Department News


Thank you

We would like to thank those in the public who responded to our video posted on facebook, twitter and the Lowell Sun of subjects we were looking to speak to regarding the  recent burglaries of Sullivan Farms and Countryview Diner.  Those subjects have been successfully identified and the investigation is in the process of being successfully concluded.

 

Chief Richard Howe

 

YMCA Bike Triathlon in Tyngsborough Sunday July 28, 2013

On Sunday July 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. there will be slight delays on and near the Tyngsborough Bridge while the triathlon participants are competing.  There will be officers and volunteers assisting motorists during that time. The race route will go through Middlesex Road, The Tyngsborough Bridge, Chronopoulos Way and Pawtucket Blvd.

motorcycle accident

On July 25th, 2013 at 3:17am Tyngsborough Police Officers responded to Pawtucket Boulevard near Colony Heights for a reported motorcycle accident.

Officers found a male subject lying on the Eastbound shoulder of the roadway on the opposite side of the guardrail.   A motorcycle was lying near the subject.  He was suffering from injuries to the head, lower right leg and had numerous lacerations; he received medical assistance at the scene from Tyngsborough Police, Fire and Trinity ambulance.    The operator, Jonathan Finch of N. Reading was transported to Lowell General and then was transported to Brigham & Women’s hospital in Boston.  He was listed as in stable condition as of Thursday afternoon.

Due to the serious nature of this accident the State Police Reconstruction team was notified and conducted an investigation into the crash.

 

Released by; Chief Richard Howe

Parlee Farm hit & run – Suspect charged

As a result of an investigation into the hit & run of a pedestrian in the parking lot of Parlee Farm which occurred on Sunday July 21st the Tyngsborough Police Department is charging Stewart Walton, 68 years old of Westford with Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury.

The charges were brought forward after interviews were conducted with Mr. Walton, witnesses and the victim.  Mr. Walton will receive a summons to appear in Lowell District Court.

 

Released by; Chief Richard Howe

Business break-ins overnight

The Tyngsborough Police Department is investigating two overnight break-ins of businesses that occurred sometime around 3am.  Tyngsborough Officers were in the area investigating a noise complaint when they found that CountryView Diner was broken into via entry through a rear window to the business.  The officers also found that Sullivan farms Ice Cream was broken into via a window as well.   Some damage was done inside the diner however it does not appear that money was taken.  A cash register was found in the rear of Sullivan Farms, it appears that the perpetrators were scared off.  A small black safe was stolen from Sullivans as well, an amount of stolen coins were recovered in the rear of the business (amount being withheld at this time).

An investigation has revealed that there were two perpetrators, likely thin male subjects who were able to pull themselves up to a small window and crawl through.

UPDATE: The two people depicted in this video below  are NOT considered suspects but people that the police department would like to speak to as they may have information regarding the break-ins.


(Video Courtesy Tyngsborough PD via Lowell Sun/YouTube)

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Tyngsborough Police Department Criminal Investigations unit at (978) 649-7504 or remain anonymous by calling our Confidential Tip Line: 1(978) 226-TIPS (8477)

 

Released by; Chief Richard Howe

Domestic Arrest / Summons issued

7/22/13 – John McDonough, 48 yrs. old of Tyngsborough arrested for Domestic
Assault & Battery.

7/22/13 – Louis Mayancela, 25 yrs. old of Lowell; charged with unlicensed operation
of a motor vehicle.

 

Released by;  Chief Richard Howe

 

Suspect sought for Assault & Battery

The Tyngsborough Police Department is looking for a male subject who struck a man in the head with a pipe after a motor vehicle incident this weekend.

On Sunday July 21st at 1:00am Tyngsborough Police were notified of a reported assault & battery that had occurred at the General Cinema parking lot in Tyngsborough. The victim reported that a white Honda Accord had struck his vehicle, when he got out of his vehicle a passenger in the Accord struck him in the head with what he described as a pipe.  There were no words exchanged, the offender got back into the vehicle on the passenger side and the vehicle fled the area.  The victim transported himself to Southern New Hampshire Medical for a head laceration; he was released on Sunday afternoon.  The Tyngsborough Police Department interviewed the victim at the hospital.

Tyngsborough Police are looking for this vehicle described as a white Honda Accord and the suspect who is described as an Hispanic male, 5’7”, reported to be wearing shorts, a cream colored shirt and has shoulder length dread locks.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Tyngsborough Police Department Criminal Investigations unit at (978) 649-7504 or remain anonymous by calling our Confidential Tip Line: 1(978) 226-TIPS (8477)

 

Released by; Chief Richard D. Howe

Pedestrian Hit & Run

The Tyngsborough Police Department is looking for the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a hit & run of a pedestrian at Parlee Farms on Sunday.

On Sunday July 21st at 11:30 am Tyngsborough Police responded to Parlee Farms located on Farwell Road.  It was learned that a vehicle had struck a pedestrian in the parking lot knocking him down.  When the vehicle was approached the operator fled the scene.  The 69 year old male victim declined medical treatment at the scene.

Tyngsborough Police are looking for a very distinctive yellow Dodge Charger, commonly referred to as a yellow jacket.  The wording “yellow jacket” could be seen written on a black pinstripe on the vehicle.  Witnesses reported a partial Massachusetts registration beginning with 48, the third number being possible 6 or 9.  They described the operator as an older white male with an older female passenger.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Tyngsborough Police Department Criminal Investigations unit at (978) 649-7504 or remain anonymous by calling our Confidential Tip Line: 1(978) 226-TIPS (8477)

 

Released by; Chief Richard D. Howe

Arrests / Summons Issued

7/2/13

Joseph Chalifoux, 35 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – charged with violation of an abuse prevention order

 

7/7/13

Anne Cochran, 30 yrs. old of Lowell – charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license

Samantha Roman, 28 yrs. old of Lowell – charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license

 

7/12/13

Chelsea Seymour, 21 yrs. old of Nashua – arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant

 

7/14/13

Samang Kim, 28 yrs. old of Lowell – arrested for possession of a Class B substance

Ratha Not, 27 yrs. old Danvers – charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries / Arrest

On July 14th, 2013 at 10:19 pm Tyngsborough Police responded to the intersection of Frost Road at Lawndale Rd. for a reported motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle and a motorcycle.  Upon arrival officers found the operator of the motorcycle laying on the street, responding officers along with the Tyngsborough Fire Department and Trinity Ambulance treated the injured operator who suffered injuries to his head and right arm.  Medflight was initially called to respond however was cancelled; the injured motorist was subsequently transported to Lowell General Hospital with suspected non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the vehicle involved in the accident was not injured.

The motorcycle was operated by Kenneth Anderson, 48 years old of Tyngsborough, the vehicle a 1993 Toyota Camry was operated by Bethany Welcome, 33 yrs. old of Lowell.

The investigation into the cause of the accident determined that the vehicle operated by Welcome turned left from Frost Road attempting to turn onto Lawndale Road.  Anderson was driving North on Frost Road and was struck by the vehicle.

Bethany Welcome was arrested at the scene and charged with the following;

1)                  Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration

2)                  Operating an uninsured motor vehicle

3)                  Failure to yield at an intersection

4)                  Operating a motor vehicle to endanger

 

Released by; Chief Richard D. Howe