Fatal Motorcycle Accident

There was a single motorcycle accident with two passengers reported around 2:30 this am on Bicknell Road in Billerica.  Christopher Murphy, 24 y/o of Wilmington, did succumb to injuries sustained at the scene.  Keith Lucas 22 y/o of Wilmington sustained serious injuries.  He was transported to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington. Massachusetts State Police reconstruction are investigating in cooperation with Billerica Police.

Alcohol Compliance Checks

Over the next few weeks the Billerica Police Department is planning to conduct random, undercover alcohol-compliance checks at establishments around Town.  The exact times of these checks will not be announced.  The Police Department uses these checks to to emphasize the need to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested in Wilmington

On Thursday, July 31, 2014 at approximately 1030 a.m., the Billerica Police responded to Lowell Five Bank, 700 Boston Road, for a reported Bank Robbery. On arrival the bank reported an older white male suspect approached the drive-up window and passed the teller a threatening note demanding money. The suspect managed to obtain a sum of cash and fled the area in a red Ford Explorer. Shortly thereafter, at approximately 1121 a.m., Tewksbury Police responded to a reported Bank Robbery at their Lowell Five, located at 1775 Main Street. The suspect and vehicle involved in the Tewksbury robbery matched the description in the Billerica robbery. The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of U.S. currency. Approximately forty minutes later, Wilmington Police Officer Julie Pozzi was operating a marked patrol car in the area of Eastern Bank, #370 Main Street when she observed the suspect vehicle approach the drive-through window of that bank. The officer made observations that lead her to believe the suspect was in the process of robbing the bank. The officer subsequently summoned back-up assistance and safely apprehended the suspect in the parking lot of the bank without incident. The suspect was subsequently identified as Daniel Diblasi, 59 years of age, from Billerica. Evidence recovered at the scene appears to tie all three robberies to this suspect. He was taken into custody by the Wilmington Police and will be arraigned at Woburn District Court on various charges related to these incidents. The incident is being investigated by members of the Billerica, Tewksbury and Wilmington Police Departments.

Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Robert Richter, 978-658-5071

National Night Out 2014

NNO_2014August 5, 2014, 6-9 PM on the Town Common

The Town of Billerica Police department will be holding its annual National Night Out event on Tuesday August 5, from 6-9 pm.  The Town would like to invite everyone to come join us in the Billerica Town Common.

National Night Out is designed to; Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This is a great opportunity to meet members of the Police, Paramedics, Firefighters, and DPW and get up close and see their emergency vehicles.  Bryson Lang, a quick witted comedian with mind blowing juggling skills will be performing.  The Billerica Recreation department is featuring the Country Mile Band for the Concerts on the Common series.  The Billerica Public Library will be hosting their Annual Ice Cream Social.   Massachusetts State Police Air Wing Unit is conducting a fly-over (weather permitting).  U.S. Army National Guard Unit 211th Military Police Battalion will have Military vehicles for viewing.  NEMLEC and the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department will have their Bear-Cat available for viewing and photo opportunities. The Billerica Council on Aging will be providing FREE popcorn for the evening.  Billerica and Local Police K-9 handlers will be conducting demonstrations.  The Billerica Police Honor Guard “GRILL TEAM” will be selling Hamburgers and hot dogs to help raise money for new equipment.  The Billerica (PAL) Police Athletic League in conjunction with the Billerica Recreation Department will be hosting a street hockey game.

There will be an assigned area to register for PAL street hockey and flag football for the fall season.  Contact Officer Michele Glavin at 978-667-1212, or the Billerica Recreation Department at 978-671-0921, for further information.

Any questions or interested sponsors please contact Lt. Troy Opland or Lt. Greg Katz at 978-667-1212.

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Three Juveniles Identified in School Vandalism

Billerica – On Thursday, June 25, 2014, Billerica Police responded to the Dutile Elementary School in Billerica for a report of a recent vandalism. Officers spoke with a custodian that pointed out recent damage to the building, including three smashed windows, some ripped off siding, a damaged security camera as well as a large air conditioning unit that had been tipped over on the roof. An investigation of the damage resulted in the identification of three juvenile males that are believed to be responsible for the damage. It is believed that the juveniles had been on the property the prior evening when they committed the damage. Although all three males are facing possible charges of Malicious Destruction of Property over $250, the Billerica Police are working with the School Department and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office to determine the best course of action. Additional options of restitution and participation in a Juvenile Diversion Program are also being considered.

Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-667-1212 x151