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.

 

Child Suffers Serious Burns at Campfire – Updated 8/21/17

BPD PatchBillerica – On Saturday, August 19, 2017 at approximately 8:30pm, the Billerica Police received a 911 call reporting a young child had received burns to his legs at an outdoor campfire in the area of 1 Lampson Lane. Officer were immediately dispatched along with Billerica Fire and Ambulance services. Paramedics on scene made a request for Med Flight due to the child’s age and the severity of the injury. Med flight was directed to a landing zone at the Kennedy Elementary School field where the child was brought by Ambulance. The child was subsequently transported via Med Flight to Massachusetts General Hospital with what were described as serious burns to his lower extremities. As is standard protocol, this matter is being investigated by Billerica detectives along with fire personnel.

UPDATE: Information has been received from the victim’s family that the 12 year old male child has been released from the hospital. He did suffer both 1st and 2nd degree burns as a result of the incident. This incident appears to have been accidental with a can of insect repellent having exploded when it was left too close to an active camp fire. The entire Billerica Public Safety apparatus extends our best wishes to the victim and his family as they work through the recovery process of this tragic event. We also want to take an opportunity to remind the public of the importance of safety when enjoying outdoor activities, including both permitted controlled burns and cooking fires.

Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-215-9653 or via email at rfrost@billericapolice.org

Billerica Woman Arrested for Trafficking in Fentanyl

BPD PatchBillerica – On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Billerica Police arrested Megan Ouellette, 33, of Billerica for Possession of a Class B Substance (Crack Cocaine) with Intent to Distribute and Drug Trafficking in a Class A Substance (Fentanyl) following an investigation into reports of drug distribution. The arrest occurred during a motor vehicle stop of Ouellette and an unnamed third party who was not charged, after their vehicle was observed engaging in what was believed to be a drug transaction. This arrest was made by members of the Billerica Police Department’s Drug Investigation Unit. This unit was created in 2015 to address the regions ongoing concerns with Opiate abuse and addiction. The unit works closely with other drug units in the region on enforcement of Massachusetts drug laws. In addition to enforcement, the Billerica Drug Unit also works directly with the Billerica Substance Abuse Coordinator, Mike Higgins, who was hired by the Town to address substance abuse prevention, treatment and education in coordination with other Town and regional agencies. This multi-faceted approach is designed to reduce both the supply and, just as importantly, the demand for illegal and destructive drugs in our community.

**All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court

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