Amherst Police

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What happens when police pull over a driver, and the driver can’t hear them? What happens when a deaf person needs to report a crime? Those are questions the Town of Amherst Police Department hopes will soon be easier to answer. 

 

Officers will start using video remote sign language interpreters next week to better communicate with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. 

 


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An Amherst Police vehicle was involved in a serious car accident just before midnight on Friday.

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Funding for body-worn cameras has been delivered to some local police departments.

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All roads are open in Amherst following an active morning for police. Capt. Chris Meyer said a complaint of loud music about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday turned into much more.

Three people, including an Amherst Police officer, were injured in a car chase with a stolen vehicle Wednesday night.

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State troopers in Ohio say they have found a 14-year-old boy from India who went missing from his tour group while they were in Western New York last week.

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Amherst Police say Sweet Home High School was briefly placed under a lockdown Thursday afternoon.

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In the battle of man vs. beast, this time the beast lost. A wild black bear that has captured Western New York's attention on a journey around the region this summer has been "euthanized."

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The parent company of the Chuck E. Cheese's in Amherst says it has made major changes in that facility to make the place safer and more pleasant for customers - and easier for Amherst Police.

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Amherst Police are reporting the death of a woman in their custody.

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Amherst Police are investigating a shots fired call on Commerce Drive. No one was hurt in the shooting.

Amherst is joining local governments that are suing opioid manufacturers. The lawsuit argues the legal drugs are not only costing governments money, but lives.

An Amherst man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and 20 years of post-release supervision for having sexual relations with a child.

Police have released the name of the man who died after being struck by a car in a Tops Markets parking lot - and the woman accused of striking him.

2 lives taken in Amherst crashes

May 11, 2017
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Amherst Police are investigating two fatal motor vehicle crashes that occurred within seven hours.

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A student from Sweet Home High School has been reported missing.

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Authorities credit local media for their help identifying a suspect in the March 6 robbery of the KeyBank in Williamsville.

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A 911 call near the end of classes Monday prompted Sweet Home High School to go into lockdown for about an hour.

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Buffalo’s University Heights neighborhood may be a little quieter this weekend, after police busted a notorious party house on major drug charges.

Amherst Police probe apparent murder-suicide

Jul 20, 2015
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Amherst Police Detectives are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide in the Ransom Oaks subdivision.

Amherst Police are investigating two overnight break-ins on Bernhardt Drive in Snyder.

Bank robbery suspect nabbed in Amherst

Jan 21, 2015
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Amherst Police have arrested a Buffalo man for the robbery of the Boulevard Mall branch of the M&T Bank.

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A pair Amherst Police of officers were hospitalized last night while attempting to arrest a shoplifter.

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Authorities in Erie County are rebuking a report that Child Protective Services workers did not protect an Amherst child who was killed last week.

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Amherst Police are investigating the suspicious death of a young girl who was found unresponsive this past weekend in an apartment on Allenhurst Road.