Department News

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 12/10 – 12/14


Jacob Donovan, 21 yrs. old of Lowell – OUI Liquor, Reckless operation of a motor vehicle

19 yr. old male (name withheld) of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery on an intimate partner



28 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Violation of an abuse prevention order, Assault & Battery, Destruction of property over $250 (arrest warrant sought)

48 yr. old male of Nashua – Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Leaving the scene of Property damage, operating an uninsured motor vehicle

34 yr. old male of Ayer, MA – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked drivers license (from past OUI)

24 yr. old male of Dracut – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

34 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license


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




“Drive sober or get pulled over” campaign kicks off


“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Kicks Off Extra Patrols During Holidays


Tyngsborough, MA – 12/16/16 – The Tyngsborough police will be increasing the number of impaired driving patrols over the holidays through a special grant from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). The Tyngsborough police department will join more than 200 local police departments across the state and the State Police in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization.

“Beginning December 16th and continuing into the New Year, you will see stepped up enforcement watching closely for anyone who is driving impaired,” said Chief Howe.  “We are taking a zero tolerance approach to impaired driving this holiday season to keep our roads safe for all motorists.”

“Drivers who will be celebrating this holiday season should plan for a sober ride home before they go out,” said Jeff Larason, Director of the Highway Safety Division. “We want all drivers to remember the responsibility they have to drive safely and to avoid getting behind the wheel if they’re impaired. Crashes caused by an impaired driver are preventable.”

Nationally, nearly one in three people (29 percent) were killed last year in motor vehicle crashes in which alcohol was a factor, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tips for motorists:

  • Plan for a sober ride home before celebrating this holiday season. Use a ride sharing or taxi service, the MBTA, or a designated driver if you will be consuming alcohol and then travelling.
  • If someone you know has been drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.  Take their keys, take them home, or help them arrange a safe way home.
  • Stay in control by wearing your seat belt on every trip. Seat belts keep drivers behind the wheel in a crash.
  • Stay off your devices when driving.

***Media Note***

To view the Highway Safety Division’s (HSD) “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” :15 and :30 TV spots in English and Spanish, please visit

A message from Tyngsboro Public Schools regarding new marijuana laws

December 15, 2016
Good Afternoon,

As you may know, effective today, the use of recreational marijuana is legal in Massachusetts as a result of the ballot question approved by voters on November 8th.  In consultation with Chief Howe and the Tyngsborough Police Department, we believe it is important to remind the community about the parameters of this legislation, and what it means for our public schools.

The following specific provisions outlined in the ballot question identify what remains ILLEGAL:

  • Possession of any amount of marijuana on school grounds.
  • Marijuana cannot be possessed, purchased, grown or used by anyone under age 21 (unless they have a valid medical marijuana permit), and it’s against the law to give away marijuana to someone under the age of 21.
  • Using marijuana is illegal in any public place. It is also illegal to use marijuana in any place where tobacco is banned.

Additionally, the law has other identified provisions that relate to operating a motor vehicle, growing marijuana in the home, growth quantity limits, and crossing state lines with marijuana.

As always, our goal is to provide our students an environment where they can achieve to their highest potential.  We are proud of our collaboration with the Tyngsborough Police Department and local K9 units, as they help us monitor our schools on a regular basis.  We believe that this strong partnership keeps our learning community safe and strong.

We appreciate your support and encourage you to contact us with any questions.


Michael Flanagan, Ed.D.                                     Richard Howe

Superintendent of Schools                                  Chief of Police


Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 12/2 – 12/4


26 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Domestic) & Intimidation of a witness (Domestic)

Keith Roderick, 31 yrs. old of Lunenburg – (2) Warrants for past charges of Break & Entering in the daytime to commit a felony, larceny over $250 & possession of burglarious instruments


43 yr. old male of Manchester, NH – unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

43 yr. old male of Lawrence – Operating with a suspended drivers license


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

Power outage

According to National Grid, the power outage in the areas of WORDEN RD, DUNSTABLE RD, DUPRAS RD, HAMBLETT AVE, MICHAEL DR, MARGARET RD, CORMIER AVE, should be resolved by approx. 10am.