Department News


Tyngsborough Police provide water safety tips

As warmer weather approaches, Chief Richard D. Howe, and the Tyngsborough Police Department would like to remind residents of essential water safety tips while spending time on Lake Mascuppic, Massapoag Pond and the Merrimack River this summer.

Tyngsborough has many places and opportunities to enjoy the summer outdoors, we’re asking the community to please remain safe while doing so. Be alert, be aware and watch over children at all times.  We have had three drowning deaths in recent years, tragedy can strike in a moment, so please use the safety tips offered at all times.

The Merrimack River is a popular boating and kayaking destination during the summer months. Current boating activities on the river include canoeing, kayaking, rowing and power boating. The river provides both quick-water and flat-water experiences for canoeists and kayakers and is one of the largest surface water bodies in the region for power boating.

Massapoag Pond, located off of Massapoag Road, is also heavily utilized for boating, fishing and swimming.

The American Canoe Association offers the following safety tips to kayakers, paddlers, and recreational boaters:

• Always wear a life jacket.

• Children under the age of 12 must wear a life jacket in a public body of water at all times.

• Be a competent swimmer with the ability to handle oneself underwater, moving water, surf or current.

• Keep the craft under control. Do not enter a rapid unless you are reasonably sure you can navigate it or swim the entire rapid in case you capsize.

• Keep a lookout for hazards and avoid them. Watch for fog, especially on coastal waters.

• Know your emotional and physical limitations.

• Group members need to constantly assess the behavior of others in their group.

Lake Mascuppic, located in Tyngsborough with a Massachusetts state boat ramp in Dracut, is fully recreational with heavy boat traffic in the summer months. The developed waterline is open for swimming and boating. Tyngsborough has issued the following regulations for the Town Beach on Lake Mascuppic:

• The Town Beach on Lake Mascuppic will be open from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 8:30 a.m. to dusk on both weekdays and weekends.

• All persons swimming or bathing at the Town Beach should do so at their own risk. No lifeguards are on duty.

• All children under the age of 17 must be supervised by an adult while on Town Beach.

• Swimming at the beach shall be confined to areas marked by roped buoys designated by the Parks and Recreation Commission.

• No boating vessels of any kind are permitted within 200 feet of the beach.

• Children must be monitored when playing on the beach’s playground equipment.

• Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Memorial Day parade!

The Tyngsborough Police Department would like to thank everyone who came out on Memorial Day, those who took part in the parade, and those that came out to see the parade and show support for our great community, and to honor those who have fought and died for our country.

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 5/10 – 5/19

Arrests

39 yr. old male of Pepperell – (2) counts of Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, (2) counts of Receiving Stolen Property in excess of $1,200, (2) counts of Receiving stolen Property under $1,200, Possession of a conterfeit note, Possession of a Class B drug, Possession of a Class E drug.

39 yr. old female of Tyngsborough – OUI Liquor, Leaving the Scene of Property Damage

26 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – (2) Warrants for past charges of Assault & Battery on a Household member, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon & Larceny from a person.

33 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Probation Warrant

 

Summons

18 yr. old female of Lowell – Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon

17 yr. old female of Lowell – Distributing Class D Drug

67 yr. old male of Lowell – Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order

17 yr. old male of Lowell – Unlicensed Operation of a Motor vehicle, obstructing Emergency Vehicle

 

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

Never Forget Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. End of Watch 5/22/16.

 

 

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Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.

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Paving on Friday May 17th, Westford Rd.

Paving on Westford Road, between the Dunstable/Westford Rd. intersection & Swan Road will continue on Friday May 17th.   Beginning at 9am,  the area of Westford Road beginning at the Dunstable Rd. intersection to Swan Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic.  This is for final paving of the roadway currently under construction.  Inbound traffic from Westford will be redirected to Old Stonehill Rd. to Joco Rd, to Tower Rd.   Please expect delays and avoid the area if possible.

Thank you.

Peace Officer’s Memorial Day

Today is Peace Officers’ Memorial Day; Please join us in remembering and honoring those police officers who gave their lives protecting our communities.

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Road construction; traffic delays on Westford Rd.

On Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (May 13, 14 & 16th), beginning at 9am,  the area of Westford Road beginning at the Dunstable Rd. intersection to Swan Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic.  This is for final paving of the roadway currently under construction.  Inbound traffic from Westford will be redirected to Old Stonehill Rd. to Joco Rd, to Tower Rd.   Please expect delays and avoid the area if possible.

Thank you.

Gun buy back event; Saturday May 11th

This Saturday, May 11, 10am-pm, the Lowell Police Department is partnering with the Middlesex Sherriff’s Department and Lowell High School to host a gun buyback event. Please join us at the Community Christian Fellowship at 105 Princeton Blvd between 10 am-1 pm to safely dispose of any unwanted firearms.  See the information below;

 

Safer Homes, Safer Community

Gift Cards for Guns

Saturday, May 11

10am – 1pm

Gun Drop-off Location:

105 Princeton Blvd. Lowell

Community Christian Fellowship Parking Lot

NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

NO ID REQUESTED

Receive gift cards for firearms turned in, maximum $200 per person

Help make Lowell an even safer community by disposing of unwanted guns

Supported by The Greater Lowell Community Foundation, and many Faith and Community Partners, including:

Community Christian Academy, Citywide Church of Greater Lowell, Deliverance Temple Church, Islamic Society of Greater Lowell, Glory Buddhist Temple, First Congregational Church Billerica, First Parish in Bedford,Iglesia Cristiana Ebenezer Asambleas de Dios, Iglesia Cristiana de Restauración, Casa Cristiana de Restauración y Adoración, Iglesia del Santo Renuevo, Full Deliverance Church, King of Kings church, Iglesia De Dios El Santo Renuevo, Peniel Spanish AG church, Peniel Brazilian AG church, Ebenezer AG church, Iglesia de la Comunidad, Iglesia Rey de Reyes, Iglesia Peniel Asambleus de Deus, The F.I.R.E. Place, Place of Promise, Light of the World Ministries, Community Christian Fellowship Nashua, Community Christian Fellowship Haverhill, Ministry MW, Youth Alive, Lowell House of Prayer, Iglesia Peniel Asambleas de Dios, Fusion Church, Church of God The Holy Branch, UTEC, Teen BLOCK, and The Greater Lowell Health Alliance

Gun Buyback Posters 2019

 

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 4/28 – 5/9

Arrests

68 yr. old female of Dracut – OUI Liquor

30 yr. old male of Lowell – (3) warrants for past criminal motor vehicle related charges

56 yr. old male of Dunstable – OUI Liquor

Summons

18 yr. old male of Lawrence – Operating a motor vehicle as to Endanger, Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle

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

29 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery of an intimate partner

30 yr. old female of Nashua – Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle

31 yr. old male of Lowell – Allowing Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle

37 yr. old male of Marlborough – Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle

23 yr. old male of Nashua – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

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

 

Department activity; April 2019

  • Arrests/criminal charges filed                               –          26
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  • Incident reports generated;                                   –         113
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  • 911 calls received                                                      –          111
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  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch        –     2,246
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  • Business line calls direct to dispatch                   –         269
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  • Residential & commercial Burglar alarm calls  –          40
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  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated                  –          19                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injuries)
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  • Traffic citations written                                          –         98