Police investigate two sexual assaults
BRATTLEBORO — In the last three months, the Brattleboro Police Department has opened investigations into two sexual assault complaints which share some similar characteristics. Those characteristics include that they occurred in residential areas of town, although not in the same neighborhood. The two events happened in the early morning hours and were assaults against adult females who live alone. The assaults took place in the residences of the victims and the assailant was unknown to the victims. The Criminal Investigation Division has a detective who is specially trained and assigned to investigate sexual crimes in town. These two cases have been prioritized and additional resources have been assigned to the investigation. The CID is actively investigating and pursuing all available leads. Anyone with information related to these or other incidents, reported or unreported, is urged to do one of the following: Call the Brattleboro Police at 802-257-7950; call the Brattleboro Police anonymous tip line at 802-251-8188; call the Crime Hotline at 800-533-TIPS; or email the Brattleboro Police firstname.lastname@example.org. The rate of reporting sexual crimes in Brattleboro this year has been consistent with years prior. There has been no increase in these incidents being reported to police. However, due to the similarities described above, BPD has decided to seek the public's help in these cases. Additional information will be released as appropriate for public safety and investigatory needs.
The public is reminded to keep general safety practices in mind such as securing your residences and vehicles, and being aware of your surroundings.
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