Department News

Residential Breaks

There have been several residential breaks in the last 48 hours in the area of Rock Road, Glendale Ave and Blossom Street.  The perpetrator(s) have entered through an unlocked door or cut out a window screen of an unlocked window to gain access to the homes.  In each, electronics and jewelery have been stolen.  The breaks have occurred mostly in the evening between 4pm and 9pm.  Residents are asked to pay special attention to suspicious persons and vehicles in the area and to contact the Tyngsborough Police Department at 978-649-7504 or use our anonymous tip line at 978-226-TIPS (8477).   An investigation is ongoing.

Released by;  Lt. Richard Howe

2012 August 23 Arrest A&B DW Baseball Bat

Arrest for Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon

On August 20th at 11PM the Tyngsborough Police Department received 911 call for a disturbance at 44 Danforth Road.  Officers arrived and found a woman bleeding from a head injury.  Initial investigation revealed that a group of 6 or 7 people arrived looking for her son and then assaulted the woman and her husband with a baseball bat and then fled the scene.  The woman was treated at an area hospital and released, the husband received a minor injury on his face.

Detective Sgt. Mark Bourque investigated and through that investigation identified the suspect as Mark W. Deveau, 19yrs old of #9 Pond Street in Westford MA.  A warrant was issued for his arrest for (2) counts of Assault and Battery by means of a dangerous weapon to wit: Baseball Bat, from Lowell District Court on 8/22/12.  Westford Police arrested Deaveau on 8/22/12 for the warrant.

Released by: Deputy Chief Burrows

2012 August 22 TIPLINE

Confidential Tipline   978-226-TIPS (8477)

The Tyngsborough Police Department now has a confidential tipline that citizens can call 24 hours a day and report criminal activity anonymously.  Calling the number will prompt callers to leave a message, that message will be forwarded to detectives for follow up.

We would ask residents to continue to call the main telephone line for normal business activity and use the 911 line for emergencies.

Released by: Deputy Chief Burrows

2012 August 20 Domestic Violence Arrest Phay

On Sunday August 19th at 2:35AM The Tyngsborough Police Department received a 911 call from a man reporting his wife missing from Longfellow Lane.  Officers responded to the area and began searching for the reporting party and the missing woman.  There was no answer at the door to the reporting party’s apartment.  Officers searched the area and found the man and the woman in the cellar with the man squatting down over her she was bleeding from her head, face and shoulder.  He was arrested and charged as follows:

Christopher Phay, 27yrs old, of #2 Longfellow Lane Apt #205 in Tyngsborough

One Count of Assault & Battery Domestic

One Count Intimidation of a Witness

Released by: Deputy Chief Burrows

2012 August 14 TPD Joins NIXLE


The Tyngsborough police department is pleased to report that we are now using a free service provided by Nixle.  Nixle is a community information service that will allow residents and other citizens who work, shop or have loved ones in Tyngsborough to receive texts and emails when the Tyngsborough Police Department posts important information.

There are three levels of notifications:

1. ALERTS for information people must know like wanted persons or severe weather hazards.

2. ADVISORY for need to know information like traffic issues, road closures, police activity.

3. COMMUNITY for upcoming events, news, etc.

You can sign up for these alerts to come to you mobile phone and/or email address.  You can choose which levels of notifications come to your phone, whether you want only alerts, or alerts and advisories or all of them.

To sign up for this service or find more information, the website is

Released by:
Deputy Chief Burrows

2012 August 13 SafetyNet by LoJack

SafetyNet by LoJack

The Tyngsborough police department is pleased to report that we, because of our membership in NEMLEC, are participating in the SafetyNet by LoJack program.  This program is an electronic search and rescue program for tracking and rescuing people at risk who wander and become lost due to Alzheimer’s, autism or other cognitive conditions.

Care givers pay a fee for the service, and it consists of a bracelet that can be worn on the wrist or ankle and should the person wander, the police department is called and provides a response that will search for and locate the individual.

More information about the service can be found at

Released by: Deputy Chief Burrows

2012, August 8 – Drive Sober Campaign


Tyngsborough Police Department
Launches Intensive Crackdown on Impaired Driving

Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The Tyngsborough Police Department will join 128 other law enforcement agencies statewide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving from August 15 to September 3 as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS-HSD).

Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes. In 2010, 115 people died in impaired driving related crashes in the Commonwealth.  Moreover, there were an additional 2,750 impaired driving related personal injury and property damage crashes and almost 14,635 impaired driving arrests.

On average, there is one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality every 51 minutes across America.  The number of drivers operating under the influence increases during holiday weekends, especially during summer holidays.

The Tyngsborough Police Department will be aggressively looking for all impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone they find driving while impaired — regardless of age, vehicle type or time of day.

Violators often face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Their insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. All told, a first offense can easily cost well over $5000.  Driving impaired is simply not worth all the consequences.   Remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Contact;  Lt. Richard Howe /

2012, August 8 – Arrest for outstanding warrant and drug offenses

On August 8, 2012 at 7:45am officers responded to a reported domestic argument occurring on Lakeview Avenue near the Multi-service Center.   Upon arrival officers found that the subjects involved had left the area, a short time later both persons involved in the domestic were located near Parham Road.  The male party, identified as Lyle Yearling was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Lowell as well as being in illegal possession of narcotics.

Lyle Yearling, 26 yrs. old of Dracut was arrested for the outstanding warrant for a past offense of Assault & Battery and Assault & Battery by means of a dangerous weapon.  In addition he is being charged by the Tyngsborough Police with possession of Class B and Class E narcotics.

Released by;

Lt. Richard Howe

Arrest – motor vehicle offenses


On August 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm a Tyngsborough Police Officer observed a vehicle traveling Southbound on Frost Road near Lakeview Ave.  The officer who was traveling in a marked cruiser Northbound on Frost Rd. observed the vehicle to pass two vehicles in a clearly marked no passing zone.  The officer observed that this vehicle was traveling at approximately 80 mph and noted that this area of Frost Road is a posted 35 mph zone.  The officer then turned around at which time the vehicle was observed again to pass additional vehicles in a no passing zone.  The vehicle was then stopped on Frost Road in the area of Lawndale Road.

Jerry Sullivan 45 yrs. old of Nashua, NH was arrested and charged with;

1)                 Driving to Endanger

2)                 Speeding

3)                 Marked lanes violation

Released by;

Lt. Richard Howe

Arrest – motor vehicle offenses/possession of counterfeit money

On August 5, 2012 at 12:08 am officers stopped a vehicle being operated on Frost Road, the vehicle was stopped for a marked lanes violation.  Upon a check of the operators and vehicles status it was found that the vehicle was being operated by an unlicensed operator and that the vehicle was unregistered.  Upon arresting the operator officers found six $20 counterfeit bills within the vehicle.

Nicholas Rowan, 17 years of age of Tyngsborough was charged with the following offenses;

1)                  Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

2)                  Unregistered motor vehicle

3)                  Uninsured motor vehicle

4)                  Possessing counterfeit note

5)                  Marked lanes violation

6)                  Attaching wrong plates

Released by;

Lt. Richard Howe