Billerica –On December 17 Officer Don Boulette responded to the Villa’s at 5 Riverhurst Road, on a report of packages being stolen from the vestibule. The resident reported that FedEx had delivered the items on December 16 and when she went to retrieve the packages on the morning of the 17th they were missing. The next day a second resident called and reported her packages were also missing which had also been left in the same vestibule. Detective Sgt Frank Mirasolo and Detective Rick Nestor received information the missing items were listed on Craigslist and EBay for sale. The detectives made bids on the items which ultimately were accepted. A meeting place was then selected on the Middlesex Turnpike on the evening of December 18th to make the exchange. The suspect, Kerry Donovan age 38, arrived at the agreed location with all the items that had been stolen, at which time the detectives identified themselves and took possession of the stolen packages. Kerry Donovan is being charged with 2 counts of Larceny from a Building.
Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-667-1212 x151
Arlington – On 12/4/13 Arlington Police arrested Thomas Fisher, 30, who has ties to Billerica. The arrest was a result of multiple warrants related to residential breaks in Arlington, Lowell and Lynnfield. In the course of the arrest and subsequent investigation, detectives recovered a significant amount of stolen property tied to residential and vehicle breaks that included Billerica. Items recovered were determined to have been stolen from Bertha Circle on September 25, 2013. These items included some credit cards and a GPS unit that had been stolen and had not been reported stolen at the time. Any possible charges for the stolen property will be done by Arlington Police.
Billerica - During the afternoon hours of Friday, December 6, 2013 Billerica Police received a “tip” regarding a potential drug courier that was allegedly planning to deliver narcotics to Billerica. Shortly after receiving this information, officers set up a covert surveillance and subsequently observed the alleged drug couriers operating an Acura MDX motor vehicle in the area of Gray Street by the Tewksbury line. Within minutes of locating the suspect vehicle, Billerica Detectives observed the occupants of the vehicle engage in a drug transaction with a third party. With the assistance of the patrol force, the vehicle was stopped and the two suspects were placed into custody. Celis Andino, 36 of Lowell and Angel Ramos, 30 of Lowell were placed into custody. Seized at the scene were 3 bags of Heroin and $240 in cash. Both defendants were charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A (Heroin) and Conspiracy to Violate the Narcotics Law. The two will be arraigned in Lowell District Court on Monday, December 9, 2013.
Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-667-1212 x120
Billerica – Following the receipt of an anonymous tip through our citizen reporting website, the Billerica Police initiated an investigation into a drug distribution operation in the Pinehurst section of Billerica. On the evening of December 5, members of the Billerica Police Detective Bureau executed a search warrant at 64 Cook Street. Seized during the search warrant were over 250 Oxycodone pills, cocaine, approximately four thousand dollars in cash and a semi-automatic handgun. As a result of these seizures, the Billerica Police arrested Justin Waring, 25, of Billerica. Mr. Waring is being charged with Trafficking in a Class B controlled substance (Oxycodone); Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B substance (Cocaine); Illegal Possession of a Firearm; Possession of a Firearm while in the commission of a Felony; and Illegal Possession of Ammunition. Mr. Waring was detained at the Billerica Police Department overnight. He will be arraigned at Lowell District Court on December 6, 2013 on the above charges. No further arrests are anticipated in this investigation.
Residents are urged to continue to utilize our citizen reporting website to report all non-emergency suspicious activity. The form can be located at our website, http://police.billericaps.com/index.php/anonymous-tip-form/. All reports can be submitted anonymously.
Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Roy Frost, 978-667-1212 x151
Earlier this evening, a note indicating a bomb threat was discovered at Billerica Memorial High School. The Billerica Police Department was immediately notified and began conducting an investigation. The information we have does not lead us to believe that this threat is credible. However, in an overabundance of caution, we have taken steps this evening and will take additional steps tomorrow to ensure the safety of all of our students and staff. Part of these steps will include a search of the building prior to students’ arrival. In addition, extra security presence will be provided throughout the school day.
As this is an ongoing investigation, please understand that we cannot provide any further details at this time. However, the security measures we are putting in place are designed to ensure that all of our students can conduct normal school business as they would on any other day.
We will update parents and the community as more information becomes available.
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