Department News


Arrests

4/17

Kristal Pelham, 28 yrs. old of New Boston, NH – (3) arrest warrants for past criminal motor vehicle charges.

Lisa Smith, 50 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery with a dangerous weapon

Alan Gauthier, 46 yrs. old of Chelmsford – Violation of an abuse prevention order

 

 

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

 

K-9 Drug Sweep at High School

As part the Tyngsborough Police Department and Tyngsborough public school’s ongoing commitment to deter the use and presence of narcotics within our public schools,  a k-9 search of the High School and parking lot was conducted by the NEMLEC k-9 unit today.  This search began at approximately 9 am and lasted for 30 minutes.  I want to thank School Resource officer,  Sergeant Steve Manning, for his efforts in coordinating this event and also express my gratitude for the continued close working relationship with Superintendent Ciampa and Principal Woodlock.  A special thanks as well to the NEMLEC k-9 unit for their assistance in this important activity.

Chief Richard Howe

 

 

 

 

Motor vehicle accidents investigated

4/10

1 vehicle crash on Lawndale Road, no injuries, vehicle towed from the scene.

3 vehicle crash on Middlesex Rd, no injuries or tows

4/11

2 vehicle crash on Kendall Rd., 2 injuries, vehicles towed from the scene

 

Accidents with injuries or estimated damage of over $1,000 are investigated by the Police, others are an exchange of information between the drivers.

Arrest

4/4

Jean Yates, 19 yrs old of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery on a police officer, threats to commit a crime, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct

 

 

 

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

IRS phone scams continuing

Please see the scams noted here by the IRS;  Don’t be a victim, if you are solicited over the phone do not give any information, instead contact the IRS directly.  Tyngsborough residents and businesses are continuing to report a variety of scams.

  • Phone Scams: Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remains an ongoing threat to taxpayers. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise during any filing season. (IR-2015-5)

  • Phishing: Taxpayers need to be on guard against fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. The IRS will not send you an email about a bill or refund out of the blue. Don’t click on one claiming to be from the IRS that takes you by surprise. Taxpayers should be wary of clicking on strange emails and websites. They may be scams to steal your personal information. (IR-2015-6)

  • Identity Theft: Taxpayers need to watch out for identity theft especially around tax time. The IRS continues to aggressively pursue the criminals that file fraudulent returns using someone else’s Social Security number. The IRS is making progress on this front but taxpayers still need to be extremely careful and do everything they can to avoid becoming a victim. (IR-2015-7)

  • Return Preparer Fraud: Taxpayers need to be on the lookout for unscrupulous return preparers. The vast majority of tax professionals provide honest high-quality service. But there are some dishonest preparers who set up shop each filing season to perpetrate refund fraud, identity theft and other scams that hurt taxpayers. Return preparers are a vital part of the U.S. tax system. About 60 percent of taxpayers use tax professionals to prepare their returns. (IR-2015-8)

  • Offshore Tax Avoidance: The recent string of successful enforcement actions against offshore tax cheats and the financial organizations that help them shows that it’s a bad bet to hide money and income offshore. Taxpayers are best served by coming in voluntarily and getting their taxes and filing requirements in order. The IRS offers the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) to help people get their taxes in order. (IR-2015-09)
  • Inflated Refund Claims: Taxpayers need to be on the lookout for anyone promising inflated refunds. Taxpayers should be wary of anyone who asks them to sign a blank return, promise a big refund before looking at their records, or charge fees based on a percentage of the refund. Scam artists use flyers, advertisements, phony store fronts and word of mouth via community groups and churches in seeking victims. (IR-2015-12)
  • Fake Charities: Taxpayers should be on guard against groups masquerading as charitable organizations to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors. Contributors should take a few extra minutes to ensure their hard-earned money goes to legitimate and currently eligible charities. IRS.gov has the tools taxpayers need to check out the status of charitable organizations. Be wary of charities with names that are similar to familiar or nationally known organizations. (IR-2015-16)
  • Hiding Income with Fake Documents: Hiding taxable income by filing false Form 1099s or other fake documents is a scam that taxpayers should always avoid and guard against. The mere suggestion of falsifying documents to reduce tax bills or inflate tax refunds is a huge red flag when using a paid tax return preparer. Taxpayers are legally responsible for what is on their returns regardless of who prepares the returns. (IR-2015-18)
  • Abusive Tax Shelters: Taxpayers should avoid using abusive tax structures to avoid paying taxes. The IRS is committed to stopping complex tax avoidance schemes and the people who create and sell them. The vast majority of taxpayers pay their fair share, and everyone should be on the lookout for people peddling tax shelters that sound too good to be true. When in doubt, taxpayers should seek an independent opinion regarding complex products they are offered. (IR-2015-19)
  • Falsifying Income to Claim Credits: Taxpayers should avoid inventing income to erroneously claim tax credits. Taxpayers are sometimes talked into doing this by scam artists. Taxpayers are best served by filing the most-accurate return possible because they are legally responsible for what is on their return. (IR-2015-20)
  • Excessive Claims for Fuel Tax Credits: Taxpayers need to avoid improper claims for fuel tax credits. The fuel tax credit is generally limited to off-highway business use, including use in farming. Consequently, the credit is not available to most taxpayers. But yet, the IRS routinely finds unscrupulous preparers who have enticed sizable groups of taxpayers to erroneously claim the credit to inflate their refunds. (IR-2015-21)
  • Frivolous Tax Arguments: Taxpayers should avoid using frivolous tax arguments to avoid paying their taxes. Promoters of frivolous schemes encourage taxpayers to make unreasonable and outlandish claims to avoid paying the taxes they owe. These arguments are wrong and have been thrown out of court. While taxpayers have the right to contest their tax liabilities in court, no one has the right to disobey the law or disregard their responsibility to pay taxes. The penalty for filing a frivolous tax return is $5,000. (IR-2015-23)

 

Motor vehicle accidents investigated 3/9 – 3/16

3/9

(2) vehicle accident on Althea Ave, no injuries or tows

(2) vehicle accident on Middlesex Rd., no injuries, (1) vehicle towed

3/12

(1) vehicle accident on Cannongate, no injuries or tows

3/13

(2) vehicle accident on Middlesex Rd., no injuries or tows

3/14

(2) vehicle accident on Frost Rd., no injuries, (1) vehicle towed

3/16

(2) vehicle accident Sherburne @ Butterfield, minor injuries treated at scene, no tows

 

These are motor vehicle accidents that are investigated by the police which have an estimated $1,000 or more in property damage and/or injuries, in all other accidents operators exchange information and an accident report is not generated.

Criminal charges filed through summons process

3/14

Michael Demego, 33 yrs. old of Dracut – charged with operating to endanger and failing to stop for police

3/15

Sarah Monette, 26 yrs. old of Dracut – Charged with Obstruction of Justice and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

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

 

Charges being filed through summons process

3/12

Matthew Miller, 26 yrs. old of Billerica – charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

Nicole Lessard, 30 yrs. old of Lowell – charged with operating  a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

 

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

Arrest

3/12

Kimberlie Kelley, 25 yrs. old of Lowell – (2) outstanding arrest warrants for past charges of malicious damage to a motor vehicle and larceny over $250; also charged with operating a motor vehicle after license suspension and for operating a vehicle with defective equipment.

 

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

Arrests

3/6

Angela Nazzaro, 44 yrs. old of Wakefield – OUI Liquor (3rd offense), unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with no inspection

3/7

Kimberly Rando, 45 yrs. old of Hudson, NH – OUI Liquor

 

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