Boylston Man Arrested for Attempted Kidnapping of Minor

 by Tom MarinoJune 16, 2022

BOYLSTON - A report of an attempted kidnapping led to the arrest of a 59-year-old Boylston man on Wednesday, June 15.

Boylston Police responded to Mill Road in response to a report of a man who attempted to lure a juvenile into his home. After being refused, the man allegedly chased the juvenile down the road.

The juvenile provided a description to police and later identified David Shays, 59, of Boylston, as the man involved in the incident.

Shays faces charges of:

  • Enticing a Child Under 16 years old;
  • Attempting to Commit a Crime (Kidnapping); and
  • Assault

Bail was set at $15,000. After booking at the Boylston Police Department, Shays was transported to the Worcester Police Department for holding.

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