Department News


National Public Safety Telecommunicators week, April 9-15

In honor of it being National Public Safety Telecommunicators week we want to thank our dispatchers for the work they do every day to keep our community and police officers safe.  Our dispatchers do much more than just answer business line calls & 911;  They dispatch fire, police, ambulance, paramedics and coordinate med-flight when requested.  They assist thousands of people each year who come into the station for everything from seeking directions, requesting forms or needing police assistance.   A critical and stressful part of their job is performing Emergency Medical Dispatch when someone calls with a life threatening medical emergency such as a person choking.  We appreciate what you do, thank you!

http://www.npstw.org/

Press release; Charges to be filed against student for drug distribution

Police Chief Richard D. Howe reports that the Tyngsborough Police Department will summons a student at the Greater Lowell Technical High School after he was found to be allegedly selling desserts laced with marijuana to other students at the school.

The suspect, a JUVENILE MALE, AGE 16, OF DRACUT will appear in Middlesex County Juvenile Court-Lowell at a later date, charged with:

• Distribution of a Class D Substance

• Juvenile in Possession of a Class D Substance (Citation)

Police were notified by administrators at Greater Lowell Technical High School that a student was found be allegedly selling marijuana-laced brownies to other students. Police initiated an investigation, which led to the 16-year-old suspect being charged.

Tyngsborough Police Department School Resource Sgt. Steve Manning worked closely with Greater Lowell Superintendent/Director Roger Bourgeois and school faculty in the investigation. 

“Marijuana is not legal for children to buy, possess, or sell, and the Tyngsborough Police Department will not tolerate its presence or distribution in our schools,” Chief Howe said. “The town of Tyngsborough is home to four secondary schools, and we are proud of the strong teamwork and collaboration that exists among our organizations. The safety, security, and welfare of our students is our first priority at all times.”

 

 

 

 

Department activity, March 2017

 

  • Arrests/criminal charges                                 –      31
  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated            –     24
  • (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injury)
  • Traffic citations written                                    –   217
  • Incident reports generated;                             –     92
  • 911 calls received                                                –     91
  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch  – 2,460
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch             –   333 

Criminal Charges Filed via Summons Process 3/29/17-4/5/17

Summons

28 yr old male of Lowell – Operation Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, Speeding.

22 yr old male of Lowell – Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

32 yr old male of Hooksett NH – Breaking & Entering During the Day Time For a Felony, Larceny.

39 yr old male of Lowell – Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

16 yr old male of Dracut – Distribution of Class D Drug, Drug Violation Near a School/Park.

30 yr old male of Tyngsborough – Operation of a Motor Vehicle With a Suspended License, Improper Operation of a Motor Vehicle; Wrong Way on a One Way.

23 yr old female of Lowell – Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a Revoked License, Giving False Name to Police.

 

 

 

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

Video of suspects involved in break into Tyngsboro Pharmacy

On Saturday April 1st at 6 am two white males broke into the Tyngsboro Family Pharmacy.  They forced their way in through a back door with the use of a crow bar or similar tool.  

The vehicle the suspects were driving is described as a full sized Dodge Pickup with Florida plates beginning with the letter “D” (the remainder of the plate was obscured by snow), Dark Gray Quad Cab (4 Dr.), chrome rims, chrome grill with a yellow beacon on top (likely temporary emergency light). The vehicle had a snow thrower in the bed of the truck and was occupied by two males.  The two suspects are described as young white males, likely 18-25 yrs. old, wearing dark clothing.  

Below is a video (which has been edited and cropped) showing the suspects inside the pharmacy as well as a photo of the suspect vehicle which was taken from a nearby surveillance video.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Shay or Detective Peter Kulisich at 978-649-7504, choose #4 or leave an anonymous tip by calling 978-649-7504 and choose #9.

 

 

Suspect vehicle in Tyngsboro Family Pharmacy Break-in

This is a still photograph from video surveillance of a vehicle believed to be involved in the Break-in of Tyngsborough Family Pharmacy at 6 am on Saturday morning.  The vehicle had Florida Plates beginning with the letter “D” (snow obscured the remainder of the plate); The vehicle is described as a full sized Dodge Pickup, Dark Gray Quad Cab (4 Dr.), chrome rims, chrome grill with a yellow beacon on top (likely temporary emergency light). The vehicle had a snow thrower in the bed of the truck and was occupied by two males.  The two suspects are described as young white males, likely 18-25 yrs. old, wearing dark clothing.  

There will be additional information supplied to the public soon.   The vehicle was pursued by officers; for safety reasons the pursuit was terminated on Rt. 3 Northbound near the New Hampshire line.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Shay or Detective Peter Kulisich at 978-649-7504, choose #4 or leave an anonymous tip by calling 978-649-7504 and choose #9.

 

 

 

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.  (A Tyngsborough resident received one of these scam calls this morning (5/5).

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