Department News


Bridge closure; Kendall Road in front of Old Town Hall (not Tyngsborough Bridge!)

This pertains to the small bridge on Kendall Road in front of the Old Town Hall, NOT THE TYNGSBOROUGH BRIDGE!

 

For Immediate Release                                                                    

May 30, 2018

Contact: MassDOT Press Office: 857-368-8500

 

MassDOT Advisory: Tyngsborough

 

Full bridge closure scheduled May 31 through June 4 and then detours for the Kendall Road Bridge over Bridge Meadow Brook

 

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Highway Division District 4 is announcing that the Kendall Road Bridge over Bridge Meadow Brook will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6 a.m.Thursday, May 31, through midnight on Sunday, June 3. These traffic impacts are necessary to allow crews and contractors to expeditiously and effectively make repairs to the bridge that will allow for the removal of the weight restrictions when completed.

 

The following detour routes will be in place for the shutdown:

 

Detour Routes from 6 a.m.May 31, until midnightJune 3:

 

Route 113 westbound (Kendall Road) for traffic approaching from the east

  • Vehicular traffic will be detoured beginning at the intersection of Kendall Road (Route 113) and Middlesex Road (Route 3A) onto Route 3A (Middlesex Road) southbound.
  • Then right onto Westford Road (heading southwest).
  • Then left onto the ramp to Route 3 northbound at the intersection of Route 3.
  • Then right to the ramp off of Route 3, Exit 35 onto Kendall Road (Route 113).
  • The detour ends after turning right onto Kendall Road (Route 113) westbound.

Route 113 eastbound (Kendall Road) for traffic approaching from the west

  • Vehicular traffic will be detoured beginning at the intersection of Kendall Road (Route 113) eastbound and Bryant Lane onto Bryant Lane heading northeast.
  • Then right on Middlesex Road (Route 3A) southbound.
  • The detour ends at the intersection of Kendall Road (Route 113).

 

Route 113 westbound (Kendall Road) for traffic approaching from the south

  • Vehicular traffic will be detoured beginning at the intersection of Kendall Road (Route 113) and Middlesex Road (Route 3A) onto Route 3A (Middlesex Road) northbound.
  • Then left onto Locust Avenue (heading southwest).
  • Then right onto Kendall Road (Route 113) westbound where the detour ends.

 

Route 113 westbound (Kendall Road) for traffic approaching from the north

  • Vehicular traffic will be detoured beginning at the intersection of Middlesex Road (Route 3A) southbound and Kendall Road (Route 113) onto Route 3A (Middlesex Road) southbound.
  • Then right onto Westford Road (heading southwest).
  • Then left onto the ramp to Route 3 northbound at the intersection of Route 3.
  • Then right to the ramp off of Route 3, Exit 35 onto Kendall Road (Route 113).
  • The detour ends after turning right onto Kendall Road (Route 113) westbound.

 

Signage and messaging will be in place to notify vehicular traffic of these detours. 

 

MassDOT encourages the public to be mindful of potential traffic impacts. Those traveling through the area should reduce speed and use caution.

 

The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

 

For more information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to:

 

  • Dial 511 before heading out onto the roadways and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
  • Visit www.mass511.com, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, access to traffic cameras, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
  • Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.
  • Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.  
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Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 5/20 – 5/29

Arrests

26 yr. old male of Nashua – OUI Liquor

27 yr. old male of Lowell – (2) warrants for past charges of Receiving  Stolen Property & Larceny.

54 yr. old male of Brighton – Violation of an abuse prevention order

 

Summons

30 yr. old female of Tyngsborough – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration

17 yr. old male of Dracut – Domestic Assault & Battery

31 yr. old male of Lawrence – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

18 yr. old male of Lowell – Breaking and Entering of a motor vehicle for a felony, Larceny under $250, Trespass

 

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

 

 

Joint statement from Police Chief & School Superintendent

May 22, 2018

Good Afternoon,

We want to take this opportunity to inform the public that the Tyngsborough Public Schools and the Tyngsborough Police Department have completed the investigation of yesterday’s non-credible threat at TMS.

 

At this time, we would like to share the following information:

 

1 – No threat was ever made against the school.

 

2 – A social media post misinterpreted and misrepresented comments made during a class discussion and subsequent conversations related to events in Santa Fe, TX.

 

3 – The students questioned by the TMS administration and the TPD were cooperative, forthcoming, and in no way posed a threat to the school community.

 

We fundamentally believe in “see something, hear something, say something”, and we are thankful that our students came forth with information once they identified it on social media around 8 p.m. last night.  Immediate action was taken by the Tyngsborough Police Department and we provided as much information as we could at that time, including a determination that our middle school was safe for students today.  Our goal is to provide as much information as possible, all the while respecting student confidentiality. 

 

Please know that the issue is resolved and that our schools are operating in a “business as usual” manner.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

Dr. Michael Flanagan                         Chief Richard Howe

 

 

Social media alleged threats

We are aware of concerning posts spread via social media regarding the Tyngsborough Middle School.  We have identified the two juveniles who are suspected of making the comments, our detectives are with them and their parents now.   Although we do not believe at this time that there was any intention to make a threat, we will continue to investigate to uncover the facts of what exactly happened.   There is no active threat against the school or it’s community that is known to us at this time.

I have been in contact tonight with Superintendent Mike Flannagan regarding this issue; the police department and  school administration, along with school resource Sergeant Steve Manning will continue to work closely.

Thank you for your patience as we work through the facts and circumstances of this situation. 

 

Chief Richard Howe

 

 

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 5/9 – 5/18

Arrests

 26 yr. old female of Nashua – OUI Liquor

26 yr. old male of Lowell – (2) warrants for past charges of receiving stolen property over $1,200 and larceny over $250 from a person over (60) years of age.

Summons

54 yr. old male of Brighton – Restraining order violation

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

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

24 yr. old male of Lowell – 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

 

 

 

Weight restrictions Kendall Road @ Old town hall / road construction

For Immediate Release                                                                    

May 17, 2018

Contact: MassDOT Press Office: 857-368-8500

Keefe, Kara (SEN) <Kara.Keefe@masenate.gov>

 

Media Advisory: Tyngsborough, May 18

 

MassDOT Implements Bridge Weight Restrictions and Truck Detours for the Kendall Road Bridge over Bridge Meadow BrookTomorrow at 7AM

 

Full bridge closure scheduled for May 31 through June 4

 

The MassDOT Highway Division District 4 has announced that truck weight restrictions will be implemented on the Kendall Road Bridge over Bridge Meadow Brook on Route 113 in Tyngsborough.  The weight restrictions are scheduled to begin on Friday, May 18, at 7:00 a.m. and are necessary to prevent further deterioration of bridge supports that are scheduled for repair. 

 

New signs will be installed with the following weight limits below.  Detour signs will also be installed to direct overweight vehicles to alternate routes.

Truck Weight Restrictions

  • 11 Tons for 2 axle vehicles
  • 15 Tons for 3 axle vehicles
  • 24 Tons for 5 axle vehicles 

 

The following detour routes will be in place for overweight trucks beginning on Friday, May 18:

Detour Routes

Route 113 westbound (Kendall Road) for traffic approaching from the east

  • Vehicular traffic will be detoured beginning at the intersection of Kendall Road (Route 113) and Middlesex Road (Route 3A) onto Route 3A (Middlesex Road) southbound.
  • Then right onto Westford Road (heading southwest).
  • Then left onto the ramp to Route 3 northbound at the intersection of Route 3.
  • Then right to the ramp off of Route 3, Exit 35 onto Kendall Road (Route 113).
  • The detour ends after turning right onto Kendall Road (Route 113) westbound.

Route 113 eastbound (Kendall Road) for traffic approaching from the west

  • Vehicular traffic will be detoured beginning at the intersection of Kendall Road (Route 113) eastbound and Bryant Lane onto Bryant Lane heading northeast.
  • Then right on Middlesex Road (Route 3A) southbound.
  • The detour ends at the intersection of Kendall Road (Route 113).

Route 113 westbound (Kendall Road) for traffic approaching from the south

  • Vehicular traffic will be detoured beginning at the intersection of Kendall Road (Route 113) and Middlesex Road (Route 3A) onto Route 3A (Middlesex Road) northbound.
  • Then left onto Locust Avenue (heading southwest).
  • Then right onto Kendall Road (Route 113) westbound where the detour ends.

 

Route 113 westbound (Kendall Road) for traffic approaching from the north

  • Vehicular traffic will be detoured beginning at the intersection of Middlesex Road (Route 3A) southbound and Kendall Road (Route 113) onto Route 3A (Middlesex Road) southbound.
  • Then right onto Westford Road (heading southwest).
  • Then left onto the ramp to Route 3 northbound at the intersection of Route 3.
  • Then right to the ramp off of Route 3, Exit 35 onto Kendall Road (Route 113).
  • The detour ends after turning right onto Kendall Road (Route 113) westbound.

 

Detour routes will apply to all vehicles during the four day shut down from Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 3.

 

The bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6 a.m., on Thursday, May 31, through midnight on Sunday, June 3.  These traffic impacts are necessary to allow crews and contractors to expeditiously and effectively make repairs to the bridge that will allow for the removal of the weight restrictions when completed.

Signage and messaging will be in place to notify truck drivers of these detours. 

MassDOT encourages the public to be mindful of potential traffic impacts.  Those traveling through the area should reduce speed and use caution.

The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

For more information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to:

  • Dial 511 before heading out onto the roadways and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
  • Visit www.mass511.com, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, access to traffic cameras, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
  • Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.
  • Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.  

Phone call hangups from the Police Department

If you received a hang up call on your landline a short time ago from the Tyngsborough Police Department, we are NOT trying to contact you.  Apparently these calls were generated when an alert was sent out by the town regarding yard waste pick up.  We are looking into why this occurred and we apologize for any inconvenience this caused.

Thank you.

April, 2018 Department Activity

  • Arrests/criminal charges filed                               –      16
  • Traffic citations written                                          –      112
  • Incident reports generated;                                   –     102
  • 911 calls received                                                      –       77
  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch        –  2,145
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch                   –     262
  • Residential & commercial Burglar alarm calls  –       32
  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated                  –        31
  • (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injuries

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 4/27 – 5/3

Arrests

32 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – OUI Liquor, leaving the scene of property damage

46 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Indecent Assault & Battery (4 counts)

33 yr. old male of Lowell – OUI Liquor

22 yr. old male of Lowell – (2) Warrants for past charges of larceny & uttering a false check

 

Summons

40 yr. old female of Tyngsborough – Use of a Motor vehicle without authority, Negligent operation

19 yr. old female of Merrimack, NH – Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

51 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

27 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle while uninsured and unregistered

19 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Carrying a Dangerous Weapon on School Grounds

 

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

 

 

 

Press release; Greater Lowell Tech. temporarily evacuated this morning

Tyngsborough Police and Fire Declare “All-Clear” After Students Faint After Talking About Blood in Biology Class

TYNGSBOROUGH — Police Chief Richard D. Howe and Fire Chief Wes Russell report that the Tyngsborough Police and Fire Departments have declared “all clear” after three students fainted during a biology class at the Greater Lowell Technical School on Friday morning.

An investigation indicated that students were talking about their respective fears of blood when one student fainted and two others followed suit in what is being called a psychosomatic or stress-induced event.

Tyngsborough Police officers and firefighters, along with firefighters and paramedics from the Lowell Fire Department, responded to Greater Lowell Technical School on Pawtucket Boulevard at 9:11 a.m. Friday for a report of multiple students down in a classroom. A larger emergency response was originally requested, but authorities soon determined it was not necessary.

The investigation determined that during biology class, students were discussing genetics, which led to the topic of blood and blood types. A male student, while on his way to get a drink of water, fainted. Subsequently, two additional students, a male and a female, also fainted. Out of an abundance of caution, the school was evacuated.

Emergency Medical Technicians evaluated the three students on scene, who were all conscious. The female student and one male student were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation, but all three students are believed to be free of any physical injury.

Tyngsborough and Lowell Fire crews evaluated the air quality in the classroom and nearby sections of the school, investigating a number of possible issues. These included a potential chemical release, illness, or environmental factors, but no danger or physical cause for concern was found.

Classes resumed as normal at the school on Friday.