Department News


Tyngsborough Police taking part in National “click it or ticket” campaign

Chief Richard Howe is pleased to announce that the Tyngsborough Police Department is taking part in the national Click It or Ticket campaign to promote seat belt use through increased traffic enforcement.

The initiative is organized through the Massachusetts Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and will continue through May 29th.

“More people buckling up means more lives saved, so we think it is important to step up enforcement as more people hit the road,” Chief Howe said. “Our officers will be out enforcing the seat belt and child passenger safety laws so that fewer people are needlessly injured or killed in crashes in Tyngsborough.”

According to the state’s annual seat belt observation study, Massachusetts seat belt usage is significantly lower than the national average – 78 percent compared to 90 percent. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that out of the 172 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in the Commonwealth in 2015, 64 percent were not wearing seat belts.

Tyngsborough is one of approximately 200 local police departments in Massachusetts, along with the Massachusetts State Police, to participate in the high-visibility mobilization.

‘Keeping seniors safe” forum this morning

Chief Howe, along with District Attorney Marian Ryan,  Prema Nagathan & Ken Lavallee of Enterprise Bank and Diane Powell of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley held a “Keeping seniors safe” forum at the Senior Center this morning.  Thank you to everyone who attended, great information shared with our seniors to help them avoid being victims of financial fraud.  As always, thank you to senior center director Barbara Roche for putting this important forum together and for all the work the senior center does on behalf of our seniors.

 

 

Criminal charges filed via summons process 5/16 – 5/18

37 yr. old male of Falmouth – Possession of Heroin, subsequent offense, (5) counts of possession of Class E drug

22 yr. old male of Nashua – Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

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

 

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

Town meeting tonight 7pm @ the Tyngsborough Elementary School

Town meeting tonight is at the Tyngsborough Elementary School , it starts at 7pm.  Important votes will take place that will affect the future of our growing community, your vote is important!

Kendall Rd. Sewer construction scheduled to begin Tuesday May 16th

After a one week delay, the Sewer project work on Kendall Rd. is set to begin on Tuesday May 16th.

Road construction will start on Kendall Road near Winslow Road, from Flint Rd. to the bridge will be one way only, heading Eastbound (toward the Tyngsborough bridge). Traffic coming off the bridge toward Middlesex Road will not be able to go straight onto Kendall Rd, only a left or right turn onto Middlesex Rd. will be allowed. Traffic headed Northbound on Middlesex that needs to get to Kendall Road will be detoured on Bryants Lane.

We are not allowing the construction company to start work until 9 am, eliminating the impact on morning rush hour and school traffic.  This phase of construction is expected to last 2 – 3 weeks.

Please allow for more travel time or seek alternative routes, they will be working on Kendall Road from 9am to 4, 4:30 daily.

Arrests / Criminal charges filed via summons process 5/10 – 5/14

Arrest

24 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery (domestic)

Summons

26 yr. old male of Dracut – Operating a motor with a suspended registration

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

35 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle while unlicensed

 

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

Kendall Road sewer construction, starting Thursday May 11th, expect delays

Road construction on Kendall Road for the Sewer project will begin on Thursday, May 11th.  Kendall Road, from Flint Rd. to the bridge, will be one way only, heading Eastbound (toward the Tyngsborough bridge). Traffic coming off the bridge toward Middlesex Road will not be able to go straight onto Kendall Rd, only a left or right turn onto Middlesex Rd. will be allowed.  Traffic headed Northbound on Middlesex that needs to get to Kendall Road will be detoured on Bryants Lane.

We are not allowing the construction company to start work until 9 am, eliminating the impact on morning rush hour and school traffic.  This phase of construction is expected to last 2 – 3 weeks.

Please allow for more travel time or seek alternative routes, they will be working on Kendall Road from 9am to 4, 4:30 daily.

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 5/4 – 5/5

22 yr. old male of Pepperell – OUI Drugs, Reckless operation of a motor vehicle

27 yr. old male of Lynn, MA – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, uninsured, no inspection

23 yr. old male of Dracut – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

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

RIP Patrol Officer Jack Georges

Today we honor the memory of Tyngsborough Police Officer Jack Georges who passed 10 years ago at 48 yrs. old, from a sudden medical event on the morning of May 8th, 2007, while he was on duty.   A short ceremony marked with a moment of silence was held this morning in front of the monument at the Police Station, thank you to those who attended, notably Father Alex who provided a prayer in Jack’s memory.  RIP Jack.

 

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons 04/27- 5/3

Arrests

26 yr. old female of Billerica – Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Reckless operation of a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct

Summons

17 yr. old male of Tyngsborough –  Possession of Class D with intent to distribute

22 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

26 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license

15 yr. old male of Lowell – Carrying dangerous weapons on school grounds (knife)

48 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

 

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