Child Suffers Serious Burns at Campfire – Updated 8/21/17

BPD PatchBillerica – On Saturday, August 19, 2017 at approximately 8:30pm, the Billerica Police received a 911 call reporting a young child had received burns to his legs at an outdoor campfire in the area of 1 Lampson Lane. Officer were immediately dispatched along with Billerica Fire and Ambulance services. Paramedics on scene made a request for Med Flight due to the child’s age and the severity of the injury. Med flight was directed to a landing zone at the Kennedy Elementary School field where the child was brought by Ambulance. The child was subsequently transported via Med Flight to Massachusetts General Hospital with what were described as serious burns to his lower extremities. As is standard protocol, this matter is being investigated by Billerica detectives along with fire personnel.

UPDATE: Information has been received from the victim’s family that the 12 year old male child has been released from the hospital. He did suffer both 1st and 2nd degree burns as a result of the incident. This incident appears to have been accidental with a can of insect repellent having exploded when it was left too close to an active camp fire. The entire Billerica Public Safety apparatus extends our best wishes to the victim and his family as they work through the recovery process of this tragic event. We also want to take an opportunity to remind the public of the importance of safety when enjoying outdoor activities, including both permitted controlled burns and cooking fires.

Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-215-9653 or via email at

Billerica Woman Arrested for Trafficking in Fentanyl

BPD PatchBillerica – On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Billerica Police arrested Megan Ouellette, 33, of Billerica for Possession of a Class B Substance (Crack Cocaine) with Intent to Distribute and Drug Trafficking in a Class A Substance (Fentanyl) following an investigation into reports of drug distribution. The arrest occurred during a motor vehicle stop of Ouellette and an unnamed third party who was not charged, after their vehicle was observed engaging in what was believed to be a drug transaction. This arrest was made by members of the Billerica Police Department’s Drug Investigation Unit. This unit was created in 2015 to address the regions ongoing concerns with Opiate abuse and addiction. The unit works closely with other drug units in the region on enforcement of Massachusetts drug laws. In addition to enforcement, the Billerica Drug Unit also works directly with the Billerica Substance Abuse Coordinator, Mike Higgins, who was hired by the Town to address substance abuse prevention, treatment and education in coordination with other Town and regional agencies. This multi-faceted approach is designed to reduce both the supply and, just as importantly, the demand for illegal and destructive drugs in our community.

**All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court

Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-215-9653

National Night Out 2017

The Billerica Police Department will be celebrating National Night Out on August 1, 2017 from 5 to 9 PM at Billerica Town Hall.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighbors safer, better places to live. It provides an opportunity for our Men and Women in Blue to build relationships with our citizens. We will be partnering with the Billerica Recreation department who will be sponsoring Concerts on the Common with 4Ever Fab-Beatles tribute band. Lynnway Auto Auction is sponsoring Balloon twister/ Juggler Steve and Magician Joe Ferranti who will be strolling around the event to entertain you.

We are proud to announce the following organizations that will be participating:

  • Billerica Police, Paramedic, Fire, Animal Control, and Public Works departments will have various vehicles on display.
  • Billerica K-9 team will be conducting demonstrations in conjunction with other Law Enforcement agencies
  • Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) and the Middlesex County House of Correction will display SWAT armored vehicle
  • Correction will display SWAT armored vehicle
  • U.S. Army National Guard 972nd Military Police Company
  • Massachusetts National Guard will be displaying Military vehicles
  • Dracut Road Runners car club will have several antique cars on display
  • Billerica Recreation department will have various games to play
  • The Billerica Police Honor Guard “GRILL TEAM” will have Burgers and Hot dogs for purchase. Money raised is used for purchasing equipment and uniforms for the Honor Guard members.

Questions can be forwarded to Lt. Commander Troy Opland at 978-215-9638 or Lt. Greg Katz 978-215-9636.

Report of Armed Robbery in Billerica. Victim sustained gunshot wound

BPD PatchBillerica – On Saturday, July 8, 2017 at approximately 11pm, the Billerica Police received a 911 call from 7 Millpond Drive in North Billerica reporting a resident had been shot out in front of the home during an attempted armed robbery. Officer arrived within minutes and observed an adult male resident with a single gunshot wound to lower leg. The victim explained that he had just arrived at home from work and was confronted in his driveway by an unknown masked male demanding his money. The suspect was reportedly armed with a firearm during the confrontation. The victim reported that a struggle occurred between himself and the suspect when he was shot in the leg. The suspect reportedly fled on foot up Millpond Drive towards High Street where it is believed he entered a motor vehicle and fled the scene. Billerica K9 along with our NEMLEC K9 partners quickly arrived on scene and conducted an extensive search of the area confirming there were no longer any suspects in the area. The scene was processed with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Unit. The case is currently being investigated by the Billerica Police Detective Bureau. Anyone with information on this matter is urged to contact the Billerica Police at 978-671- 0900 or through our website where they can remain anonymous.

Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost at 978-215-9653 or via email at

Three Indicted in Connection with 2012 Home Invasion in Billerica

For Immediate Release June 19, 2017
Contact: Press Office

BILLERICA – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Billerica Police Chief Daniel Rosa have announced that on June 15, 2017 a Middlesex County Grand Jury indicted Sophan Keo, 29, of Beverly; Gabriel Arias, 24, of Lynn; and Steven Touch, 28, of Lynn, in connection with a 2012 Billerica home invasion. The defendants are each charged with murder in the first degree; home invasion; attempt to commit armed robbery; and two counts of conspiracy.

Sophan Keo, was arraigned on Friday in Middlesex Superior Court and was ordered held without bail. Gabriel Arias is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, June 20, in Middlesex Superior Court.

Police are actively seeking the third defendant, Steven Touch, an alleged leader of the Young Bloods, a violent street gang operating in and around Lynn, Massachusetts. The FBI is offering a monetary reward of up to $10,000 for information leading his arrest. Touch is considered extremely dangerous and members of the public should not attempt to approach him. FBI Most Wanted Poster 

On July 7, 2012, at approximately 3:50 AM, four men burst into 795 Boston Rd. in Billerica, Massachusetts, forcing the door from its hinges. Some of the men wore masks, and at least three of them were armed with handguns.

They confronted two occupants of the house, who resisted them and tried to force the men back out the door of the home, one of the home invaders fatally shot one of the occupants, Quintin Koehler. The home invaders then fled without successfully carrying out their robbery plan.

Two additional men, Peter Bin and Jason Estabrook, were previously convicted of murder and related offenses in connection with the incident and a third, Adam Bradley, awaits trial in connection with the alleged murder and related offenses.

An arrest warrant was issued for Touch on January 10, 2017 by the Middlesex Superior Court after he failed to appear in court on the following charges: possession of a large capacity firearm; possession of firearm without a license; possession of a large capacity feeding device; carrying a loaded firearm; and defacing a serial number on a firearm. Subsequently, on May 22, 2017, another arrest warrant was issued for him by the U.S. District Court in Boston for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution. Touch is considered armed and dangerous.

Touch is a 28-year-old Cambodian male who is a legal U.S. citizen, with black hair, brown eyes and a goatee. He is 5’7” in height and weighs approximately 220 pounds. He last resided at 108 Empire Street, Lynn, MA.

Touch has six tattoos; the word “Blood” on his right upper arm, the word “Mayhem” on his right neck, a baby footprint on his right neck, the letter “Y” with the word “Young” underneath his right inner forearm, the letter “B” with the word “Blood” underneath, on his left forearm, and the word “Touch” on his left hand.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should call the Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2121.