Grand jury indicts Grover

Grand jury indicts founder of The Megan House Foundation

Timothy Grover, 55, has been indicted on assault charges stemming from an alleged incident at Lowell High School.
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LOWELL — A Middlesex County grand jury has indicted Timothy Grover — the founder of a Lowell drug treatment facility for women — on several charges including assault with intent to rape.

A date has not yet been set for Grover’s arraignment in Superior Court, Attorney Robert Normandin said at a pretrial hearing in Lowell District Court Wednesday.

Grover, 55, of Dracut, was arrested outside Lowell High School on Aug. 26, the day before the start of the school year.

He was charged with assault with intent to rape, two counts of assault and battery, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of threat to commit a crime, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.

In a dangerousness hearing on Aug. 30, Assistant District Attorney Gregory Galizio said the “highly intoxicated” Grover wandered into the school on Aug. 26, where he threatened to rape a 20-year-old woman and assaulted an 18-year-old male student.

The defendant left the school and was detained by a park ranger on Kirk Street, according to police. Grover kicked at police officers and threatened to “shoot” and “kill” them, Galizio said in the dangerousness hearing.

The defendant later said he did not remember the incident, and denied that it happened, Galizio said.

Judge Daniel Crane initially deemed Grover “dangerous” and ordered him held without bail.

In a hearing on Sept. 4, Crane allowed Grover’s release with 24-hour GPS tracking and orders to complete a Serenity at Summit rehabilitation program. Conditions included mental health checks, regular breathalyzer tests and urine tests, and attending twice weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Grover founded The Megan House Foundation in 2015, which provides residential substance abuse treatment for local women. The foundation is dedicated to his daughter, who died of an overdose at age 26.

It is unclear whether Grover is still vice president of Madison Security Group, which had a $2.4 million contract with the city for its garages. Shortly after the incident, the city announced it would review the three-year contract, which expires in 2021. As of this week, the contract was still active.

When a reporter called the security group to ask if Grover is still vice president, the person who answered the phone declined to comment. Grover’s LinkedIn profile still lists him as vice president.

Lowell Public Schools ceased using Madison Security Group for response to late-night alarms and occasional vandalism in August. Those duties are now performed by Lowell Public Schools Director of Operations and Maintenance Rick Underwood.

Attorney Normandin, who represented Grover in the pretrial hearing, declined to comment on the case.

Judge John Coffey presided over the hearing Wednesday.