Chief Robert Bongiorno is pleased to announce a promotion and new assignments for three members of the Bedford Police Department. Craig Naylor was promoted from the rank of Officer to Sergeant; Sgt. Rich Vitale was assigned as the new Detective Sergeant; and Officer Jeffrey French was assigned as the new Campus Resource Officer at Middlesex Community College.
According to a Bedford Police Department Tweet on Sunday evening, the department had one suspect in custody after a car stop, while a second suspect fled the scene. Officers were looking for a male suspect in his early 20’s, wearing a gray shirt, black pants, and black sneakers.
The Bedford Police invites all members of the Bedford Community to attend the last two sessions of its Open House Series. Please join us and take the dual opportunity to meet your local Police Officers, and for them to meet you on September 25 and October 30.
The Bedford Police Department hosted their 2019 National Night Out, a community block party, on Tuesday, August 6. Scores of families and individuals (and not a few dogs) found their way to the celebration, held across Mudge Way from the police station. Local restaurants donated food – there was chili, chicken wings, pizza, cupcakes – and there were activities, most notably the train ride that ferried kids and parents around the area. For those who took the station tour, police badge stickers were distributed at the end of each visit. Images in the galleries below are (c) Jeff JHO Hoyland or JMcCT, 2019 all rights reserved
In late July a large group of residents and neighborhood activists gathered in the Reed Room at Town Hall, seeking to mitigate the impact of increased traffic on neighborhood streets — particularly Alcott Street, Dewey Road, Gould Road, and Temple Terrace — after changes to the Rte 62/Old Billerica Road intersection. The Alcott, Gould, Dewey (TAGD) neighborhood group is led by Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, Jessica Lynch, and Jessica Jannace and has grown to include Wagon Wheel, Old Stagecoach, and their side streets. A meeting with Bedford Police officers Tom Devine and Jeffrey French in late February revealed data collected by the department. According to Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, “At that meeting, Officer Devine reported on the data collected in the neighborhood, including making 18 stops in 1 hour and 12 minutes (3 citations and 15 warnings). The highest speed clocked was 71 mph in this residential neighborhood.