Investigator: Criminal Investigation Division
Case Number: Multiple
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:
Occurring in residential areas of town (although not in the same neighborhood)
Early morning hours
Adult females who live alone
Assault took place in the victim’s residence
Assailant was unknown to the victim
The Criminal Investigation Division has a detective who is specially trained and assigned to investigate sexual crimes in town. These two cases they 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 802-257-7950
Call the Brattleboro Police anonymous tip line 802-251-8188
Call the Crime Hotline 800-533-TIPS
Email the Brattleboro Police email@example.com
The rate of reporting sexual crimes in Brattleboro this year has been consistent with years prior. There has not been an increase in these incidents being reported to police. However, due to the similarities described above, BPD has decided to issue this release. 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.