Monday, February 28, 2011

Party house of the weekend: Girls gone wild

19 Farview Way

After Amherst Police broke up a large party at 902 East Pleasant Street by clearing the house of loud partygoers and issuing one $300 ticket about twenty of the revelers decided to pile into 2 or 3 taxi cabs and descend on another party house, this one a at 19 Farview Way, where a neighbor had already lodged a noise complaint.

At this point the neighbor plaintively reports: "The music is getting so loud that two of her children got out of their beds and crawled into hers." Police issued $300 ticket's to all five young ladies ($1,500 total) who rent the "single-family" abode.

18 comments:

'bach said...

Larry

this is fascinating! can you post some parking offenders next? I saw a jaywalker the other day, I'll send you a picture.

seriously though, what you are doing is borderline stalking. remember how you showed up just as my house was being auctioned off...you stopped in the middle of the road, my friend recognized who you were, I flashed a peace sign and you snapped a shot...then sped away. you could have stopped in and asked my side of the story, thanked me for my unpaid service to the town, and moved on.

rather you ran away like the nitwit coward you are. why these sneak stalk attacks are relevant is beyond me. you'll probably want to meet me somewhere at 6 to teach me a lesson.

SIGNED
'bach

LarryK4 said...

Jaywalkers are an exceedingly minor problem in Amherst compared to party houses.

How would you like to have been that mother next door who had two kids to try to calm down VERY late at night?

Anonymous said...

5 unrelated people in the same house????

LarryK4 said...

The town is hesitant to enforce the 4 person limit on the number of unrelated persons per household mainly because the town attorney stated that if challenged the courts would rule it unconstitutional.

Last year they enforced it over on East Pleasant Street, forcing one young lady to leave, and received all sorts of negative press (the house was not what I would call a "party house")

Anonymous said...

It's constitutional, if you want to limit families to only 4 members;-)

bach said...

try living at 185 Sunderland road

the pothole/amateur patches created such a ruckus that it was deafening when vehicles passed by. many times I was awoken from a dead sleep because of this. I regularly could not hear my phone conversations (business) and was forced to move my office towards the back of the house. that did not help in the summer when the windows were open. as the years passed it got worse and worse, and I noticed recently nothing has changed. this was a DAILY , all day all night adventure in noise pollution.

I suspect many residents around town, such as along pine/meadow st experience the same decrease in quality of life....yet the taxes kept going up and up, while the road got worse and worse. I can't imagine the 4million for next year will put a dent in the poor road conditions around town. they have plenty of money for fancy downtown sidewalks and character killing uniloc walls though.

have you ever heard an empty ten wheeler steaming towards 50mph at 40 ft? all dayong?
when I hear about some whiny babies who can't take a party once in a while I laugh.

Bach

Anonymous said...

Yeah, thank god they took your house. They were doing you a favor.

Anonymous said...

why is a single party making this house a "party house"? and how are you photographing this house without permission?

LarryK4 said...

Because the party resulted in five $300 tickets, and since APD does seem to take mercy (i.e. giving "warnings" if folks are cooperative)I have to assume they were not overly cooperative.

I don't need "permission" to take a photo from a public road. Ever use Google Earth Street View?

Anonymous said...

yes and that is not the street view so it was clearly taken by yourself... and $300 is a fine mandated by the town of amherst for a noise complaint.

LarryK4 said...

Yes, and the $300 fines "shall be enforced by criminal complaint."

Ever see crime scene photographs splashed on the front page of a New York or London tabloid?

Anonymous said...

It's always amazing what folks think is "stalking". No, it's not stalking to take a picture of someone's house (especially after the occupants have made others take notice by keeping their neighbors' children up all night).

The noise problem is real.

Anonymous said...

So are the unsolved break-ins around town (a real problem), but I don't see Larry getting on his high horse about that, or on the backs of the cops who seem to be too busy passing out tickets for noise and drinking violations to deal with real crime.

LarryK4 said...

There has not been one of those serial break ins since mid-January.

Anonymous said...

So what's your plan for the cops, Anon 6:46?

Give us the benefit of your great wisdom. What are the cops not doing to prevent these breaks? Just what exactly should they do?

An anxious public waits for your detailed reply.

Anonymous said...

Yes, we all know that the most effective crime-fighters are the ones sitting drooling staring at their computers. But no one ever asks them what they think!

Who knew that such a valuable human resource was vegetating right here amongst us?

Anonymous said...

How about not just going for the low hanging fruit? (partyers!) Get on board with regionalizing the police force (which Sherpa always seemed resistant to) so that UMASS can do their fair share of policing OUR streets where THEIR students roam and wreak havoc? It's a ridiculous, overly redundant and wasteful system, as far as I can tell--when you add up the number of UMASS and Amherst cops--for the service we're getting, at least on our end of the stick. Train the cops in better community relations skills so they're not alienating so many of our young people, who pretty much despise and mistrust them, so that maybe someone with information may actually be moved to talk to the cops rather than chuckle under their breath at their cluelessness and ineptitude. For starters...

Ed said...

What are the cops not doing to prevent these breaks? Just what exactly should they do?

I will answer: "Community Policing."

This means making friends with the UMass students -- who all have cell phones and who could (if they wanted to) report the suspicious activities that inevitably relate to these breakins.

This will, of course, never happen, and the real-crime in Amherst will inexerably increase and eventually it will be what Holyoke was in the 1990s and people will wonder what happened....

And then we bulldoze most of it for parking lots for the almost entirely commuter school that UMass has become....