Department News

Unused or expired medication drop off day

On Saturday April 26th between the hours of 10am – 2pm the Tyngsborough Police Department is taking part in an initiative by the Drug Enforcement Agency encouraging residents to drop off all unused or expired medication at the Police Department.  There will be bins located in the lobby of the Police Station, there are no questions asked, so please keep your family safe and drop of all of your unused or expired medication.  The medication is transported the same day to a facility where the medication is destroyed.  Also taking part in this initiative is the Tyngsborough Family pharmacy located at 138 Middlesex Road, drop off can be made at either location, see the flyer below;

got drugs poster

Summons issued

Andre Ferreira, 32 yrs. old of Lowell – charged with Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

Domestic Assault to Murder Arrest

On Saturday April 12th at 11:50pm Tyngsborough Police Officers responded to a Long Pond Road residence for a reported unwanted person.  While responding officers were advised that a second caller had reported that there may be a firearm involved.

Upon arrival officers found a 66 year old female victim who reported that she had woken up to find that her son, who was not invited in her home, was in her bedroom sitting on a chair.  She immediately told him to leave however he refused and pulled out what the victim described as a large hunting knife and told her he was going to kill her.   After a brief confrontation with the victim, this subject fled prior to police arriving; a short time later Tyngsborough officers located this subject in Dracut just over the Tyngsborough town line.

The Dracut Police Department k-9 unit and State Police arrived to assist Tyngsborough officers; they subsequently searched for the knife used in the assault however it was not located.

Robert Connorton, 46 yrs. old of Lowell was arrested and held at the Tyngsborough Police Department over the weekend, he will be arraigned at Lowell District Court on Monday morning, he is charged with;

  • Assault to Murder
  • Armed Assault to Murder a person over 60 years of age
  • Intimidation of a witness

Robert Connorton




Holly Bernier, 34 yrs. old of Dracut – arrested and charged with;

Obtaining drug by fraud (5) counts, forgery of document (5) counts, larceny by check under $250, (2) warrants for (2) past charges of larceny & shoplifting


Luis Gomez, 27 yrs. old of Lowell – default arrest warrant for a past charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

Keith Johanson, 25 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – OUI Liquor

Robert Connorton, 46 yrs. old of Lowell – Assault to Murder, Armed assault to murder a person over 60 yrs. old, intimidation of a witness (see full additional press release)


Alicia Burley, 36 yrs. old of Dracut – Illegal possession of a Class B drug (methadone)

Summons Issued

Marlene Hiraldo, 20 yrs. old of Lowell – Minor possessing alcohol by misrepresentation

Luz Lora, 18 yrs. old of Lowell – Minor possessing alcohol by misrepresentation

Robert Driscoll, 22 yrs. old of Lowell – operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license



Michael Mennella, 23 yrs. old of Dunstable – Arrested for possession of Class B (Cocaine)

Funeral in Plymouth for Officer Maloney

A Tyngsborough Police motorcycle officer is taking part in the funeral today for Plymouth Police Officer Greg Maloney who was killed in the line of duty last week as a result of a motorcycle accident.  Rest in peace Greg and thank you for your service to your community, Greg leaves behind his wife and two teenage sons.

Summons Issued

Dean Vatalaro of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

Paula Maclellan of Westford – Leaving the scene of property damage and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

Charges in case involving larceny’s from a Tyngsborough Business

As a result of a lengthy investigation into a series of larceny’s from a Tyngsborough business the following charges have been brought forward;

Desiree Gordon, 43 yrs. old of Gardner – charged with;

  • (4) counts of larceny over $250 by False Pretenses
  • (4) counts of uttering a false document
  • (4) counts of forgery of a document



Released by;  Chief Richard Howe


Motor vehicle accidents


Two vehicle accident on Lawndale Rd. near Curtis, no injuries

One vehicle accident (hit & run) on Longfellow Ln., no injuries