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February 13, 2013




Police responded to a Blaine Avenue address after a 6:53 a.m. report that a father was being beat up by his son.

An 8:53 p.m. report of a possible trash fire brought police and the Fire Department to 9 Park St., where they determined that there was no basis for the call.


Police received a 9:53 a.m. report that a Cabot Street man was robbed twice — once at gunpoint, once with a knife — while making ATM withdrawals during his vacation in the Dominican Republic. He reported losing a total of $527.83 in the robberies, according to Officer Dave Costa.

A Thoreau Circle caller reported hearing several gunshots at 11:19 a.m., but police didn’t report finding anything suspicious.

A 2:31 p.m. report that a man was chasing a woman brought officers to 77 Herrick St., but they didn’t report finding anything out of the ordinary.



An anonymous caller reported a man shoveling snow into the roadway at Sewall and Jersey streets at 9:12 a.m.

Police moved along “kids with snowballs” at Leggs Hill Road and Riverside Drive at 12:47 p.m.


A Chevrolet Silverado was stuck in a snowbank and blocking traffic on Pleasant Street, according to a 7:19 a.m. report.



A caller reported an elderly man “running with his hands in the air” near the bus stop at 4 Essex Center Drive at 2:59 p.m. Police were unable to locate him.

Police responded to 28 Veterans Memorial Drive after a 5:22 p.m. report that four youths were throwing snowballs at a woman’s property from a nearby snowbank. “Removed youths from property,” police wrote, “all in order.”


A 1:01 a.m. report of a “loud party” brought police to 10 Overlook Trail, where they determined the disturbance was from “a small group of males getting haircuts.” An officer wrote: “They will quiet down.”

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