Thursday, August 5, 2010

Police say rumors of assaults false

This is the second story down the page.

WILLISTON — The Williston Police Department is assuring residents that rumors of a series of sexual assaults in the town are unfounded.

The department’s Mark Hanson said there have been several calls in the past two months regarding the rumors, but investigators found nothing to indicate the assaults took place.

Still, Hanson said the number of sexual assaults is on the rise. The department investigated 22 assault reports through June, but looked into 28 such reports in all of last year and 10 in 2008.