Department News

Criminal charges filed via summons process


(11) year old male – (2) counts of assault & battery


Amanda Chiasson, 32 yrs old of Tyngsborough – Leaving the scene of property damage


Christopher Le, 27 yrs. old of Harleysville, PA – unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle


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

Kudos to Tyngsboro officers taking part in mustache fundraiser!

Tyngsborough Police Department Participates In No-Shave November

Officer John Coburn, left, and Officer Robert Cote grew out their mustaches as part of No-Shave November. (Courtesy Photo)

TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard D. Howe is pleased to report that the Tyngsborough Police Department is participating in No-Shave November to tackle some of the biggest health issues men encounter face-first.

For the entire month of November, Tyngsborough police officers will donate money to the Movember Foundation — a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives — to grow out their facial hair. Nine officers are currently participating and as of Friday afternoon had already raised $1,390.

The Movember Foundation raises money and awareness every year at this time for men’s health and cancer. Since 2003, millions have joined the no-shave movement, raising $650 million to support more than 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

“We are thrilled to be involved in this fun and unique fundraising campaign to support research for men’s health issues,” Chief Howe said. “It’s our goal that conversations will be started, and awareness and money raised, as residents see our officers proudly displaying their mustaches in the community.”  “Kudos to the officers who took the initiative to take part in this great fundraiser”.

To support the Tyngsborough Police Department and the Movember Foundation, donations can be made through the department’s Tyngsborough Blue team page.


School safety Training – Notre Dame

“Students at the Academy of Notre Dame recently presented thank you posters to Sgt. Steve Manning and Sgt. Mark Bourque for the officers’ efforts in training and drilling the staff and students at the school in the ALICE Program.  ALICE is the new protocol for schools to go into lockdown procedures if a threat were to enter the school.  The acronym ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.

In addition to the Academy of Notre Dame, all Tyngsboro Public Schools, Greater Lowell Technical HS, and the Innovation Academy Charter School have received ALICE training.

Additionally, last month the Tyngsboro Police Department conducted Active Shooter drills inside both the Tyngsboro Elementary and Middle Schools when school was out of session.”


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Cheryl Nelson, 47 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – (11) warrants for past charges of violation of an abuse prevention order


Christopher Knight, 35 yrs. old of Chelmsford – OUI Liquor


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

Sgt. Steve Manning; community policing event

Sgt. Steve Manning participated in the Pheasant Lane Mall’s Halloween “Boo Bash” party on October 30th.  (600) Halloween Trick or Treat bags and Activity Booklets were handed out to the kids compliments of the School Resource Officer Program which is supported through a golf fundraiser held annually at the Vesper Country Club.  Thank you to everyone who supports and makes our program possible!

Community policing at its best, great work as always Steve!

Sgt. Steve Manning at the Pheasant Lane Mall

Bear sighting


A bear that has been seen frequently in the area was recorded on video surveillance from a residence in the area of Appaloosa Circle on Sunday night.  A reminder from our Animal Control officer that there are bears that live among us, Tyngsborough is heavily wooded and provides a suitable area for bears to live.  They are typically not aggressive toward humans; however people should obviously avoid them whenever possible.  Bears are looking for food at this time of year prior to going into hibernation; they are also attracted to bird feeders which many people have in their yards.  It is recommended that you remove bird feeders and ensure that there is no open trash or food waste in your yard.

Please call Tyngsborough Animal control at 978-649-6569 if you have any questions or concerns.


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Winter parking ban / snow removal


As voted at a prior Annual Town Meeting, the Tyngsborough Town By-Law, Article 38 states:  “No person, other than an employee acting for or in behalf of the Town, shall, by himself or herself or through his/her agents, servants or employees, in any manner place or deposit or cause to be placed or deposited any snow, other than incidental amounts thereof, on any public sidewalk, street or way which has been previously cleared of snow by the Town.  Violations of this section may be enforced by the Highway Administrator, the Building Inspector, or the Police Department, by non-criminal disposition as provided in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 21D as the same now is or may hereafter be amended.  Penalties for such violations shall be $50.00 for the first offense and $100.00 for each subsequent offense.”


In accordance with the regulations of the Town of Tyngsborough regarding street openings, no permits will be issued to open or excavate a public way after November 15 of any given year, or prior to April 1 of any given year, except in the case of absolute emergency.



The Town of Tyngsborough requests residents to be mindful of parked vehicles impeding the removal of snow.  Vehicles may be towed at the resident’s expense.

Signed:           RICHARD D. HOWE                     JAMES R. HUSTINS

                        Chief of Police                                  Sr. Foreman – Highway Dept.

                        Town of Tyngsborough                  Town of Tyngsborough





Halloween Safety Tips

TYNGSBOROUGH — During Halloween festivities this weekend, Chief Howe and the Tyngsborough Police Department ask that the community put safety first, especially for those who plan on trick-or-treating or who will be out at night.

The Centers for Disease Control provides best practices for Halloween trick-or-treaters by asking that people follow the “Safe Halloween” motto.

Swords, knives and other costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.

Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

Fasten reflective tape on costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before you eat them.

Hold a flashlight while walking to ensure that you are visible. Walk and don’t run from house to house.

Always test make up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent  possible skin and eye irritation.

Lower your risk of serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever  possible.

Only walk on sidewalks wherever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe and to prevent accidents or injury.

Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.

Eat only factory-wrapped candy. Avoid eating homemade treats offered by strangers.

Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t accept rides from strangers.

Never walk near lit candles or devices with open flames. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Those who are planning on attending a party should remember:

  • Many young children are out for the evening, especially during the peak hours of 5:00-7:00 p.m., so drive slowly!
  • Not to drive a vehicle while wearing any sort of mask. Your visibility could be obscured.
  • To have a designated driver if attending an adult Halloween party where alcohol is served.

If there are any concerns on safety please contact the Tyngsborough Police Department at 978-649-7504.

Criminal charges via summons process


Norman Dubois, 59 yrs. old of Lowell – charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked drivers license


Garrett Ennis, 30 yrs. old of Westford – charged with OUI Liquor & operating to endanger


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

Tyngsborough Trick or treating, 10/31 5-7pm

Tyngsborough Trick or treating will be on Saturday October 31st, 5-7 pm