Billerica - During the afternoon hours of Friday, December 6, 2013 Billerica Police received a “tip” regarding a potential drug courier that was allegedly planning to deliver narcotics to Billerica. Shortly after receiving this information, officers set up a covert surveillance and subsequently observed the alleged drug couriers operating an Acura MDX motor vehicle in the area of Gray Street by the Tewksbury line. Within minutes of locating the suspect vehicle, Billerica Detectives observed the occupants of the vehicle engage in a drug transaction with a third party. With the assistance of the patrol force, the vehicle was stopped and the two suspects were placed into custody. Celis Andino, 36 of Lowell and Angel Ramos, 30 of Lowell were placed into custody. Seized at the scene were 3 bags of Heroin and $240 in cash. Both defendants were charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A (Heroin) and Conspiracy to Violate the Narcotics Law. The two will be arraigned in Lowell District Court on Monday, December 9, 2013.
Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-667-1212 x120
Billerica – Following the receipt of an anonymous tip through our citizen reporting website, the Billerica Police initiated an investigation into a drug distribution operation in the Pinehurst section of Billerica. On the evening of December 5, members of the Billerica Police Detective Bureau executed a search warrant at 64 Cook Street. Seized during the search warrant were over 250 Oxycodone pills, cocaine, approximately four thousand dollars in cash and a semi-automatic handgun. As a result of these seizures, the Billerica Police arrested Justin Waring, 25, of Billerica. Mr. Waring is being charged with Trafficking in a Class B controlled substance (Oxycodone); Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B substance (Cocaine); Illegal Possession of a Firearm; Possession of a Firearm while in the commission of a Felony; and Illegal Possession of Ammunition. Mr. Waring was detained at the Billerica Police Department overnight. He will be arraigned at Lowell District Court on December 6, 2013 on the above charges. No further arrests are anticipated in this investigation.
Residents are urged to continue to utilize our citizen reporting website to report all non-emergency suspicious activity. The form can be located at our website, http://police.billericaps.com/index.php/anonymous-tip-form/. All reports can be submitted anonymously.
Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Roy Frost, 978-667-1212 x151
Earlier this evening, a note indicating a bomb threat was discovered at Billerica Memorial High School. The Billerica Police Department was immediately notified and began conducting an investigation. The information we have does not lead us to believe that this threat is credible. However, in an overabundance of caution, we have taken steps this evening and will take additional steps tomorrow to ensure the safety of all of our students and staff. Part of these steps will include a search of the building prior to students’ arrival. In addition, extra security presence will be provided throughout the school day.
As this is an ongoing investigation, please understand that we cannot provide any further details at this time. However, the security measures we are putting in place are designed to ensure that all of our students can conduct normal school business as they would on any other day.
We will update parents and the community as more information becomes available.
Billerica Public Schools
A caller says he’s from the IRS and your caller ID shows the call is coming from the IRS. And, the caller knows the last four digits of your Social Security Number, so it seems like he really is calling from the IRS. But, it’s not.
The caller says you owe taxes and must pay immediately via a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. Re
fuse and you’re threatened with arrest, deportation or the suspension of your business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. (“bullying”)
If you give the caller your credit card information, he’ll transfer your money into his pocket.
“The IRS does not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer,” says IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel. “If someone unexpectedly calls claiming to be from the IRS and threatens police arrest, deportation or license revocation if you don’t pay immediately, that is a sign that it really isn’t the IRS calling.” Almost every contact with the IRS starts with a letter.
The IRS does NOT initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. If you get an email claiming to be from IRS, don’t open any attachments and don’t click on any of the links. Instead, forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IRS won’t text you or contact you via social media. No real IRS official would ever ask for your PINs, passwords or similar confidential access information for credit card, bank or other financial accounts.
Secure your valuables, lock your car and take your keys. That’s the message we’ve been spreading to residents for years and with the holiday shopping season upon us we want to reinforce it yet again. This is the time of year that the holiday thieves appear and often wreak havoc on busy, inattentive shoppers. Plan ahead and leave unnecessary items at home when you go to shopping centers and malls. That includes your laptops/tablets, personal electronics and credit cards that you don’t need. With so many cars and people at shopping centers and malls it is harder for security to detect break-ins. Also, don’t leave product in plain view, lock it in the trunk or in an area where it is not easily seen. When in a store always make sure you collect your credit card at the end of each transaction and never leave valuables, like cell phones, unattended. Once home, don’t leave product in your vehicle, bring it inside as soon as possible. Never leave your vehicle running unattended and always remove your keys!