Joseph Cabral Arrest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: June 27, 2019
CONTACT: Captain Benjamin E. Sargent

(603) 424-4047

Joseph Cabral Arrest

The Litchfield Police Department concluded an investigation into a criminal threat thatwas made against a public official during this past Monday’s Board of Selectmen meeting. The department was aware of an incident that occurred during the public input session of the meeting.Joseph J. Cabral, 67 years old of Litchfield, NH addressed the Board of Selectmen regarding concerns that he had over fees charged by the town in response to a 91-A request made by another town resident. While communicating with Chairman of the Board, Steven Webber,Joseph abruptly pointed his finger at Selectmen Brent Lemire and stated, “Don’t even go there will you. I’ll totally kill you right now.”

Following the investigation, the Litchfield Police Department applied for and received an arrest warrant for Joseph. After being advised of the warrant, Joseph voluntarily turned himself into the Litchfield Police Department without incident.

Joseph was released on personal recognizance and will be arraigned at the 9th Circuit- District Division in Merrimack on August 06, 2019 at 8:00 am. He was charged as follows:

Criminal Threatening (Class B Misdemeanor) and Disorderly Conduct (Violation).

LPD to host “Social Media: A Predators Playground”

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. 

Press Release – Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident

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.

PSA: Telephone Scams


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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 

Press Release Follow-up: CBH Fatal Accident

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.