Tonight at approximately 4:54 PM, the Billerica Police Department received a call for a Pedestrian Accident. The accident was reported to be in the area of 252 Salem Road. Initial reports were that there was a woman struck by a SUV and that although she was breathing, she was unconscious. Arriving units found the victim to have sustained life threatening injuries and was subsequently transported by Billerica EMS to the hospital where she died.
The operator of the SUV immediately pulled over after the accident occurred and is cooperating with investigators. At this time there is no indication to suspect any drug or alcohol involvement as a contributing factor to the accident.
The Mass State Police accident reconstruction team responded to the scene and is assisting in the investigation, along with the Middlesex District Attorney’s office and the Billerica Police. The name of the parties involved are being withheld pending notification to the family.
Update of Fatal Accident that occurred on Route 129 in Billerica on November 29, 2014
The Billerica Police are releasing the identity of the victim that was struck in the vicinity of 251 Salem Road in Billerica at approximately 5pm on November 29, 2014. The victim is identified as Alexandrina Petro, 85, of Billerica. The accident is being investigated by the Billerica Police and the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit. Any additional questions should be directed to Middlesex DA Press Officer, Marybeth Long, 781-897-8325
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Package thefts are crimes of opportunity. The Billerica Police Department would like to remind citizens to take extra care this time of year when having mail and packages delivered to their residence. Package thefts from doorstops and front porches during the day usually increase between the months of October and January. There are steps you can take to be proactive in keeping your package safe from theft.
Encourage family and neighbors to pick up packages as soon as possible after they are delivered.
Track your packages. Try to be present at the time of delivery. Many mail carriers allow you to track your shipment online or receive email or text messages once deliveries are made:
Thieves will follow or watch for FedEx, UPS, US Mail and other delivery trucks and then target a home after a delivery is made. To reduce the chances of being victimized by package delivery thieves, the Billerica Police Department offers the following advice:
- Choose a shipping option that requires you to sign for delivery.
- Arrange to have the package shipped to another location where someone can receive it. This could be your workplace, a friend or relative’s home, the leasing office at your apartment complex or even the local “mailbox” business that may agree to accept shipment of your item for a fee.
- Ask the delivery service to hold your package for customer pick-up at their local shipping facility.
- If you do not receive your shipment on time, check with the company of origin and confirm the delivery. If the item was delivered and you did not receive it, report the theft or loss to the original company, the shipping company, and the Billerica Police Department at 978-667-1212.
- Many of these crimes occur during broad daylight. As always, be alert about suspicious behavior in your neighborhood, especially if you see a delivery truck making the rounds and a vehicle following behind or unfamiliar subjects on foot. Be prepared to call the Billerica Police Department at 978-667-1212 to report this type of suspicious activity or call 911 if you observe a crime in progress.
Your calls can have an impact on crime and criminals. Please continue to partner to prevent crime.
Detectives from the Lowell Police Department’s Special Investigation Section stopped a motor vehicle yesterday morning around 11:45am and seized more than a kilo of Cocaine and over $87,000.00 cash. With the assistance of the Billerica Police K9 Unit, two sophisticated ‘hides’ were located inside the Toyota that yielded the drugs and money. The stop was the result of an investigation into information received via the department’s social media complaining about possible drug dealing at 99 W. Sixth St. Police Superintendent William Taylor lauded the efforts of the Special Investigation Section, which is tasked with illegal narcotic and gang investigations. “This is an outstanding arrest that results in the disruption of a significant cocaine trafficking operation in the city.” Arrested and charged with Trafficking Cocaine is Elias Escarraman, age 31 from Connecticut. He will be arraigned in Lowell District Court this morning.
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 struggle with the resident and fled the area. The resident was not physically injured during the confrontation. The resident was able to give officers a physical description of the suspect as well as the type of clothing he was wearing. Further, the resident reported that the suspect fled to the area of Richardson Street. Officers searched the area and were able to apprehend the suspect in the area of Pages Court and Richardson Street. David McKenna is being charged with Aggravated Burglary Chapter 266 s 14 and Larceny from a Building Chapter 266 s 20. Mr. McKenna is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
McKenna is also a suspect of several other Burglaries and charges are pending.
Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-667-1212 x151