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 Dot Corporation, the maker of MoneyPak, warns consumers to only use their MoneyPak number with businesses on their approved list … Continue reading

Boston Man arrested for Possession of “Crack” Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

Billerica – On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at around 7PM, Patrol Officer Tim McKenna was actively patrolling the area of Dudley Road in West Billerica when he observed a suspicious individual operating erratically. After stopping the vehicle, Officer McKenna observed the operator reaching across to the passenger side of the vehicle in an exaggerated manner while slowly moving forward approximately three hundred feet before eventually stopping on Concord Road in Billerica. Upon approaching the driver’s side of the vehicle, Officer McKenna observed the operator reaching for a bottle of spring water while grabbing at multiple small cellophane twist baggies of … Continue reading

Paramedic Job Openings – Announcement

The Town of Billerica Emergency Medical Service is seeking applications for Per Diem Paramedics with possible Full time employment opportunities. Applicants must be Massachusetts Certified Paramedics, current CPR & ACLS certification and a current driver’s license. ITLS, PALS, and NRP are preferred but not required. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years emergency experience as paramedic. Non smoker preferred. Job Description: An emergency health care provider working under Massachusetts DPH, MGL Chapter 111C which regulates ambulances and its operators. Paramedics will be responsible for recognizing, assessing and treating medical and traumatic emergencies, coordinating efforts with other public safety agencies. … Continue reading

Chelmsford Police Department, On Tip from Billerica Police, Captures Bank Robbery Suspect After Pursuit that Ended in Bedford

CHELMSFORD — Police Chief James M. Spinney reports that the Chelmsford Police Department, acting on information provided by the Billerica Police Department, today located and apprehended a dangerous bank robbery suspect after a pursuit that ended in the town of Bedford. On Thursday morning, Chelmsford Police Department Criminal Detectives, acting on information developed by the Billerica Police Department, tracked the suspect in Wednesday’s robbery of the Chelmsford Citizen’s Bank to a location in Nashua, N.H. While en route to Nashua, Chelmsford Police Inspector Jeff Blodgett recognized the suspect’s vehicle traveling on Rt. 3 in Chelmsford and began to follow it … Continue reading