Department News

Motor vehicle accidents


(1) vehicle accident on Village Lane – no injuries


(1) motorcycle involved accident on Pawtucket Blvd, operator suffered life threatening injuries, transported to LGH,

(2) vehicle accident on Middlesex Rd, no injuries


(2) vehicle accident on Trader Circle – no injuries


(2) vehicle accident on Frost Rd, both operators treated at scene for minor injuries


(2) vehicle accident on Frost Rd @ Chronopoulos Way – no injuries

Criminal Charges

As a result into an investigation regarding a stolen check from a residence in Tyngsborough the following charges were filed in Lowell District Court;

17 yr. old female of Nashua – Charged with Forgery of a check, uttering a false check, Larceny over $250



Stephanie Silva, 48 yrs. old of Dunstable – Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, 2nd offense



Prescription drug drop off day

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., the Tyngsborough Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will coordinate another nationwide one-day collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s homes. This national initiative will again provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. Expired, unused, or unwanted controlled substances in our homes are a potential source of supply for the increasing abuse of pharmaceutical drugs in the United States and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

The program is designed to help the citizens of this community dispose of their unused or out dated prescription drugs in a legal manner. The location of this event will take place in the front lobby of the Tyngsborough Police Department located at 20 Westford Road, Tyngsborough, MA. The prescriptions can be dropped off in the original containers and no questions asked. I would encourage the citizens of this community to take advantage of this program and help us in the disposal of these drugs, and help keep them off the streets and out of our water supplies. If you have any questions concerning this program please contact Lt. Shaun Woods at 978-649-7504.


Chief Richard Howe

Phone Scams continuing

Phone scams continue to occur with many being reported to the Tyngsborough Police department by residents and businesses.  The scams usually take the form of either a power company or the IRS claiming that you owe money, then asking you to send them the money owed by way of a green dot card.  Other scams are brought on by a promise of you winning a large sum of money and that if you pay a small handling fee they will send you your winnings.  These are obviously scams committed by people with no regard to decency, they are specifically looking to take advantage of those who may be most vulnerable.  Please spread the word, especially those who may not be inclined to pay attention to social media such as the elderly.  One of our officers was able to trace one of the phone calls received by a resident to a phone bank in India, when confronted the person on the other end of the line yelled at the officer then hung up on him; this obviously leaves law enforcement with little that we can do to help the victims once they are victimized.

Never send money in this way, if you are concerned that the phone calls may be legitimate do not send money right away, first contact these companies directly, speak to family members and friends or reach out to the Police Department for advice.

Thank you


Chief Richard Howe


Summons / Criminal charges


Jordan Alves,  34 yrs. old of Pepperell – charged with Operating a motor vehicle to endanger, leaving the scene of property damage & operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license


Thomas Coughlin, 49 yrs. old of Lowell – charged with violation of an abuse prevention order


John Pere, 36 yrs. old of Pepperell – charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

Donald Belley, 55 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration & an uninsured motor vehicle


Jesse Vlazquez, 25 yrs. old of Nashua, NH – charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and uninsured motor vehicle


Inacio Adivaldo, 52 yrs. old of Lowell – charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license

Arrest; violation of a restraining order


Donald Beauchesne, 59 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – Violation of an abuse prevention order (2 counts)


Power outage

National Grid reports power outage in the area of scribner hill, groton rd, westford rd, jaques rd, chestnut rd.  Estimated restoration time as of 7:30pm is 90 minutes

Incident involving missing father and child out of Lowell

Last night (9/3)  at approximately 8:45pm  Tyngsborough Police responded to the area of the Vesper Country Club; we worked with Lowell Police and the Massachusetts State Police in a search for a  man and his 3-year-old daughter, missing out of Lowell. Initial reports indicated that the young girl may be in danger, and the man’s car was found at the Vesper Country Club, in Tyngsborough. Thankfully, at approximately 10pm the two were found unharmed in the area after a search by officers. The father was taken to an area hospital for evaluation. The Lowell Police will be investigating to determine if he should face any charges.


Chief Richard Howe

Hunting Season Information

Be aware that the hunting season has started; please refer to the website for additional information which includes hunting regulations and other helpful information.   Anyone wanting to hunt within the Tyngsborough town limits must have written permission from the land owner as well as the Chief of Police.