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July 7, 2014

Cycling against crime

Haverhill police roll out more officers on bikes


The bike patrol officers recently made several arrests, including on June 30 when Ingham and Welch encountered two men with alcohol, sitting on the concrete bench at GAR Park. One of the men had an unopened can of "Natty Daddy," a malt liquor drink, while the other had a small bottle of vodka and a bottle of Gatorade.

"The entire area smelled of beer," Ingham wrote in his police report, noting that police encountered the same two men before and had warned them about laws pertaining to drinking in public.

Ingham's report said a mother and her child were playing ball nearby, while several other people were in GAR Park trying to enjoy the nice weather.

According to Ingham's report, police had received numerous complaints of vagrants drinking in GAR Park, as well as drug complaints and general nuisance complaints. A police cruiser was called to transport the two men to the police station, where they were booked on charges of drinking in public.

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