Litchfield Honor Guard Visits Fenway Park

On August 1st, 2019 the Litchfield Police Departments honor guard presented the colors at Fenway Park, Boston Massachusetts, prior to the start of the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox major league baseball game. Members of the honor guard are Corporal Anthony Brown, Sergeant Heath Savage, Officer Christopher Underwood, and Officer Rachael Lang. Not present in the pictures is Officer Joshua Flynn. The Litchfield Police Department would like to thank Londonderry Ford for providing the honor guard with transportation to and from the Red Sox game.

Pictures courtesy of Dan Perry and Robert Jacques

Tech Support Scams

Litchfield Police has been made aware of increased scams focused around unsolicated “Technical Support”. In the most recent case, the victim received a pop-up on their computer that advised them that their computer was compromised and to call a number to resolve the issue.

Please note, if you computer was having a problem it would not include an error message with a “Phone Number” to call. Additionally, scammers may call you directly on your phone and pretend to be representatives of a software company. They might even spoof the caller ID so that it displays a legitimate support phone number from a trusted company. They can then ask you to install applications that give them remote access to your device. Using remote access, these experienced scammers can misrepresent normal system output as signs of problems.

Scammers might also initiate contact by displaying fake error messages on websites you visit, displaying support numbers and enticing you to call. They can also put your browser on full screen and display pop-up messages that won’t go away, essentially locking your browser. These fake error messages aim to trick you into calling an indicated technical support hotline.

When you engage with the scammers, they can offer fake solutions for your “problems” and ask for payment in the form of a one-time fee or subscription to a purported support service. They also can ask for payments in the form of ebay gift cards, or iTunes gift cards. 

If you suspect your computer has been infected with a virus or malware; take it to your local computer repair location. Do not accept assistance over the phone from those scammers.

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.