Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Party House of the Weekend
Yes, the old adage "weather is a cops best friend" held true this past weekend...sort of. If your worry was student party houses and the noise, vandalism and potentially life threatening overdoses of alcohol, Saturday's Godzilla-like storm smothered those problems, but of course brought on more important life threatening circumstances far more dangerous to the first responders.
But Friday night was business as usual. Take 198 Sunderland Road in North Amherst for instance. Around midnight police responded to a disturbance call only to discover 800-1,000 party hardy students packed into the two floor residence.
As one of the initial responding officers was clearing the downstairs basement a scuffle ensued and it was all hands on deck. The melee did not last long. Police arrested five--two for assault on a police officers, one for disturbing the peace, another for noise and nuisance and one for underage drinking.
Ryan Apgar, Boxborough, MA, age 21 Unlawful noise, Nuisance House
Neil Vaid, 693 Main St, Amherst, MA, age 20, underage drinking
Logan Hughes, Wrentham, MA, age 20 Assault on an officer, Disorderly Conduct
Erik Silva, Middleborough, MA, age 21 Assault on an officer, resisting arrest
Property ownership card for 198 Sunderland Rd, Amherst
Neil Vaid and Logan Hughes no longer show up as students at UMass.