Department News


Lax & the Law final session

Lax & the Law final session is next Thursday, March 16th

Girls session is 4-5 pm with Pizza party to follow, boys session 5-6pm

The boys session for this Thursday, March 9th is cancelled.

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 3/3 – 3/6

 

Arrest

41 yr. old male of Lowell – Default warrant for past charges of Larceny over $250

45 yr. old male of Lowell – Carrying a firearm without a valid license, impersonating a police officer, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a dangerous weapon (to wit a police baton)

27 yr. old female of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license, resisting arrest

 

Summons

37 yr. old male of Nashua – Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

 

 

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

Law enforcement fundraiser phone calls / no affiliation with Tyngsborough

We have been made aware that residents are receiving phone calls regarding a fundraiser for a law enforcement organization, the Tyngsborough Police Department Union’s are not conducting a fundraiser and there are no plans to do so in the immediate future.   Phone calls residents are receiving may be from a state level police organization (MAFOP), however they have no affiliation with our department.

Press release; Armed man, charged with impersonating a police officer, held without bail

TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard D. Howe reports that the Tyngsborough Police Department arrested an armed man Saturday afternoon

KEVIN LESSARD, AGE 45, OF DRACUT was charged with:

• Impersonating a Police Officer (Misdemeanor)

• Carrying a Firearm without a License (Felony)

• Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (Felony)

• Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, to wit, a Police Baton (Felony) 

At 3:26 p.m. Saturday, officers were dispatched to the area of Pawtucket Boulevard near the Vesper Country Club for a report of a vehicle with flashing lights pulled over behind another vehicle.

Upon arrival, officers found a red Ford Crown Victoria with New Hampshire plates and white flashing lights in the rear window. The vehicle was pulled off to the road, offset from another vehicle, with its tires turned toward traffic, which is consistent with police tactical procedures when conducting a traffic stop. 

As an officer arrived on scene and exited his cruiser, LESSARD began walking toward him quickly, and the officer ordered him to stop. The officer asked LESSARD if he had any police badges or a firearm in his possession, and the suspect replied that he was carrying a firearm. LESSARD was detained, and a handgun was found in a pants pocket, loaded with seven rounds of ammunition. 

An investigation indicated that a 2016 Dodge Dart had become disabled, and LESSARD pulled behind the vehicle and approached the driver, telling her that he would stay there until a tow truck arrived. 

Officers recovered a loaded 9mm pistol, a retractable police-style baton, and a black holster from the suspect. LESSARD is not licensed to possess firearms. 

“This was a very dangerous situation. In this case, we have a suspect armed with an illegal handgun and a police-style baton, acting like a police officer, with lights on his vehicle,” Chief Howe said. “Thankfully, our officers arrived quickly and ensured that no one was harmed.”

LESSARD was ordered held without bail pending his arraignment Monday in Lowell District Court. 

Tyngsborough Police suspect that there may have been similar incidents involving this individual in the past, and the investigation remains active and ongoing. Police are asking anyone with any information, or who may have had similar interactions in the past with the suspect, to call Tyngsborough Police at 978-649-7504.

 

Pine Knoll apartments being reopened

We have been informed that by 5 pm today the Pine Knoll apartments located at 400 Dunstable Rd. will allow residents to return to their home.

Press release regarding today’s fire

On March 2nd at 12:35 pm Tyngsborough Police officers observed smoke coming from the area behind the Pine Knoll apartment building located at 400 Dunstable Road.  A fire was then located on the property of Constantine Loam which is located next to the apartment building.  Tyngsborough Police officers began an evacuation of the apartment building as the wind was blowing the fire in the direction of the building.  The Tyngsborough Fire Department immediately responded as the fire quickly grew as a result of the high winds.  The Tyngsborough Fire Department requested mutual aid from Chelmsford, Westford, Nashua, Dracut, Lowell & Hudson.   Trinity ambulance and Greater Lowell Paramedics responded as well and provided valuable assistance checking on residents and first responders.  Within a few minutes the fire had spread to the apartment building, officers were still in the building evacuating residents when smoke started to fill the hallways.

Firefighters dealt with thick black smoke and explosions of containers of gasoline while fighting the fire, the Tyngsborough Fire Department declared the fire under control at 1:49pm.  Residents of Pine Knoll apartments, who have been temporarily displaced, are being offered a shelter which has been opened up at the Senior Center on Westford Road, they are also being assisted by the American Red Cross. 

The fire is being investigated by Tyngsborough Police Detectives and the State Fire Marshall Service.  No conclusion has yet to be made regarding the cause of the fire, criminal activity is not suspected.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Tyngsborough Police Department Criminal Investigations unit at (978) 649-7504.

 

Released by; Chief Richard Howe

Fire at Constantine Loam / 400 Dunstable Road

The fire that began this afternoon behind Constantine Loam has been contained,  however it will be several hours before fire crews are done ensuring the fire is completely extinguished.  The fire spread to 400 Dunstable Rd. (Pine Knoll apartments), damaging some of the exterior of  the building, all residents were evacuated.  The fire completely destroyed a garage, equipment and trailers that were located at Constantine Loam.

Westford Road between the Westford & Dunstable Rd. intersection and the Senior center on Westford Rd. will remain closed while emergency apparatus is on scene.

This message is to all residents of 400 Dunstable Road (Pine Knoll Apartments) or anyone else that has been displaced due to the fire that there has been a temporary shelter set up at the Senior Center located on Westford Rd.   Pine Knoll Apartments will not be accessible for at least 4 – 5 hours while fumes from the smoke are removed from the building, residents will be allowed back in when the building is deemed safe by the Tyngsborough Building Inspector.

We will have provide further updates. 

Willowdale Road – Tree down, across road / brush fire


Please avoid Willowdale Rd. in the area of # 95 near the Dracut Line; a large tree has come down across the road taking wires down, the tree struck a residence and has caused a brush fire, power outages are being reported in the area as well.

 

Department activity, February 2017

  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch  – 2,075
  • Arrests/criminal charges                                 –      23
  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated            –     30
  • (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injury)
  • Traffic citations written                                    –   181
  • Incident reports generated;                             –     75
  • 911 calls received                                                –     58
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch             –   277

Arrests, charges filed via summons process 2/21 -2/26

Arrests

34 yr. old male of Hudson, NH – OUI Liquor, Reckless operation of a motor vehicle, destruction of property over $250, marked lanes violations, speeding over reasonable and proper rate

19 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Aggravated Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (knife), Threat to Commit a Crime with knife, Threat to Commit a Crime with a firearm, Malicious Destructions of Property (2 counts)

41 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – (9) outstanding arrest warrants for past charges of;  Larceny by check over $250, Larceny by check under $250, uttering false check, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license, Larceny over $250 by single scheme

59 yr. old male of Tewksbury – Assault & Battery on a family or household member, intimidation of a witness

 

Summons

48 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating an uninsured motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle

20 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, uninsured

46 yr. old male of Nashua – Possession of Class B drug (Methamphetamine)

27 yr. old female of Woburn – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

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