Department News


Statement from Chief Richard Howe / Superintendent’s Flanagan & Bourgeois regarding arrest of bus driver

 

Statement of Tyngsborough Police, Schools, and Greater Lowell Technical High School Leaders Regarding Bus Driver Arrested in Chelmsford

 

TYNGSBOROUGH — The following is a joint statement from Tyngsborough Police Chief Richard D. Howe, Tyngsborough Public Schools Superintendent Michael Flanagan, and Greater Lowell Technical High School Superintendent/Director Roger Bourgeois.

“We have been made aware that a bus driver for North Reading Transportation Inc. was arrested in Chelmsford earlier today for allegedly driving a school bus while under the influence of marijuana. The driver was preparing to take Chelmsford High School students on a field trip. We have been notified that the suspect had also driven Greater Lowell Technical High School students to school this morning on a regular bus route.

“We are working with our partners in Chelmsford and are actively monitoring the ongoing investigation.

“The safety and security of our students is first and foremost on our minds today. While there is much we cannot say, due to the ongoing police investigation, we are confident, based on information that has been presented to us that the driver did not come under the influence of marijuana until after the morning run and drop off at GLTHS. 

“North Reading Transportation Inc. provides busing services for Greater Lowell Technical High School, but the other schools in Tyngsborough are served by a different company. We are in active talks with both bus companies that serve Tyngsborough so that they know how seriously we take this issue and that we expect assurances from both companies that improved safeguards are in the works to prevent potentially dangerous situations like the one that occurred in Chelmsford today. 

Arrests/Criminal Charges Filed Via Summons/Warrant Process 3/17/17-3/25/17

Arrests

52 yr old male of Westford – Warrant out of Ayer District Court for past charges of Operation of a Motor Vehicle After License Suspension, Unsecured/Uncovered Load.

25 yr old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Batter Domestic (2 counts), Strangulation, Threats to Commit a Crime

Summons

21 yr old male of Tyngsborough – Leaving the scene of property damage, Reckless operation of a Motor Vehicle, Intimidation of a Witness (5 counts).

45 yr old male of Nashua, NH – Threats to Commit a Crime with the Intent to Murder, Stalking in Violation of a Restraining Order, Violation of Abuse Prevention Order.

19 yr old male of Lowell – Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle, Defective Equipment.

30 yr old male of Moultonborough, NH – Violation of Abuse Prevention Order.

27 yr old male of Lowell – Operation of Motor Vehicle with Suspended Registration, Operation of an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

30 yr old male of Lowell – Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Marked Lanes Violation.

22 yr old male of Tyngsborough – Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Revoked Registration, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance.

26 yr old male of Lawrence – Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Speeding.

23 yr old female of Lawrence – Permitting Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

 

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

Mass State Police Trooper Matthew F. Daigle

The thoughts and prayers of the Tyngsborough Police are with the family of Trooper Matthew F. Daigle and our brothers and sisters at the Massachusetts State Police.

Phone scams from Mass.gov

Please spread the word to your friends, family & neighbors regarding phone scams, we send this warning out frequently but yet people are still being victimized.  During this week, a senior citizen in Tyngsborough had $5,000 stolen from their after they were successfully scammed over the phone.  The people that do this have no conscience and are despicable human beings, please be part of the solution and warn everyone, especially those that you know who may be more vulnerable or may not be on social media to see these warnings.  Never send money after being contacted via the phone, call whatever agency they are purporting to be calling from directly yourself, do not use a telephone number they supply!

Be wise to prevent being a victim of phone scams.  Click the link below.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St.Patrick’s Day 🍀 from the Tyngsboro Police! If you are heading out to celebrate tonight, please preplan for safe transportation home. Let’s keep our roads safe!

                         #TPDcares

Arrest/Criminal Charges Issued Via Summons Process 3/16/17

Arrests

24 yr old female of Lowell – Default Warrant for past charges of shoplifting by aspiration.

51 yr old male of Lowell – Warrant for past charges of leaving the scene with property damage.

Summons

25 yr old male of Lowell – Operating motor vehicle with suspended driver’s license.

 

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

Anticipating power outages / no parking on public streets

  • In anticipation of the strong possibility of power outages please check on loved ones, friends & neighbors who may be particularly at risk, especially those who may be on oxygen tanks or other life saving equipment. Please call the police department @ 978-649-7504 and ask us to check on the welfare of persons who may be at risk.
  • Visibility and road conditions are starting to deteriorate rapidly, please stay off the roadways unless absolutely necessary.
  • A reminder that there is no parking on public streets for the duration of the snow emergency, vehicles will be towed at the owners expense, please help us and avoid being towed!

 

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 3/10 – 3/13

Arrests 

41 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – OUI Liquor, Child Endangerment while OUI, Reckless operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

31 yr. old male of Lowell – Assault & Battery (intimate partner)

31 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Warrant for past charges of larceny from a person & Assault and Battery

 

Summons

47 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Leaving the scene of property damage, operating to endanger

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

48 yr. old female of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license

24 yr. old male of Lowell – Allowing improper operation of a motor vehicle

38 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Leaving the scene of property damage

 

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

 

Incoming snow storm / no parking on public streets

In anticipation of the snow storm scheduled to hit our region tomorrow morning residents are reminded that there is no parking on public streets during the snow event.  Also, high winds are expected along with heavy snow, raising the possibility of power outages.  Please do not call the police department to report power outages or to inquire when power will be restored, call National Grid at 1-800-322-3223.

National Grid reports that customers can receive text message alerts of Massachusetts power outages when texting the word STORM to the number 64743.

Please only travel on the roadways if necessary and stay safe!

 

Tyngsborough bridge traffic

This morning, commuters travelling from the East side of the bridge experienced unusual delays going over the Tyngsborough bridge.  We contacted the state DOT and they responded and adjusted the timing of the lights for the time period of 6-9 am, Monday through Friday, we are hopeful that this will resolve excessive delays during morning rush hour.  Commuters should understand that there may always be some delays when travelling over the Tyngsborough bridge, especially during rush hour.   Along with the DOT we will continue to monitor traffic flow and make adjustments to the timing of the lights as necessary, however safety will remain the priority. 

Thank you.