Update 9:15 pm – Located safe. Thank you to everyone for their concern and assistance.
Billerica Police is looking for 2 missing juveniles. Ana, 11 yrs old was last seen wearing a gray long sleeve shirt with black pants and black hair, hazel eyes, 4’10, approximately 95 pounds. Kayla, 11 yrs old was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt with a white tank top with pink lettering, black pants, and a pink and black pack. She has brown hair, green eyes, 4’10, 95 pounds. Last seen in the area of 129 heading towards Chelmsford at approximately 3 pm. If anyone sees them please call Billerica Police at 978-667-1212. Thank you.
Billerica – As previously reported, the Billerica Police responded to the report of a Home Invasion occurring in the River Pines Section of Billerica, specifically Maplewood Ave. Upon arrival at the scene, officers met with an adult male victim who reported having confronted an unknown male subject inside his home holding a knife and demanding his wallet. The suspect was described as “tall and slender”, wearing dark pants along with a gray hooded sweatshirt and a mask. The suspect fled prior to police arrival, resulting in an extensive search with the assistance of numerous law enforcement resources. Due to the time of the incident, which occurred at approximately 12:22 PM, and the close proximity to the Dutile Elementary School, a decision was made have the students shelter-in-place until a controlled dismissal of the student could occur.
While following up on leads from an earlier Maplewood Ave residential burglary, which had occurred sometime over past few days, officers identified a suspect from 31 Maplewood Ave, identified as Jonathan Aquino, 26 years old. As a result of that investigation, coupled with information gathered at the scene of today’s home invasion, charges have now been filed against Jonathan Aquino for Home Invasion as well as Receiving Stolen Property. Police believe Mr. Aquino was acting alone and there are no additional suspects at large. Jonathan Aquino is being held at the Billerica Police Department and will be arraigned on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Lowell District Court. Special thanks to the Chelmsford, Burlington and Wilmington Police K9 teams as well as the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing Unit for their assistance today.
Any additional questions should be directed to Deputy Chief Roy Frost, 978-215-9653 or by email at rfrost [@] billericapolice.org
BILLERICA — Police Chief Daniel Rosa is alerting residents that the Billerica Police Department is looking for a man allegedly involved in a home invasion this afternoon.
Billerica Police received a 911 call at 12:22 p.m. from a Maplewood Avenue resident reporting the break-in at his home. The resident described the suspect as a tall, slender man wearing dark pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt and a mask. He was also reported as being armed with a knife.
The suspect immediately fled the residence after realizing that the homeowner was home. Officers responded to the area and established a perimeter. The Chelmsford, Burlington and Wilmington police departments’ K-9 units arrived to comb the neighborhood while the State Police Air Wing searched overhead.
The Dutile Elementary School implemented a shelter in place order during the incident, and school buses were briefly delayed from leaving the area until police completed the search.
“This is an active and ongoing investigation, and we are aggressively searching for this suspect,” Chief Rosa said. “We will continue investigating this matter and searching for the suspect, but anyone with information is encouraged to call Billerica Police immediately.”
Residents with any information about the suspect should contact the Billerica Police Department at 978-667-1212.
CodeRED call launched at 1:45pm – The Police Department received a 911 call approximately 1 hour ago (1230pm) from the 30 block of Maplewood Av. reporting the break in of an occupied home. The occupant reported that the suspect was a tall slender male wearing dark pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt a mask and was armed with a knife. The suspect immediately fled the residence according to the caller. Officers and a K9 have searched the immediate area with negative results and we have no further information to share at this time. The Dutile School is sheltered in place at this time and will conduct a controlled release this afternoon. School officials will be in touch with parents via their messenger system. Please call the Police Department if you have any helpful information or witness any suspicious activity. Thank you.