Shane Walsh, Evan Stack, Ben Gallacher off to Clerk's office to pay $300 town bylaw noise fine (each)
For only the second weekend of the semester we have a party house winner where APD intervention of the arresting kind was required. Although this one is of the more typical variety: all college aged men. UMass students to be precise. All hockey players no less.
Henry Dill (left) also arrested next door to 419 Old Farm Road at same time for assaulting a police cruiser
A few years ago at this time of the season APD was making arrests at numerous party houses. I asked APD Chief Scott Livingstone if things were, as I suspected, getting better:
I would agree, that thus far, the communication and interactions, cooperation, with officers and young adults has greatly improved.
Although still very early, I know that both Officer Laramee, Eric Beal and all of the other sector officers having been doing a lot of outreach, whether it be door to door meetings, Fraternity and Sorority meetings and others.
I have been contacted by coaches of many of the sports teams, and we are in the process of scheduling meetings with them as well.
A very good sign!
The usual Saturday day drink parties at Townhouse Apartments in North Amherst also seem to end a little better than they did a few years ago.
These past two weekends have also seen large gatherings at the western quad where police managed to herd the kids off the green (more like brown at the moment) without incident.
Townhouse Apartments 9/19/15 5:00 PM
Townhouse Apartments 9/26/15 6:00 PM (Click photo to enlarge)