Package Theft Prevention

Package thefts are crimes of opportunity.  The Billerica Police Department would like to remind citizens to take extra care this time of year when having mail and packages delivered to their residence. Package thefts from doorstops and front porches during the day usually increase between the months of October and January. There are steps you can take to be proactive in keeping your package safe from theft. Encourage family and neighbors to pick up packages as soon as possible after they are … Continue reading

Lowell Police Make Significant Seizure With Help From Billerica PD K9

Detectives from the Lowell Police Department’s Special Investigation Section stopped a motor vehicle yesterday morning around 11:45am and seized more than a kilo of Cocaine and over $87,000.00 cash. With the assistance of the Billerica Police K9 Unit, two sophisticated ‘hides’ were located inside the Toyota that yielded the drugs and money. The stop was the result of an investigation into information received via the department’s social media complaining about possible drug dealing at 99 W. Sixth St. Police Superintendent … Continue reading

Billerica Man Charged with Aggravated Burglary

Billerica – On October 11 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the area of Whiting Street, for a report of a Burglary in progress. A resident reported that they were home when they heard their dog barking inside the house. Upon investigating the disturbance, the resident confronted an unknown male suspect in an unoccupied bedroom who was allegedly rummaging through a jewelry box. The suspect, who later was identified as David McKenna (DOB 9/28/78), engaged in a brief … Continue reading

High School Response 9/24/14

At approximately 12:00 this afternoon, we received a report that teachers and students within a classroom at Billerica Memorial High School simultaneously reported not feeling well, with headache symptoms. The classroom was immediately evacuated to outside the building and public safety personnel were called in response to a potential carbon monoxide leak. Within minutes, police, fire, and paramedic personnel arrived on scene and proceeded consistent with our emergency response protocols. The classroom in question was checked for carbon monoxide and … Continue reading

Common Scams

The Billerica Police Department has taken numerous reports this year involving scams amounting to thousands of dollars in losses to residents. Many of these scams involve the use of Green Dot MoneyPak cards, MyVanilla reload cards, Paypal prepaid cards and others. The Green Dot MoneyPak is a cash reload product that can be used to reload a prepaid debit card, add money to a PayPal account without using a bank account or to make same-day payments to major companies. Green … Continue reading