Department News


Traffic Enforcement Grant

May 15, 2014

CONTACT: Lt. Bryan Nasworthy 

2014 Life Saving Click It Or Ticket Mobilization Begins

A Message from the Highway Safety Division & the Tyngsborough Police Department

During the month of May, the Tyngsborough Police department will be teaming up with with more than 133 local police departments in a state-wide crack-down on motorists who are not buckling up.  Tyngsborough will be taking part in the national Click It Or Ticket (CIOT) seat belt enforcement mobilization which is federally funded through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division.

Beginning May 19th through June 1st, 2014, law enforcement officials will be out in full force looking for safety belt violators.

In Massachusetts in 2012, an estimated 50 lives could have been saved if everyone wore their seat belts. Statistics also show that passenger vehicle occupants are buckling up more during the day, but not enough at night.  While Massachusetts data is still being compiled, nationally, nighttime drivers are less likely to buckle up compared to daytime drivers. 10,480 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes at night (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) in 2012.  Of those killed in nighttime crashes, 55 percent were not wearing seat belts (compared to 41 percent of occupants killed during daytime hours of 6 a.m. to 5:59 p.m.).

As part of the day or night CIOT kickoff, at 6:00pm on May 19th, state and local police departments (including Tyngsborough) will join law enforcement agencies across the East Coast in mobilizing the CIOT “Border to Border” Operation which aims to provide increased seat belt enforcement at State Borders, sending a ‘zero tolerance’ message to the public: driving or riding unbuckled will result in a ticket, no matter what state, no matter what time.

Seat belts save thousands of lives every year, but far too many motorists are still not buckling up, especially at night when the risk of getting in a crash is even greater,

We want to make this the safest summer possible.  Buckling up is not optional; it’s the difference between life and death in a crash.  That’s why we’re out enforcing the law.  Click It Or Ticket, every time, day or night.

Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing their seat belt, including drivers that have neglected to properly buckle their children. Adults must remember that if they don’t buckle up then they can become unguided missiles during a crash and can severely injure other vehicle occupants, especially children.

For more information, please visit www.mass.gov/highwaysafety

 

Criminal charges / summons to be issued

Cheryl Nelson, 45 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – Charged with Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order

Daynara Alves, 18 yrs. old of Lowell – Charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle

Jean Yates, 18 yrs. old of Tyngsborough – Charged with threatening to commit a crime

Brentwood, NH Police Officer line of duty death

The Tyngsborough Police Department sends our sincere condolences to the Brentwood, NH Police Department and to the family of  Officer Steve Arkell who was murdered in the line of duty on Monday.  Officer Arkell responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence, upon entry of the home he was immediately shot multiple times, a second officer entered the home and immediately came under fire and he was able to safely retreat.  An explosion then occurred in the home, burning it to the ground.    Officer Arkell was 47 years old, he was a police officer for 15 years and is survived by his wife and two daughters, he died a hero while  protecting his community.

New Hampshire Police officer line of duty death

The Tyngsborough Police Department sends our sincere condolences to the Brentwood, NH Police Department and to the family of  Officer Steve Arkell who was murdered in the line of duty on Monday.  Officer Arkell responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence, upon entry of the home he was immediately shot multiple times, a second officer entered the home and immediately came under fire and he was able to safely retreat.  An explosion then occurred in the home, burning it to the ground.    Officer Arkell was 47 years old, he was a police officer for 15 years and is survived by his wife and two daughters, he died a hero while  protecting his community.

Motor vehicle accidents

5/9

(2) vehicle accident on Middlesex Rd, no injuries

5/10

(2) vehicle accident on Middlesex Rd @ Westford Rd, no injuries

(2) vehicle accident on Middlesex Rd. @ Pheasant Lane Mall, no injuries

(2) vehicle accident on Locust Ave., (2) minor injuries, treated at the scene

5/11

(2) vehicle accident on Middlesex Rd. @ Locust Ave., no injuries

(2) vehicle accident on Middlesex Rd @ Old Tyng Rd., (3) minor injuries, treated at scene

National Grid Scam

NATIONAL GRID WARNS NEW ENGLAND CUSTOMERS
OF ON-GOING PAYMENT SCAM

Utility Companies Report Incidents in Other States

WALTHAM, MASS. – Once again National Grid customers in New England are being targeted by utility bill scammers demanding immediate payment for electric bill balances, which customers might not even owe. The fraudulent callers are claiming to be from National Grid and threatening customers with immediate service shut-off unless they provide credit card or bank account information that can be used to access the accounts.
There have been numerous reports of these types of scams in several states over the past year and National Grid continues to advise customers to be wary of any caller who threatens service immediate service termination unless an immediate payment is made.
National Grid does contact customers with past due balances by phone to offer payment options and to remind them that service shutoff is a possibility if they fail to pay their past due balance. If customers wish, they can arrange for a payment by check, credit card or debit card if they speak directly to a customer service representative. Payment can also be made by credit card or debit card without a representative’s assistance.
Customers should verify they are speaking with a National Grid representative. One way to do this is to commit to memory the last five digits of their National Grid account number to memory and ask the caller to provide those numbers. If the caller can’t provide the information, if you doubt the caller is a National Grid representative, or if have any questions about your balance, hang up immediately and call our customer contact center at 800-322-3223.

OUI Arrest

Seng Lee, 31 yrs. old of Derry, NH – Arrested on OUI Liquor on Norris Road as a result of a motor vehicle accident

Warrant arrest

Keith Gouveia, 21 yrs. old of Lowell – Arrested on (2) outstanding warrants related to past charges of disturbing the peace and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Injured juvenile Bald Eagle rescued

For the last several days the Tyngsborough Police Department and Animal Control Officer Dave Robson have received calls from residents on Old Tyng Road reporting a Juvenile Bald Eagle which was clearly injured.  Each attempt to capture the Eagle failed until this morning, Tyngsborough Animal Control called Boston Animal Rescue League after receiving a call again from residents today at 9:30am.  They responded from Boston immediately and captured the Eagle with the assistance of Officer Robson,  the animal is being transported to Tufts Animal Hospital in Grafton for medical care.  We would like to thank our residents, our animal control officer and Boston Animal Rescue for a job well done.  Below is a picture of the Eagle taken this morning.

 

juvenile bald eagle

Hazardous waste day May 3rd

This Saturday May 3rd is Hazardous waste day at the Tyngsborough Highway Department from 9am – 1pm.    Based on traffic back-up on Kendall Rd. last year, which resulted in numerous complaints and also presents a public safety hazard, there have been some adjustments made.  After consultation between the Police Chief, Highway Department Foreman, and the Health Dept.  the parking lot will be expanded by allowing residents who are waiting in line to wrap around the back of the Highway Department rather than wait and pull to the side of the road on Kendall Rd. causing a traffic hazard.    There will be Highway Dept. personnel on scene who will guide residents on where to go in the parking lot, there will be a police detail at the entrance of the Highway Dept. who will not allow traffic to park on Kendall Rd if the Highway Dept. parking lot becomes overloaded, please do not arrive prior to 8:30 am as Highway personnel need time to prepare the parking lot for the 9 am start.   People will be asked to return at a later time or park in the park & ride lot until there is  room in the Highway Dept lot.  Please see the brochure from the Health Department below, thank you for your cooperation.

 

TYNGSBOROUGH & DUNSTABLE

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY 

Saturday, May 3, 2014    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 Highway Department, 87 Kendall Road (Rte. 113)

Board of Health 978-649-2300 Ext. 118 or koun@tyngsboroughma.gov

Proof of Tyngsborough & Dunstable residency is required: Driver’s license or current utility bill

                                                What Do I Bring?

From the Workbench                         From the Garage                                From the House

Oil Based Paints                                        Fuels/Gasoline/Kerosene                         Rubber Cement

Stains & Varnishes                                         Engine Degreaser                                    Airplane Glue

Wood Preservatives                             Brake Fluid/Carburetor Cleaner              Fiberglass Resins

Paint Strippers/Thinners                        Transmission Fluid                                    Aerosol Cans

Solvent Adhesives                                         Car Wax, Polishes                                  Photo Chemicals

Lighter Fluid                                                      Driveway Sealer                                   Furniture Polish

Roofing Tar                                                       Toilet Cleaner                                           Antifreeze                    Oven Cleaner

 

From the Yard

Weed Killers                                      Swimming Pool Chemicals                         Spot Remover

Chemical Fertilizers                                     Motor Oil                                                Rug & Upholstery Cleaner

Flea Control Products                           Car Batteries                                                Hobby & Art Supplies

Poisons, Insecticides                             Fluorescent Lights/Tubes                      Floor & Metal Polish

Fungicides                                            Propane Tanks (shut off valve) Rechargeable and Button

Moth Balls                                                           Batteries

 

Charged Items (Cash Only)

Tires – $2.00 per tire (no oversize tires)

Propane Tanks – no charge for 20 lbs,     $1.00 for 1, 5, 10, 15 lbs,     $2.00 for 30, 40, 60 lbs

 

What not to bring:

Electronics                    Metal, Appliances, and Equipment

Ammunition                  Fireworks                                                         Explosives

Asbestos material         Empty Containers/Trash                                    Commercial or Industrial Waste

Radioactive Waste        Smoke Detectors                                              Infectious & Biological Waste

Syringes                       Prescription Medicines                         Alkaline Batteries*     Latex Paint*

 

How Can I Safely Transport Hazardous Waste

Leave materials in original containers

Tighten caps and lids

Sort and pack separately: oil paint, pesticides and household cleaners

Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspapers

NEVER MIX CHEMICALS

NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous material

 

*non-hazardous – can be discarded in trash (paint needs to be dried out before discarding)