Billerica Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • 2 plead guilty in home invastion, death of Billerica...

    Saturday | via Lowell Sun 

    Two men were convicted Friday in connection with a home invasion in Billerica on July 7, 2012, during which a 22-year-old Billerica man was killed. Peter Bin, 27, of Peabody, was convicted by a jury in Middlesex Superior Court on charges of first-degree felony murder, home invasion and attempted armed robbery.

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  • Peabody Man, 27, Convicted of First-Degree Murder in...

    Friday | via Patch.com 

    Two men have been convicted of charges in connection with a home invasion in Billerica on July 7, 2012 during which Quintin Koehler, 22, of Billerica was killed, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced on Friday. Peter Bin, 27, of Peabody, was convicted by a jury in Middlesex Superior Court on charges of first degree felony murder, home invasion, and attempted armed robbery.

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  • Father to change plea in shaken-baby death

    Monday Dec 15 | via Lowell Sun 

    In August 2011, Berry was accused of deliberately driving through a flock of pigeons, killing six. That October, Berry was accused of breaking into VIP Discount Auto Center in Billerica, where he worked.

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  • Court Briefs

    Saturday Dec 13 | via Lowell Sun 

    A Billerica man was found guilty on Thursday of intimidation of a witnesses after he was accused of telling an Essex County prosecutor handling his motor-vehicle case that there would be "consequences" if he goes to jail. Richard M. Williams, 41, of 10 Forest St., was sentenced to 15 months in jail, with credit for 65 days he was already locked up, after he was found guilty in Lowell District Court of intimidation of a witness.

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  • Drug link detailed in slaying of Billerica man

    Thursday Dec 11 | via Lowell Sun 

    Cappella, 26, told a Middlesex Superior Court jury on Wednesday that it was because of their "business" of selling marijuana -- an average 1 to 3 pounds per week -- that he and Koehler were introduced to alleged drug dealer Ashley Marshall, a source of marijuana for the two friends and the link to Koehler's murder two years ago. Police and prosecutors allege that Marshall will testify today under a grant of immunity that Adam Bradley, the alleged shooter in Koehler's July 7, 2012, slaying, asked her for possible targets for a "drug rip" -- the theft of drugs and money from a drug dealer.

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  • Witness details drug link in Billerica slaying case

    Wednesday Dec 10 | via Lowell Sun 

    Cappella, 26, told a Middlesex Superior Court jury on Wednesday that it was because of their "business" of selling marijuana -- average one to three pounds per week -- that he and Koehler were introduced to alleged drug dealer Ashley Marshall, who was a source of marijuana for the two friends and the link to Koehler's murder two years ago. Police and prosecutors allege that Marshall will testify on Thursday, under a grant of immunity, that Adam Bradley, the alleged shooter in Keohler's July 7, 2012 slaying, asked her for possible targets for a "drug rip" -- the theft of drugs and money from a drug dealer.

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  • Witness details 2012 slaying of brother in Billerica

    Wednesday Dec 10 | via Lowell Sun 

    The three masked men, all with guns, broke into Ryan Koehler's grandmother's house in Billerica looking to steal money and marijuana, Koehler testified Tuesday. Koehler told a Middlesex Superior Court he grabbed a frying pan, while his brother Quintin grabbed a tea kettle.

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  • Witness describes 2012 slaying of brother in Billerica

    Tuesday Dec 9 | via Lowell Sun 

    The three masked men, all holding guns, broke into Ryan Koehler's grandmother's house in Billerica looking to steal money and marijuana, Koehler testified on Tuesday. Koehler told a Middlesex Superior Court he grabbed a fry pan, while his brother Quintin grabbed a tea kettle.

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  • Jury selection slated in '12 Billerica slaying

    Thursday Dec 4 | via Lowell Sun 

    Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Middlesex Superior Court for two of four men charged in connection with the 2012 slaying of Quintin Koehler in his Billerica home. Peter Bin, 27, formerly of Peabody, Adam Bradley, 29, and Jason Estabrook, 30, both formerly of Lynn, are charged with first-degree murder, home invasion, attempt to commit a crime, carrying a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition in the July 7, 2012, slaying of the 22-year-old Billerica man.

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  • Jury selection slated in 2012 Billerica slaying

    Tuesday Dec 2 | via Lowell Sun 

    Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Middlesex Superior Court for two of four men charged in connection with the 2012 slaying of Quintin Koehler in his Billerica home. Peter Bin, 27, formerly of Peabody, Adam Bradley, 29, and Jason Estabrook, 30, both formerly of Lynn, are charged with first-degree murder, home invasion, attempt to commit a crime, carrying a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition in the July 7, 2012, slaying of the 22-year-old Billerica man.

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  • Backtalk: 12/1/2014

    Monday Dec 1 | via Lowell Sun 

    BACK TO THE FUTURE: Why don't they build another Commodore Ballroom on Thorndike Street? They have plenty of plenty of room there where that steeple came down. In that spot they should build another Commodore Ballroom.

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  • Police ID two pedestrians killed by cars in Billeric...

    Sunday Nov 30 | via Boston.com 

    Alexandrina Petro, 85, of Billerica was found unconscious and seriously injured on Salem Road at about 5 p.m. after being hit by an SUV, Billerica police said. Billerica EMS took Petro to a nearby hospital, where she later died.

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  • 7 Recent Arrests in Somerville

    Tuesday Nov 25 | via Patch.com 

    Rakim Smith-Lartey, 22, of 25 Mansfield St., Somerville, was arrested at 1:06 a.m. Monday at 54 Highland Ave. and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with license suspended and possession of a dangerous weapon. Smith-Lartey also had a warrant for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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  • Brother of woman shot to death in front of son: We w...

    Nov 20, 2014 | via The Jersey Journal 

    Kashif Parvaiz, at left, who is accused of murdering his wife, sits in court in January with his attorney, John Latoracca. (Ed Murray MORRISTOWN - A brother of the woman slain on a Boonton street in August 2011 is relieved that her accused murderer - her husband - is finally going to trial.

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Billerica Law

Can an overweighed (by 60 LBS) person at the age of 46 be asked to perform field sobriety test in Massachusetts? What are the criteria to define being overweighed? Is the any specific local or federal case one could refer to?
I believe the general criteria for being asked to do a field sobriety test are that you appeared to be under the...
In April 2012 I was involved In a small fender bender. An SUV swerved into my lane, without signaling, trying to get around a stopped vehicle turning left. Because of this I struck the rear of his vehicle at a low rate of speed. There was NO damage to the other SUV and minimal damage to my sedan (grille damage estimated at $275) we decided not to pursue. 6 months later I receive notice the other driver is going after my insurance company. I am found at fault and the other driver is paid out $21,000 for a whiplash claim (14 k medical 7 k payout) he did not claim any property damage. I have picture of both vehicles on the day of the accident. And need to gather more evidence to help my appeal. Any suggestions?
What is your basis for an appeal? Your insurance company does not have any motivation to pay more on a claim then they...
i was told that i could pay 230.00 a month for 12 months i could only pay 3 payments i have no job and was wondering what they do to you when i now have to go back to court? I never have been in any trouble before like this? My boyfriend was gonna pay for me but he skipped town. He only won 4 dui's in mass and because he had the $$$$$$$$$$ got off....very sad because i had drove for him and never took the Breathalyzer because i only had two wines and banged a car in a supermarket pkg lot so when i came out of the store they arrested me for dui?????? I didn't have money for a lawyer even then. I just want to know on dec 23 2014 am i gonna haveto go to jail right then and there? please help
If you don't have a lawyer and can't afford one, ask the court for a lawyer to be assigned to your case. There is no...
In the case, person was pulled over for speeding and upon the stop officer noticed slurring of speech. The field sobriety test was given in which the person failed and was arrested. At the police station a Breathalyzer was given in which the person blew a .205.
This person needs to consult with an experienced DUI defense attorney immediately. If you don't know of one, call an...
I am a Massachusetts resident, and received a DUI in Virginia. I was ordered to 5 days in prison, ASAP, fines, and to install an Ignition Interlock Device for 6 months in my vehicle. I've done the prison time, paid the fines, and am starting ASAP. However, I do not own a vehicle, and never drive. I live in Boston and take public transportation everywhere. My ASAP officer told the Virginia ASAP office this, and they said I had to do it anyways, even if it's a friend's car. This seems outrageous, especially considering Massachusetts doesn't make first time offenders install a IID. What can happen if I don't comply with this provision?
When you committed a crime in Virginia, you subjected yourself to the laws of that Commonwealth. Massachusetts cannot...
On Saturday night I had been driving home and fell asleep on the wheel and crashed into a tree. My car was totaled the police and ambulance came and had asked me what happened I told them I had worked a double shift and was tired and ended up falling asleep on the wheel. I had consumed alcohol but when they asked me if I had I said no and they seemed to have believed me. I was not asked to perform a breathalyzer or any sobriety test but was taken to the hospital on a stretcher and at the hospital they did a regular routine blood test. They said nothing about my blood test but on my hospital report it said right foot fracture, alcohol intoxication. The doctors also did not say anything to me about my BAC. I have received a citation in the mail for staying outside of marked lane and speeding but nothing for a DUI. I am wondering will the hospital give my blood test to the police and notify them I was drunk? It's been a week and I still haven't heard anything and am just a little nervous.
If the police went ahead and issued you a citation for the speeding and the marked lane violation then in it is...
My question is: I was pulled over and arrested and accused of a DUI. I went to court and was actually for 'Not Guilty" by the judge and was able to get my license back . Question would be: Even though the judge found me not guilty does this still show up on my record? If so, I would appreciate any direction or advice .
This is a good result. I'm guessing you had an attorney. Speak with your attorney.