Department News


Anticipating power outages / no parking on public streets

  • In anticipation of the strong possibility of power outages please check on loved ones, friends & neighbors who may be particularly at risk, especially those who may be on oxygen tanks or other life saving equipment. Please call the police department @ 978-649-7504 and ask us to check on the welfare of persons who may be at risk.
  • Visibility and road conditions are starting to deteriorate rapidly, please stay off the roadways unless absolutely necessary.
  • A reminder that there is no parking on public streets for the duration of the snow emergency, vehicles will be towed at the owners expense, please help us and avoid being towed!

 

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 3/10 – 3/13

Arrests 

41 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – OUI Liquor, Child Endangerment while OUI, Reckless operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

31 yr. old male of Lowell – Assault & Battery (intimate partner)

31 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Warrant for past charges of larceny from a person & Assault and Battery

 

Summons

47 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Leaving the scene of property damage, operating to endanger

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

48 yr. old female of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

24 yr. old male of Lowell – Allowing improper operation of a motor vehicle

38 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Leaving the scene of property damage

 

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

 

Incoming snow storm / no parking on public streets

In anticipation of the snow storm scheduled to hit our region tomorrow morning residents are reminded that there is no parking on public streets during the snow event.  Also, high winds are expected along with heavy snow, raising the possibility of power outages.  Please do not call the police department to report power outages or to inquire when power will be restored, call National Grid at 1-800-322-3223.

National Grid reports that customers can receive text message alerts of Massachusetts power outages when texting the word STORM to the number 64743.

Please only travel on the roadways if necessary and stay safe!

 

Tyngsborough bridge traffic

This morning, commuters travelling from the East side of the bridge experienced unusual delays going over the Tyngsborough bridge.  We contacted the state DOT and they responded and adjusted the timing of the lights for the time period of 6-9 am, Monday through Friday, we are hopeful that this will resolve excessive delays during morning rush hour.  Commuters should understand that there may always be some delays when travelling over the Tyngsborough bridge, especially during rush hour.   Along with the DOT we will continue to monitor traffic flow and make adjustments to the timing of the lights as necessary, however safety will remain the priority. 

Thank you.

Arrest / criminal charges filed via summons process 3/9

Arrest

51 yr. old female of Tewksbury – Warrant out of Lowell District Court for past charges of Intimidation of a witness & threat to commit a crime.  Also new charges were filed by Tyngsborough; Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license and attaching plates.

Summons

30 yr. old female of Dracut – Annoying Telephone Calls

 

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

changes to the Middlesex @ Tyngsborough bridge intersection

On Friday March 9th the State DOT is scheduled to make changes to the lighting at the intersection of Middlesex @ the  Tyngsborough bridge.  The change will impact the left turn signals on both sides of the intersection on Middlesex Road.  There will no longer be a blinking yellow light, the left turn signals will be a solid green left, yellow then solid red.  The timing of the solid green light will also change with additional time given to traffic taking left turns, the solid green left arrow will activate on average  twice the time it does now allowing more vehicles to pass through the intersection.

The work is scheduled to begin at approximately 10 am tomorrow (3/10) and last 1-2 hours, Tyngsborough officers will be assisting at the intersection during this time.  Officers’ will also be active monitoring this intersection after the changes are made.

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.