From Wellesley Police Department regarding the reported sexual assault on Edmunds Road earlier this week:
Several citizens have contacted the police department or Town Hall asking if there is any further information available about the incident Monday on Edmunds Road. We understand that the event itself, as well as the subsequent search of the area, were unnerving. The very tactics we use to make sure a neighborhood is completely safe can, unfortunately, make people feel less safe. But as a result of the steps we took, and the Wellesley and State Police assets we utilized, by the time we pulled out of the neighborhood we were confident it was safe.
Currently, our detectives are working tirelessly on the case. The ongoing status of the investigation, as well as the nature of the incident itself, require that we withhold any comments, theories or speculation. Unfortunately, residents should not expect updates on the case unless something definitive develops. There will be no composite or sketch prepared in this case. This is an issue of investigative protocol and no inferences should be drawn from it.
There have been some housebreaks in Wellesley recently, and residents have inquired about any potential nexus to Monday’s incident. There is no reason to believe that Monday’s case is related. Notably, two weeks ago our detectives arrested three subjects in connection with one of the housebreaks in the area. On Thursday, two additional subjects arrested by another agency were positively identified in another of our housebreaks. Those two individuals are currently in custody.
We have increased patrols in the Edmunds Road neighborhood. This was done to reassure residents and help families feel secure, not because we have any reason to believe that the neighborhood is unsafe.
Residents who still have questions should feel free to call Police Headquarters, or email us through this website, and an officer will contact you.
We appreciate the community’s support.
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