Chief Daniel Rosa
6 Good St.
Billerica, MA 01821
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Billerica Police Investigating Vandalism of Statue at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Billerica Police responded Wednesday morning to St. Mary’s Church, located at 796 Boston Road, for a report of vandalism. Upon arrival, Sgt. Frank Mirasolo spoke with a maintenance worker who stated that a parishioner alerted him to a damaged statue located behind the church this morning. The statue, depicting the Virgin Mary, had its head and both hands severed.
Police believe the damage was done late last night or early this morning.
“We are actively investigating this disturbing crime and will continue to do so until we find those responsible,” Chief Rosa said. “If you have seen anything suspicious around this church or any other religious institution, contact police immediately.”
Billerica Police are aware of other incidents of vandalism reported at Catholic churches in Massachusetts recently. Detectives are investigating to determine if there is any possible link to these other incidents.
Anyone with information related to this incident should contact the Billerica Police Department at 978-667-1212.