Department News

OUI Arrest

Gazi Hassan, 29 yrs. old of Chelmsford – Arrested and charged with OUI Liquor, Resisting Arrest & operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license.

Traffic Enforcement Grant

The Tyngsborough Police Department is announcing that we have received a traffic safety grant from the State of Massachusetts, this grant focuses on driving while intoxicated.  Extra patrols will be assigned throughout the holidays to strictly enforce motor vehicle laws, with a focus on driving while intoxicated and aggressive driving.  Please drive safely, have a designated driver if you are going to drink,  and ensure that you, your family and others on the roadways with you have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

Thank you


Chief Richard D. Howe


Firearm Licensing Processing

Many people have complained regarding the length of time it has taken to receive their firearm license, the delay is not unique to Tyngsborough and is being experienced across the state.  I wanted to take a moment to explain what we have done on the local level so everyone has a better understanding of the process.

During the year we have implemented a new system for processing firearm licenses, several employees within our department now have specific responsibilities in regard to the processing of licenses.  This responsibility formerly was given to just one officer which created an excessive workload and backlog.  We are currently processing our licenses in a very efficient manner and are currently caught up with all of our applications.  We are aware that many people have experienced significant delays receiving their firearm licenses, the state currently has a backlog of 3-6 months;  on the local level we process the applications, conduct background investigations, take photo’s, fingerprints and then once we approve the license it is sent off to the state for issuance of a firearm license identification card.  We have no control over how long it takes for the state to process and issue the license. During 2013 we have processed nearly 400 firearm license applications.

You can now retrieve the status of the firearms license application you’ve submitted to your local police department through the DCJIS by calling (617) 660-4722 during the normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The following information is required:
Date of birth
Active LTC, FID card, or machine gun license number
Driver’s license number (for identity verification)

Thank you for your patience and I assure you that all applications are being processed thoroughly and as expediently as we can.

Chief Richard D. Howe


Domestic Arrest

17 yr. old juvenile female arrested and charged with;  Assault & Battery with a dangerous weapon (vehicle), Assault & Battery with a dangerous weapon (hairbrush) and Assault & Battery with a dangerous weapons (shod foot)

CodeEd message this morning was sent in error

Message from Tyngsborough Schools;


From the district offices:

Good Morning,
We apologize for the INCORRECT COMMUNICATION that came out via the Code ED call system. We are currently working with Code ED to ensure this does not happen again. The message that you received was originally sent out approximately two weeks ago.

    Today’s message was to remind parents that today is an early release day, with the high school and middle school dismissing at 11:00a.m. and the elementary school at 12:00p.m.

Again, we apologize for the miscommunication.


Winter Storm – public street parking ban

With the expectation of another snow storm this afternoon we again are asking residents to remove their vehicles from public roadways as of 12pm to assist the Highway Department in doing their work.  With the exception of a few vehicles parked on public streets during the storm over the weekend, our town residents as usual ensured that our Highway Department vehicles had clear access to all roads.  A reminder that vehicles parked on public streets during a snowstorm are subject to tow at the owners expense.

Please drive safely.


Chief Richard D. Howe


Warrant Arrest

Derek Ahern, 24 yrs. old of Methuen; Arrested for an outstanding warrant issued for a past charge of felony
receiving stolen property.

Snow Emergency Parking Ban

The Tyngsborough Police Department is declaring a snow emergency parking ban effective 4pm on Saturday and effective until the ban is lifted.  There should be no vehicles parked on Tyngsborough public roadways to allow for plows to clear roadways without obstruction.  Vehicles parked on public ways during this ban are subject to being towed at the owners expense.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Chief Richard D. Howe


Fugitive Edward Kloucek in custody

Fugitive Edward Kloucek of Dunstable, the subject of a Code Red alert issued last week,  has been located and arrested.

After an intensive fugitive investigation involving investigators from the Dunstable Police Department, Nashua New Hampshire Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Fugitive Unit, the suspect was located by police and arrested in the city of Nashua N.H.

Nearly two weeks ago, the suspect fled from Police in the area of Lowell Street Dunstable.  Dunstable Police, in cooperation with the Tyngsboro, Pepperell, Groton, Westford and Massachusetts State Police conducted a complete search of the area which included the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing.

The suspect will now be delivered before a New Hampshire Court in order to be extradicted to Massachusetts where the suspect stands charged with numerous felonies.

OUI / Operating to endanger Arrest

Graham Lilley, 29 yrs. old of Groton – Arrested for OUI Liquor (2nd offense), Operating a motor vehicle to
endanger & operating a motor vehicle with a revoked drivers license