On October 29, 2018, the Litchfield Police Department arrested Michael Leduc of Litchfield NH on two counts of Cruelty to Animals.
Michael is expected to appear before the Merrimack District Court for his arraignment on December 11, 2018.
On October 6, 2018, the Litchfield Police Department received numerous reports of two guinea pigs that were abandoned in the Moore’s Falls Conservation Area. The department would like to thank the Litchfield community for the information and tips that helped solve the investigation. The department would also like to thank the Guinea Pig Sanctuary in Hampton NH for rescuing the guinea pigs. Unfortunately, both guinea pigs passed away after developing respiratory issues. The department would also like to remind the public that is illegal to abandon any animal without proper provision for its care, sustenance, protection or shelter.
On June 16, 2018, at approximately 5:30pm, The Litchfield Police Department was dispatched to the 200 block of Charles Bancroft Highway for a 17 yr. old male with a gunshot wound. Officers were advised that the victim was shot in the chest by a .22 caliber round and was conscious, alert and stable.
On scene officers discovered that the round was fired from a Chiappa Little Badger 22LR. It was reported to officers that a round was loaded into the firearm and when the barrel was closed, the round was accidentally discharged.
The victim was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and the investigation into the incident continues.
Litchfield Police Association would like to thank everyone that contributed to the fundraiser we had over the weekend. It was an honor to represent the town of Litchfield at this event. We were able to fund our bowling team and also provide a generous donation to the Cops for Kids with Cancer organization.
We would not have been able to do this without the help and support of the great community we work for. A special thanks to Optimum Building Systems, DLB Paving, Tim’s Turf and Landscaping Materials, New England Small Tube Corporation, Passaconaway Country Club, Peace of Mind Home Improvements, Mel’s Funway park, and Mel’s Diner for your contributions to this fundraiser.
On May 09, 2018 the Litchfield Police Department concluded a several month-long investigation regarding a felonious sexual assault on a juvenile. The Police Department received assistance from the New Hampshire field office of the United States Marshal Service in locating the suspect, Jose Hernandez-Disla, 24 years of age, from Waltham, MA. Hernandez-Disla was taken into custody by the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Unit and the Waltham Police Department at his residence located on Weston Street in Waltham.
Hernandez was released on $7,500 cash bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Nashua Superior Court on May 24, 2018 at 1 pm. He was charged with two counts of Felonious Sexual Assault a Class B Felony and Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited a Class B Felony.
On Monday April 2, 2018, Sgt Tessier welcomed The Litchfield Girl Scout Daisy Troop# 58206, to The Litchfield Police Department.
This wonderful group of girls visited the police department to discuss a lesson on respecting authority. Sgt Tessier gave the girls a tour of the station and spoke with them regarding how laws are similar to rules in the home. Sgt Tessier allowed the girls to take photos throughout the station; observe one-way glass and a few of the girls even had a fingerprint taken.
It was a pleasure to assist Daisy Troop# 58206 and spend some quality time with them. Sgt Tessier and The Litchfield Police Department would like to send a big thank you for allowing us to part of this experience, and for the thoughtful thank you cards that were hand crafted by the girls.