The Litchfield Police Department has recently seen an increase in the report of Telephone Scams. There are currently two (2) scams being reported to the department:
Thieves are “Spoofing” (using a computer to mimic phone numbers on Caller ID) the Litchfield Police Department phone number. The caller/thief tells the home owners they are under federal investigation and will be arrested if they don’t pay a fine.
Thieves are “Spoofing” Eversource’s phone number. The caller/thief demands payments or they will immediately cut the power to the home owner’s residence.
Thieves can “Spoof” any number from any business. PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY VIA PREPAID CREDIT CARDS/PAYPAL/WESTERN UNION OR GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OVER THE TELEPHONE.
On March 14th at approximately 9:15 pm, Litchfield Police, Litchfield Fire, and Hudson Ambulance responded to a single vehicle crash in the area of 367 Charles Bancroft Highway. Upon arrival the lone occupant, Marc Graskey, 49 from Hudson, NH, was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that Graskey was travelling southbound on Charles Bancroft Highway, crossed over the northbound lane before striking a tree on the opposite side of the roadway. It appears as though speed could be a contributing factor in the crash. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Officer Flynn, Litchfield Police, at (603)424-4047.
On Thursday, March 14th, at approximately 9:15pm, Litchfield Police responded to a single vehicle accident in the area of 367 Charles Bancroft Highway. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the lone occupant deceased from injuries sustained in the accident. The identity of the operator has not been released pending notification of next of kin. Charles Bancroft Highway remained closed for several hours between Hillcrest Road and Midway Avenue. The accident is still under investigation at this time and if anyone has any information please contact Officer Flynn at 424-4047.
The Litchfield Police Department would like to introduce our newest Police Officer, Thomas Scotti. Officer Scotti has worked in Law Enforcement for over 15 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our department.
Officer Scotti was sworn in during the Monday be 11th Board of Selectmen’s meeting and will begin his duty shift at the beginning on March. Let’s show Officer Scotti what a wonderful, supportive community he has just joined! Welcome aboard Officer Scotti!
During the recent Town Deliberative session, Captain Sargent introduced the newly formed Litchfield Police Department Honor Guard. It was a great way to start the session and looking forward to see the team in future town events and meetings.