The Billerica Police Department is planning to conduct random, undercover alcohol-compliance checks at establishments around town in the next few weeks. The time and locations of the checks will not be announced in advance. These checks are used to emphasize the need to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.
June 26, 2015 at 6:09:49 PM Update – Statement from Deputy Chief Frost, “This appears to have been an incident which occurred among a group of juvenile friends using BB guns and a pellet gun. The victim sustained a life threatening injury and is in critical condition at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington.”
“Our thoughts are with the victim and his family in hopes he will have a full recovery.”
–Deputy Police Chief Roy Frost
June 26, 2015 at 2:13:49 PM Update – Statement from Alexandra Zaroulis, Middlesex District Attorney’s Office “This continues to be a very active investigation, however, at this point we are satisfied this is not a random act, and the public is not in danger. We are not releasing any further details at this point.”
Jun 26, 2015 at 12:50 PM –Officers are investigating an incident at the 300 block of Andover Rd. Currently, one person has been transported to an area hospital with a reported gunshot wound. The circumstances of the incident are still being investigated and an official press release will be forthcoming. At this time there is no threat to the area in question.
News reporters should report to Andover Rd at Brookside Dr for staging. A public information officer will be at the scene. Please do not call the Police Department for information.
Billerica – On the evening of the Fourth of July 2012, Billerica Police responded to the report of a residential burglary at #21 Liberty Drive in West Billerica. The residents, who had just returned from a day of Independence Day festivities, found that their home had been ransacked. Officers responding to the scene discovered that the suspect(s) used a pry bar to force entry through a side door, after which they entered the home’s bedrooms stealing jewelry and electronics. Detectives responded and processed the scene where they managed to develop and lift multiple latent fingerprints inside the home and at the point of entry. Although there were no initial suspects identified in the crime, the latent fingerprints were submitted to the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab, which manages the state Automated Fingerprint Indexing System (AFIS), which electronically catalogs all known fingerprints obtained from state and local arrests in Massachusetts, as well as allowing access to the national fingerprint database. The results of that search determined that the suspect’s fingerprints located at the residence belonged to Stephen G. Peterson, 24 of Billerica. Peterson, who is currently serving a sentence at the Billerica House of Correction on an unrelated conviction, will be charged in Lowell District for the following felonies:
- Malicious Destruction of Property
- Break and Entry Day Time
- Larceny from a Building
It is important to note that above charges are merely accusations and all individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-215-9653.
Billerica – On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at approximately 10:00 AM, Billerica Police received an emergency 911 call from #96 Rogers Street, North Billerica reporting that a small child had fallen from a second story porch. Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Personnel from Billerica were dispatched to the scene arriving within two minutes. On arrival at the scene, Officers found a young toddler aged child being attended to by its mother. The child was conscious at the time of arrival and subsequently turned over to Billerica Paramedics. It was then determined the child had fallen approximately eighteen feet from a small wooden landing that accesses the second floor to a barn at the rear of the property. Out of an abundance of caution, Paramedics requested a medical helicopter to transport the child directly to Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in Boston.
An investigation into the incident by Billerica Police has ruled this to be an accident.
Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-667-1212 x151