Fatal Pedestrian Accident

BPD PatchBillerica – On Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at approximately 7:43 P.M. the Billerica Police received an emergency 911 call for a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the area of #770 Boston Road. While en-route to the accident it was learned that the victim was seriously injured and that Good Samaritans had initiated life saving measures in an attempt to save the victim. Within minutes police officers along with Fire Personnel and Advanced Emergency Medical Personnel arrived and took over care of the victim. The victim was transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington where she was subsequently pronounced deceased from her injuries. The victim was later identified as Insook Choi, 79, of Billerica. The section of Boston Road where the accident occurred was shut down for approximately three hours while the Billerica Police and the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit conducted its analysis of the scene. At this point it appears the victim was crossing an undesignated area of Boston Road that was poorly lit when the accident occurred. There have been no citation or charges issued.

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

Larceny Charges For Package Thefts

BPD PatchBillerica –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 Arrest Linked to Billerica Thefts

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.

Heroin Arrests

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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

Man Arrested On Drug and Firearm Charges

waringBillerica – 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.

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