Department News

Please clear the snow off of your vehicle!

A reminder for the few people who leave piles of snow on your roof in the hope that it blows off on the highway, it is your responsibility to clear the snow off your vehicle before you drive it;  you are liable for any damage or injury that occurs to other drivers on the road as a result of the snow & ice blowing off your vehicle.  Please take the few minutes it requires and clear your vehicle off.

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Lax & the Law is cancelled

Lax & the Law scheduled for tonight at the Tyngsborough Sports Center is cancelled, there is no make-up date scheduled.

Public Street parking ban effective at midnight

Effective at midnight tonight and throughout the duration of the expected snowstorm there is no parking on public streets in Tyngsborough, your vehicle is subject to being towed at the owners expense.  Please help us keep the roads clear for our Highway Department to plow our roadways.

Please stay safe!

Safety concerns; Middlesex & Kendall Rd. intersection

I want to share some information with you concerning the intersection of Middlesex & Kendall Road which is at the entrance to the bridge.  I know many people have concerns regarding the safety of the intersection, we share those same concerns, I have had several meetings with the Department of Transportation (DOT) in the past few years regarding safety and traffic flow concerns at the bridge and some changes have been made.  Based on those meetings a change was made to the left turn signal at the Middlesex / Kendall Road intersection, the light previously turned solid green after it had gone through a left green signal, then yellow pattern.  This led to confusion of some drivers who still thought they had the right away, vehicles would continue turning left onto the bridge and this led to motor vehicle accidents involving traffic that was headed Northbound.  The D.O.T. then changed the signal pattern so the left turn signal changed to a blinking yellow.  This change seems to have resulted in a slight decrease in accidents that we have investigated at this intersection, our database indicates that there were 48 in 2015 and 41 in 2016 (these numbers only account for accidents where there is serious damage or injuries). However, this number of accidents is still unacceptable and remains a public safety issue for our community. 

In January I met with the D.O.T., specifically about the ongoing traffic safety issues at the Middlesex Road & Kendall Road intersection.  My viewpoint is that the left turn from Middlesex Road onto the bridge is unusually long, and the left turn light when green and yellow is rather short, allowing only a few cars to take this turn prior to it turning into a yellow blinking light, this allows for little time for vehicles to pass through the intersection, causing many drivers to attempt to rush through the light even when traffic has started to move Northbound.  The fact is that the vast majority of these accidents are caused by operators who disregard the need to yield to oncoming traffic or are driving aggressively because they do not want to wait for the next green light.  Regardless of the reasons these accidents are occurring, this presents a public safety issue for all those who pass through this intersection.

I have recommended that the left turn lights at the bridge no longer turn to a blinking yellow.  The left turn only on both sides of the intersection should have a green, then yellow then turn solid red, legally prohibiting vehicles from turning left at that point.  Our officers are told repeatedly by operators who cause these accidents that they were confused at this intersection and thought they had the right of way.  I realize that there are some things we cannot fix, such as operators who disregard the common rules of safe driving, but I believe the changes I have recommended would be a significant step in the right direction.  I have also requested additional signage in the intersection to reinforce the light change.  To offset the additional buildup of traffic that would result from having a red left turn signal, I requested that additional time is added to the green left turn light signal so more traffic can get through the light.  Our department will also have a significant presence in this area to enforce these changes.

I have received a positive response from the DOT regarding my recommendations and continue to work closely with them on the issue and hope to see these changes made in the near future.

I want to thank the many residents who reached out to me directly on their concerns, I would encourage everyone to reach out directly to me regarding public safety issues or other town officials for issues that concern our community.  I can assure you that there will be quick and effective action taken. 


Richard D. Howe

Chief of Police

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 2/3 – 2/5


David Balakin, 44 yrs. old of Billerica – Warrant for past charge of operating a motor vehicle after suspension of drivers license, he was also charged with a new offense of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license.

Dana Bankowski, 41 yrs. old of Lowell – Warrant for past charge of operating a motor vehicle after suspension of drivers license.

49 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery of an intimate partner



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


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

Arrest / custody (non-criminal) 1/29 – 1/31

Arrest / custody (non-criminal)

53 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault (intimate partner), Intimidation of a witness

66 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Protective custody (public intoxication)


Domestic related defendants are not identified to protect the identity of domestic abuse victims

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


Department activity – 1/01 -1/30

  • Total calls numbers generated by dispatch  – 2,360
  • Arrests/criminal charges                                 –    22
  • 911 calls received                                                –   74
  • Business line calls direct to dispatch             –  268
  • Traffic citations written                                    –  190
  • Incident reports generated;                             –    96

Types of incidents where reports were generated below;

  •  Intoxicated person
  • Probation matter
  • 209A rights advised
  • intoxicated subject
  • child endangerment
  • Drug overdose
  • Attempted suicide
  • Disturbance at restaurant
  • Report of missing person
  • Legal advice
  • Disturbance at business
  • Fugitive from justice
  • Dog bite
  • missing person
  • safety concerns
  • unwanted person
  • Panic alarm
  • Domestic
  • suspicious activity
  • Immediate threat suspension
  • Assist citizen
  • Vehicle unlock with child inside
  • Section 12 
  • Family argument
  • Section 12
  • Surrender of firearm license to carry
  • Larceny over $250
  • Break & Entering of a motor vehicle
  • Child custody exchange dispute
  • Erratic operation of a motor vehicle
  • Assault
  • Leaving the scene of property damage
  • Destruction of property
  • neighborhood disturbance
  • vandalism
  • Domestic argument
  • Larceny over $250
  • unwanted guest
  • verbal domestic altercation
  • suspicious event
  • suspected drug activity
  • larceny under $250
  • credit card fraud over $250
  • Criminal harassment
  • Restraining order served
  • Threat to commit a crime
  • Overdose
  • Possible assault
  • euthanize a deer
  • possession of drugs
  • neighborhood dispute
  • Assist other agency
  • unresponsive male
  • suspicious auto
  • identify fraud
  • activated panic alarm




Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 1/23 – 1/29


Domenik Robinson, 23 yrs. old of Hyde Park – Warrant for past charge of possession of heroin


Criminal summons

18 yr. old male of Nashua – Operating a vehicle while unlicensed, unregistered motor vehicle

31 yr. old male of Brockton – Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, uninsured

26 yr. old male of Hookset, NH – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

54 yr. old male of Braintree – Operating an unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured and with a suspended drivers license

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

31 yr. old female of Newton – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license


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

Storm / power outage notification

We are expecting ice & snow conditions along with high wind gusts tonight into tomorrow.   A reminder that any vehicle parked on a public way is subject to being towed at the owners expense.  Also, if there are power outages please do not call the Police Department to inquire when the power will be restored, we will update with any notices from National Grid on our website and social media accounts ( Facebook & Twitter), dispatch will not have additional information. 

For any power outage please call National Grid directly at 1-800-322-3223, thank you.