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Text leads to arrest of three men in Cambridge

The men were caught with drugs, cash, knives and brass knuckles.

Three Cambridge men were arrested yesterday on drug, weapons and stolen property charges and police are crediting a person who texted them information leading to the bust.

Police received an anonymous text about 9 p.m. yesterday that said a group of men were smoking marijuana and causing a disturbance on Pine Street in Cambridge.

When police arrived the found the men allegedly smoking marijuana and then discovered the weapons and paraphernalia.

A search revealed the men were in possession of several bags of marijuana, cell phones, a digital scale, pocket knives, brass knuckles and $300 in cash.

Jeff and James Bonaventure, both 18, were arrested.

Tevin Brown, 20, was arrested for having a warrant for receiving stolen property.

Cambridge police said it was the second time in less than two weeks that information from an anonymous tipster led to an arrest. A person sent an e-mail to police last week that led to a man arrested on a warrant.

"These arrests were the direct result of information shared with us by anonymous tipsters who wanted to make their neighborhoods and their community a safer place," said Deputy Superintendent Paul Ames.

Tips can be sent by text message to Tip411. Messages should begin with "Tip650" followed by the message.