Lowell Man Arrested in Connection With Accosting Jogger in Carlisle

For Immediate Release April 15, 2017
Contact: Press Office
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Booking photo provided by Carlisle Police Department

CARLISLE – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Carlisle Police Chief John Fisher have announced that William Baafi, 36 of Lowell was arrested last night and charged with assault, accosting and annoying a person of the opposite sex and breaking and entering a vehicle in connection with an alleged assault on a female jogger in Great Brook State Park on April 12, 2017.

“This arrest is the result  of the cooperative work of several local law enforcement agencies to identify and locate the defendant. I applaud the Carlisle Police Department for their comprehensive investigation and their collaboration with our Office which led to  resolution in this matter,” said District Attorney Ryan.

“I would like to thank the officers for their hard work in apprehending the suspect involved in this case. It is my hope that bringing in the person responsible for these alleged actions will bring a sense of security to the residents of Carlisle who regularly visit the park,” added Chief Fisher.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on April 12, Mr. Baafi allegedly approached a female jogger in the Visitor Center parking lot at Great Brook State Park. He allegedly approached the victim’s vehicle, standing behind her car, blocking her from pulling out. The man then allegedly came up to her car window and began yelling at the victim before putting his hands on the car window attempting to assault the victim and enter her vehicle.

This incident was investigated by Carlisle Police with assistance from police departments in Billerica, Concord, Lincoln, Lowell, Nashua, NH, and Westford.

Mr. Baafi was arrested without incident at his home in Lowell. He will be arraigned on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in Concord District Court.

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