Back to School Safety Message from Chief Rosa

With a new school year upon us, I just wanted to take time to point out that school safety and pedestrian safety are two of our top priorities. On Tuesday the buses will be back on the roads and students will be walking to schools and bus stops. School 20 MPH zones will be in force all over town. Please use extra caution while driving and please remember that enforcement of school zone and school bus compliance will be intensive, let’s all work together toward another safe and successful school year. … Continue reading

Lowell Man Arrested for OUI Alcohol after ramming a Billerica Police Cruiser

Billerica – On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at approximately 0200 hours, Billerica Police Officer Daniel Duggan was struck from behind by a motor vehicle while operating a marked police cruiser on Route 3 in Billerica. At the time of the collision, Officer Duggan was assisting a contractor who was working on the highway. The cruiser, which was operating with fully equipped and activated emergency lights, was working in tandem with other lighted traffic control devices to shut down traffic on the far right travel lane of Route 3 North, just south of exit 29 in Billerica. The motor vehicle which … Continue reading

Recreational Vehicle Laws | ATV or Dirt Bikes

Owners of recreational vehicles commonly known as “dirt bikes” or “ATV’s” should be aware of the Town of Billerica By-Laws in place that restrict their usage in town.  In addition, MA General Law Chapter 90B also regulates their use.  Lack of awareness or knowledge shall not be defenses in an action filed pursuant to these by-laws or Chapter 90B. Town of Billerica By-Laws Section 12 12.1 The use of two, three or four wheel recreational motor vehicles, as partly defined in MGL Chapter 90B, Section 20, more commonly known as “Dirt Bikes” or “ATV‟s” is hereby prohibited on any land in … Continue reading

ATM Skimming

What is ATM skimming?  ATM skimming is a type of fraud which occurs when an ATM machine is compromised with a device that reads your debit/credit card information and is accompanied by a small camera or an overlay that is used to record the user entering their PIN number. ATM skimming is a large problem both domestically and internationally.  Skimmers have been found not only in Billerica but also surrounding towns over the last year.  Unsuspecting victims often notice random charges on their statements or they are alerted by their banks of an unauthorized transaction. What can someone do to … Continue reading

National Night Out – August 4th 6-9 PM

The Town of Billerica Police department will be hosting its annual National Night Out event on Tuesday August 4, 2015 from 6-9 pm.  The Town would like to invite everyone to come join us in the Billerica Town Common. National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;  (2) Generate support for, and participation in local anti-crime efforts;  (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and  (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. This is a great opportunity to meet members of the Billerica Police, Paramedics, Firefighters, and … Continue reading