to register as a Sex Offender in jail or living in our community? Can his (or her) name and address be released?

Amherst Police said...

We share your concern. This individual could not be located; thus Detective Brian Johnson has made a request to the Eastern Hampshire District Court that criminal charges be brought against him. The individual had registered with the police department in the past, but failed to RE-registered, as required by law. It is believed that he no longer lives at the Amherst address he previouly provided to us and that he no longer works at the location he used to. The preliminary investigation has lead Det. Johnson to believe that this individual MAY no longer be in the state. His name is public record, as it relates to these charges, when he is taken into custody. Education is the best defense, see the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry website for ways to protect your family and community. www.mass.gov/sorb.