Chief Richard D. Howe
20 Westford Road
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Tyngsborough Police Recover Stolen Vehicle Dumped in Merrimack River
TYNGSBOROUGH — Chief Richard D. Howe reports that the Tyngsborough Police Department, working with the Tyngsborough Fire Department and a private tow company, recovered a stolen motor vehicle that was apparently dumped in the Merrimack River.
Police responded to a location off Pawtucket Boulevard after receiving a call from a University of Massachusetts Lowell crew coach who told police she was in the river with her team when they noticed a small car partially submerged in the water.
Crews were able to pull the vehicle from the water. No one was inside the vehicle. The car, a 2010 White Mini Cooper had been reported stolen at 6 p.m. Wednesday out of Hampton Falls, N.H.
The car appeared to have been freshly dumped. The keys were still in the ignition, in the “on” position, and some of the electronics were still activated.
The incident is under investigation by Tyngsborough Police and the New Hampshire State Police.