There has been a recent increase in identity theft/package scams in town. Individuals are having cell phones sent to addresses in town under the name of someone else, which is usually a real name and the person is unaware that their name is being used for such things.(Identity Theft).
The individuals who are doing this, then track the package to its destination, and in a lot of cases are there in the area when the delivery is made. They will then retrieve the package from whatever residence or location where it was delivered.
Being that your Police Department would like to catch the individuals responsible for this, we are asking the public for assistance. If you happen to notice FedEx or UPS trucks in your neighborhoods making deliveries, please keep an eye out for vehicles arriving soon after the package is delivered. Someone will get out, usually run up and grab the package and try to leave quickly. If this occurs, contact the Police immediately and try to provide vehicle make, model, color, plate number, and description of individuals involved. This will assist your Police Department greatly in the efforts to catch these individuals and to prosecute these individuals in court.
On April 6th, Litchfield Police arrested Denzel Moss, 25, from Litchfield on one count of Second Degree Assault, Strangulation, a Class B Felony, and two counts of Domestic Violence Simple Assault, both Class A Misdemeanors. At approximately 11 am, Litchfield Police responded to a domestic disturbance at Moss’ residence and after Officers investigated they took Moss into custody. Moss was released on personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned in Hillsborough County Superior Court South on May 14th. This incident is still under investigation and additional charges may be filed.
On April 6, 2020, at approximately 6:30 pm, Litchfield Police attempted to stop a black, Ford Crown Victoria being operated by Donovan Higgins, 18, of Hudson, NH. Litchfield Police first observed Higgins’ vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed northbound on Charles Bancroft Highway. Additionally, the vehicle’s registration plates did not match the vehicle. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it accelerated at an extremely high rate of speed before reversing its direction on St. Francis Way. With Officers in pursuit, Higgins then travelled south on Charles Bancroft Highway, then turned east on Pinecrest Road to Hillcrest Road and into the Town of Londonderry when Londonderry assisted with the pursuit. Higgins eventually pulled over on Wiley Hill Road in Londonderry where he was taken into custody. Higgins faces several charges including 2 counts of Reckless Conduct a Class B Felony and two counts of Disobeying an Officer a Class A Misdemeanor. Higgins is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court South on May 14th, 2020.
On April 4th, Litchfield Police arrested Patrick Roy, 22, of Manchester on one count of Resisting Arrest and two counts of Simple Assault against a Police Officer. At approximately 8 pm, Litchfield Police responded to a domestic disturbance on the side of Greenwich Road in Litchfield. Upon arrival, Officers investigated the domestic disturbance and determined that it was verbal in nature. Roy was intoxicated and when the police attempted to take him into protective custody, he fled the scene. After a short foot pursuit, Roy continued to resist and while doing so, intentionally struck one of the Officers in the face. Once in custody and back at the station, officers put a face mask on Roy for precautionary measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Roy then removed the face mask and spit on another Officer. Roy was released on personal recognizance bail and is set to appear in the 9th Circuit Court Merrimack Division on May 19th, 2020.