Chief Domenic J. DiMella
27 Hamilton Street
Saugus, MA 01906
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Saugus Police Seeking the Public’s Assistance after Woman Sexually Assaulted at Knifepoint
SAUGUS — Police Chief Domenic J. Dimella and the Saugus Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint on Tuesday evening.
Saugus Police responded to a residence on Sunnyside Park and spoke to the victim. The victim told police that she had been out running with her dog on Nason Road in Saugus at about 10:30 p.m. when she heard fast footsteps approaching from behind her. A male grabbed her by the hair and pushed her into a tree. The suspect told the victim that he had a knife and ordered her not to scream. The suspect then grabbed her chest and genitals. He then struck her in the face.
At this time, the victim’s dog began to bark, causing other neighborhood dogs to bark. This may have spooked the suspect, because he ran away.
As the suspect fled, the victim noted that was wearing a long-sleeved red shirt, dark pants, possible jeans, and clean white sneakers. He was tall, thin, and was wearing cologne.
Saugus Police and a Massachusetts State Police K-9 searched the area nad were unable to locate the suspect.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone who may have been in the area or who may have any information on this crime is asked to call Saugus Police at 781-941-1199 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 781-231-4037.