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Burglary at Tyngsborough family Pharmacy / suspects sought after pursuit

Tyngsborough Police Searching for Pharmacy Burglary Suspects

TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard Howe reports that the Tyngsborough Police Department is actively searching for two suspects allegedly involved in the Burglary of a local pharmacy this morning.  On Saturday, April 1 at approximately 5:56 a.m., Tyngsborough Police received a 911 call reporting a breaking and entering in progress at the Tyngsborough Family Pharmacy, located at 138 Middlesex Road.  The caller also reported that the suspects left the area heading north on Middlesex Road driving a gray pickup truck with a yellow strobe light on the roof.

An officer who was in the area observed a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle’s description traveling north on Middlesex Road. Police attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop, but when the driver failed to stop, a pursuit ensued.

Police pursued the suspect vehicle onto Westford Road and then onto Route 3 northbound where police ultimately terminated the pursuit at the New Hampshire state line due to the threat to public safety.  

The suspect vehicle is described as a gray Dodge Ram pickup truck with chrome wheel rims, a yellow strobe light on the roof and Florida license plates containing the letters D and X.

This incident remains under investigation. Tyngsborough Police believe this incident may be related to a similar break-in in a nearby community. Anyone with additional information about the incident or suspect vehicle should immediately contact Tyngsborough Police at 978-649-7504.

No parking on public roadways during snowstorm

Effective at 5 pm today there is no parking on public streets in Tyngsborough for the duration of the expected snowstorm.  Vehicles are subject to being towed at the owners expense.  Please help us keep the roads clear for our Highway Department, thank you!

Officer Timothy Sullivan Swearing-In

The Tyngsborough Police Department’s newest full time officer, Timothy Sullivan is sworn-in at the Tyngsborough Town Hall by Town Clerk Joanne Shifres, with Chief Richard D. Howe, Deputy Chief Christopher Chronopoulos, and Town Administrator Curt T. Bellavance.

Congratulations Officer Sullivan!

#staysafe

New phone scam

The Tyngsborough Police Department is warning residents about a new telephone scam being used to target victims and facilitate fraudulent charges.

The scam begins when a victim answers a call and the person at the end of the line asks, “Can you hear me? or “are you the homeowner” and other phrases used to elicit a “yes” answer.  The caller then records the consumer’s “yes” response and obtains a voice signature. This signature can later be used by scammers to authorize fraudulent charges via telephone acting as the victim.

According to complaints made to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the fraudulent callers might impersonate representatives from organizations that may be familiar to the victim, such as a mortgage lender or utility, to establish a reason for trying to reach the person receiving the call.

If you receive this type of call, immediately hang up. If you have already responded to this type of call, review all of your bank, credit card and telephone company statements for any unauthorized charges.

To avoid falling victim to these telephone scams, the Tyngsborough Police recommend that residents follow these tips outlined by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC):

  • Don’t answer calls from unknown numbers. Let them go to voicemail.
  • If you answer and the caller (often a recording) asks you to hit a button to stop receiving calls, hang up. Scammers often use these tricks to identify, and then target, live respondents.
  • If you receive a scam call, write down the number and file a complaint with the FCC.
  • Ask your phone service provider if it offers a robocall blocking service. You can also visit the FCC’s website for information and resources on available robocall blocking tools to help reduce unwanted calls.
  • Consider registering all of your telephone numbers in the National Do Not Call Registry. Access the registry online or by calling 1-888-382-1222.

These scams can also be reported to the FTC at 877-382-4357. Anyone who has questions, concerns, or believes they are the victim of a scam is asked to contact the Tyngsborough Police Department at 978-649-7504.

 

Courtesy of  John Guilfoil
Phone: 781-666-2012
Email: john@jgpr.net

Statement from Chief Richard Howe / Superintendent’s Flanagan & Bourgeois regarding arrest of bus driver

 

Statement of Tyngsborough Police, Schools, and Greater Lowell Technical High School Leaders Regarding Bus Driver Arrested in Chelmsford

 

TYNGSBOROUGH — The following is a joint statement from Tyngsborough Police Chief Richard D. Howe, Tyngsborough Public Schools Superintendent Michael Flanagan, and Greater Lowell Technical High School Superintendent/Director Roger Bourgeois.

“We have been made aware that a bus driver for North Reading Transportation Inc. was arrested in Chelmsford earlier today for allegedly driving a school bus while under the influence of marijuana. The driver was preparing to take Chelmsford High School students on a field trip. We have been notified that the suspect had also driven Greater Lowell Technical High School students to school this morning on a regular bus route.

“We are working with our partners in Chelmsford and are actively monitoring the ongoing investigation.

“The safety and security of our students is first and foremost on our minds today. While there is much we cannot say, due to the ongoing police investigation, we are confident, based on information that has been presented to us that the driver did not come under the influence of marijuana until after the morning run and drop off at GLTHS. 

“North Reading Transportation Inc. provides busing services for Greater Lowell Technical High School, but the other schools in Tyngsborough are served by a different company. We are in active talks with both bus companies that serve Tyngsborough so that they know how seriously we take this issue and that we expect assurances from both companies that improved safeguards are in the works to prevent potentially dangerous situations like the one that occurred in Chelmsford today. 

Arrests/Criminal Charges Filed Via Summons/Warrant Process 3/17/17-3/25/17

Arrests

52 yr old male of Westford – Warrant out of Ayer District Court for past charges of Operation of a Motor Vehicle After License Suspension, Unsecured/Uncovered Load.

25 yr old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Batter Domestic (2 counts), Strangulation, Threats to Commit a Crime

Summons

21 yr old male of Tyngsborough – Leaving the scene of property damage, Reckless operation of a Motor Vehicle, Intimidation of a Witness (5 counts).

45 yr old male of Nashua, NH – Threats to Commit a Crime with the Intent to Murder, Stalking in Violation of a Restraining Order, Violation of Abuse Prevention Order.

19 yr old male of Lowell – Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle, Defective Equipment.

30 yr old male of Moultonborough, NH – Violation of Abuse Prevention Order.

27 yr old male of Lowell – Operation of Motor Vehicle with Suspended Registration, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

30 yr old male of Lowell – Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation.

22 yr old male of Tyngsborough – Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Revoked Registration, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance.

26 yr old male of Lawrence – Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Speeding.

23 yr old female of Lawrence – Permitting Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

 

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

Mass State Police Trooper Matthew F. Daigle

The thoughts and prayers of the Tyngsborough Police are with the family of Trooper Matthew F. Daigle and our brothers and sisters at the Massachusetts State Police.

Phone scams from Mass.gov

Be wise to prevent being a victim of phone scams.  Click the link below.

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Can You Hear Me?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St.Patrick’s Day 🍀 from the Tyngsboro Police! If you are heading out to celebrate tonight, please preplan for safe transportation home. Let’s keep our roads safe!

                         #TPDcares

Arrest/Criminal Charges Issued Via Summons Process 3/16/17

Arrests

24 yr old female of Lowell – Default Warrant for past charges of shoplifting by aspiration.

51 yr old male of Lowell – Warrant for past charges of leaving the scene with property damage.

Summons

25 yr old male of Lowell – Operating motor vehicle with suspended driver’s license.

 

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