Burglary Suspects Apprehended

Billerica – On Saturday, September 6, 2014 at approximately 1:20 AM, the Billerica Police were contacted by a Buckland Security Officer regarding suspicious activity observed at #8 Federal Street, Billerica. On arrival, Officers learned that two suspects wearing dark clothing with gloves and masks were observed by Buckland Security in the area of a loading dock door for Parexel, a biopharmaceutical and medical device company. Due to the time of night and the fact that the business was closed, the security officer began to investigate when the two suspects suddenly fled on foot into the wood line. With this information, Officers quickly set up a perimeter and contacted Billerica K9 Officer Tsoukalas to assist with a search.

Within thirty minutes of the setting up a perimeter, Officer Paul Brady located a suspect hiding behind a parked motor vehicle on Hattie Lane, which is a short distance from Federal Street. Shortly thereafter, Officer Tsoukalas and his canine partner “Yak” located a second suspect hiding under the bushes in the area of #443 Middlesex Turnpike. Following a preliminary investigation into the incident it was confirmed that Parexel was forcibly entered and that the two detained suspects were involved. Arrested at the scene were Richard Beebe, 43 of Wakefield and Jeffrey Seward, 49 of Billerica. Both were charged with Breaking and Entry in the Nightime, Destruction of Property and Possession of Bulgarious Tools. Both will be arraigned in Lowell District Court on Monday, September 8, 2014. Both suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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

Career Opportunity – Emergency 911 Dispatchers

comms-patchThe Town of Billerica seeks motivated candidates to fill an Emergency Dispatcher position as well as establish a list for future position openings.

Candidates for this position should have at least a High School Diploma, be 21yrs of age at time of employment and possess a valid driver’s license.  Prior experience as a 911 dispatcher is preferred but not required.

Application process: All applicants will be subject to an Open/Competitive exam. An application and job description may be obtained from the Town Manager’s Office or the Police Department website. AA/EOE

Salary: $663.54 ($16.58 hr) per week starting minimum step.

Applications must be submitted no later than September 23, 2014 to:

Town Manager’s Office
Attention: Cathleen O’Dea
Billerica Town Hall
365 Boston Road
Billerica, MA 01821

Job Description  Application

Changes to Public Logs

Due to recent changes in Massachusetts law the Billerica Police Department will no longer release the following information in our public logs:

  • Arrests associated with domestic violence
  • Arrests associated with sexual assaults
  • Incidents associated with domestic violence
  • Incidents associated with sexual assaults

These changes will be applied to our weekly arrest log, dynamic dispatch log, the RAIDS Online crime mapping application and all social media communications.

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.