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February 14, 2013



Officers responded to the area of Lafayette and Ward streets after a 9:45 p.m. report of youths throwing snowballs at cars. “The youths first denied throwing any snowballs,” police wrote. “After a brief conversation, they admitted to throwing snowballs at vehicles. The youths were advised not to throw snowballs at vehicles and left the area without incident.”


Police responded to 69 Ocean Ave. after a 6:46 a.m. report that a cat was caught in an animal trap. The cat was set free, apparently uninjured, and an officer advised the man who lived at the address to “keep a closer eye on the traps to ensure domesticated animals wouldn’t be hurt.”

Undesirables were sleeping in a garage at Derby and Congress streets, according to a 9:15 a.m. report, but an officer was unable to locate anybody suspicious.

A 40-year-old man died after he overdosed in a parked car at 76 Lafayette St. around 1:30 p.m., according to Lt. Mary Butler. The man was with other people at the time, one of whom called police. It was unclear what drug the man overdosed on, and the incident is under investigation.

An officer found a black Virgin cellphone in a snowbank on Hawthorne Boulevard, according to a 1:33 p.m. report. “Unable to turn phone on,” police wrote.

A 3:19 p.m. report that somebody was throwing snow at traffic brought an officer to Mason Street, but nothing suspicious was located.

Police responded to 18 Porter St. after a 3:29 p.m. report of a domestic dispute and determined that a couple had been engaged in a verbal argument. “Parties advised to keep it down and separate for the night if needed,” police wrote.



Police received a 7:50 p.m. report of “males assaulting male” during a road-rage incident at Elliott and Bridge streets, but an officer was unable to locate anything suspicious.

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