Department News

Baystate Marathon

The Baystate Marathon will be held Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, starting at 8:00 a.m.

Traffic will be impacted on Rt 3A Middlesex Rd, the Tyngsboro Bridge, and Pawtucket Blvd, throughout the day.

Officers will be posted at specific locations troughout the course to assist with traffic and the runners’ safety.

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 10/3 – 10/17


19 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Warrant for past OUI charge

16 yr. old female of Lowell – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing a School Assembly, Resisting Arrest



20 yr. old male of Hudson, NH – (3) counts of B&E nighttime for felony, Larceny over $250, (3) counts of Destruction of Property over $250

26 yr. old male of Nashua, NH – (3) counts of B&E nighttime for felony, Larceny over $250, (3) counts of Destruction of Property over $250

22 yr. old male of Lawrence  – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

33 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration

28 yr. old male of Chelmsford – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked drivers license

43 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked drivers license

45 yr. old male of Lowell – Larceny over $250

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

23 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, uninsured


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



National prescription drug take back day – Oct. 28th

TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard Howe is pleased to announce that the Tyngsborough Police Department will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day later this month.
On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., officers will be on-hand at the Tyngsborough Police Department (20 Westford Road) to collect unwanted prescription drugs from any resident wishing to dispose of their old, unwanted, or unneeded prescriptions. The event is completely free of charge for all.
“We are very proud to support this event, which brings together thousands of law enforcement agencies for the purpose of removing unneeded and unused prescriptions from homes to ensure that they never end up in the wrong hands,” Chief Howe said. “I encourage everyone to stop by and make this our best collection event yet.”
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
The Drug Take Back Day is a semi-annual event that is administered by the Drug Enforcement Administration. During the last event, on Saturday, April 29, the event brought in 900,386 pounds (450 tons) at close to 5,500 sites across the nation. 
“Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic,” said Acting DEA Administrator Robert W. Patterson. “That’s why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in – safely and anonymously – a record amount of prescription drugs.”
The department will accept pills and patches, but cannot take liquids, needles or sharps. To arrange for the disposal of those items, contact the Tyngsborough Health Department at 978-649-2300.

Ride to school winner gets Police escort to Elementary school!

Andrew and Tess’ ride to school courtesy of the TPD! #TPDcares, Andrew won a raffle at the school to be driven to school by a police officer.  Thank you to Tyngsborough Schools for letting us take part and all you do for our students. Good work Ofc. Desilets and Chief Howe.

Another great collaboration between the Tyngsborough Police and Tyngsborough Schools working to strengthen our bonds in the community. Andrew brought his sister Tess along for the ride and questioned her on her overuse of his video game system. She had no comment  and no charges will be brought at this time. 



Cassella brothers teach kids about safety & 911

Tyngsboro Police Sgt Mike Cassella with his brother, Lowell Police Det Jim Cassella, teach kids about safety and 911 at The Prep Preschool, in Dracut.

Nice work Cassella’s!


Police Department creates “safe zone” for internet exchanges

Tyngsborough Police Department Creates “Safe Zone” for Residents Making Online Transactions

TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard Howe is pleased to announce that the Tyngsborough Police Department has implemented a new program that gives community members a safe and secure meeting place to complete online transactions.
Tyngsborough Police worked with OfferUp, an online marketplace, to establish a “MeetUp Spot” at the police station to ensure buyers and sellers can make safe, in-person transactions with more peace of mind.
Those who would like to utilize the service can go to the police station, 20 Westford Road, to complete online transactions made through Facebook, Craigslist, or another medium. An area in the station’s parking lot has been designated as the MeetUp Spot.
“Many people purchase and sell items online on a regular basis and we want to provide a safe and public place for buyers and sellers to meet,” Chief Howe said. “We are strongly encouraging the community to utilize this new service if they plan on making any face-to-face business transactions and hope the security of this location will ease any anxiety associated with these types of situations.”
While the Tyngsborough Police Department cannot guarantee the quality or authenticity of items purchased online, the MeetUp Spot was created to give residents a safe, secure and public spot to purchase and sell items.
The Tyngsborough police station is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is covered by security cameras.

Two men charged with breaking into three Tyngsboro businesses

The Tyngsborough Police Department has charged two men with Breaking & Entering, and other related charges, of three Tyngsborough businesses.  On July 28th at 3am Bahama Breeze was broken into but the suspects fled when the alarm sounded, they were unsuccessful in opening a cash register.  On August 1st between 3-4 am Cazadores Restaurant and Flints Pizza were also broken into, a cash register with an undetermined amount of cash was stolen from Flints.  One of the men charged, John Barbuti, was arrested by the Tyngsborough Police in March, 2016 inside of Forrest Marine after breaking into that business.  He had forced open a rear door to the business and was found inside by Tyngsborough Officers assisted by our K9 Jagr.  We would like to thank Nashua Police Detectives for their assistance in working with Tyngsborough Detectives, which resulted in solving this case.  Nashua also was hit with several burglaries in which these two men are being charged.

John Barbuti, 28 yrs. old of Hudson, NH, & Shivam Yadav, 25 yrs. old of Nashua, NH are charged with;

  • Breaking & Entering, in the nighttime for a felony (3 counts)
  • Malicious Destruction of Property, over $250 (3 counts)
  • Larceny over $250


Released by;  Chief Richard Howe


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


Union fundraiser

To all Tyngsborough residents;

A police union fundraiser has begun, a company called TCI America runs it and makes calls to residents looking for donations on behalf of the Police patrol & superior unions.  This fundraiser is legitimate, however it is not endorsed nor supported by the Town or Tyngsborough Police Department.  The fundraiser is scheduled to run between the hours of 9:30am – 7:30pm and end around the 2nd week of November.

If you have any concerns or questions you are asked to call 508-789-7275 and ask for Paul.

Tyngsborough Elementary School Raffle Donation!

Looks like it’s time for the TPD to pay up on our raffle prize donation! One lucky student👨‍🎓will be given a ride to school in a…🚔 by one of our officers. We’re looking forward to it!



Department Activity, September 2017

  • Arrests/criminal charges filed                               –      32
  • Traffic citations written                                          –     139
  • Incident reports generated;                                   –      98
  • 911 calls received                                                      –      88
  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch        – 2,350
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch                   –     285
  • Residential & commercial Burglar alarm calls  –        40
  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated                  –        32
  • (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injuries)