AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) –If you were anywhere near Amherst’s Townhouse Apartments on Saturday, you were dealing with thousands of students who were in the town for the Blarney Blowout.
Although the ticketed event was sponsored by nearby bars, nearly 2,000 were in that complex alone.
UMass Amherst Junior Kristen Gabrielli lives there, her place got trashed when people started knocking on the door to use the bathroom. When she got up the next morning, she realized how bad that mess was. “I was like ‘Oh Crap’ um, what are we going to do about that?” she recalled.
The backyard was clearly a mess. While some students will likely be fined for not cleaning it up, it will probably fall on the Townhouses’ 2 maintenance men.
At one point it got so crazy, Amherst police had to call in UMass and State police to help them out. In fact, 6 students were arrested in all and police say two of those individuals were taken into custody for throwing beer cans at them.
At least some students are willing to help clean it up. “I feel bad when I look at it, that’s disgusting. I think we should. Honestly, we did it,” chimed UMass Amherst Junior Shannon Mulligan. It might bring some relief to neighbors.
Police also say they found a 17-year-old semi-conscious from alcohol, who was taken to Cooley-Dickinson Hospital.
None of the cops who were hit by bottles had to be hospitalized.
Arrested were 21-year-old Shane Niles of Hyde Park, 20-year-0ld Terence Meehan of Worcester, 20-year-0ld Trevor Morency of Chelmsford, 20-year-old Christopher McGoldrick of Meriden, Conn., 22-year-old Michael Carmasine of Yardley, Pennsylvania, and 23-year-old Patrick Conlin of Amherst.
All six face a number of charges including Disorderly Conduct.