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Police Hunt Kidnapping Suspect

February 6, 2019

CONCORD -- Police are searching for a Bedford man they say kidnapped a local resident at knifepoint Sunday night and forced him to drive to Connecticut .

Arrest warrants have been issued for Julian Field, 24, Concord police said. Field is believed to be in New Hampshire or New York. Field also is being sought by Bedford police due to a disturbance there earlier Sunday.

According to police, a resident called police at 3:45 a.m. Monday to report the incident. The victim said he was forced to drive to New Haven, Connecticut, then drove back to Concord after the suspect exited the car.

Police said they found Field’s knife in the victim’s car. But they described him as armed and dangerous, and asked the public to call 911 rather than approach him.

Field is facing charges of armed home invasion, kidnapping, armed assault on a person 60 years of age or older, armed assault in a dwelling, armed burglary, and assault on occupants.

Those with information can call 978-318-3400 or the Concord Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line 978-318-3407.

Billerica winter walk series grows

BILLERICA -- Hike Beautiful Billerica, an outdoors series sponsored by Billerica Recreation, is starting a new winter walk series on Feb. 20. Participants will explore the Jones Forest, Vietnam Veterans Park, Two Brothers Rocks, the Middlesex Canal and Rangeway Town Forest from 9:45 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays starting Feb. 20.

Outdoor guide Marlies Henderson will lead the hikes that highlight open space and history in Billerica. This is the fifth year she has led a popular Saturday series.

The walks are geared toward anyone who can walk two hours or about 3 miles off-road on unpaved trails.

The walks are $6 each. To register, visit www.BillericaRec.com or call 978-671-0921.

-- SUN STAFF

Community Choice is main topic

LOWELL -- With the city’s current Community Choice Aggregation agreement due to expire in November, a group focused on combating climate change will hold a free presentation on the topic.

Executive Director of Massachusetts Community Action Network Carol Oldham will lead a presentation titled “What is Community Choice Aggregation, why is it important and how can we make it better?”

The talk sponsored by the Lowell chapter of 350 Massachusetts starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) on 246 Market St.

Community Choice Aggregation is a program that allows local government to purchase electricity on behalf of residents, businesses and municipal accounts and specify how much “green” energy is part of the service, according to the press release. Lowell residents have participated in the program since 2014, unless they opted out.

-- ELIZABETH DOBBINS

Local Democrats meet on Feb. 11

LOWELL -- The Democratic City Committee will hold its next meeting on Feb. 11. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the East End Club on 15 West 4th Street. All interested democrats are welcome, according to the press release. Contact chair Judith Durant for more information at judithdurant1@comcast.net .

-- ELIZABETH DOBBINS

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