Department News


Arrests / Criminal charges filed via summons process 12/13 – 12/18

Arrests

25 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Disorderly conduct, Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Police Officer

58 yr. old male of Burlington – Default warrant for past criminal motor vehicle charges

Summons

16 yr. old male of Lowell – Assault & Battery

32 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Threat to commit a crime

39 yr. old male of Chelmsford – Intoxicated while carrying a Firearm

32 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Improper storage of non-large capacity firearm

 

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

Press release; Damage to vehicles from bullet rounds

TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard D. Howe and the Tyngsborough Police Department wish to remind hunters to exercise extreme caution and be mindful of state law, Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife regulations and local town bylaws, when hunting in town after two incidents over the weekend.  

 

On Dec. 9, Tyngsborough Police responded to Cannongate Road for a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle, a shattered car window. On Dec. 11, police returned to that location when the owner of the vehicle and a person she had called to repair the window discovered a shotgun slug lodged inside the frame near the passenger side window. 

 

On Dec. 10, an officer was dispatched to A.S.A.P. Fire and Safety Corporation on Progress Avenue for a report that a company van had been damaged. Upon arrival, the officer observed that both the driver’s side and passenger side rear window’s had been damaged and that it appeared something had entered one window, traveled through the vehicle and exited through the other window. It is believed that the damage was caused by a bullet, however one was not located.

 

There were no injuries as a result of either of the incidents.

 

The incidents remain under investigation, but Tyngsborough Police have reason to believe that the damage in both cases was caused by errant shots from hunters’ firearms. Massachusetts Environmental Police are assisting with the investigation.

 

Tyngsborough Police ask that hunters familiarize themselves with state and local laws regarding hunting. To read the town hunting town bylaw, click here.

 

“These apparent errant hunting shots are completely unacceptable, and it’s extremely fortunate that nobody was hurt in any of these cases,” Chief Howe said. “Our officers are actively investigating each of these incidents, but I want to remind hunters of the critical obligation they have to be considerate of the safety of others while they are hunting.” 

 

Hunters should observe the following safety protocols at all times:
  • Always positively identify your target and never shoot in the direction of sounds or movements
  • Maintain a significant distance from roads, buildings and populated areas, and never fire in the direction of those areas
  • Remain aware of what is beyond your target
  • Wear clothing that will help you remain visible to others
  • Don’t touch the trigger until you are ready to shoot
  • Treat all firearms as if they are loaded
Anyone who believes they may have information about these incidents is asked to contact Tyngsborough Police at 978-649-7504.

Life Skills Class at Tyngsboro Middle School

The Tyngsboro Police would like to extend a big thank you to Beth Craig, from the Tyngsboro Middle School, for the invite today to attend the Life Skills Class she coordinates for her students to meet members of their community and learn about their professions.

Chief Howe had the opportunity to enjoy a morning with Ms. Craig’s students, and over a light breakfast, tell them what it’s like to be a police officer, the roles and responsibilities of the police department, and what police do to keep everyone safe.

Great job and great idea for your students, Ms. Craig.

Thank you

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 12/1 – 12/10

Arrests

24 yr. old male of Chelmsford – Disorderly conduct, Disturbing the Peace

22 yr. old male of Nashua, NH – Unlawful possession of a firearm, Unlawful possession of ammunition

61 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery on Intimate Partner, Resisting Arrest

35 yr. old male of Quincy, MA – OUI Liquor (2nd Offense)

47 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Warrant for past charges of Break & Entering & Larceny

37 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery on a Family member, Threat to commit a crime

Summons

22 yr. old male of Littleton, MA – Assault, Mayhem

50 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Leaving the Scene of Property Damage

 

 

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

 

November, 2017 activity

  • Arrests/criminal charges filed                               –     16
  • Traffic citations written                                          –     68
  • Incident reports generated;                                   –      84
  • 911 calls received                                                      –      63
  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch        – 2,343
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch                   –     328
  • Residential & commercial Burglar alarm calls  –       51
  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated                  –        23
  • (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injury)

Criminal charges filed via summons process 11/22 – 11/30

Summons

14 yr. old male of Lowell – Carrying a gun or weapon on Campus, Disrupting a School Assembly

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

26 yr. old male of Pelham, NH – Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

24 yr. old male of Attleboro, MA – Violation of an abuse prevention order

 

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