VIDEO: Bridgewater Police Release Video of Alleged Attempted Abduction and Sexual Assault of Female Jogger


Bridgewater Police Department
Christopher Delmonte, Chief of Police
220 Pleasant St.
Bridgewater, MA 02324

For Immediate Release

Monday, June 18, 2018

Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299

VIDEO: Bridgewater Police Release Video of Alleged Attempted Abduction and Sexual Assault of Female Jogger

BRIDGEWATER– Chief Christopher Delmonte reports that a man has been charged with attempting to abduct a female jogger from the road and into his vehicle Sunday morning. The department has released a video of the alleged incident that was recorded from a nearby business.

GORDON J. LYONS, AGE 57, OF 273 MAIN ST.BRIDGEWATER was charged with:

  • Kidnapping
  • Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person Age 14 or Older
  • Assault and Battery

At approximately 7:35 a.m. on Sunday, June 17, Bridgewater Police received multiple 911 calls reporting that a female jogger was just assaulted by a man in the area of 433 Pleasant St.

Through the investigation, officers determined that the 37-year-old woman was jogging down Pleasant Street when LYONS allegedly pulled his vehicle over and stopped in front of her. The video shows LYONS exiting the vehicle, and then run towards her and grab both of the woman’s arms and attempt to pull her toward his vehicle. During this time, LYONS allegedly sexually assaulted the female victim.

The woman was able to scream and fight with LYONS.  The video showed both of them to fall to the ground. LYONS then got up and ran back to his vehicle and fled the area.

The victim had the presence of mind to take a photo of the suspect vehicle as it was fleeing. Using the photo taken by the victim, Bridgewater Police were able to quickly identify LYONS’ vehicle.

A short time later, LYONS was involved in a motor vehicle crash on the northbound side of Route 24 in West Bridgewater. He was injured in the crash and is currently at Boston Medical Center. He is being held without bail pending his arraignment.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call the Bridgewater Police Department at 508-697-6118.

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.


Melrose High School Students Win Amp It Up! Challenge

Melrose Public Schools
Superintendent Cyndy S. Taymore
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose , MA 02176

For Immediate Release

Monday, May 14, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Melrose High School Students Win Amp It Up! Challenge

Left to right: Video Production teacher Anthony DiBenedetto, juniors Kyle Nolan and Dan Maffie, Superintendent Cyndy Taymore, juniors Alex Gillis and Ross Carroll, and Larissa Matzek from MassDevelopment. (Courtesy Photo Melrose Public Schools)

MELROSE — Principal Jason Merrill is pleased to announce that a group of Melrose High Students placed in the Amp it up! Challenge for their video on Southbridge SJC Drums.

A creative video production competition, AMP it up! annually invites students to research the inner workings of an advanced manufacturing innovation to explain how it impacts the world around them in a two-minute video. Entries must capture three main ideas about a product, including how it is made, why it matters and what it means to the creator of the video.

The winning group, one of three entries from MHS, received $3,000 from MassDevelopment, the sponsoring organization behind the AMP it up! Challenge. The money won by the students will be reinvested into the program by adding and upgrading equipment. This is the second time is three years that MHS has placed in the competition.

Juniors Kyle Nolan, Dan Maffie, Alex Gillis and Ross Carroll featured Southbridge SJC Drums, a manufacturer of custom percussion instruments, under the guidance of MHS Video Production teacher Anthony DiBenedetto. Over February vacation, the group went on site to complete interviews, film b-roll and conduct research for their project. They then spent two weeks editing the video before submitting it to the competition.

“Melrose High School and MHS-TV are extremely excited to have participated in the AMP it Up! Challenge,” DiBenedetto said. “The entire process is really interesting for the students and helps to build a variety of skills. It is always great when you can combine student interests and work with other members of our community, like businesses, to promote the awesome things we both are doing.”

To view MHS’ winning entry, click here.

About MassDevelopment:

MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, works with businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions and communities to stimulate economic growth across the Commonwealth. During the 2016 fiscal year, MassDevelopment financed or managed 352 projects generating investment of more than $4 billion in the Massachusetts economy. These projects are projected to create about 8,200 jobs and build or rehabilitate about 4,200 residential units.


Raynham Police Release Video of Armed Robbery at Gas Station

Raynham Police Department
Chief James Donovan
53 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Raynham Police Release Video of Armed Robbery at Gas Station


RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a gas station early Tuesday morning.

At approximately 3:46 a.m., Raynham Police received a report of two men who brandished knives and robbed the Seasons Corner Market, 442 New State Highway. The gas station convenience store, which is open 24-hours-a-day, is at the corner of Route 44 and South Street.

The suspects are described as two white males, who were wearing masks, as well as dark-colored sweatshirts and dark-colored pants.

The suspects demanded money from the clerks and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, fleeing down the eastbound side of Rt. 44, toward Middleboro, possibly in a black Dodge Charger.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police will be reviewing video surveillance footage from the store to assist in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen something suspicious in the area, is asked to call the Raynham Police Department at 508-824-2716.



Video: Dracut Police Investigating Residential Burglary

Peter Bartlett
Chief of Police
110 Loon Hill Road
Dracut, MA 01826

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Video: Dracut Police Investigating Residential Burglary

Click here for downloadable video footage.

DRACUT — Chief Peter Bartlett reports that the Dracut Police Department is actively investigating a residential burglary and is releasing video surveillance footage in an effort to enlist the public to assist in the case.

Yesterday afternoon, Dracut Police responded to a residence on Gerrish Avenue to take a report of a past breaking and entering. An investigator spoke with the resident who was able to private high-definition video footage from their front-door surveillance camera.

The footage shows two male suspects eating and drinking before proceeding to the rear of the residence, off camera, and breaking into the home.

Several items, including jewelry and CDs were stolen from the home.

If anyone recognizes the suspects seen in the video or noticed anything suspicious in the area, they are urged to call Dracut Police at 978-957-2123