AFD and APD respond to report of car vs pedestrian town center 1:10 AM
Unfortunately rowdy behavior in the jurisdictional area of the Amherst Police Department ratcheted up a notch or two last night -- at least compared to Wednesday, where the rowdy "celebration" after the Red Sox win was limited to the UMass campus, and a surprisingly quiet Halloween on a drizzly Thursday.
Most of the huge crowds undulating around town last night were dressed in costumes, however.
Amherst police had a powerful presence fielding at least seven vehicles including the Personal Transport Vehicle (not to be confused with Paddy Wagon) and UMass cruisers were also highly visible in areas immediately adjacent to the UMass campus
Like last night Amherst Fire Department was pushed almost to the breaking point having once again the need to call Northampton FD for assistance. Naturally that NFD ambulance was in response to an intoxicated male.
Around midnight police swooped in to break up loud parties at 240 Northampton Road (Rt 9) and 165 College Street, making over a half dozen arrests. While on site officers took note of a lack of working smoke detectors at the Northampton Road address which resulted in an attempted inspection visit by AFD Chief Tim Nelson.
The Personal Transport Vehicle loading up at 165 College Street around midnight
The remaining inhabitants (who had not been arrested) refused to allow the Chief to enter the premises.
Other byproducts of alcohol abuse also were overly evident as well: fighting, injuries via falls, and -- most disturbing -- a young woman assaulted on Sunset Court, dead in the center of all the youthful revelry.
Sunset Court, immediately adjacent to Umass
At 1:10 AM a coordinated swift response from both police and fire converged on the intersection of Kellogg Avenue and North Pleasant Street for the report of a car vs pedestrian collision. Turns out the pedestrian, a youth dressed as a cowboy, jumped on the car.
Dispatch relayed a call for help around 1:15 AM from a male Reporting Party saying he's "bleeding from every orifice" after an altercation with another young man near Rao's Coffee. The first officer on the scene confirmed a head gash from a punch but added dryly, "most of his orifices are just fine."
AFD loading up an intoxicated student at the Visitors Center, Mass Ave
And to top of the evening/early morning (1:57 AM) an intoxicated college age female in a 4th floor bathroom of Pierpont Dorm, throwing up; and a brief fist fight on North Pleasant Street near Butterfield Terrace that attracted a swarm of police cars.