Department News


Reserve Police Officer testing

We will be holding a reserve police officer test in October (date yet to be determined).  All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Deputy Chief Chronopoulos postmarked no later than September 30th.   The testing will comprise of a physical test, followed by a written exam and then interviews at a later date.  Each candidate will be contacted regarding the date of testing, and the requirements of the physical and written test.

Changes in communications / promotion and new appointment

Please join us in congratulating Walesca Gomez who has been promoted to Communications supervisor, she was unanimously appointed by the Board of Selectmen last night.  Walesca has shown great leadership in the past 2 years during the absence of Glenna Greenslade, who sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer.  Walesca will be instrumental as we prepare for a new enhanced 911 system and changes to our training and policy standards.

Also, please join us in congratulating Kim Desmarais who was unanimously appointed as our new full time communications specialist.  Kim has worked as a part time communications specialist since 2012.

Congratulations Walesca and Kim, we are lucky to have you!

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 9/8 – 9/11

Arrests

Dontay Whitney, 19 yrs. old of Methuen – Unarmed Burglary (2 counts), Malicious Destruction of property over $250 (2 counts), Assault with a dangerous weapon (2 counts).

Summons

23 yr. old male of Groton – OUI Liquor

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

35 yr. old male of Dracut – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration

22 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, uninsured motor vehicle

 

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

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons 9/1 – 9/4

Arrests

Patrick Lane, 28 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – Warrant for past charge of violation of an abuse prevention order

Jade Mellen, 20 yrs. old of Lowell – Warrant for past charge of Assault & Battery

Sean Coiley, 36 yrs. old of Everett, MA – (6) warrants for past charges of OUI Liquor, disorderly conduct, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.

Jason Trythall, 33 yrs. old of Nashua – Fugitive from justice warrant out of Nashua for past charge of assault & battery.

Summons

23 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – operating with a suspended drivers license

45 yr. old male of Lowell – Destruction of property over $250

 

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

Arrests / criminal charges issued via summons process 8/24 – 8/28

Arrests

Richard Robey, 38 yrs. old of Chelmsford – Operating under the influence of liquor

51 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Violation of an abuse prevention order

Meghan Carmody, Medford, MA – OUI Liquor, 2nd offense, operating to endanger

Matthew Christman, Nashua – warrant for past domestic assault & battery charge

 

Summons

29 yr. old female – possession of class E drug, OUI drugs, negligent operation of a motor vehicle

26 yr. old male – operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

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

 

Arrest 8/23

Arrest

Colby Riddle, 28 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – (4) default warrants, carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of a class A drug, possession with intent to distribute class B drug, possession with intent to distribute class C drug, (2) counts of drug violation near a school.  (The (4) warrants are for past drug offenses and disguise to obstruct justice charges).

 

 

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

Passing of Dispatch supervisor Glenna Greenslade

It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of Glenna Greenslade, our Chief communication specialist.  Glenna passed away last night surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with cancer.  Glenna started with our department as a matron in 1988, was hired full time as a dispatcher in 1998 and became the Chief dispatcher in 2000.

Glenna was a gentle, caring person who was a consummate professional and lead our communication division with distinction for 16 years.  Even when she was sick she had a smile on her face and a positive attitude.  Glenna loved her job and the community and fellow employees loved her.  We have lost a great colleague who will be difficult to replace, we have also lost a friend.  Arrangements have not yet been made.

Rest in peace Glenna.

Chief Rich Howe

Road work on Long Pond & Parham Road

Road Resurfacing Monday, August 22nd: Long Pond Road And Parham Road

Road resurfacing began today on Long Pond and Parham Road. Work is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete.  Please expect minor delays while the work is being completed, avoid this area if possible.

Please contact the Highway Department with any specific questions at 978-649-2310.

Criminal charges filed via summons process 8/18 – 8/19

21 yr old male of Atkinson, NH – Possession of a class D drug, possession with intent to distribute class D drug

33 yr. old male of Providence, RI – Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

22 yr. old male of Shirley, MA –  Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

22 yr. old male of Worcester,  MA – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license, revoked registration, uninsured

 

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

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons 8/12 – 8/15

Arrests

Kyle Delgado, 26 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – (3) warrants for past charges of larceny over $250 and motor vehicle offenses

Shawn Morris, 32 yrs. old of Nashua – OUI Liquor

Chan Soknorm, 33 yrs. old of Lowell – OUI Liquor (2nd offense) & operating to endanger

Marc Peron, 51 yrs. old of Nashua – warrant for past criminal motor vehicle charges

Paul Poliquin, 42 yrs. old of Groton – (2) warrants for past criminal motor vehicle charges & operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license and revoked registration.

Summons

23 yr. old male – Assault & Battery with a dangerous weapon (domestic)

22 yr. old male – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

22 yr old male – operating a motor vehicle with a revoked drivers license, texting while driving, speeding

 

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