186 College Street owned by Stephen Gharabegian
Threats of a tornado on Saturday night with high winds, rain and generally darker cooler conditions predominating, combined with an urgent sounding "stay indoors" alert from the Amherst Health Department became a "cops best friend" to help somewhat mitigate riotous partying on prime time Saturday night.
It was sooooo quiet, at one point just before midnight, I had to check my scanner to make sure it was on.
Based on Friday night's activity, had Saturday presented the same fair weather party conditions this past weekend could have set a new record, perhaps even exceeding the debauchery of the "Blarney Blowout" weekend last spring.
Even so, the party house of the weekend goes to a late Saturday night "storm-be-damned" usual suspect at 186 College Street, scene of an infamous incident only last winter that resulted in the temporary condemning of the building for safety reasons.
According to Amherst Police logs (1:50 AM):
Loud techno music with lights coming from 186 College Street. Uncooperative party goers verbally abusive to officers.
Arrested for noise:
Newman Galati, 1 old main Rd, N Falmouth, MA, age 20
Alan Momprousse, 237 Cummings Hgw, Roslindale, MA, age 19
Hali Cataldo, 109 Fairmount Ave, Saugus, MA, age 20
Juan Charry-Steevens, 22 Dale St, Peabody, MA, age 21
#####Sean Micheli, 21 Park St, Malden, MA, age 21 arrested for noise and resisting arrest
And yes folks, that makes five of them cited for noise. APD usually only cites residents of the household which means the town's unrelated housemates bylaw (limit of four) is also being violated.
175 College Street Friday night 11:30 PM
On Friday night just before midnight in front of 175 College Street (busy route 9), traffic was brought to a standstill as taxis unloaded students to join other "uninvited guests" by the hundreds crashing a party, broken up by APD, who had to dodge thrown bottles and cans, soon after this photo was taken (wonder what's in the backpack?).
According to Detective Dave Foster, who was on the scene, it required 11 cops a half hour to quell the disturbance. One of the tenants was issued noise and nuisance house tickets ($600 total).
175 College Street, this morning
Meanwhile over on Phillips Street around the same time Friday night: