202 College Street, Amherst, Sunday morning
So you have to wonder what Amherst's Founding Fathers (and mothers) would think of lower College Street these days, since obviously when they were proud enough of the scenic main route to name it in honor our proud destination institutes of higher education, Amherst College and UMass, back in the days well before Hampshire College was even founded?
Today much of College Street has transformed into non-owner occupied student rental housing and a magnet for trouble. Take 202 College Street for instance, a property managed by Eagle Crest Management, AKA Jamie Cherewatti.
Police were called late Saturday night (11:30 PM) because of loud noise for a very large gathering of college aged youth (400-500), including a bonfire in the backyard and at least one of the party goers was only 17. Yes Dads (and Moms of course), how does that make you feel: Your 17-year-old daughter pounding down beers at a party of around 500, packed into a house zoned for eight?!
The Bad Boys hosting the gala event failed to cooperate with numerous responding officers, and were arrested. Since they were so uncooperative they were hit with both Noise and Nuisance House charges.
Colin Francis O'Neil, 10 Lessard Ctr, East Longmeadow, MA, age 21
Jeffery Stowell, 471 Hoppin Hill Ave, No Attleborough, MA, age 21
35 North Whitney Street, Amherst
Police stated the party guests were "extremely rude and uncooperative," resulting in the arrests of two residents who provided no help in clearing the party.
Joseph Gervasi, 120 Prospect St, Weymouth, MA, age 22
Joshua Ledin, 96 Randolph St, Weymouth, MA, age 22
219 Amity Street
Wild women may not get the blues, but in peace loving Amherst if they party hardy and are "extremely uncooperative" with responding Amherst police officers, then they do indeed get arrested.
Arrested for Noise:
Thuong Tran, 114 Hillcrest, Brockton, MA, age 21
Barbara Line, 219 Amity Street, Amherst, MA, age 21
Sonya Belgacem, 6 Brookside Court, Tyngsborough, MA, age 21
Jessica Jorge, 39 Brown Rd, Oxford, MA, age 21
On a more positive note however, police also found a few party locations more willing to cooperate:
21 Hobart Lane, Friday night 11:35 PM. Host wanted help clearing out the party and stated he had a good working relationship with "Jack" a private security guard hired by the owners of Gilreath Manor (Lincoln Real Estate). Police helped clear 100+ guests and gave the host a verbal warning.
480 South Pleasant Street, early Sunday morning 1:00 AM. Resident requested assistance to help clear 75 guests without incident. Verbal warning only.