Department News

OUI Arrest

On Saturday October 12th at 5:25pm Tyngsborough Police Officers responded to Groton Road for a report of a
vehicle that had gone off the road and into the woods. Upon arrival Officers found one male who claimed that
a second male who was no longer at the scene had been driving the vehicle but had left.

A subsequent investigation revealed that the second person named had in fact not been in the vehicle. Officers observed
that the subject appeared to be intoxicated, based on their investigation the subject was arrested at the scene.

Ryan Barnes, 27 yrs. old of Dunstable was arrested for OUI Liquor & Marked lanes.



On Saturday October 12th at 10am Tyngsborough Police Officers were requested to respond to the Lobby of
the Police Station. A female victim reported that while she was conducting a custody exchange with her child’s
father in the parking lot of the Police Station the subject ran over her foot with his vehicle and then fled the
scene. The victim was treated at Lowell General Hospital for a contusion to her foot. A subsequent
investigation led to the subject’s arrest.

Patrick Lane, 25yrs. old of Tyngsborough was arrested and charged with the following;

1. Assault & Battery with a dangerous Weapon (to wit a motor vehicle)
2. Operating to Endanger
3. Leaving the Scene of personal injury


Triple E update / Halloween

Town Offices
25 Bryants Lane
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
Tel: (978) 649-2300 Ext. 100 | Fax: (978) 649-2320
Halloween trick-or-treating date and time to be determined
Tyngsborough continues to remain at “critical” threat level for mosquito-borne illness, as designated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in early September due to an equine case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the discovery of a mosquito infected with West Nile Virus in Tyngsborough. The Department of Public Health has been monitoring mosquito activity in town since late summer.
The public is advised to remain vigilant in protecting themselves and their family members from mosquito-borne illness. Outdoor recreational activity is recommended to occur only between the hours of dawn and dusk, with evening activities recommended to end by 6:00 PM. Beginning October 27th, evening activities are recommended to end by 5:30 PM. Beginning November 3rd, evening activities are recommended to end by 4:00 PM. These recommendations are in effect until the first hard frost.
Additionally, the scheduling of Halloween trick-or-treating in Tyngsborough will be dependent on the date of the first hard frost. An announcement regarding the date and time for trick-or-treating will be made on Tuesday, October 22nd. Information will be posted on the Police Department and Town website, Nixle, government television channel, social media, and circulated via email.
The following are tips from DPH to protect yourself:
1. Schedule outdoor events to avoid the hours between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
2. When you are outdoors, wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and socks. This will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.
3. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 (3-[N-butyl-N-acetyl]-aminopropionic acid) or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-menthane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] according to the instructions given on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age. Permethrin products are intended for use
on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applied to skin.
4. Keep mosquitoes out of your house by repairing any holes in your screens and making sure they are tightly attached to all your doors and windows.
5. Remove areas of standing water around your home.
Complete information regarding mosquito-borne illness may be found on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website by clicking on this link:
For more information, please contact the Tyngsborough Board of Health at 978-649-2300 x118.
-October 11, 2013-


Timothy So, 21 yrs. old of Lowell – Arrested for an outstanding arrest warrant & operating a motor vehicle with
a suspended drivers license. The warrant was issued for a past charge of operating while under suspension.


Paul Mangiafico, 23 yrs. old of Nashua – Arrested on a default warrant issued out of Ayer District Court for a
past charge of being a fugitive from justice.

Summons Issued

Juvenile Male – Charged with Drug violation near a school (Lowell Voke) & Drug Possession with intent to
distribute class D (marijuana).

Michael Hanson, 27 yrs. old of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license &
operating a motor vehicle without an inspection sticker.

Law Enforcement Fundraiser not affiliated with the Tyngsborough Police

The Tyngsborough Police Unions are not currently conducting a fundraiser.

The Police Department was made aware that there is an ongoing fundraiser being done by a non-profit called the Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition (MMPC,,  at least one person in Tyngsborough was contacted by this group and was advised that they represented law enforcement groups of which Tyngsborough was a member.  This group, although legitimate,  represents police unions from departments outside this area, Tyngsborough Police Unions &  the Tyngsborough Police Department have no affiliation with this group.  MMPC was contacted regarding the apparent false claim by the caller stating that they represented Tyngsborough ,  MMPC told us they are  looking into the third party that does their fundraisers and that they take this complaint seriously and will address it.

The purpose of this notice is to inform the community, it is not intended as an endorsement or criticism of this legitimate coalition.


Chief Richard D. Howe


Attempted residential break & entering


On Wednesday October 2nd there was an attempted residential break & entering on Norris Road. The perpetrator(s) smashed a rear door to the residence, it was also found that two basement window screens had been pried open. The perpetrator(s) apparently didn’t make entry into the home, likely due to the alarm system.

Please report any suspicious persons or vehicles immediately to the Police Department. These type of criminals usually observe a residence for some time prior to breaking in as they trying to see if anyone is home.

There have also been several vehicles over the last couple weeks that have had items stolen out of them, these vehicles were not locked. By locking your vehicles and taking other steps such as installing a motion light in your driveway can be very effective in deterring these types of criminals.