Mark D. Segalla, Chief of Police
15 Union St.
Reading, MA 01867
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Reading Police Seek Public’s Help After Man Found Bound on Roadside
READING — Chief Mark Segalla reports that the Reading Police Department is seeking the public’s help with an ongoing investigation after a man was found tied up on the side of a road Sunday night.
On Sunday, Oct. 1, at approximately 8:19 p.m., Reading Police were dispatched to the area of North Main Street and Short Street on a report that there was a man bound on the side of the road. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a Lawrence man, restrained with duct tape. Following a preliminary investigation, Reading Police determined that the man had been assaulted prior to being bound by his assailants.
The Reading Police are actively investigating, though they do not believe the incident was random. The victim believed there were three male attackers, who were possibly black or Hispanic.
Any residents who may have seen anything suspicious in the area between 5-8 p.m. on Sunday are asked to call Reading Police Detective Derek Holmes at 781-942-6772.