Department News


Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 1/19 – 1/26

Arrests 

30 yr. old male of Danville, NH – (3) arrest warrants

55 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Handgun), Threat to commit a crime

Summons

18 yr. old male of Lowell – Unlicensed Operation of a Motor vehicle, Number Plate Violation

29 yr. old female of Tyngsborough – Leaving the Scene of Property Damage, Reckless Operation of a Motor vehicle

22 yr. old male of Lowell – Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Texting while operating a motor vehicle

 

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

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 12/24 -1/19

Arrests

50 yr. old male of North Chelmsford – Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order

32 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery of an Intimate Partner, Strangulation

48 yr. old female of Tyngsborough – OUI Liquor

51 yr. old male of Manchester, NH – Warrant for past Possession of Class A, Possession of Class B charges

35 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon with Serious Bodily Injury

25 yr. old female of Lowell – Warrant for past charges of Obstruction of Justice (Disguise), Improper use of Credit card under $1,200, and False application for a drivers license.

Summons

25 yr. old male of Lowell – Malicious Destruction of Property under $1,200

24 yr. old male of Lowell – Assault & Battery

15 yr. old male of Lowell – Larceny under $1,200

15 yr. old male of Lowell – Larceny under $1,200

40 yr. old female of Lowell – Number Plate violation to conceal ID, Unregistered motor vehicle

26 yr. old male of Billerica – Operating an uninsured motor vehicle, suspended registration

31 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license, revoked registration, uninsured motor vehicle

16 yr. old male of Dunstable – Carrying a Dangerous Weapon on School Grounds (Brass knuckles)

18 yr. old female of Lowell – Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

 

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

 

 

Free Dementia training tonight at Old Town Hall

The Commission on Disability will host a FREE Dementia tonight,  Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the Old Town Hall (10 Kendall Road) at 6:30 PM. This event is open to the public, town staff, local businesses, and community leaders. It will feature a presentation from the Massachusetts Dementia Friendly Initiative on how the various constituencies can work together to make Tyngsborough a more friendly community for individuals living with dementia. The presentation will last only one hour and no RSVP is required. Questions can be directed to Colin Loiselle in the Board of Selectmen’s Office at cloiselle@tyngsboroughma.gov or by phone 978-743-5339. View the flyer here.

Thank you.

Department activity; December

  • Arrests/criminal charges filed                               –          16
  • Incident reports generated;                                   –          74
  • 911 calls received                                                      –         121
  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch        –     2,149
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch                   –        293
  • Residential & commercial Burglar alarm calls  –          58
  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated                  –           49                               (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injuries)
  • Traffic citations written                                          –          34

Passing of Tyngsborough Police Captain Fred Powers III (Retired)

Retired Tyngsborough Police Captain Fred R. Powers, III passed away peacefully in the early hours of December 23rd, 2019. Visitation hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Wednesday, January 15th from 4 – 7 PM. A service will take place at 7 PM in the chapel of the funeral home at the conclusion of visitation hours. Burial will be held at a later date.

Fred was Born in North Adams, MA in 1938 and spent his childhood in Pownal, VT and Williamstown, MA schooling, farming, hunting, and fishing. Fred enlisted into the United States Navy in 1957 and served on the U.S.S. Forestall with the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron VAW-33 ‘Nighthawks’ and was a Navy boxer. After serving honorably in the Navy, Fred moved to Nashua, NH and served his community with the Nashua Police Department; joining in 1962 and retiring in 1983 as a Detective Lieutenant and the Executive Officer of the Bureau of Investigation. 

During his long NPD career Fred was charged with the Administration and Operational Command of the Criminal Division, Juvenile Division, Narcotics & Vice Division, International Affairs, Evidence Custody & Control and was instrumental in the creation of these units and their protocols. Fred worked as a liaison to the FBI, CIA, Secret Service and Interpol, was on the security teams for sitting and future United States Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan and H.W. Bush, served as the Captain of the Tyngsborough, MA Police Department, was a Prosecutor in the Lowell District Court and was a Hillsborough County, NH Sheriff.

In Lieu of Flowers, please make a donation to Laura’s World Fund, P.O. Box 42, Merrimack, NH 03054 or at www.laurasworldfund.org. 100% of all donations go directly to Children in Need.

https://www.legacy.com/funeral-homes/obituaries/name/fred-powers-iii-obituary?pid=194866921&v=batesville&page=2

Passing of Tyngsborough Police Captain Fred Powers (Retired)

Retired Tyngsborough Police Captain Fred R. Powers, III passed away peacefully in the early hours of December 23rd, 2019. Visitation hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Wednesday, January 15th from 4 – 7 PM. A service will take place at 7 PM in the chapel of the funeral home at the conclusion of visitation hours. Burial will be held at a later date.

Fred was Born in North Adams, MA in 1938 and spent his childhood in Pownal, VT and Williamstown, MA schooling, farming, hunting, and fishing. Fred enlisted into the United States Navy in 1957 and served on the U.S.S. Forestall with the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron VAW-33 ‘Nighthawks’ and was a Navy boxer. After serving honorably in the Navy, Fred moved to Nashua, NH and served his community with the Nashua Police Department; joining in 1962 and retiring in 1983 as a Detective Lieutenant and the Executive Officer of the Bureau of Investigation. 

During his long NPD career Fred was charged with the Administration and Operational Command of the Criminal Division, Juvenile Division, Narcotics & Vice Division, International Affairs, Evidence Custody & Control and was instrumental in the creation of these units and their protocols. Fred worked as a liaison to the FBI, CIA, Secret Service and Interpol, was on the security teams for sitting and future United States Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan and H.W. Bush, served as the Captain of the Tyngsborough, MA Police Department, was a Prosecutor in the Lowell District Court and was a Hillsborough County, NH Sheriff.

In Lieu of Flowers, please make a donation to Laura’s World Fund, P.O. Box 42, Merrimack, NH 03054 or at www.laurasworldfund.org. 100% of all donations go directly to Children in Need.

https://www.legacy.com/funeral-homes/obituaries/name/fred-powers-iii-obituary?pid=194866921&v=batesville&page=2

 

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day; We want to extend our sincere appreciation to all of our fellow Law Enforcement professionals who work everyday on behalf of our town’s and cities.  To our own at the Tyngsborough Police Department; Thank you for all you do, you serve the residents of our community with honor and integrity, and it is greatly appreciated.

Chief Howe

 

 

Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon

TYNGSBOROUGH – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Tyngsborough Chief of Police Richard Howe have confirmed that two men were charged today following an altercation at Bridgeview Circle.

At approximately 6:15 a.m. Tyngsborough Police responded to Bridgeview Circle following a reported physical altercation between two parties who are known to each other and lived in the apartment complex. Police subsequently learned that Ryan Stetzler, 34, of Tyngsborough, became angry after allegedly observing a man scratching his vehicle with a zipper from his coat.  Mr. Stetzler allegedly contacted his neighbor (the man’s coworker), Joshua Davey, 26, to report what he had seen.  Mr. Davey then returned to the apartment complex.  Upon Mr. Davey’s return, the two men allegedly became engaged in a physical altercation in the parking lot.  During the altercation Mr. Davey allegedly pushed Mr. Stetzler to the ground injuring his shoulder.  Mr. Stetzler then began swinging a utility knife, striking Mr. Davey. Both men were transported to area hospitals and were treated and released.

Ryan Stetzler has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and is expected to be arraigned in Lowell District Court tomorrow.  Mr. Davey has been charged with assault and battery and will be summonsed to appear in Lowell District Court at a later date.

This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Tyngsborough Police, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, and Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

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