Department News


Press release regarding today’s fire

On March 2nd at 12:35 pm Tyngsborough Police officers observed smoke coming from the area behind the Pine Knoll apartment building located at 400 Dunstable Road.  A fire was then located on the property of Constantine Loam which is located next to the apartment building.  Tyngsborough Police officers began an evacuation of the apartment building as the wind was blowing the fire in the direction of the building.  The Tyngsborough Fire Department immediately responded as the fire quickly grew as a result of the high winds.  The Tyngsborough Fire Department requested mutual aid from Chelmsford, Westford, Nashua, Dracut, Lowell & Hudson.   Trinity ambulance and Greater Lowell Paramedics responded as well and provided valuable assistance checking on residents and first responders.  Within a few minutes the fire had spread to the apartment building, officers were still in the building evacuating residents when smoke started to fill the hallways.

Firefighters dealt with thick black smoke and explosions of containers of gasoline while fighting the fire, the Tyngsborough Fire Department declared the fire under control at 1:49pm.  Residents of Pine Knoll apartments, who have been temporarily displaced, are being offered a shelter which has been opened up at the Senior Center on Westford Road, they are also being assisted by the American Red Cross. 

The fire is being investigated by Tyngsborough Police Detectives and the State Fire Marshall Service.  No conclusion has yet to be made regarding the cause of the fire, criminal activity is not suspected.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Tyngsborough Police Department Criminal Investigations unit at (978) 649-7504.

 

Released by; Chief Richard Howe

Fire at Constantine Loam / 400 Dunstable Road

The fire that began this afternoon behind Constantine Loam has been contained,  however it will be several hours before fire crews are done ensuring the fire is completely extinguished.  The fire spread to 400 Dunstable Rd. (Pine Knoll apartments), damaging some of the exterior of  the building, all residents were evacuated.  The fire completely destroyed a garage, equipment and trailers that were located at Constantine Loam.

Westford Road between the Westford & Dunstable Rd. intersection and the Senior center on Westford Rd. will remain closed while emergency apparatus is on scene.

This message is to all residents of 400 Dunstable Road (Pine Knoll Apartments) or anyone else that has been displaced due to the fire that there has been a temporary shelter set up at the Senior Center located on Westford Rd.   Pine Knoll Apartments will not be accessible for at least 4 – 5 hours while fumes from the smoke are removed from the building, residents will be allowed back in when the building is deemed safe by the Tyngsborough Building Inspector.

We will have provide further updates. 

Willowdale Road – Tree down, across road / brush fire


Please avoid Willowdale Rd. in the area of # 95 near the Dracut Line; a large tree has come down across the road taking wires down, the tree struck a residence and has caused a brush fire, power outages are being reported in the area as well.

 

Department activity, February 2017

  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch  – 2,075
  • Arrests/criminal charges                                 –      23
  • Motor vehicle accidents investigated            –     30
  • (investigation occurs only where there is substantial damage or injury)
  • Traffic citations written                                    –   181
  • Incident reports generated;                             –     75
  • 911 calls received                                                –     58
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch             –   277

Arrests, charges filed via summons process 2/21 -2/26

Arrests

34 yr. old male of Hudson, NH – OUI Liquor, Reckless operation of a motor vehicle, destruction of property over $250, marked lanes violations, speeding over reasonable and proper rate

19 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Aggravated Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (knife), Threat to Commit a Crime with knife, Threat to Commit a Crime with a firearm, Malicious Destructions of Property (2 counts)

41 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – (9) outstanding arrest warrants for past charges of;  Larceny by check over $250, Larceny by check under $250, uttering false check, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license, Larceny over $250 by single scheme

59 yr. old male of Tewksbury – Assault & Battery on a family or household member, intimidation of a witness

 

Summons

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

20 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, uninsured

46 yr. old male of Nashua – Possession of Class B drug (Methamphetamine)

27 yr. old female of Woburn – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

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

 

Lax & the Law, time changed for this Thursday

The start time for Lax and the Law this Thursday, March 2, has been changed to 5pm – 6pm (it was initally 7-8pm) to avoid conflicting with the THS and GLTHS Boys Basketball Tournament Game.

Criminal charges resulting from motor vehicle crash into farm stand

On February 21st at 4:10pm Tyngsborough officers responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a motor vehicle had crashed into a farm stand located on Frost & Lawndale Road.  Officers arrived to find the operator of the vehicle bleeding from the area of his face, the operator told the officers he slid off the roadway, striking the farm stand.  The weather was clear at this time and the roadways were clear and dry.

Extensive damage was done to the farm stand which was unoccupied at the time.  The operator was transported to Lowell General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Gerard Ledoux, 34 yrs. old of Hudson, NH was charged via summons process with the following;

  • OUI Liquor
  • Reckless operation of a motor vehicle
  • Destruction of property
  • Marked lanes violation
  • Speeding over reasonable and proper rate

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Tyngsborough Police or leave an anonymous tip at (978) 649-7504, select #9.

Released by; Chief Richard Howe

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 2/16 – 2/20

Arrests

45 yr. old female of Dracut – Warrant for past criminal motor vehicle charges, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license.

22 yr. old male of Chelmsford – Assault & Battery (Intimate partner)

31 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault (Intimate partner), Destruction of property over $250

 

Summons

40 yr. old of male Lowell – Distribution of Class C drug (Clonazepam), posession of class B drug (Fetanyl), Possession of class E drug (3 counts), operating an uninsured/motor vehicle, attaching wrong motor vehicle plates, allowing unregistered motor vehicle to be operated.

29 yr. old male of Gardner – Receiving stolen property over $250

52 yr. old male of Jaffrey, NH – Receiving stolen property over $250

49 yr. old male of Dracut – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license, no inspection sticker

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

26 yr. old male of Dracut – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver license

 

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

 

 

criminal charges filed via summons 2/10 – 2/13

35 yr. old male of Billerica – Possession of class A drug (heroin)

20 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – possession of class B drug (amphetamine)

 

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

 

Public Schools & town offices closed on Monday

Tyngsborough Public Schools & town hall are closed on Monday.  Also, trash pick-up has been moved to Tuesday.  

If you do not have to drive please stay off the roads, road conditions continue to be very poor.

If you have any concerns for family, friends or neighbors who may be at risk or need assistance during this snowstorm please contact the police department at 978-649-7504, an officer will check on them.