Billerica Police Department Awarded Pedestrian Safety Grant

Once again this year the Billerica Police Department has been awarded a grant to enhance pedestrian safety, in order to help make sharing the road in Billerica a safer place for pedestrians and bicyclists, the Billerica Police Department was recently awarded a $ 5000. grant by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) Highway Safety Division from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The funding comes from approximately $280,000 specifically provided to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in the Commonwealth. According to the Massachusetts Traffic Records Analysis Center (MassTRAC), there have been 320 fatal injuries and 3,456 … Continue reading

Child Struck By Motor Vehicle at Day Care

BILLERICA — Deputy Chief Roy Frost reports that the Billerica Police Department responded to A Brighter Rainbow Learning Center today after a vehicle crashed through the building and struck a child. At 5:25 p.m., police received a report that a Subaru Outback, operated by a 38-year-old woman from Billerica, had crashed into the side of A Brighter Rainbow Learning Center, 862 Boston Road, striking a male child under 2 years old and pinning him under the car. The woman had been driving on the northbound side of Boston Road (Route 3A) when she had a medical episode in her vehicle. … Continue reading

Billerica Police Investigating Vandalism of Statue at St. Mary’s Catholic Church

BILLERICA — Billerica Police responded Wednesday morning to St. Mary’s Church, located at 796 Boston Road, for a report of vandalism. Upon arrival, Sgt. Frank Mirasolo spoke with a maintenance worker who stated that a parishioner alerted him to a damaged statue located behind the church this morning. The statue, depicting the Virgin Mary, had its head and both hands severed. It is believed that the damage was done late last night or early this morning. “We are actively investigating this disturbing crime and will continue to do so until we find those responsible,” Chief Rosa said. “If you have … Continue reading

Massachusetts Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Transporting a Minor For Illegal Sexual Activity

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Lawrence Marks, 35, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, appeared in United States District Court today and was sentenced to 12 ½ years in prison after pleading guilty to transportation of a minor in interstate commerce for illegal sexual activity, announced U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice. In November of 2014, the New Hampshire State Police were conducting an investigation into the possible sexual abuse of several children in Franklin, New Hampshire. The investigation led to Lawrence Marks of Tewksbury, Massachusetts whom several witnesses identified as a man seen frequently with one of the minor children. Marks subsequently confessed to taking … Continue reading

Pedestrian Accident Injures Two In Billerica Center

BILLERICA — Chief Daniel Rosa reports a driver was cited after a motor vehicle incident that left two teenage girls with non life-threatening injuries after they were struck while walking across the roadway in a crosswalk. Billerica Police and Fire responded to the area of 432 Boston Road at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses reported a dark gray Toyota Camry struck two 15-year-old girls before the driver fled the scene. The victims, who are Billerica High School students, were transported to Lowell General Hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening. Around 5:30 p.m., a woman came to the Billerica … Continue reading