Amherst police report several break-ins
AMHERST — Amherst police are investigating several break-ins reported over the weekend.
An employee at Mystery Train Records at 178 North Pleasant St., reported Saturday at 9:31 a.m. that someone had entered the store through a window after an air conditioner was removed, said Detective Michael Forcum.
An electric keyboard, two laptops, 50 used compact discs and $20 in change were stolen from the business during the break-in, Forcum said.
The residential break-in was reported Saturday at 8:10 p.m. when a Pelham Road homeowner contacted police after returning home and finding two doors open. Police determined that someone entered the house by prying open the rear door, Forcum said. A computer was reported missing.
Friday at 4:57 p.m. police took a report that a vehicle had been broken into and a laptop stolen, possibly while the vehicle was parked at Puffer’s Pond. Forcum said there were no signs of forced entry and that the owner told police the incident may have happened earlier on the University of Massachusetts campus.
Police handled 187 calls for service and made five arrests over the weekend.
Three arrests came Sunday at 2:01 a.m. when police responded to Colonial Village, 81 Belchertown Road, after getting called about three minors possibly smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol inside the laundry room at the complex.
Henry A. Mejia-Ayala, 20, of Colonial Village, unit 84, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, disturbing the peace and being a minor in possession of alcohol, Forcum said. Mejia-Ayala was arrested after he allegedly became uncooperative, swearing at officers and thrusting his body at them in a belligerent manner, Forcum said.
Luciano Omar Martinez, 19, of Colonial Village, unit 103, and Edgar Mejia-Ayala, 19, of Colonial Village, unit 74, both were arrested on charges of being minors in possession of alcohol, Forcum said.
Matthew R. Gustafson, 19, of Boston, was arrested at 12:23 a.m. on College Street on a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol and violating the town’s open container bylaw, Forcum said.
On Sunday at 1:28 a.m., Jesse Jamal Bollinger, 29, of 410 Old Montague Road, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle after his car was pulled over on College Street for having a broken headlight, Forcum said.
Police issued a $300 ticket for violating the town’s noise bylaw to a Colonial Village resident who was playing loud music Friday at 7:46 p.m.