Vehicle from Burlington Carjacking Located in Revere, Suspects in Custody

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On Tuesday morning Police Chief Michael Kent reported that the 2018 Audi sedan taken at gunpoint from a Burlington resident on Monday evening was recovered after it crashed in Revere early Tuesday morning. Four suspects have been taken into custody by the Revere Police Department.

Snow Expected to Impact Evening Commute ~ Bedford Police and Fire Offer Driving Safety Tips

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Fire Chief David Grunes and Police Chief Robert Bongiorno want residents to be aware of the potential impact of a snowstorm that is expected to affect today’s evening commute.

Precipitation is expected to begin in Bedford at around 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Bedford residents can expect to receive 4-6 inches of snow, changing to sleet and then freezing rain. There is a significant chance for slippery road conditions, especially during the early evening. Precipitation is expected to end at approximately 7 a.m. tomorrow.

Burlington Police Investigating Armed Carjacking

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Chief Michael Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department is investigating a carjacking at gunpoint that occurred Monday evening.

Police responded to 26 Beacon St., in the parking lot of the Beacon Village apartment community at 7:23 p.m. Upon arrival, officers met with a visibly shaken adult male who said that he had just pulled into his parking space after arriving home from work and was checking his email on his phone when a man opened the driver’s side door, put a gun in his chest, and forced him from the vehicle.

The victim reported that three black men in their late teens or early 20s got into the vehicle, with the gunman getting into the driver’s seat.

The victim’s keys, wallet, and phone were also taken.

The suspects sped away in the victim’s 2018 black Audi A4 sedan with MA License Plate 8GW848.

Balancing Community Safety and Family Privacy

By Julie McCay Turner

The challenging balance between community safety and privacy in situations of family crisis or domestic violence came into sharp focus in Bedford on Sunday, February 3.

Though the incident drew regional and national attention on Monday and later in the week, the facts in Bedford on Sunday involved a family situation, a man who was known to be in crisis and at risk of harming himself.

Bedford Man Charged With Kidnapping

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Early on Thursday afternoon the Bedford Police Twitter feed noted, “Bedford Police would like to thank the Concord Police Department, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Boston Violent Crimes Task Force for the safe apprehension of Julian Field. He is currently being held in Florida and will be sent back to Massachusetts at a later date.”

The following press release from the Department of Justice: United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling/District of Massachusetts posted on the Bedford Police Department’s new blog,

BOSTON – A Bedford, Mass., man was arrested late last night on a federal arrest warrant in Key West, Fla., and charged in connection with a kidnapping that began in Concord, Mass., and ended in Connecticut.

Julian Field, 24, was charged with one count of kidnapping and will appear in federal court in Key West, Fla., on Friday, February 8, 2019. Field will be brought to Massachusetts at a later date.

According to court documents, on the evening of February 3, 2019, Field broke into the home of a Concord resident and forced the victim to drive him to a train station in Connecticut, first stopping in Springfield, Mass., to attempt to procure illegal drugs. Field ultimately allowed the victim to leave. Authorities subsequently tracked Field to Florida, where he was arrested.

*WANTED* Concord Police Seeking Home Invasion Suspect

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Julian Field Suspect in Armed Home Invasion, Kidnapping, Armed Assault

Chief Joseph O’Connor reports that the Concord Police Department is seeking to arrest a Bedford man who, after being reported missing from his home, allegedly broke into a Concord home, held the resident at knifepoint and forced him to drive to locations in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Bedford Police Department Receives Grant to Provide Child Safety Seats to Residents

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Chief Robert Bongiorno is pleased to announce that the Bedford Police Department has received a grant that will enable it to provide children’s car seats to those in need.

Through a Child Passenger Safety Seat Grant, which was awarded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Bedford Police Department will be able to provide a limited number of safety seats to families who may not be able to afford one.

Stop the Bleed – Several Places Remain in the Bedford Fire Department’s January 16 Course

By Julie McCay Turner

While more than a dozen residents are already registered for the Bedford Fire Department’s Stop the Bleed training on January 16, the class has room for more participants.

“Please tell the community that there is room for them, and we can move to a larger room if necessary,” Chief David Grunes said today. Bedford’s first Stop the Bleed course is scheduled for 7 pm on Wednesday, January 16, and pre-registration is necessary.

To register, contact Captain Mark Sullivan. (781) 275 – 5266 ext 103 or email Originally created under the aegis of the Department of Homeland Security, the January 16 course will be taught by Bedford’s paramedics and firefighters.

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