Department News


Press release; Harper Reis escort and presentation

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass ( WBZ NewsRadio ) — Members of the Tyngsborough, Chelmsford, and Peabody Police Departments recently partnered up with Cops For Kids With Cancer to help a child from Tyngsborough who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

On Monday evening, four-year-old Harper Reis received a police escort fit for a top-level dignitary.

A motorcade composed of several dozen of police cruisers escorted Reis and her family with full lights and sirens from their home to the Tyngsborough Town Offices for a brief presentation during the Board of Selectmen Meeting.
The family received a $5,000 check donation to help pay for Harper’s medical needs.

Edward McNelley, Director with Cops For Kids With Cancer, said the non-profit’s mission is to “provide financial assistance so the family can concentrate on getting their child better.”

In addition, Reis was met with a glow of red fire trucks lights and fire officers from the Tyngsborough Fire Department who gave her high fives and a special pink helmet at their headquarters on Kendall Road.
Rich Howe, Tyngsborough Police Chief said that he was “humbled” by the amount of officers who turned out.

“This is truly what service above self is all about,” Howe said.

Reis, who was named as the Town’s new Honorary Public Safety Chief for the Town by Howe, was allowed to briefly lead the Town’s government. She shyly banged the gavel to end the presentation during the Board of Selectmen’s public meeting.

The Reis Family has established #HugsForHarper hashtag on social media encouraging all to help raise awareness of Reis’ illness and to help pay for treatments.

 

 

 

House break & entering on Jamie Way

On January 14th at approximately 10:42 pm, an unoccupied residence on Jaime Way, near Swan Rd, was broken into.  A ladder was used and an unlocked window on the 2nd floor was opened, allowing access to the home.  Any residents in the area who may have exterior surveillance cameras or information are encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Cynthia Shay with the Tyngsborough Police at 978-649-7504 ext.131 or anonymously by choosing #9 at the prompt.  We urge residents to be vigilant, reporting any suspicious vehicles or people to the Police Department.

The investigation is ongoing, no other details will be released at this time.

 

Arrests / Criminal charges filed via summons process 1/9 – 1/14

Arrests

45 yr. old male of Westford – OUI Liquor, Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle

21 yr. old male of Dracut – OUI Liquor

44 yr. old male of Lowell – (2) warrants for past charges of Credit Card fraud over $1,200, Larceny over $1,200 and criminal motor vehicle offenses.

Summons

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

30 yr. old female of Hollis, NH – Leaving the Scene of Property Damage, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

61 yr. old female of Nashua – Larceny over $1,200

23 yr. old female of Lowell – Unlicensed Operation of a  motor vehicle

29 yr. old male of Methuen – Unlicensed Operation of a  motor vehicle

34 yr. old male of Gloucester – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license, Unregistered Motor vehicle

70 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license for past OUI

24 yr. old male of Goffstown, NH – Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order

25 yr. old female of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, Uninsured motor vehicle

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

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

 

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

Press release; Stabbing suspect held without bail after hearing

Tyngsborough Police Department

Chief Richard D. Howe

20 Westford Road
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
 
Tyngsborough PD
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Nashua Man Held without Bail in Connection with Tyngsborough Armed Robbery

TYNGSBOROUGH – Tyngsborough Police Chief Richard Howe and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan have announced that DEQUAN HAGEN19, of NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, was ordered held without bail by Judge Michael Brooks today following a 58A dangerousness hearing in Lowell District Court. The next hearing in this case is scheduled for Feb. 11.
HAGEN is charged with armed robbery, home invasion, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property over $1,200 in connection with an alleged stabbing that occurred on Jan. 3.
On January 3, at approximately 8:13 p.m., Tyngsborough Police responded to a report of a stabbing that had taken place on Frost Street in Tyngsborough. Through their investigation authorities learned that earlier that evening a juvenile male who resided in the Frost Road home planned to meet with the defendant after arranging a sale of a pair of Adidas Yeezy sneakers.
When the defendant arrived, the victim asked to meet the defendant in the garage. Subsequent examination of home security footage allegedly showed the defendant taking a knife out prior to the victim entering the garage. The defendant then allegedly stabbed the victim before fleeing the scene with the sneakers.
The victim was transported to an area hospital and has since been discharged.
On Jan. 4, an arrest warrant was issued for the defendant who then turned himself in to Tyngsborough Police.
HAGEN was arraigned in Lowell District Court on Jan. 7.
These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The prosecutor assigned to today’s hearing was Assistant District Attorney Jacqueline McCormick. 
The surveillance footage is not being released publicly at this time, and any further media inquiries should be directed to the District Attorney’s Office.

Death of retired Sgt. John Johnson of Townsend Police Department

We are saddened to learn of the death of recently retired Townsend Police Sgt. John Johnson and his wife Heidi who were killed in a motor vehicle accident last night by a driver going the wrong way.  We stand with our fellow Officers from Townsend, and grieve with Sgt. Johnson’s family and friends.

Chief Howe

 

 

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 1/3 – 1/7

Arrests 

19 yr. old male of Nashua – Armed Robbery, Home Invasion, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Destruction of Property over $1,200

46 yr. old male of Manchester, NH – Default Warrant for past charges of Class D (2 counts)

Summons

23 yr. old male of Lawrence – Operating with a suspended drivers license

25 yr. old male of Dracut – Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order

34 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating with a suspended drivers license

28 yr. old male of Lowell – Attaching plates

 

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

 

Department Activity; December

  • Arrests/criminal charges filed                               –        26
  • Incident reports generated;                                   –         81
  • 911 calls received                                                      –        131
  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch        –    2,311
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch                   –       267
  • Residential & commercial Burglar alarm calls  –         35
  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated                  –          31
  • (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injuries)
  • Traffic citations written                                          –         168

Press Release; Stabbing suspect sought

TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard D. Howe reports that the Tyngsborough Police Department is actively looking to locate a known suspect following a home invasion and stabbing last night.
DEQUAN HAGEN, AGE 19, OF NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE is currently wanted by Tyngsborough Police, and will be charged with:    

 

  • Armed Robbery                                                                                                                 
  • Home Invasion
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Malicious Destruction of Property over $1,200

 

On Thursday, Jan. 3, at 8:13 p.m. police were dispatched to a home on Frost Road for a report of a past stabbing. Upon arrival, a responding officer learned that a 17-year-old male had been transported to an area hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening after suffering a stab wound to his abdomen. 
Tyngsborough Police initiated an on-scene investigation and determined that a suspect, who was positively identified as HAGEN, had come to the victim’s home to purchase a pair of sneakers, and an altercation began after HAGEN allegedly attempted to flee the home without paying for the shoes. 
Officers observed damage to a door to the home’s garage as well as blood on the floor. After further investigation, officers determined that HAGEN fled to his vehicle after the attempted theft and returned with a knife. He then allegedly forced his way into the home and assaulted the victim.
Following the assault, HAGEN fled in a silver sedan.
“I want to reassure Tyngsborough residents that this was not a random crime” Chief Howe said. “We have no reason to believe that the public is in danger, and we are working aggressively with our law enforcement partners in the area to locate and arrest this suspect as soon as possible.” 
The victim was later taken by medical helicopter to a Boston area hospital, where he is currently listed in stable condition. This incident remains under investigation. 
Chief Howe wishes to remind residents that the Tyngsborough Police Department is available as a safe meetup spot for those completing online transactions in town. A sign in front of the police station indicates the designated location of the meetup spot. 

 

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 12/27 – 12/31

Arrests 

56 yr. old female of Pelham, NH – OUI Liquor

25 yr. old male of Littleton – Warrant for past criminal motor vehicle charges

28 yr. old female of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery on a person 60+, with injury

 

Summons

28 yr. old male of Lowell – Uninsured & Unregistered motor vehicle

18 yr. old male of Dracut – Destruction of Property over $1,200

18 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Destruction of Property over $1,200

21 yr. old male of Lowell – Uninsured motor vehicle, Operating with a Revoked Registration, Possessing open container of Alcohol in Motor Vehicle

25 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Use of a Motor Vehicle Without Authority, Larceny of Credit Card, Stealing a Registration Plate

 

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