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.
Due to a serious motor vehicle accident, Charles Bancroft Highway is closed between Hillcreast Road to Midway Ave.
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.
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.