Billerica and Tewksbury Police Investigating Three Armed Robberies – UPDATE ARREST

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Billerica – On Monday. October 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM, Billerica Police arrested Michael Girouard, 60, of 0 Brandon Street, Billerica, charging him with the armed robbery of Petrolex that occurred at approximately 3:20 AM yesterday. As mentioned in a Billerica Police press release from earlier today, Billerica PD responded to an Armed Robbery of Petrolex where a suspect brandished a large framed silver revolver at the clerk demanding cash. The suspect fled on foot after receiving the money and cigarettes. Later in the day, a second Armed Robbery occurred in Billerica at Variety Plus Convenience located on the opposite side of town. This incident involved a similarly described suspect also brandishing a large framed silver revolver. Additionally, in the early morning hours of Monday, October 16, 2017, at approximately 4:40 AM, a similarly described suspect and weapon was used to commit an Armed Robbery at a Mobile Station in Tewksbury on the Lowell line. These two Armed Robberies (Variety Plus and Mobile) have not yet been charged, however, authorities are actively working with newly developed leads in an attempt to issue charges in those cases as well.

At this time no additional individuals have been identified or charged in connection with the above incidents. All persons named are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Billerica – On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at approximately 0323 AM, Billerica PD responded to Petrolex, a fuel service station located at #80 Chelmsford Road in Billerica for a reported armed robbery.

Officers arrived to learn that an individual walked into the store and approached the clerk requesting cigarettes. As the clerk rang up the transaction, the suspect brandished a large framed silver revolver and pointed it at the clerk demanding the money from the register. The suspect subsequently fled the store on foot. The suspect was described as a white male, possibly in his mid-fifties, with salt a salt pepper colored mustache. The suspect also possibly had several tattoos on his neck and face. Later that same date, at approximately 1900 hours, the Billerica Police were dispatched to Variety Plus, located at #240 Nashua Road in Billerica for a reported Armed Robbery. Officer arrived to learn that an individual matching a similar description to the earlier robbery entered the store and brandished a similar large framed silver revolver directly at the clerk while demanding the cash from the register. The suspect fled on foot. Neither of the above armed robberies resulted in any physical injuries.

On Monday, October 16, 2017, at approximately 0440 am, the Tewksbury Police Department responded
to a call at #2 Main Street, Tewksbury for a reported Armed Robbery of the Mobile Gas Station. Their
investigation revealed that a suspect brandished a large framed silver revolver at the clerk demanding the cash from the register. Based on various factors revealed in their initial investigation, Tewksbury Police feel that this suspect is the same individual responsible for the above Billerica incidents. Nobody was reported to have suffered any physical injuries during this incident.

Due to the serious threat to public safety created by this suspect’s reckless and criminal acts, the
Billerica Police is releasing both still and video images of the suspect in an attempt to identify him. Any
information on this person’s identity may be provided anonymously through our business line, 978-667-1212, or through our web site at www.billericapolice.org.

The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-215-9653.

Billerica Man Arrested for Trafficking Cocaine

BPD PatchBillerica – On Thursday, September 21, 2017, detectives from the Billerica and Tewksbury Police Department narcotics units, executed a search warrant at 25 Sumac Street, Billerica following a multi-week investigation into a cocaine distribution operation. During the execution of the warrant, detectives located and seized cocaine and what is believed to be Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (commonly referred to as LSD), along with $3,200 in U.S. Currency. Arrested at the scene was Richard Rzeszut, 21, who is a resident at the 25 Sumac Street address. Mr. Rzeszut was charged with Trafficking in a Class B substance (cocaine) and Possession of a Class C substance (LSD). He will be arraigned in Lowell District Court on Friday, September 22, 2017.

***All charges filed in the above matter are considered accusations only and all parties are innocent
until proven guilty in court.

Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost at 978-215-9653.

Police Investigating Suspicious Death in Billerica – Updated

BILLERICA – Today at approximately 5:30 a.m. Billerica Police responded to a report of an unresponsive male on Concord Road in the area of Dean Road in Billerica. Upon arrival, first responders attempted to administer medical assistance to the victim, however he was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been identified as a 30-year-old male from Lowell. His identification is being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification.
Based on the circumstances surrounding the location and condition of the body, this death is being considered suspicious. This matter has been referred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause and manner of death.

This is an open and active investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Billerica Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Meghan Kelly
Director of Communications
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan
Meghan.Kelly@state.ma.us
Office: 781-897-8340
Cell: 857-270-0559
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2017
CONTACT: 781-897-8325

BILLERICA – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Billerica Chief of Police Daniel Rosa have confirmed that they are investigating the suspicious death of an adult male located this morning at approximately 5:30 AM. The body was located off Concord Road in Billerica. This is an open and active investigation and no additional information is being released at this time.

Billerica Police Department Receives Donation From Local Company

Africa21_Q Vers2Safran MorphoTrust USA, located on Concord Road in Billerica has donated another year of support services for the department’s live scan fingerprinting system that Safran MorphoTrust USA manufactures. The system was purchased by the Commonwealth five years ago as part of a statewide project.  The original purchase included three years of support services which expired on 12/19/15.  The donation will continue support for another 12 months at no charge to the Town.

The Police Department would like to thank Safran MorphoTrust USA publicly for this generous donation as well as other past donations and technical assistance they have provided over the years. They are a great neighbor and partner. We are fortunate to have them as part of the Billerica community.

Safran MorphoTrust USA is a leading provider of identity solutions and services in the United States. For more information about their services and products please visit their website here.