Cops for Kids with Cancer Comes Through Again

Cops For Kids With Cancer donated $5000 to the family of a Billerica boy who is battling health problems related to cancer. Douglas Davis (Superman) was on hand today to accept the check with his family.

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In the last 5 years, including hospital donations, Cops For Kids With Cancer has given to over 200 families in need, totaling more than $1,000,000 in and around New England. www.copsforkidswithcancer.org

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Ice Rink Thief Identified

Billerica – On February 4, 2014, the Billerica Police took a report of a locker room theft at the Hallenborg Ice Pavilion in Billerica. The complainants reported they had been on the ice playing hockey after using a locker room to change into their equipment. Upon returning to the locker room the victims discovered that and unknown suspect had gone through a number of players personal belongings. Numerous items of value were taken including cash and charge cards. After opening an investigation into the incident, Billerica Detective Andrew Devito discovered that similar incidents had also occurred in Salem NH at the Ice Center and in Tyngsboro, MA at the Skate 3 Ice Rink. Within a short time after connecting these crimes, probable cause was developed that resulted in formal charges being filed against Timothy Brace, 36, of Dracut, MA. Brace is currently in custody on unrelated charges and is being held at the Essex County House of Correction in Middleton, MA. Brace now faces charges in Lowell District Court related to the Billerica incident, including Larceny from a Building, Receiving a Stolen Credit Card and Attempt to Commit a Crime.

Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-667-1212 x151

BPD Bids Farewell to Bloodhound Rosie

After 2 1/2 years serving the residents of Billerica and the region, our trusty Bloodhound Rosie will be making a difficult career move and has accepted a position with the Union County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit in Pennsylvania.

rosieIn November of 2011 “Rosie” was donated to BPD by the New Hampshire State police.  NHSP happened to have a two year old female bloodhound that they offered to BPD after her predecessor, Diesel, passed away .  Rosie had been donated to NHSP but they did not have a handler suited for her.  BPD gladly accepted Rosie as our new Bloodhound.

Because her handler, John Harring, was recently promoted to Sergeant he can no longer continue his K9 duties.  During her time here she has proven herself as an excellent tracker and she will be missed by the entire region.  It is with mixed emotion that we say goodbye to Rosie but we know she will continue her effective mission with Union County.

BPD will continue our K9 involvement with Officer Tsoukalas and K9 Yak.

Suspicious Package Investigated – No Threat Found

BPD PatchBillerica – On Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at approximately 5:01 PM Billerica Police were dispatched to the Market Basket, #480 Boston Road, Billerica for a suspicious package located outside the main doors of the building. The package appeared to resemble a pressure cooker device and was secreted inside a paper bag. After determining the package had no legitimate purpose, and out of an abundance of caution, a decision was made to evacuate the Market Basket and contact the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad. Officers immediately set up a safe zone around the area of Market Basket. At approximately 5:51 PM the MSP Bomb Squad arrived and at 6:27 PM they determined the item was a “Crock-Pot” and did not pose a threat. The facility was immediately cleared and operations returned to normal. The Billerica Police are currently investigating the purpose for the device being placed in front of the store.

Any additional questions on this matter can be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost at 978-490-5030

Man Arrested After Foot Pursuit

NadolnyOn January 7, 2014 at approximately 11:38 am the Billerica Police Department received a call from a resident on Monticello Circle claiming that there was a suspicious male on their back deck.  While en route, Officer Michelle Glavin observed a male matching the description of the suspicious person on Heritage Rd.  Officer Glavin made contact with the male, Michael Nadolny, and inquired where he was coming from.  Mr. Nadolny responded that he had just finished a run. At the time, there was no evidence that Nadolny had been running or exerting himself.

Sergeant Gualtieri, Officer Rayne and Officer Parker arrived at the scene and a warrant check was performed.  Officers were advised that there was, in fact, an active arrest warrant for Mr. Nadolny.  Upon learning of his imminent arrest, Mr. Nadolny took off running into a back yard and attempted to scale a rock wall before Officer Rayne was able to stop him.  Sergeant Gualtieri and Officer Rayne were both subjected to punches and kicks from Nadolny while trying to place him in handcuffs.  Nadolny was eventually handcuffed successfully.  Both Gualtieri and Rayne sustained some bumps and bruises but no one, including Nadolny, sustained any serious injuries.

Michael Nadolny, 27, formally of Farm St. Billerica, is charged with:

  • Assault & battery on a Police Officer
  • Assault & battery with dangerous weapon (shod foot)
  • Resisting arrest

Mr. Nadolny had no legitimate reason to be at the Monticello residence.