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Press Release – Brady Standoff

On May 27, 2020 at approximately 8:30pm Litchfield Police Department took a report from family members of James Brady, 39, from Litchfield about the welfare of Brady’s safety. Family members indicated that Brady was sending them very concerning images via text message. During the initial contact with family members, Litchfield Police learned that one family member was currently with Brady at his residence.

While on the way to Brady’s residence, Litchfield Police learned that the family member had left the residence because Brady was now on his back deck shooting his hand gun in a reckless manner in the residential neighborhood.

Litchfield Police then made contact with residences around Brady’s house and asked them to shelter and place in the basement of their residences until further notice.

Litchfield Police surrounded Brady’s residence and attempted to make contact with him via cell phone communication as well as using the loudspeaker on one of the patrol cars without success. Litchfield police used several other tactics in an attempt to get in contact with Brady but were not successful.

At approximately 12:15am, Brady walked outside and onto a deck area of his residence when Litchfield Police engaged him and took him into custody without incident. Brady was taken into custody and transported to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for a mental health evaluation. Brady was also charged with Reckless Conduct, a Class B Felony and he was bailed on personal recognizance for that charge with a court date of July 9, in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South.

The Litchfield Police would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance during this investigation: Londonderry Police Canine unit as well as their Drone unit, Southern New Hampshire Special Operation Unit, Litchfield Fire Rescue, and Hudson Ambulance. Litchfield Police would also like to thank the residences that were impacted by this incident for their patience and understanding during this difficult situation.

Press Release | Arrest of Patrick Roy

Press Release

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.  

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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).