HOPKINTON — Chief Joseph Bennett and the Hopkinton Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance as they seek video or surveillance camera footage that could aid an investigation into a hit and run that injured a man.
On Saturday, Jan. 22, at about 3 a.m., Hopkinton Police received a report of a man lying in the road on East Main Street near Ray Street. Upon arrival, first responders found a 31-year-old Burlington man who was injured.
The 31-year-old Burlington man was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester for treatment of his injuries.
Hopkinton Police immediately requested assistance from the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the Crime Scene Services Section and State Police detectives as they launched an investigation.
Surveillance footage gathered by investigators as they canvassed the area of East Main Street revealed footage of the 31-year-old man walking on the sidewalk while wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt, but did not show the impact that left the man injured. Likewise, surveillance footage reviewed by investigators identified several vehicles that were in the area at the time, but no footage showed the man being struck.
Police have identified a vehicle of interest in the case, but the ongoing investigation has so far not led to an arrest.
Today, as investigators continue to pursue leads in their active investigation, they are asking anyone who lives on East Main Street, Main Street, or West Main Street to provide any home video surveillance footage they have from Saturday, Jan. 22 between the hours of 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.
“Hopkinton Police and Massachusetts State Police have been working diligently together to actively investigate this incident since the moment our officers arrived on scene, and we are hoping members of the public can assist our investigation by providing footage from home surveillance systems that could potentially provide evidence,” said Chief Bennett. “We are committed to finding justice and some measure of closure for the victim in this incident, and we ask community members to assist us if they can.”
Anyone who has video or surveillance footage that they can share, or anyone who believes they recognize the vehicle of interest, is asked to contact Detective Benjamin Stickney at email@example.com or by phone at 508-497-3401 ext.1273.