Department News

Arrest; Vehicle breaks on Patriot Rd/Anderson Way/Alpine Way

On Friday June 27th at 2:08pm Tyngsborough Police Officers responded to the area of Patriot Road for a suspicious male in the area.  Upon arrival officers found a suspicious vehicle in the area which was unoccupied.  A resident reported that this subject had just broken into a vehicle on Patriot Rd. and then ran into the woods.   Officers located this subject a short time later on Scribner Road.

A subsequent investigation revealed that this subject had broken into (3) vehicles at residences located on Patriot Rd, Anderson Drive and Alpine Way.  Further the subject walked into an open garage door at one of the residences and broke into the vehicle parked inside.  With the assistance of Westford PD’s K-9 unit most of the stolen property, which included purses, credit cards and jewelry, was recovered in wooded areas near the homes.  This subject was also found to have diamond earrings in his ears that belonged to the people that the company was working for.

Additionally it was learned that this subject was working for a moving company, Atlas Van Lines, who was in the process of moving residents on Anderson Drive.  According to another employee this subject had walked off the job on Anderson Drive at around 1:30pm.

David Frechette, 29 yrs. old of Methuen was arrested and charged with the following;

  • B&E Motor Vehicle in the daytime to commit a felony
  • B&E of a dwelling house in the daytime to commit a felony
  • (4) counts of larceny over $250
  • Receiving stolen property under $250








Additional property found on Frechette may be linked to break & entering incidents in Tewksbury as well, Tewksbury PD has been notified.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Tyngsborough Police Department Criminal Investigations unit at (978) 649-7504 or remain anonymous by calling our Confidential Tip Line: 1(978) 226-TIPS (8477)


Released by; Chief Richard Howe