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Happy Thanksgiving!

The Tyngsborough Police Department wish you and your families a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

IRS phone scams; please forward to your family and friends

As we have warned in the past, a common scam used to victimize people continues to be an IRS scam where the caller warns the victim that they owe taxes to the IRS.  Please spread this message to everyone you know, especially the elderly who tend not to be as active on social media.  

The Tyngsborough Police Department strongly urges residents to NEVER purchase pre-paid debit cards to give to a caller, and to NEVER send a wire transfer to someone you do not know.

Other characteristics of this scam include:

• Scammers use fake names and IRS badge numbers. They generally use common names and surnames to identify themselves.

• Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim’s Social Security Number.

• Scammers spoof the IRS toll-free number on caller ID to make it appear that it’s the IRS calling.

• Scammers sometimes send bogus IRS emails to some victims to support their bogus calls.

• Victims hear background noise of other calls being conducted to mimic a call site.

• After threatening victims with jail time or driver’s license revocation, scammers hang up and others soon call back pretending to be from the local police or DMV, and the caller ID supports their claim.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should do:

• If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue – if there really is such an issue.

• If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484.

• If you’ve been targeted by this scam, you should also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their “FTC Complaint Assistant” at Please add “IRS Telephone Scam” to the comments of your complaint.

Assault & Battery charges; Arrest warrant sought

50 yr. old female of Chelmsford (name withheld per public records law) – An arrest warrant is being sought with the following charges;  Assault & Battery on a family or household member, intimidation of a witness



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


Jacqueline Eastwood, 24 yrs. old of Dracut – OUI Liquor, leaving the scene of property damage, possession of Class B drug, possession of Class E drug



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

Criminal charges filed via summons process


(11) year old male – (2) counts of assault & battery


Amanda Chiasson, 32 yrs old of Tyngsborough – Leaving the scene of property damage


Christopher Le, 27 yrs. old of Harleysville, PA – unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle


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

Kudos to Tyngsboro officers taking part in mustache fundraiser!

Tyngsborough Police Department Participates In No-Shave November

Officer John Coburn, left, and Officer Robert Cote grew out their mustaches as part of No-Shave November. (Courtesy Photo)

TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard D. Howe is pleased to report that the Tyngsborough Police Department is participating in No-Shave November to tackle some of the biggest health issues men encounter face-first.

For the entire month of November, Tyngsborough police officers will donate money to the Movember Foundation — a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives — to grow out their facial hair. Nine officers are currently participating and as of Friday afternoon had already raised $1,390.

The Movember Foundation raises money and awareness every year at this time for men’s health and cancer. Since 2003, millions have joined the no-shave movement, raising $650 million to support more than 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

“We are thrilled to be involved in this fun and unique fundraising campaign to support research for men’s health issues,” Chief Howe said. “It’s our goal that conversations will be started, and awareness and money raised, as residents see our officers proudly displaying their mustaches in the community.”  “Kudos to the officers who took the initiative to take part in this great fundraiser”.

To support the Tyngsborough Police Department and the Movember Foundation, donations can be made through the department’s Tyngsborough Blue team page.


School safety Training – Notre Dame

“Students at the Academy of Notre Dame recently presented thank you posters to Sgt. Steve Manning and Sgt. Mark Bourque for the officers’ efforts in training and drilling the staff and students at the school in the ALICE Program.  ALICE is the new protocol for schools to go into lockdown procedures if a threat were to enter the school.  The acronym ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.

In addition to the Academy of Notre Dame, all Tyngsboro Public Schools, Greater Lowell Technical HS, and the Innovation Academy Charter School have received ALICE training.

Additionally, last month the Tyngsboro Police Department conducted Active Shooter drills inside both the Tyngsboro Elementary and Middle Schools when school was out of session.”


Notre Dame Pic



Cheryl Nelson, 47 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – (11) warrants for past charges of violation of an abuse prevention order


Christopher Knight, 35 yrs. old of Chelmsford – OUI Liquor


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

Sgt. Steve Manning; community policing event

Sgt. Steve Manning participated in the Pheasant Lane Mall’s Halloween “Boo Bash” party on October 30th.  (600) Halloween Trick or Treat bags and Activity Booklets were handed out to the kids compliments of the School Resource Officer Program which is supported through a golf fundraiser held annually at the Vesper Country Club.  Thank you to everyone who supports and makes our program possible!

Community policing at its best, great work as always Steve!

Sgt. Steve Manning at the Pheasant Lane Mall