On 10/24/2011 at approximately 9:40 AM, Rehoboth Police Officers were dispatched to the Tremont St. area for an attempted abduction of a female jogger. Upon arrival the victim told police that she was out for her morning run with her pet German Sheppard. The victim told police that she observed a maroon minivan traveling toward her at a very slow speed. She stated that the minivan contained 4 male subjects. The victim said that the minivan went up the road and turned around and headed back toward her. She described the vehicle driver as a white male in his late 20’s. The female jogger was at this point concerned that the men were coming back to abduct her. She ran and began yelling for help. Once again the vehicle went by her very slowly. She then ran up a driveway looking for someone to help her. When she found no one home she hid in a nearby wooded area and again observed the vehicle at the end of the driveway.
At this point several other officers arrived in the area in attempt to search for the suspect minivan. A short time later a subject was found by police walking in the area, and his vehicle was discovered in the parking lot of Chartley Plaza on Tremont St. More officers were brought into the area to search for the other three subjects. A description was released to the public in the area and through several tips police started tracking the subjects through the woods. Over the next 5 hours police, acting on information supplied from the public, were able to track the subjects through wooded areas and cranberry bogs. With the assistance of the Attleboro Police, Seekonk Police, and the Rehoboth Police K-9, the Rehoboth Police were able to get the remaining three subjects into custody.
The four subjects taken into custody were as follows: Benjamin Gould (23) of Plainville, Ma. – Phillip Muggle (29) of Rehoboth, Ma. – James Gould (27) of Plainville, Ma. – Ryan McCoy (23) of Attleboro, Ma.
All subjects were charged with 1.) Disturbing the Peace 2.) Attempted Kidnapping. R McCoy, J. Gould, and P. Muggle were additionally charged with 1.) Trespassing 2.) Resisting Arrest
This case remains under investigation by the Rehoboth Police Department.
Sgt. Norman J. Todd
Rehoboth Police Department