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.
A new phone scam was brought to our attention. The calling party states they are issuing Stimulus Checks from the COVID-19 Federal Relief Fund. The caller is asking for your bank account and routing number. DO NOT GIVE that information out over the phone. When checks are sent, it will be a paper check, unless you have account information previously set up with the IRS.
Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald urges people in New Hampshire to be on the alert for charitable giving and consumer product scams related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Scammers may take advantage of fears related to COVID-19 outbreak by selling bogus “treatment” and “prevention” products, establishing fake charities, and sending seemingly legitimate emails with malicious links or attachments.
Be Careful When Making Charitable Donations
Before making donations to support those who are ill or suffering financially because of the COVID-19 outbreak, do your homework:
If the appeal is for an individual, think hard about donating unless you know the person needing help and that person’s circumstances;
Do not let anyone rush you into making a donation;
Check that you are dealing with a legitimate charity or individual and not an “imposter” with a deceptively similar name;
Do not assume that social media recommendations for donations are legitimate.
Beware of False Claims and Deceptive Marketing
Do not be tempted by claims and advice on social media and online websites that certain products or treatments can cure or prevent COVID-19.
There currently are no prescription or over-the-counter pills, vaccines, oils, lotions, or other products available to treat or cure COVID-19. Always check with your health care provider before buying such products.
Be on the Lookout for Phony CDC Emails
Be careful about opening emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or from others claiming to have information about COVID-19. Clicking on links or attachments could cause a computer virus to infect your device.
For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 outbreak in New Hampshire visit: nh.gov/covid19
To report a charitable giving scam, contact the Charitable Trusts Unit: