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

The Billerica Police Department Celebrating National Night Out August 2, 2016

nno16August 2, 2016 from 5 – 9pm at Billerica Town Hall.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. It provides an opportunity for our Men and Women in Blue to build relationships with our citizens. We will be partnering with the Billerica Recreation department who will be sponsoring Concerts on the Common with 4Ever Fab- Beatles tribute band. Lynnway Auto Auction has once again sponsored this year’s entertainer, Mr. Matt Roberts. He has appeared nationally on NBC’s Today show and starred in over 30 comedic television commercials. He will be featuring incredible magic and illusion, baffling mind reading, tons of fun audience interaction, and hysterical comedy.

We are proud to announce the following agencies that will be participating:

Billerica Police Department will have numerous police vehicles on display
NEMLEC officers will be displaying SWAT armored vehicle
Middlesex County House of Correction will be displaying their armored vehicle
Billerica Fire department will have several fire engines on display
Billerica Paramedics will have an ambulance on display
Billerica K-9 team will be conducting demonstrations in conjunction with K-9 units from Boston, Chelmsford, and Westford Police departments
Billerica Department of Public Works will have several vehicles on display
Ma. State Police Air wing unit will be conducting a flyover (weather permitting)
Billerica Council on aging will be providing FREE snacks
Massachusetts National Guard will be displaying Military vehicles
Dracut Road Runners car club will have antique cars on display
Billerica Recreation department will have several games for the kids to play
Billerica Friends of Music will be hosting a make your own ice cream sundae bar
The Billerica Police Honor Guard “GRILL TEAM” will have Burgers and Hot Dogs for sale

If you have any questions please contact Lt. Commander Troy Opland at 978-215-9638 or Lt. Greg Katz 978-215-9636.

Serious Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Pedestrian

BPD PatchAt approximately 3:50 p.m. on July 21, 2016, the Billerica Police Communications Center received numerous 911 calls regarding a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle at 800 Boston Road/Route 3A.

Upon arrival to the scene, Officers learned that a 35-year-old woman from Chelmsford was traveling northbound on Route 3A in a 2013 GMC Acadia when she struck a 14-year-old juvenile from Billerica who was on a bicycle crossing the street.

The juvenile sustained serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

The woman was not injured and remained at the scene. She was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Boston Road is closed in both directions from Cardington Avenue to Cook Street. Drivers are asked to seek alternatives routes. The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section is responding to the scene.