Department News


Arrests

7/25

Michelle Leboeuf, 40 yrs. old of Hudson, NH – arrest warrant for a past motor vehicle charge of  operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

8/2

Michael Hanson, 28 yrs. old of Lowell –  arrest warrant for a past charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

8/3

Mark Sarmento, 38 yrs. old of Lowell – Violation of an abuse prevention order

 

Criminal charges / Summons issued

7/27 – 8/3

Avian Jackson, 21 yrs. old of Manchester – operating with a suspended drivers license

Thomas Engle, 31 yrs. old of Nashua – unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

Ethan Howard, 18 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – operating a motor vehicle with no inspection sticker, allowing improper operation of a motor vehicle

Alfredo Rodriguez, 26 yrs. old of Lowell – operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

Mark Sarmento, 38 yrs. old of Lowell – violation of an abuse prevention order

 

 

Robbery of Sun City Variety

On Sunday August 3rd at 3 pm the Tyngsborough Police Department received a call from Sun City Variety located on Lakeview Ave, the caller reported that they had just been robbed by a single black male.

The victim reported that a subject who they described as a black male reportedly entered the store and walked directly to the cash register and demanded money, the suspect held onto his waist band and claimed to have a gun.  The employee handed over an amount of cash that is not being disclosed at this time.  This subject also demanded cash from the Keno and Lottery machine however as the employee was attempting to comply the subject walked out of the store.  This subject was seen running from the scene and then jumped into a vehicle which was parked near Oak Ave.  The vehicle is described as a white or silver Honda Accord or Nissan Altima with a damaged rear end.   Another witness described the vehicle as being a silver Kia or Toyota sedan.

The suspect is described as approximately 6 feet tall, heavyset between 220 and 235 lbs., wearing black sweat pants with a stripe down the side, a red shirt or jacket and a black mask.  Another witness described the subject as having a red or purple shirt with fluorescent on the sleeves.

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

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