Saugus Police are hunting a man they say grabbed a woman at knifepoint Tuesday night and was getting ready to rape her when he suddenly fled, possibly spooked when first her dog and then other dogs in the area began to bark.
Police described the 10:30 p.m. incident:
Rashad Deihim, 19, is in custody tonight, will face arraignment Monday on a variety of charges related to an alleged violent sexual attack, Saugus Police say.
Saugus Police issued a BOLO today for Rashad Deihim, 19, on charges of assault with intent to rape, kidnapping, indecent assault and battery on a person age 14 or older and posing or exhibiting a child in a sexual act.
Just last month, Deihim was arrested on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after he allegedly dragged a woman with his car.
Deihim should be considered dangerous. He may be attempting to flee the state.
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Saugus Police report they are looking for a man they took off in a 90-year-old's car in the Stop & Shop parking lot this morning.
Police say officers found the man on the sidewalk, bleeding. He declined medical attention, however.
They say the victim had just come out of the store with groceries when he was attacked by a white man, about 5'7" with dark hair. He sped off in the victim's brown, 2001 Ford Focus, Mass. plates 868-NHV.
If you spot either the suspect or the car, contact Saugus Police at 781-941-1199 or the anonymous tip line at 781-231-4037.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston comes through today with the save.
Wayne Dutch asks:
Any suggestions for good breakfast places north of Boston? (Malden, Saugus, Revere, Lynn)
Over at the Artery, Greg Cook has posted photos of some of our brighter Christmas lights, including this display in Saugus.
Pretty much everything that wasn't stolen in the HIlltop's final days goes on sale in two online auctions on Dec. 14.
Seems in the Hilltop's dying days, somebody stole two of its fiberglass calves.
Throughout the day, a steady stream of people pulled into the Hilltop parking lot to pose with the cows. Even motorists on Rte. 1 slowed to take a gander at the cows on the restaurant's last day open.
Boston Restaurant Talk rounds up sources that indicate the restaurant with the giant neon cactus and the lifesize fiberglass cows is closing forever in a couple of weeks.
AlertNewEngland reports the Square One Mall is shut as an FBI bomb technician inspects an item inside the mall.
UPDATE, 1:10 a.m. - Thing X-rayed, not harmful, mall to re-open.
This guy tells WBZ he was only expressing his displeasure at the way the driver was driving.
Transit Police report arresting a Saugus man after he started choking a bus driver for no good reason they could tell and another passenger had to pull him off.
Police say Franco Contino rode a 426 bus from Haymarket in Boston to Saugus without incident last Wednesday afternoon.
But when the bus stopped on Lincoln Avenue to let passengers off, Contino erupted in fury and began cursing out the driver, Transit Police say: