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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Man Arrested After Assaulting Elderly Woman Inside Residence
On November 5, 2011 at approximately 3:21AM, several Amherst Police Officers responded to a private residence for the report of a breaking and entering in progress. Officers located the victim, an 83 year old woman, locked inside of her home. The investigation revealed that the victim heard pounding at her door that woke her from a sound sleep. When she inquired, the man at the other side of the door identified himself as a police officer. When she unlocked the door he barged inside, grabbing her by the arm. He fled through the house and out the back door when she began to scream.
A responding officer located the suspect a few streets away and he was arrested immediately. He was identified as Carlos A. Apostle. The victim was treated by Amherst Fire Department medical personnel and found to have not physical injuries. Her identity will not be released.
Carlos A. Apostle, Age 23
5 Hanson Road
Andover, Massachusetts 01810
Charges: Breaking & Entering/Night
Impersonating a Police Officer
Assault & Battery/Victim over 65
Apostle was held over the weekend at the Hampshire County House of Corrections in lieu of $5000 cash bail and was arraigned at the Eastern Hampshire District.
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