Billerica Man Arraigned for Assault that Leaves Woman in Critical Condition

For immediate release: November 14, 2016 For more information contact: (781) 897-8325 LOWELL – District Attorney Marian Ryan and Billerica Chief of Police Daniel Rosa have announced that Jesse Fillerup, 24, of Billerica, was arraigned today in Lowell District Court and charged with assault with intent to murder, assault and battery causing serious bodily injury and assault and battery on a household or family member in connection with an alleged incident that took place on Thursday, November 10. Judge Thomas Brennan ordered the defendant held without bail pending an evidentiary hearing for a 58A dangerousness hearing scheduled for Monday, November 21. At … Continue reading

Billerica Police Seek Suspect Involved in Assault on Officer

Update – Arrested 11/5/16 BILLERICA — The Billerica Police Department is actively seeking two men in connection with alleged drug use and assault on a police officer on Friday evening. ERIC OBLENIS, AGE 28, OF BILLERICA, is wanted for Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon to wit a Motor Vehicle and Operating to Endanger after he allegedly struck and dragged a Billerica police officer with a motor vehicle while the officer was seeking to question him in connection with suspicious activity in the area. OBLENIS is known to police. On Friday, Nov. 4, at approximately 7:41 p.m., two Billerica … Continue reading

District Attorney Ryan and Alternative House Host Domestic Violence Training for Cosmetology Students at Shawsheen Regional Technical High School

Cut It Out Middlesex Program Teaches Students and Salon Professionals How to Recognize Signs of Domestic Violence BILLERICA –Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan today hosted a training for cosmetology students at Shawsheen Regional Technical High School as part of her anti-domestic violence initiative Cut It Out Middlesex. The Cut It Out program teaches cosmetology students and salon professionals how to recognize the signs of domestic violence and explains resources available to help victims of abuse. Today’s training was hosted in partnership with the Alternative House, a Lowell based Domestic Violence organization that provides shelter, support, options, counseling and legal … Continue reading

Middlesex County law enforcement agencies join White House’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative

BILLERICA, MA. – The leaders of more than a dozen Middlesex County law enforcement agencies today announced they have formally joined the White House-led Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) Initiative, focused on reducing the number of mentally ill individuals awaiting trial in local jails.Middlesex County law enforcement agencies join White House’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative “In June 2016, we launched the Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) Initiative to support communities who want to use data to be smarter about diverting people with mental illness away from the criminal justice system and into community based treatment,” said U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil.  “We are excited that … Continue reading

Prescription Drug Take-Back

On October 22, 2016, the Billerica Police Department and the Billerica Substance Abuse Prevention Committee is offering a free medicine disposal opportunity. The Prescription Drug Take-Back will be held at the Billerica DPW yard located at 248 Boston Road. Bring expired or unwanted prescriptions, veterinary medications, and over the counter medications.  Do not bring thermometers, needles, or medical waste. The Take-Back will be from 10:00am until 2:00pm.  Rain or shine. No questions will be asked.  All patient information will remain confidential. … Continue reading