Debris field Townhouse Apartments Meadow Street North Amherst
It's not even dark and already APD has responded in force to a large unruly gathering of students in the quad area of Townhouse Apartments North Amherst breaking up a crowd of 2,000 around 4:00 PM and then an hour later called back because they party goers returned and set fire to a couch in the middle of the quad. Officers had to dodge bottles and cans launched in their direction.
The festivities also required an AFD response for the burning couch, thus tying up both branches of our emergency first responders. Townhouse units #48, #51, #44, #104, and #125 were cited for "nuisance house" @ $300 each.
And yes, Saturday was "UMass UMake a difference day," where 200 UMass students volunteered to help clean up around Amherst. “We are trying to show people what UMass is really like,” said Garrett Gowen, SGA vice president in the Daily Collegian.
Obviously the kids at Townhouse Apartments did not get that text message.
Arrested for Inciting a Riot:
Clyde Odei Nsiah, 72 Outlook Dr, Worcester, MA, age 23 (UMass student)
Tough guy in red hat refused to provide ID
AFD taking no chances. Hosing down nearby dumpster