UPDATE 3:50 P.M.: Two Acton Bowladrome Stabbing Suspects Turn Themselves In

The following information was supplied by the Acton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Updated, May 11, 3:50 p.m.: The Acton Police Department has issued the following press release:

The following two individuals have been arrested and were arraigned at Concord District Court on the afternoon of 5/11/12.

We are asking for the public’s help through the media to identify a third suspect who was involved in the incident on 5/8 in Acton where a man was assaulted, stabbed and almost run over by a vehicle.  The last suspect is described by witness as a black male, tall, thin with longer hair worn in a “short dreadlock style.”  He is reported to be an associate of the two arrested individuals and we are asking that if anyone knows his identity to call the Acton P.D. Detective Division at 978-264-9640.

Updated, May 11, 12:50 p.m.: Two of the three suspects in the Acton Bowladrome stabbing have turned themselves in, police said.

Ryan Bedford and Matthew Bedford have been arrested and are being taken to Concord District Court for arraignment, said Acton Police Chief Frank Widmayer.

Original Post, May 10, 4:03 p.m.:

After an investigation into the case where a 35-year-old man in the parking lot of the Wednesday, May 9 at 8:50 p.m., Officer Dean Keeler, Detective Christopher Browne and others from the Acton Police Department obtained warrants at the Concord District Court for:

  • Ryan Bedford, 23, of 5 Ladyslipper Lane, Acton has been charged with attempted murder and assault & battery with a dangerous weapon (aggravated).
  •  Matthew Bedford, 20, of 5 Ladyslipper Lane, Acton has been charged with attempted murder, assault & battery with a dangerous weapon (aggravated), negligent operation of a motor vehicle and assault with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle used in commission of a felony).

The third subject’s identification is still under investigation at this time. The suspect is described as a tall black man in his 20’s with thin long hair.

The victim is 35-year-old Acton resident Frank Dalli. He was treated by Acton Fire Department ambulance personnel and brought to the Lahey Clinic. He is in stable condition.

Witnesses reported Mr. Dalli was leaving the building when he was attacked by the three suspects. An altercation erupted and Dalli was stabbed by one of the two of the white suspects. All three of the suspects jumped into a brown 2007 Toyota Tundra and attempted to run over Dalli before leaving the scene.

The case is still under investigation.

carla May 17, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Y all this
katherine May 25, 2012 at 01:30 AM
I have know ryan bedford my hole life and he has always taken care of me. I know he would take a bullet for me if it came down to it and I would for him also. The people who say he is not a good person or a "wonderful, charming, delinquent screw-ups" well u have no idea who he is or his brother. He may not be the most innocent kid in Boxboro or Acton but he is a good person, but there have been far worse then him. He has saved my brother life more then once. When people broke into my home and it wasn't safe for me to go there after school he took care of me and gave me a place to stay. Ryan and his brother are good people, so please don't assume anything you don't know.
Filippo Napoli May 25, 2012 at 07:20 AM
I am surprised at the level of ignorance flowing through these threads. It is some of the most nauseating and unnecessary nonsense which has left me offended on a personal level and extremely infuriated. First of all, I would like to ask why a 35 year old man is getting involved with individuals who are in their early 20s? That is over a decade in age difference and should be held into consideration. Everybody who is not using their real name should avoid speaking poorly of the Bedford family. You will be discovered eventually. I am very upset because I was looking forward to seeing the Bedfords later on that evening and my plans were disrupted by this nonsense which has now lead to this disgusting collection of commentary which I am saving in my files. I was not at the scene of the crime but I would like to state that nobody deserves to get stabbed nor does anyone deserve to spend time behind bars. Jail is no place for young kids, especially ABRHS graduates who are currently attending college. Because of this issue, two of my friends are in jail and nobody can be certain of when they will be set free. That is an awful thought to process, especially under such circumstances. Acton is no place for crime and violence nor does it have room for those who wish to talk badly about it's victims and their respective families. Anybody can make mistakes, even adults who wish to get mixed up with youngsters. Thankfully the police is always there for their protection...
brian June 24, 2012 at 08:46 AM
Frank dalli was definitely not a wimp...more or less in high school he was a crazy bastard.I definitely saw him and the owner of the bowling alleys son joshua sunberg take on 15 kids once and frank put the pully from his truck and pulled a bunch of cars down a hill,it was classic .however I went to ABRHS and I felt very safe being his(franks freind),still can't believe that he got beat up,he was probably drinking or something


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