Chief Joseph Desmond reports that the Wilmington Police Department has arrested a Billerica man and charged him in connection with a serious assault and battery which occurred on Saturday April 11, 2020
On April 13, 2020, 33 year old, Ryan Thomas of Billerica was arrested by Wilmington Police Department with the assistance of the Billerica Police Department, following an investigation by the Wilmington Police Criminal Bureau. Thomas is being charged with violation of MGL 265/18/C Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, MGL 265/15A/D Assault & Battery With Dangerous Weapon and MGL 265/13A/B Assault & Battery. The arrest was made as the result of an altercation that occurred in the Market Basket parking lot on April 11, 2020
On April 11, 2020, Wilmington Police officers were dispatched to the Wilmington Plaza located at 260 Main Street for the report of a physical altercation, which occurred in the parking lot in front of Market Basket at approximately, 7:30pm. The Market Basket store was closed at the time.
Shortly after receiving the report of the altercation in front of Market Basket, Wilmington Police and Fire were dispatched to a residence in town for the report of a 42 year old male party who had been stabbed multiple times. The male party claimed that he was stabbed during an altercation in front of Market Basket, shortly before calling 911. The male party was treated and transported by Wilmington Fire to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. The male party is expected to survive.