Department News

Arrests / Criminal charges filed via summons process 10/20 – 11/20


41 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Possession of Class A drug (Heroin), Default warrant for past charges of possession of Class B

26 yr. old male of Hudson, NH – Possession of large capacity firearm, possession of large capacity feeding device, unlawful possession of ammunition, (4) counts of Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Class A Drug with intent to distribute (Heroin), (2) counts Possession of Class E drugs

34 yr. old male of Nashua, NH – (2) warrants for past charges of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender & Failing to attend jury duty.

52 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – OUI Liquor

31 yr. old male of Lowell – Warrant for past charges of criminal motor vehicle charges

14 yr. old female of Lowell – Carrying a Dangerous Weapon on School grounds

45 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault of a Family member, Malicious Destruction of Property, Resisting Arrest


36 yr. old female of Hudson, NH – Leaving the scene of property damage

48 yr. old female of Tyngsborough – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, uninsured

31 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery with injury

52 yr. old male of Roxbury – Operating a motor vehicle uninsured, suspended registration

46 yr. old female of Pepperell – (2) counts of B&E of a building to commit a felony, (2) counts of Larceny over $250

30 yr. old male of Billerica – Default warrant for past charges of Assault & Battery

16 yr. old male of Lowell – Assault & Battery

44 yr. old female of Brighton, MA – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, uninsured

45 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration

16 yr. old male of Lowell – Larceny under $250

20 yr. old female of Tyngsborough – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

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


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

Press release; Successful drug take back day

TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard D. Howe is pleased to announce that the Tyngsborough Police Department, in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), collected 128 pounds of prescription medications during National Drug Take Back Day last month. 
Residents turned in their unwanted and expired medications to the Tyngsborough Police Department on Oct. 28, which were then turned over to the DEA for proper disposal. The department also has a drop box for prescriptions in the station lobby, where residents can anonymously discard unwanted or potentially harmful drugs and substances.
“We are very pleased with the turnout from our community during National Drug Take Back Day,” Chief Howe said. “This was an important event for residents who needed to safely dispose of unwanted prescriptions, and we are proud that our community recognized the need to rid their homes of potentially harmful substances.”
National Drug Take Back Day is a free and anonymous event coordinated by the DEA and police departments. The event gives the public an opportunity to prevent substance abuse by disposing of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs in their possession. The DEA accepted pills and patches, but does not take liquids, needles, or sharps.
During its 14th Take Back Day on Oct. 28, the DEA, and more than 4,200 of its national, tribal and community law enforcement partners collected 912,305 pounds (about 456 tons) of unwanted prescription drugs at more than 5,300 collection sites — nearly six tons more than was collected at last spring’s Take Back Day. Since the program began seven years ago, about 9 million pounds (more than 4,500 tons) of prescription drugs have been collected. 
This initiative addresses a vital public health issue. Easily accessible, unused prescriptions in homes are highly susceptible to abuse and misuse. Studies have shown that the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. Residents are advised to avoid disposing of unused medications by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the garbage, as these methods have potential safety and health risks.
Residents who were unable to attend the National Drug Take Back Day can also drop off their prescription drugs at the Tyngsborough Police Department’s drug drop-off box in the station lobby, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs, visit the DEA Office of Diversion Control website or contact Tyngsborough Police at 978-649-7504.

Department Activity, October 2017

  • Arrests/criminal charges filed                               –      23
  • Traffic citations written                                          –     121
  • Incident reports generated;                                   –      80
  • 911 calls received                                                      –      68
  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch        – 2,376
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch                   –     390
  • Residential & commercial Burglar alarm calls  –       72
  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated                  –        21
  • (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injury)

Power restoration update

National Grid reports that they have restored service to several hundred additional Tyngsborough homes tonight, they report that as of 7:15pm tonight there are 866 homes still without power.  They are continuing to work through the evening to restore the remainder as soon as possible.  They are reporting that all power should be restored by Friday, with many homes restored before then.  As of 7:36pm they report that the following streets and nearby areas have been restored; BOWERS AVE, WILLOWDALE RD, SEQUOIA DR, ALTHEA AVE, WILLOWDALE AVE, LOUIS AVE, HEMLOCK LN, TROTTING-PARK RD, SNAY CIR, BAY-STATE RD

Power restoration

We were just informed that the following streets and areas near these streets have had power restored as of 4:55pm;


Trick or treat changed to Saturday Nov. 4th 5-7pm

Trick or Treating is changed from Sunday to Saturday, November 4th 5-7 pm.

We want to thank all those in the community who provided us constructive feedback, to those who left sarcastic comments on social media and those that expressed genuine concerns I want to make clear that the decision to move Trick or treat to Sunday was made with the best intentions, safety.  There is significantly less traffic on Sunday, and yes it was still a school night as was the original trick or treat date.  Numerous parents communicated with me that they did not want Friday as an option as many would be still trying to get home from work and there is significant traffic, I agree.  Sunday was the optimal day as there is less traffic and we could be sure that the debris caused by the storm on Sunday and Monday would be cleared.

Based on the high probability of heavy rain on Sunday evening and the progress made by National Grid over the last two days to restore power and clear downed trees and power lines I am moving trick or treat to what I hope will be a time that works for most people.

Happy trick or treating and be safe!

Chief Rich Howe