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2018-02-07 / Police Blotter

Man awaiting haircut deemed ‘suspicious’

Monday, Jan. 29

• At a Main Street business, an employee reported that her vehicle was entered by an unknown person. She said the vehicle was locked at the time of the incident and among the items stolen was loose change.

A resident of a Sweet Home Road apartment building reported that one of the other tenants was listening to music at too high of a volume and it was becoming disruptive. Police responded and advised the tenant to keep the volume at a respectable level.

• At a Main Street real estate office, an employee reported that a gate door was stolen from the property. The employee called police several minutes later to report that the gate was not stolen; it was removed by a company so that it could be repaired.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

• On Sundridge Drive, a resident reported that a man was suspiciously sitting in an idling vehicle at a nearby park. Police responded, and the man told officers he was waiting for a friend to arrive home. The friend was reportedly going to give the man a haircut.

• A woman reported that her wallet was stolen from an Evans Street restaurant on the previous night.

• An employee of a Maple Road convenience store reported that a customer was “giving him a hard time” and becoming irate because there was no toilet tissue in the bathroom. The customer left the business prior to the arrival of police.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

• An employee of a South Bryant Woods business reported that his red Ford was damaged with spray paint and the tires were flat. The employee told police she might know the suspect.

• On Haussauer Road, a resident reported that a person who had called her home a couple of times during the week was claiming to be from the IRS. According to the woman, the person on the phone said she owed money to the IRS. The resident told police it was a scam and gave officers the incoming phone number.

• A man was arrested at a Main Street grocery store for allegedly attempting to shoplift. He was apprehended in the store’s parking lot by security personnel.

Thursday, Feb. 1

• At a Maple Road business, a woman reported that her vehicle was damaged with a key while parked in the lot. She told police it was not the first time it had occurred.

• A resident of Callodine Avenue reported that his bicycle was stolen from the basement of the apartment building. The man suspected another tenant of the building may have stolen the bike.

• At a Transit Road department store, a juvenile female was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal candy. She was apprehended by store security.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual calls received by the Police Department. The blotter is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported. It is also not a record of all calls answered by dispatchers. In a seven day period, from Jan. 24 through 30, 1,391 calls to dispatchers were logged into the Amherst police’s computer database.)

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