Department News


Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons 7/17 – 7/25

Arrests

26 yr. old female of Tyngsborough  – Violation of an abuse prevention order

Michael Clark, 27 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – Failure to stop for police, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, Operating under the influence of drugs (heroin)

42 yr. old female of Tyngsborough – Violation of an abuse prevention order

Derek Hammerle, 32 yrs. old of Nashua – (2) outstanding warrants for past criminal motor vehicle charges

Michele Cleary, 44 yrs. old of North Andover – outstanding warrant for past charge of larceny under $250

 

Summons

Sarom Kouch, 34 yrs. old of Lowell – charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license and no inspection sticker

 

 

All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law

 

Charges being brought regarding threats at Notre Dame Academy

Tyngsborough Police Charge Juvenile with Creating Elaborate Hoax Alleging Racism at Academy of Notre Dame

Social Media Posts and Letter Found in School Bathroom were Fabricated

TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard D. Howe announces that the Tyngsborough Police Department will be charging a juvenile female, alleging that she created an elaborate hoax that included racial remarks and racist threats over social media, culminating in a note left in a bathroom that resulted in her school, the Academy of Notre Dame, closing for a day.

The JUVENILE FEMALE, AGE 15, OF LOWELL will be charged with Disturbing a School Assembly and Criminal Harassment. There may be additional charges forthcoming.

Over the past several months, beginning in February, Tyngsborough Police received reports of racist messages sent over Facebook, Instagram, and the online educational tool Quizlet targeting minority students at the parochial school in town. Some of the remarks included the initials of another female student, making it look like that student was responsible for the incidents.

On May 16, police responded to Notre Dame for a report that a threatening letter was found in a bathroom alluding to an unspecified threat that would take place at the school on the following day. After consultation with the police department, administrators cancelled school for the day to ensure appropriate school safety protocols were in place.

Tyngsborough Police detectives conducted an investigation and were able to trace much of the racist social media content to an internet protocol address originating at the suspect’s home.

When interviewed, the suspect confessed to creating the material and to putting the other student’s initials on the material, including the threatening note, in an apparent attempt to frame the other student.

The suspect was charged with Disturbing a School Assembly for the letter left in the bathroom that resulted in the school closing and Criminal Harassment. As a result of this investigation Notre Dame has expelled the student.

“I would like to thank Notre Dame President Maureen Appel and High School principal Helen Kay for their invaluable assistance in this investigation,” Chief Howe said. “I also commend the work of Sgt. Steve Manning and Detective Sergeant Cynthia Shay who brought a resolution to this complicated case.”

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons 7/3 – 7/10

Arrests

58 yr. old male of Milford, NH (name withheld per public records law) – Assault of intimate partner

31 yr. old male of Tyngsborough (name withheld per public records law) –  Assault & Battery of intimate partner, intimidation of a witness

Samantha Dierauer, 23 yrs. old of Lawrence – warrant for probation violation

 

Summons

Kerilyn Jalbert, 22 yrs. old of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration & uninsured vehicle

James Jordan, 28 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – Trespassing after notice, & Use of another’s commercial dumpster

David Pavlas, 34 yrs. old of Nashua – Malicious Destruction of property over $250 & Threat to commit a crime

Valantine Ikoe, 26 yrs. old of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law