Halloween 2014 Hours and Safety

Trick or treat this year is 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on October 31st.  Here’s some Halloween safety tips: Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat. Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you … Continue reading

Billerica Man Charged with Aggravated Burglary

Billerica – On October 11 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the area of Whiting Street, for a report of a Burglary in progress. A resident reported that they were home when they heard their dog barking inside the house. Upon investigating the disturbance, the resident confronted an unknown male suspect in an unoccupied bedroom who was allegedly rummaging through a jewelry box. The suspect, who later was identified as David McKenna (DOB 9/28/78), engaged in a brief … Continue reading

High School Response 9/24/14

At approximately 12:00 this afternoon, we received a report that teachers and students within a classroom at Billerica Memorial High School simultaneously reported not feeling well, with headache symptoms. The classroom was immediately evacuated to outside the building and public safety personnel were called in response to a potential carbon monoxide leak. Within minutes, police, fire, and paramedic personnel arrived on scene and proceeded consistent with our emergency response protocols. The classroom in question was checked for carbon monoxide and … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Area Car Breaks

Please be aware that there has been an increase of vehicles being broken into in the surrounding towns. Last week a number of vehicles were broken into in Bedford and Tewksbury. Billerica was affected as well but it was isolated. Last night, Chelmsford had a significant amount of vehicles entered and property stolen. Like the rest of these agencies we are asking that residents realize that every neighborhood and town is a potential target to thieves. Don’t let complacency deter … Continue reading