Three Indicted in Connection with 2012 Home Invasion in Billerica

For Immediate Release June 19, 2017 Contact: Press Office 781-897-8325 BILLERICA – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Billerica Police Chief Daniel Rosa have announced that on June 15, 2017 a Middlesex County Grand Jury indicted Sophan Keo, 29, of Beverly; Gabriel Arias, 24, of Lynn; and Steven Touch, 28, of Lynn, in connection with a 2012 Billerica home invasion. The defendants are each charged with murder in the first degree; home invasion; attempt to commit armed robbery; and two counts of conspiracy. Sophan Keo, was arraigned on Friday in Middlesex Superior Court and was ordered held without bail. Gabriel … Continue reading

Suspect ID Requested in Lottery Ticket Theft

The suspect in the video is believed to be involved in the theft of lottery tickets from the Billerica Shell station located at 760 Boston Road. The theft occurred on May 17, 2017 at approximately 10 PM. We are looking to identify the male in the video. Anyone who knows the identity of this man can call the Billerica Police Department at 978-671-0900 or leave an anonymous tip HERE.  … Continue reading

Billerica Police Department Receives State Technology Grant

The Billerica Police Department has been awarded a $40,000 grant through the Community Compact Cabinet’s (CCC) Information Technology grant program. The competition for the $2 million of available funds was intense and included 90 applications from 125 municipalities applying for grants totaling close to $8 million. Kristen Lepore, Secretary of Administration and Finance, stated that Billerica’s application was chosen “because it clearly met the overarching goal of driving innovation and transformation at the local level via investments in technology”. The grant award will be used to develop an interface to share data between the Billerica Police Department’s record system and … Continue reading

It’s National Police Week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We honor the memory of our fallen officers. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Patrolman Cassius White End of Watch: Sunday, August 23, 1936 Patrolman Cassius White was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting two … Continue reading

Fifth Victim in Lynnway Auto Auction Crash Dies

BILLERICA – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Billerica Chief of Police Daniel Rosa have confirmed that a fifth person, Ruben Espaillat, 55 of Methuen, died today at Lahey Hospital following injuries sustained during the May 3 crash at the Lynnway Auto Auction in Billerica. This remains an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Billerica Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police CARS unit. … Continue reading