Billerica Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Accident

BPD PatchBillericaOn Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at approximately 7:15 pm, Billerica Police responded to a 911 call reporting a pedestrian having been struck while crossing the street in the area of #785 Boston Road. Upon arrival, officers observed as the Billerica Fire Department was attending to a single male victim lying in the roadway suffering from obvious impact injuries consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle. A short distance from the pedestrian, officers also observed a 2015 Acura RDX pulled off to the side of the roadway. The vehicle had moderate front end damage consistent with having been involved in a recent impact. Initial information obtained at the scene from both the driver of the Acura and from an uninvolved witness indicated that the victim had been crossing east to west in an unmarked portion of Boston Road when he was struck by the Acura which had been traveling southbound on Boston Road. The victim, Carlos Bonilla, 72, was transported to Lahey Clinic in Burlington where it was later reported he succumbed to his injuries.

The incident is being investigated by the Billerica Police Traffic Division, the Middlesex District Attorney’s
Office and the Massachusetts State Police Reconstruction Unit.

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

Child Airlifted To Hospital After Falling Into Fire Pit

BPD PatchBillerica – Billerica Police, EMS and Fire Departments responded after a young child accidentally tripped and fell into a fire pit on Saturday, September 3rd.

Around 6 p.m., police received a call that a 2 1/2 year-old girl tripped while attending a birthday party on Bridle Road, landing in an active fire pit in the yard. The child was quickly removed and placed into water to mitigate any burn injuries.

Billerica Paramedics responded and the decision was made, out of an abundance of caution, to send the child to a Boston hospital via medical helicopter. The exact extent of the child’s injuries are not known but her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

No charges are expected to come from this incident. It is not believed that carelessness, drugs, or alcohol played any role in the accident.

No further information is available at this time.

Billerica Woman Charged with Attempted Murder

BPD PatchBillerica – On Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at approximately 1:50 pm, Billerica Police received a 911 call reporting a stabbing that just occurred at Devito Brothers Pizza, located at 446 Boston Road, Billerica, in the O’connor Plaza. Officers arrived to learn that one of the staff at the restaurant had just been stabbed in the back by a female assailant with, what was described as, an ice pick. The male victim reported the assailant was known to him and had fled after he barricaded himself in a bathroom to prevent additional injuries. Although there were patrons in the restaurant at the time of the event, nobody else was injured. Following a preliminary investigation conducted at the scene, Officers learned that the assailant entered an unoccupied motor vehicle and fled in an unknown direction. Officers immediately put out a BOLO for the arrest of Barbara Tucker, 57, of Billerica for charges related to the incident. With the assistance of Billerica K9 officers Tsoukalas and Maceachern, Officers were able to track Tucker to a general location along the Concord River in West Billerica. Officers subsequently located Tucker hiding in the thick vegetation along the wood line at the Concord River. Barbara Tucker was subsequently arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (ice pick). She will be arraigned today in Lowell District Court.

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

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

Two Local Package Stores Robbed

BPD PatchBillerica – On Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at approximately 8:48 PM the Billerica Police received a report of an attempted armed robbery at 129 Liquors, located at #252 Salem Road, Billerica. The clerk reported that a white male, between approximately 5’4” to 5’7” inches, medium build, wearing a grey sweatshirt, jeans, sunglasses, and a camouflage hat entered the store with a knife demanding money from the cash register. The suspect jumped the counter and spent about 90 seconds in the store before fleeing in an unknown direction. Shortly thereafter, at approximately 9:09 PM, Billerica Police received a 911 call from Jim’s Quick Stop located at #502 Boston Road reporting an armed robbery that just occurred. Police responded and the clerk reported having just been robbed at knife point by a white man matching the same description as the previous armed robbery at 129 Liquors. The suspect also spent a short period of time in the store before fleeing in an unknown direction. No one in either robbery was physically injured during these incidents. Police are actively working on this matter and no additional information is currently available.

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