Department News


Motor vehicle accident, 5 injured

On Friday July 25, 2014 at approximately 3:29pm, the Tyngsborough Police Department responded to a serious motor vehicle accident on Middlesex rd. at the Tyngsborough Bridge.  Upon arrival, officers noticed a 2 car motor vehicle crash involving 5 occupants.  There was substantial damage to both vehicles.  One of the occupants was trapped inside the vehicle.  The Tyngsborough Fire Department was able to extract the entrapped occupant from the vehicle.  Four of the injured were transported to Lowell General Hospital by ambulance.  One occupant was airlifted by Med Flight to Boston Medical Center with life threatening injuries.  This accident remains under investigation at this time.  One of the vehicles involved was a 1995 white Honda Civic that was reported to be traveling erratically on Middlesex Rd. north bound just prior to the accident.

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

Motor vehicle accident, 5 injured

On Friday July 25, 2014 at approximately 3:29pm, the Tyngsborough Police Department responded to a serious motor vehicle accident on Middlesex rd. at the Tyngsborough Bridge.  Upon arrival, officers noticed a 2 car motor vehicle crash involving 5 occupants.  There was substantial damage to both vehicles.  One of the occupants was trapped inside the vehicle.  The Tyngsborough Fire Department was able to extract the entrapped occupant from the vehicle.  Four of the injured were transported to Lowell General Hospital by ambulance.  One occupant was airlifted by Med Flight to Boston Medical Center with life threatening injuries.  This accident remains under investigation at this time.  One of the vehicles involved was a 1995 white Honda Civic that was reported to be traveling erratically on Middlesex Rd. north bound just prior to the accident.

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

Bank Robbery

The Tyngsborough Police Department is seeking a suspect who robbed the Enterprise Bank branch on Middlesex Road today at 1:38 p.m. Police are seeking the man seen in the photos below. He is a tan white or Hispanic man, between 6′ and 6’2″ tall, weighing about 250 lbs. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and dark gray “construction type” work pants.   He robbed the bank wearing a white gloves and a knit hat, with a black mask covering the lower half of his face.  The subject entered the bank and ordered customers and employees to get to the floor, he did not show a weapon, he left with an amount of cash (amount not being released).  The Billerica Police K-9 unit assisted in a search for the suspect as well as evidence.  The suspect is believed to have fled in a white or silver SUV which had been parked on Farwell Road. (Vehicle NOT pictured)  The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach the suspect if you see him. If you see the suspect or have information on his whereabouts, call Tyngsborough Police at 978-649-7504, or dial 911.

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IRS phone scam

A complaint was taken today from a Tyngsborough resident regarding an IRS phone scam.  The resident stated that she received a call from someone claiming to be “Sgt. Kenneth Webster” from the IRS who advised her that she owed taxes and that she should have received a letter at her residence approximately (1) month earlier.  The caller told the resident the address the letter was sent to (this was the residents previous address).  The caller told her to withdraw a certain amount of money from her bank, go to CVS on Boston Road in Chelmsford and purchase a Green Dot Card.  The resident was told to call (1-415-251-9049) to get further instructions once she arrived in the parking lot.

Please spread the word, especially to those who may not be on social media or more vulnerable, this is a scam and has been occurring frequently of late,  if you complete an internet search of the number above you will see a history of scam/fraud reports associated with it.  The IRS does not collect debt in this way,  call the IRS directly if you receive a call such as this, do not give any information over the phone.

 

 

 

Criminal Charges (summons)

7/11

Marvin Olivier, 26 yrs. old of Woburn – operating a  motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

7/12

Gerald Walsh, 27 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

Arrests

7/10

Stephen Mcinerney, 46 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – OUI Liquor

 

7/12

Elizabeth Salamanca, 33 yrs. old of Manchester, NH – outstanding warrant for past motor vehicle offenses.

Criminal Charges

7/5

Crystal Antunes, 25 yrs. old of Dracut – operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

Wilson Martinez, 36 yrs. old of Lowell – operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

Laura Bettencourt, 32 yrs. old of Lowell – Obstruction of Justice

 

7/6

Crystal Antunes, 25 yrs. old of Dracut – operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

Arrests

7/5

Samnang Son, 24 yrs.  old of Tyngsborough – (2) outstanding warrants for a past charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle & Juror, failure to attend

Sovan Mak, 29 yrs. old of Lowell – Assault & Battery Domestic

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

 

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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

Motor vehicle accidents

6/21

Middlesex Rd, (2) vehicle crash, no injuries

Westford Rd., (1) vehicle crash, no injuries, vehicle towed

6/22

Swan Rd, (1) vehicle crash, (1) person injured, vehicle towed

Middlesex Rd., (2) vehicle crash, (2) injuries, (2) vehicles towed