Department News


Arrest – A&B on a police officer, resisting arrest

On February 25, 2013 at 1:30am Tyngsborough Police officers responded to a reported verbal altercation occurring between two females at Smokey Bones Restaurant.

Officers met with employees of Smokey Bones who were standing outside the restaurant with a female who appeared to be highly intoxicated.  At some point the officers asked her for identification to which she provided.   While the officers were talking with the manager of the restaurant this female suddenly became increasingly belligerent and hostile toward the employee and the officer.  She then lunged at the officer and pushed him in the chest area.  The officer stepped back as this female continued to yell obscenities.  Officers continued to direct her to stop her behavior and calm down but she continued.  She was then advised by an officer that she would be tased if she continued her assaultive behavior.  She then complied and was taken into custody.  Again she became combative with the officers and physically resisted efforts to put her in the back of a police cruiser; she again was advised that she would be tased if she continued to resist, she then complied with the officers instructions.

Elizabeth Perez, 21 years old of Nashua, NH was charged with; Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Released by; Deputy Chief Richard Howe

Arrest- Violation of an abuse prevention order

On February 25, 2013 at 2:50pm officers responded to a residence on Parham Road to conduct a well being check on a female party who lives at the residence.  (The exact address is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim in this matter). The request for a well being check came from the Dracut Police Department who reported that they had an intoxicated subject named David Jewers in their custody.  This subject told Dracut Police that he had just left this Parham Road residence; records indicated that there was an active restraining order against Jewers by the female who lives at this address on Parham Road.

Tyngsborough police officers then made contact with the female at this residence.  A subsequent investigation revealed that there was an active restraining order and that Jewers had violated it.  Jewers was subsequently transported to the Tyngsborough Police Department where he was booked.  While in custody in the cell block Jewers urinated on the floor and the cell door and attempted to flood his cell by sticking a blanket into the toilet.  He was also found to be in possession of a prescription bottle which was concealed in his underwear.  The pills were found to be Clonazepam, a class C drug.  The identifying information on the bottle had been blackened out with a green marker.

The Tyngsborough Police Department is charging David Jewers, 41 years old, of 1366 Broadway St. apt#12 in Somerville with;  violation of an abuse prevention order, possession of a class C drug and malicious defacing of property.

Released by; Deputy Chief Richard Howe

 

Summons issued; Operating under suspension, revoked registration

On February 22, 2013 at 4:50pm dispatch received a call from a motorist reporting a vehicle being driven erratically on Lakeview Ave.  near CoburnRd.  The vehicle was reported to be speeding and driving all over the road.  A few minutes later officers observed the vehicle and stopped it on Middlesex Road near Brinley Terrace.

The operator,  William McDermott, 28 yrs. old of Dracut, was found to have a suspended drivers license, in addition the vehicles registration was found to be suspended.

A summons was issued to McDermott for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.  A passenger in the vehicle, Timothy OHearn, 33 yrs. old of Tyngsborough, was also charged with allowing an improper person with a suspended drivers license to operate his vehicle.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Released by;  Deputy Chief Richard Howe

 

Summons issued; Unlicensed Operation

On February 21, 2013 a vehicle operated by Jeremy Dominguez of Tyngsborough was stopped on Sherburne Ave. for speeding and failing to stop for a stop sign.

The officer then learned that Dominguez does not have a drivers license.

Dominguez was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and failure to stop for a stop sign and will receive a summons to appear in Lowell District Court. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

Released by; Deputy Chief Richard Howe

 

Arrest – Assault & Battery

On February 21, 2013 at 2:45am officers responded to a residence on Virginia Road for a reported unwanted female.  An investigation revealed that the defendant had entered the residence through an unlocked door, and went directly to her ex-boyfriends bedroom where she assaulted a female in the room by grabbing her by the hair and pulling her out of bed.

The defendant, Mariah Mason, 21 yrs. old of Dracut was arrested and charged with Entering a building in the nighttime with the occupant in fear and Assault & Battery.

Released by;  Deputy Chief Richard Howe

Patrol and Supervisors Union Fundraiser being conducted

From Deputy Chief Rich Howe;

After receiving some questions and concerns regarding fundraising activity that is occurring on behalf of the Tyngsborough Police Department Unions I am sending this message out to clarify what is occurring.

The fundraising company, TCI, has been hired by the Tyngsborough Police Department supervisors and patrol unions to raise funds. This is the only fundraiser being conducted in relation to the Tyngsborough Police Department. TCI has been strictly advised to identify themselves as raising funds on behalf of the Tyngsborough Police Unions. Tyngsborough Police Officers are not representing this company and are not making fundraising phone calls under any circumstances. The money raised by this fundraiser, as has been conducted annually, are used by the unions to donate to worthy causes, scholarships and hold other events in Tyngsborough which the union pays for.

This fundraiser will end on Friday March 8th. TCI is strictly forbidden to use pressure tactics or represent themselves as police officers.

If anyone in the community has any concerns or questions please contact me so I can address whatever the issue may be. My office number is 978-649-7504 x 101.

Phone Scammers posing as National Grid

NATIONAL GRID WARNS NEW ENGLAND CUSTOMERS
OF LATEST PAYMENT SCAM
Company Reminds Customers Phone Payments Are Accepted, But Never Demanded

WALTHAM. Mass., — National Grid is warning its customers of a new, nationwide utility bill scam. In the past several days National Grid electric customers have received telephone calls from individuals claiming to work for National Grid. These scammers demand payment, through a pre-paid card, on past due balances for electric accounts and threaten customers that their service will immediately be shut-off for non-payment. In some cases the caller also tells the customer that they may have a faulty meter that is dangerous and in need of replacing for a substantial fee. The electric meter is the property of National Grid. Customers are not responsible for meter replacement costs. Callers are then directed to purchase a pre-paid card to make an immediate payment in order to keep their power on.
National Grid does contact customers with past due balances by phone to offer payment options, but never demands direct payment over the telephone. If customers wish, they can arrange for a payment by check, credit card or debit card if they speak directly to a customer service representative. Payment can also be made by credit card or debit card without a representative’s assistance. Customers who have received calls demanding immediate payment through a pre-paid card or who have billing questions should call the Customer Contact Center. Customers in New England can call 1-800-322-3223.

Two in Custody – responsible for recent residential burglaries in Tyngsborough

An investigation into a rash of residential burglaries involving the Tyngsborough Police Department, Dracut,  Hudson, Pelham and other NH communities has resulted in the arrest of two individuals. Matthew Szczechura, 29 yrs old of Pelham and Jeffrey Lavoie, 26 yrs old of Hudson were stopped in Pelham, NH by detectives from numerous agencies including Tyngsborough on Monday. Their vehicle was found to contain numerous stolen items that were from residential burglaries that they had just committed. At this point over 80% of the property stolen in the five Tyngsborough burglaries has been recovered and the home owners have been notified. These two subjects are believed to be responsible for at least 17 house breaks in the area.

They are currently being held in New Hampshire on numerous charges relating to the string of house burglaries. The Tyngsborough Police Department will also be filing charges relating to the five recent house breaks and will request that arrest warrants are issued in Massachusetts for the two subjects.

An investigation is continuing which includes our attempt to recover additional items which were stolen from Tyngsborough home owners.

Released by; Deputy Chief Richard Howe

Credit card fraud charges

On January 25, 2013 officers responded to Dunkin Donuts located in the TJ Maxx Plaza in Tyngsborough for a complaint made by one of the employees.  Officers were told that two male subjects attempted to buy gift cards using a female’s credit card, when employees asked for identification the two males left.  The employee was able to give the officers the description of the subjects as well as the vehicle they were driving.

A subsequent investigation by the Tyngsborough Police revealed that these subjects had used the victims credit cards in other Tyngsborough businesses as well.  Upon reviewing video surveillance of these businesses two subjects were identified and were confirmed to be the same subjects who attempted to use the stolen credit card at Dunkin Donuts.

As a result of the investigation the following charges have been brought forward and an arrest warrant has been issued;

Michael Perez, 23 yrs old,;                  (4) counts of possession of a stolen credit card

17 Mulberry Street Nashua NH          (4) counts of improper use of a credit card

    (4) counts of larceny under $250

Released by;  Deputy Chief Richard Howe

 

Credit card fraud charges

On January 25, 2013 officers responded to Dunkin Donuts located in the TJ Maxx Plaza in Tyngsborough for a complaint made by one of the employees.  Officers were told that two male subjects attempted to buy gift cards using a female’s credit card, when employees asked for identification the two males left.  The employee was able to give the officers the description of the subjects as well as the vehicle they were driving.

A subsequent investigation by the Tyngsborough Police revealed that these subjects had used the victims credit cards in other Tyngsborough businesses as well.  Upon reviewing video surveillance of these businesses two subjects were identified and were confirmed to be the same subjects who attempted to use the stolen credit card at Dunkin Donuts.

As a result of the investigation the following charges have been brought forward and an arrest warrant has been issued;

Jonathan Escobar, 23 yrs old             (3) counts of possession of a stolen credit card

368 Main Street Nashua, NH              (3) counts of improper use of a credit card

                                                                        (3) counts of larceny under $250

Released by;  Deputy Chief Richard Howe