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In Ipswich, DNA testing sought to catch dog waste scofflaws

Calls for forensics to catch pickup law violators

IPSWICH — Matt Antczak is well known in this picture-perfect coastal community, even feared. And as he patrols downtown in his uniform, his face contorts regularly into disgust at what he sees again and again: dog waste.

Along the riverwalk, on the sidewalk, in playgrounds his eye is drawn to dog droppings, and his anger turns toward the humans who failed to pick them up. His zeal has generated some derision.

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