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August 3, 2013




Police and the Fire Department responded to Ocean Avenue after a 12:56 p.m. report that two boys on bicycles had collided and one was bleeding from the mouth. Nobody was hospitalized after the incident. “Both children with parents now,” wrote police.

Police were unable to locate a woman who was reported to be wearing a nightgown and bathrobe while she walked her dog on West Shore Drive at 1:02 p.m.

An officer was unable to locate anything amiss on Hereford Road after a man reported at 3:17 p.m. that a woman had told him she had heard somebody nearby call out “please don’t hit me.”

Police received a 4:43 p.m. report that a suspicious woman — “possibly on drugs” — was walking on Atlantic Avenue with a baby carriage, but an officer was unable to locate her.



A Manson Street man reported at 8:49 a.m. that his neighbor had “intentionally attempted to hit him with his car.” Police wrote: “Caller is now in his house, and the neighbor has returned to his. Appears to be an ongoing neighbor issue.”

Police received an 11:02 a.m. report that a man had gone into a Crossman Avenue woman’s yard saying he “needed to urinate” at 2:30 a.m. the previous Saturday.

Police responded to a 3:09 p.m. report that a man with his underwear outside of his pants had apparently soiled himself in the vicinity of 685 Humphrey St., but police didn’t report finding him.



Police responded to a 4:03 p.m. report that three youths were spray-painting at Hardy and Pleasant streets, but an officer determined they were actually using Silly String.

A Northridge Road woman turned a firearm in at the station about 4 p.m., according to log. Her husband “passed away in 1990 and [she] forgot he had hidden a gun in the closet,” police wrote.

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