In the past year, the Litchfield Police Department has seen a rise in incidents involving children, social media, and the internet. The ages of the children involved have ranged from 8-17 years old.
The frequency of these types of incidents has increased to multiple investigations per month. In order to better educate adults on how to protect our children from online predators, the Litchfield Police will be hosting a presentation on internet safety and the dangers that social media pose to children.
Date & Time: May 29th 2019 @ 7:00 PM Location: Campbell High School; Auditorium
PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION: Learn about the dangers that face teens every day. In doing so, we’ll discuss how computers, cell phones, iPads, digital cameras, gaming systems, social networking applications, and internet blogs all play a role in placing students and families at risk. This 1.5 hour presentation is specifically geared towards parents, educators and community leaders who are looking to better understand the technology available to teens today and the way in which child predators use it to exploit them.
On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the Litchfield NH Police Department received a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident. The owner of a white van reported his vehicle was struck by another vehicle while parked in Litchfield, NH. The Litchfield Police Department is seeking your help in identifying persons, property, or other vehicles involved in this accident. If you are the owner of any vehicle or property that was damaged on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, please call the Litchfield NH Police Department at 603.424.4047.
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!
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.