New Requirements For The Sale And Transfer Of Firearms

In August of 2014, Chapter 284 of the Acts of 2014 was signed into law. This action amended the Massachusetts gun law and made changes to many of the law’s provisions. One of the changes made by the new gun legislation was the requirement that the Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) create a “Massachusetts Gun Portal.” The purpose of this Gun Portal is to allow individual firearms licensees and gun owners to report the personal sale, transfer, and surrender of firearms to the DCJIS via the internet. The goals of this provision were (1) to provide an … Continue reading

Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrians

Billerica – On Saturday, February 28, 2015, at approximately 7PM, Billerica PD responded to a reported motor vehicle collision involving two pedestrians.  Officers arrived to learn that an elderly male had been attempting to push his disabled motor vehicle off the roadway in the area of #649 Boston Road, Billerica, across from Town Plaza, when he was assisted by a Good Samaritan.  The Good Samaritan began to push the disabled motor vehicle from behind while the elderly male assisted by steering the disabled vehicle from outside the open driver’s side door.  The preliminary investigation shows that due to an electrical … Continue reading

Residential Roof Collapse

At approximately 6:43PM on February 16, 2015, the Billerica Police Department received a call from a man at 57 Lexington Road in Billerica reporting that his roof had collapsed and that he was trapped in the home. Minimal information was able to be obtained from the caller as to the nature of any injuries or number of occupants. Police, Fire, and EMS personnel were immediately dispatched to the scene while the dispatcher remained on the phone line with the caller in attempt to keep him calm and obtain additional information. Within minutes police arrived to find the home had a … Continue reading

2015 Police Officer Exam Announced

Boston – The Human Resources Division (HRD) has announced the 2015 Police Officer (Municipal and MBTA Transit Police) examination. This examination is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2015 with a last filing date of March 13, 2015. A late fee will be applied to applications filed after March 13, 2015, so we ask that candidates be encouraged to apply early. Applications will not be accepted after March 26, 2015. Visit the HRD website http://www.mass.gov/anf/employment-equal-access-disability/civil-serv-info/exam-info/exam-sched/2015-police-officer-examination.html or www.mass.gov/hrd for more information. This exam is offered for all Police Departments covered under Civil Service and may also be utilized by some non-civil service … Continue reading

NE Patriots AFC Championship Game Counterfeit Ticket Arrests in Somerville

Somerville – On Thursday, January 15, 2015, Somerville Police received a call from Billerica Police relating that a Billerica resident had reported that he had bought counterfeit Patriots tickets (for the AFC championship game on 1/17/15) from a person via Craigslist. This transaction had taken place at the Holiday Inn, Somerville, earlier in the day. He had paid $900 for the four counterfeit tickets. Somerville Police Detective Sergeant Warren Chaille and Detective Paul Duffy conducted an investigation that led to the arrests of three men and a juvenile from New York, including the seizure of additional counterfeit tickets and thousands … Continue reading