August 13 2020

BPD Determines No Danger Following Report of Alleged Sexual Assault in Mill Pond Area


Chief Michael Kent reports that there is no danger to the public following an alleged sexual assault in the area of Burlington's Mill Pond Reservoir.


At 4:30 p.m. Burlington Police received a 911 call from a woman stating she had been sexually assaulted on the side of the road near the intersection of Peach Orchard Road and Arborwood Drive.


Several individuals stopped to assist the woman and upon arrival officers found her in a passerbys car. Witnesses stated that they had found the woman nude in the middle of the street, and that someone had fled the area on foot. The woman was transported to the hospital for evaluation.


Burlington Police, the State Police Air Wing (helicopter unit), the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) K9 unit, as well as officers from the Woburn and Wilmington police departments searched the wooded area abutting the reservoir in the area around Peach Orchard Road until approximately 7:30 p.m. when the area was cleared. Approximately 10 K9s participated in the search.

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