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Press release regarding house fire on Derby Lane

Tyngsborough Police Officers Rescue Woman From Fire

TYNGSBOROUGH — Police Chief Richard D. Howe and Fire Chief Wes Russell report that two Tyngsborough Police officers rescued a woman from a fire this afternoon. 
At 2:27 p.m., the Tyngsborough Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a fire at 16 Derby Lane. Upon arrival, officers entered the home, where they located a 57-year-old woman and were able to help her safely evacuate.
The woman and the two officers who entered the home to rescue her were all transported to Lowell General Hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. All three are in good condition. 
“These officers went above and beyond the call of duty today in order to ensure a resident’s safety and well being,” Chief Howe said. “I am proud of them both, and am grateful that everyone is doing well.”
The Tyngsborough Fire Department was able to bring the fire under control within 10 minutes and “did a great job in preventing the fire from spreading”, Chief Howe said.  A preliminary investigation indicates that the fire started on the home’s rear porch. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Press release on today’s house fire on Derby Lane

Tyngsborough Police Officers Rescue Woman From Fire
TYNGSBOROUGH — Police Chief Richard D. Howe and Fire Chief Wes Russell report that two Tyngsborough Police officers rescued a woman from a fire this afternoon. 

 

At 2:27 p.m., the Tyngsborough Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a fire at 16 Derby Lane. Upon arrival, officers entered the home, where they located a 57-year-old woman and were able to help her safely evacuate.

 

The woman and the two officers who entered the home to rescue her were all transported to Lowell General Hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. All three are in good condition. 

 

“These officers went above and beyond the call of duty today in order to ensure a resident’s safety and well being,” Chief Howe said. “I am proud of them both, and am grateful that everyone is doing well.”

 

The Tyngsborough Fire Department was able to bring the fire under control within 10 minutes. A preliminary investigation indicates that the fire started on the home’s rear porch. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Structure fire at 16 Derby Lane

At 2:30 pm the Tyngsborough Police & Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 19 Derby Lane.   Responding officers found the rear of the home on fire and filled with smoke.  They made entry and removed a 57 year old female from the home.  The Tyngsborough Fire Department quickly put the fire down which appears to have started on the rear deck.  Both the victim and two Tyngsborough police officers were transported to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Thank you to our officers and the Tyngsborough Fire Department for a job well done!

Power outages

National Grid is reporting outages in the area of; FROST RD, MOUNT-PAUL RD, LEMIRE AVE, POITRAS AVE, LAWNDALE RD, RIVER-BEND RD, CURTIS-HILL RD, PATRICIA DR, INDIAN LN. with a restoration time of approximately 9pm.

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 6/14 – 6/15

Arrests 

20 yr. old male of Lowell – OUI Liquor, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

24 yr. old male of Lexington – OUI Drugs, Operating a Motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

34 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Warrant for Probation Violation

Summons

42 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Criminal Harrasment, Disturbing the Peace, Trespass with a motor vehicle

47 yr. old male of Chelmsford – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, Uninsured Motor vehicle, Unlicensed Operation

48 yr. old male of Nashua – Criminal Harassment

 

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

 

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 5/31 – 6/14

Arrests

59 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Violation of Abuse Prevention Order (2 counts)

58 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Warrant for past charge of Violation of Abuse Prevention Order

24 yr. old male of Lowell – OUI Liquor, Leaving the Scene of Property Damage, Malicious Destruction of Property

34 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – OUI Liquor, OUI Drugs (2nd offense), Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury, Leaving the Scene of Property Damage, Reckless Operation of a motor vehicle

22 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery on Household member, Threat to commit a crime, Larceny under $250, Resisting Arrest

Summons

54 yr. old male of Brighton, MA – Violation of Abuse Prevention Order, Disconnecting Fire Protection Services

54 yr. old male of Chelmsford – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked drivers license

29 yr. old male of Lowell – Assault & Battery

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

56 yr. old male of Dracut – Stalking

20 yr. old male of Manchester, NH – Operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

Press release; Tyngsborough Man arraigned on Domestic Assault Charges

Tyngsborough Man Arraigned on Domestic Assault Charges

TYNGSBOROUGH – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Tyngsborough Chief of Police Richard Howe have announced that Jean Yates, 22, of Tyngsborough, was arraigned today in Lowell District Court and charged with assault and battery on a household or family member, threatening to commit a crime, larceny under $1,200 and resisting arrest.

 

Judge Stacey Fortes set bail at $500 cash and ordered the defendant to stay away from, and have no contact with, the victim, to abide by the restraining order, to consume no drugs or alcohol and be subject to random screens, to undergo a mental health evaluation and cooperate with any follow up care. The next scheduled hearing in this case is June 28.

 

At approximately 2:06 p.m. on June 10, Tyngsborough Police responded to a report of a man, the defendant, who was on a Bowers Avenue property without permission and who was alleged to be threatening the use of a firearm before fleeing the scene. At approximately 3:17 p.m. Tyngsborough Police were again contacted to respond to the same residence for a domestic assault. Upon arrival authorities were informed the defendant had once again allegedly fled the scene of the incident. Authorities learned that the defendant had allegedly sent the victim multiple text messages threatening to kill the victim and his family. Police also learned the defendant had allegedly taken keys to another property in Lowell belonging to the victim prior to leaving the residence.

 

At approximately 10:12 p.m. Tyngsborough Police responded to another report from the same residence that the defendant had allegedly climbed a ladder into a window of the Bowers Avenue house and was inside the home allegedly under the influence of an unknown substance. Police then set up a perimeter around the home, officers then began attempting to communicate with the defendant, who then exited the home through the front door and spoke to authorities before allegedly fleeing on foot. Police and a K9 unit began a pursuit of the defendant before locating him near a shed on the property.

 

These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

The prosecutor assigned to today’s arraignment was Assistant District Attorney Andrea Kelly.

May, 2018 Department activity

  • Arrests/criminal charges filed                               –      22
  • Traffic citations written                                          –      213
  • Incident reports generated;                                   –     102
  • 911 calls received                                                      –      67
  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch        –  2,648
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch                   –     328
  • Residential & commercial Burglar alarm calls  –       67
  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated                  –        16
  • (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injuries)