Department News


Fraudulent fundraiser warning

The Tyngsboro Police Department has received complaints regarding an apparent telephone scam. The suspected scammer, who identifies himself as Marvin Winston, informed the resident that they are doing their Annual Ad Campaign for the Tyngsboro Fire Department and that they are making a book that goes to the elementary school. Marvin told the caller that he was from Tyngsboro but he is not a firefighter. Marvin advises the resident to write the check out to “Volunteer Fireman” (deposit only) and to leave it in an envelope on the front door.

Detectives have confirmed with the Tyngsboro Fire Department that they DO NOT have a fundraiser going on at this time. Detectives also found that Marvin is not from Tyngsboro and may be from the Maryland area.

At this time, we are treating this as a fraudulent fundraiser and are urging residents not to contribute.  Please spread the word to your friends, family & neighbors, especially those who may not be on social media.

If any residents have already contributed to this, please file a report with the Tyngsboro Police Department.  If you are contacted by this individual or if you have information regarding the true identify of this individual please call the Tyngsborough Police at 978-649-7504 or leave an anonymous tip by choosing #9.

Large marijuana growing operation found in Westech Industrial Park unit

Chief Richard D. Howe reports that Tyngsborough Police detectives are investigating a large, illegal marijuana growing operation that was found inside a unit of an industrial complex.

On Tuesday June 28th at 2:30pm Tyngsborough Firefighters and police responded to a unit inside Westech park, on Westech Drive, for an activated fire alarm and odor of smoke coming from the building.  Firefighters made entry into a unit and found what later turned out to be approximately 250 marijuana plants of varying size and an operation intended to grow and cultivate the plants.  No fire was found, a power unit had apparently overheated.

Police detectives obtained a search warrant for the unit, and the investigation is ongoing at this time with the assistance of the Middlesex District Attorney’s office and Massachusetts State Police.

There are no legal marijuana grow or sales operations in Tyngsborough.

“This is an illegal and dangerous drug cultivation business, and we are conducting a full and thorough investigation, “Chief Howe said.

The complex is located off of Westford Rd., near Rt. 3 National Grid was called in to disable power to the unit for the safety of the building.

Criminal charges filed via summons process 6/22 – 6/27

Summons

23 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, uninsured

57 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license

30 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Leaving the scene of property damage

28 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with suspended drivers license, revoked registration, uninsured

16 yr. old male of Lowell – Assault & Battery

19 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license, no inspection sticker

25 yr. old male of Nashua – Operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license

 

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

Phone Scams

Please spread the word to your friends, family & neighbors regarding phone scams, we send this warning out frequently but yet people are still being victimized.  During this week, a senior citizen in Tyngsborough had $5,000 stolen from them after they were successfully scammed over the phone.  The people that do this have no conscience and are despicable human beings, please be part of the solution and warn everyone, especially those that you know who may be more vulnerable or may not be on social media to see these warnings.  Never send money after being contacted via the phone, call whatever agency they are purporting to be calling from directly yourself, do not use a telephone number they supply!

Be wise to prevent being a victim of phone scams.  Click the link below.

#TPDcares

 

http://blog.mass.gov/consumer/massconsumer/can-you-hear-me/

 

 

Criminal charges filed via summons process 6/19 – 6/21

45 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery on a person over 60 years old

19 yr. old female of Nashua – Vandalism of property

31 yr. old male of Lawrence – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, uninsured

 

 

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

Department activity, May 2017

  • Arrests/criminal charges                                 –      33
  • Traffic citations written                                    –   275
  • Incident reports generated;                             –   100
  • 911 calls received                                                –     68
  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch  – 2,541
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch             –    304
  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated            –       26
  • (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injury)

Criminal charges filed via summons process 6/7 – 6/13

14 yr. old male of Lowell – Assault & Battery

31 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Leaving the scene of property damage, texting while driving

35 yr. old male of Lowell – Larceny over $250

37 yr. old male of Merrimack, NH – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked drivers license

 

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

 

Criminal charges filed via summons process 6/1 – 6/3

22 yr. old male of Lowell – Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

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

40 yr. old male of Methuen – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked drivers license

59 yr. old male of Nashua – Operating a motor vehicle to endanger, fail to stop for police

20 yr. old male of Nashua – Operating a motor vehicle while unlicensed

 

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