Lowell Man Arraigned in Connection with Lowell and Bedford Bank Robberies

Submitted by the Office of District Attorney Marian Ryan

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor and Bedford Chief of Police Robert Bongiorno have announced that on November 27, 2017, Daniel Clark, 47, of Lowell, was arraigned in Lowell Superior Court on charges of unarmed robbery (2 counts), larceny over $250 (2 counts) and being a habitual offender in connection with two September 2017 bank robberies that occurred in Bedford and Lowell.

Bedford Police Offer Tips to Prevent Holiday Package Theft

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Police Department

With the holiday shopping season officially here, Chief Robert Bongiorno and the Bedford Police Department wish to remind residents of several precautions they can take when ordering items online to help prevent their gifts from falling into the wrong hands.

FedEx and UPS offer services to assist customers during the holidays. To best ensure that your packages are not taken, Bedford Police recommend the following strategies:

Gould Road Home Sustains Significant Damage in Midday House Fire

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Fire Department

Chief David Grunes reports that the Bedford Fire Department extinguished a fire at a residence in town this afternoon.

Around noon, Bedford firefighters were dispatched to 27 Gould Road for a report of an active fire. Upon arrival, firefighters made an aggressive attack and brought the fire under control within 15 minutes. The fire was completely extinguished within an hour.

Thursday, November 30: Gould Road Closed Due to Fire Incident

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Update at 3:30 pm: The Police Department has tweeted, “Gould Road is now open to traffic after a house fire. Fire and police still on-scene please use caution.”

Update at 1:30 pm: While equipment is still on the scene, the fire has been knocked down. Springs Road is passable, but the connection to Springs Road via Alcott Road remains closed on account of the fire.”

According to a Tweet from the Bedford Police Department posted shortly after noon today, “Bedford, Lexington, and Concord Fire Departments are at a working fire on Gould Road. Please avoid the area of Springs and Gould Roads. Gould Road is closed due to apparatus and hoses in the roadway.”

Bedford’s Public Health and Safety Agencies Join Together to Provide Narcan to Community Members

Submitted on behalf of
The Bedford Police and Fire Departments
Bedford Youth and Family Services
Bedford Board of Health

The Bedford Police and Fire Departments, Bedford Youth and Family Services and the Bedford Board of Health are pleased to announce that they have partnered to provide community members free access to the lifesaving overdose reversal drug Narcan, as well as training in its use.

Bedford Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Police Department

Halloween is just a week away, on Tuesday, October 31. Chief Robert Bongiorno and the Bedford Police Department wish to remind families of several important safety tips as they prepare to take their children trick-or-treating this year.

“Halloween is fun for all of us, and we look forward to seeing everyone out in costume and enjoying the evening,” Chief Bongiorno said, “We hope that everyone will adhere to these simple tips, which will help ensure that everyone has a fun and safe evening.”

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year and Bedford Police will work to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents.

There are no designated trick-or-treating hours in Bedford, but police recommend residents conclude festivities by 9 p.m. The Bedford Police also remind residents to use caution as they celebrate the weekend prior to Halloween, Oct. 27-29.

Bedford Police to Participate in National Drug Take Back Day from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 28

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Police Department

Chief Robert Bongiorno is pleased to announce that the Bedford Police Department will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day next week.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., officers will be on-hand at the Bedford Police Department, 2 Mudge Way, to collect unwanted prescription drugs from any resident wishing to dispose of their old, unwanted, or unneeded prescriptions. The event is completely free of charge for all.

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