Department News


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

Arrests

Frank Gonzalez-Olivio, 28 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – (2) outstanding warrants for past charges of Assault & Battery on a pregnant victim

Ryan Donahue, 19 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – default warrant for a probation violation

Summons

24 yr. old female of Tyngsborough – charged with violation of an harassment order

24 yr. old male of Nashua – charged with Assault & Battery (domestic)

33 yr. old Male of Nashua – charged with operating a motor vehicle to endanger, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

 

 

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

 

 

IRS phone scam

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 FTC.gov. Please add “IRS Telephone Scam” to the comments of your

Union fundraiser

There is a annual union fundraiser going on at this time, a 3rd party is making phone calls to the public soliciting funds, this fundraiser is not conducted by the Police Department or any of it’s employees.  If there are questions related to this fundraiser please contact patrol union president Daniel Whitman.  If there are any complaints related to this fundraiser please contact Deputy Chief Chronopoulos or Chief Richard Howe.

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 7/23 – 8/1

Arrests

Joshua Overhulser, 29 yrs. old of Nashua – Threat to commit a crime & resisting arrest

34 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery on a family or household member

 

Summons

Brian Mello, 55 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – (6) counts of Break & entering misdemeanor (burglary), (1) count of break & entering felony, Larceny from building

Sarom Kouch, 34 yrs. old of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license and no inspection sticker

Ryan Donohue, 18 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – negligent operation of a motor vehicle

Genaina Oliverira, 29 yrs. old of Chelmsford – unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

Tracy Chartier, 45 yrs. old of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

Michael Jupiter, 42 yrs. old of Lynn, MA – Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

Kristina Moore, 42 yrs. old of Dracut – Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating an unregistered motor vehicle

 

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

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons 7/17 – 7/25

Arrests

26 yr. old female of Tyngsborough  – Violation of an abuse prevention order

Michael Clark, 27 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – Failure to stop for police, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, Operating under the influence of drugs (heroin)

42 yr. old female of Tyngsborough – Violation of an abuse prevention order

Derek Hammerle, 32 yrs. old of Nashua – (2) outstanding warrants for past criminal motor vehicle charges

Michele Cleary, 44 yrs. old of North Andover – outstanding warrant for past charge of larceny under $250

 

Summons

Sarom Kouch, 34 yrs. old of Lowell – charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license and no inspection sticker

 

 

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

 

Charges being brought regarding threats at Notre Dame Academy

Tyngsborough Police Charge Juvenile with Creating Elaborate Hoax Alleging Racism at Academy of Notre Dame

Social Media Posts and Letter Found in School Bathroom were Fabricated

TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard D. Howe announces that the Tyngsborough Police Department will be charging a juvenile female, alleging that she created an elaborate hoax that included racial remarks and racist threats over social media, culminating in a note left in a bathroom that resulted in her school, the Academy of Notre Dame, closing for a day.

The JUVENILE FEMALE, AGE 15, OF LOWELL will be charged with Disturbing a School Assembly and Criminal Harassment. There may be additional charges forthcoming.

Over the past several months, beginning in February, Tyngsborough Police received reports of racist messages sent over Facebook, Instagram, and the online educational tool Quizlet targeting minority students at the parochial school in town. Some of the remarks included the initials of another female student, making it look like that student was responsible for the incidents.

On May 16, police responded to Notre Dame for a report that a threatening letter was found in a bathroom alluding to an unspecified threat that would take place at the school on the following day. After consultation with the police department, administrators cancelled school for the day to ensure appropriate school safety protocols were in place.

Tyngsborough Police detectives conducted an investigation and were able to trace much of the racist social media content to an internet protocol address originating at the suspect’s home.

When interviewed, the suspect confessed to creating the material and to putting the other student’s initials on the material, including the threatening note, in an apparent attempt to frame the other student.

The suspect was charged with Disturbing a School Assembly for the letter left in the bathroom that resulted in the school closing and Criminal Harassment. As a result of this investigation Notre Dame has expelled the student.

“I would like to thank Notre Dame President Maureen Appel and High School principal Helen Kay for their invaluable assistance in this investigation,” Chief Howe said. “I also commend the work of Sgt. Steve Manning and Detective Sergeant Cynthia Shay who brought a resolution to this complicated case.”

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons 7/3 – 7/10

Arrests

58 yr. old male of Milford, NH (name withheld per public records law) – Assault of intimate partner

31 yr. old male of Tyngsborough (name withheld per public records law) –  Assault & Battery of intimate partner, intimidation of a witness

Samantha Dierauer, 23 yrs. old of Lawrence – warrant for probation violation

 

Summons

Kerilyn Jalbert, 22 yrs. old of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration & uninsured vehicle

James Jordan, 28 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – Trespassing after notice, & Use of another’s commercial dumpster

David Pavlas, 34 yrs. old of Nashua – Malicious Destruction of property over $250 & Threat to commit a crime

Valantine Ikoe, 26 yrs. old of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

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

 

 

 

Arrests – 6/25

Daniel Brodeur, 52 yrs. old of Nashua, NH –  Fugitive from Justice warrant out of Nashua for Domestic violence, (2) warrants for past charges of shoplifting and operating a motor vehicle without a license, also issued a new charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

21 yr. old male of Lowell – (name withheld to protect identity of victim) – Indecent A&B on a child under 14

 

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

Fireworks

Tyngsborough Police Remind Residents that Fireworks Are Illegal in Massachusetts

TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard D. Howe and the Tyngsborough Police Department would like to remind residents that all use of fireworks is prohibited in the state of Massachusetts.

It is illegal to use, possess, or sell fireworks of any kind in Massachusetts, including Class C fireworks, which are sometimes falsely called “safe and sane fireworks.” Class C fireworks include sparklers, party poppers, snappers, firecrackers, spinners, cherry bombs and more. Citizens are also prohibited from purchasing fireworks elsewhere and then transporting them into the state.

Additionally, while the government cannot prohibit the advertising and sale of fireworks by mail, police can and will confiscate illegal shipments. Many consumers attempting to circumvent the law have lost both their money and their fireworks.

“Residents found in possession of fireworks face a fine up to $100,” Chief Howe said. “Please do not attempt to purchase or use fireworks without licensed professionals present.”

The Office of the State Fire Marshal reports that from 2006-2015, there were 775 major fire and explosion incidents involving illegal fireworks reported to the Massachusetts Fire Incident Reporting System. These incidents caused 11 civilian injuries, four fire service injuries and an estimated dollar loss of $1.8 million.

This doesn’t mean citizens cannot enjoy fireworks displays this holiday weekend and in the future. However, Chief Howe and the Tyngsborough Police Department recommend that residents only attend celebrations put on by a licensed professional to ensure safety for all.

Residents should also remember to:

•Watch fireworks displays from a safe distance.
•Call 911 if anyone gets injured by fireworks.
•Set a positive example for children by not using illegal fireworks. If kids see adults using them, they may not realize the dangers and could be encouraged to pick up matches or lighters.
•Be careful around even the smallest fireworks. Sparklers burn at 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit and could easily cause severe burns and injuries.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that fireworks can cause death and injury, including burns, loss of limbs or extremities, contusions, lacerations and eye injuries.

Fifty-one percent of fireworks-related burn injuries reported by hospitals to the Office of the State Fire Marshal from 2006-2015 were to children under age 18. More than a quarter of the victims were children under age 10.

“Fire officials across the state urge everyone to leave the fireworks to the professionals and enjoy the many public displays supervised by local fire departments,” State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said. “Be sure to set a good example for your children. They will imitate what you do and there are better places to the spend the holiday than the emergency room.”

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons 6/18 – 6/21

Arrest

36 yr. old male of Tyngsborough (name withheld per public records law) – Assault & Battery of domestic household family member & intimidation of a witness

 

Summons

Victoria Austin, 23 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery (2 counts)

Carlos Baez, 36 yrs. old of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

 

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