Tuesday, August 2, 2022

MIT Labs Conducting Sensor Equipment Testing by Helicopter on August 3

Dear Wentworth Residents,

I have been notified that MIT Labs will conducting some testing of some new sensor equipment that will be mounted onto the bottom of a helicopter that will be flying in circular patterns around Smarts Mountain and in the Wentworth area. These test flights will take place this Wednesday, August 3rd 2022 during the course of the day. The helicopter will be Blue/Yellow with the numbers/letters on N445JB.

This is being sent out as notification to my residents and business owners because the containers on the bottom of the helicopters holding the new sensor equipment could resemble that of a “missile” to some people. They are NOT missiles, once again they are containers holding new sensor equipment that MIT Labs are testing in our area and surrounding areas as well.

Chief Wallace Trott
Wentworth Police Department


Monday, October 4, 2021

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

                    40TH National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service 

          Honoring All Firefighters Who Have Died In The Line Of Duty

(For those wondering why Chief Trott put our flags at half-mast on Sunday October 4th 2021)

Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Sunday, October 3, 2021 in Honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers.
The 40th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will be held Sunday, October 3, 2021, to honor firefighters who died in the line of duty.
In accordance to Public Law 107-51, the American flag should be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from sunrise to sunset in observance of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Sure Sign of a Scam: Pay by Gift Card


Dear Wentworth Residents,

I have sent out cautions regarding scams such as these in the past and after having taken a recent report from a Wentworth resident who has been scammed out of  more than $1,150.00 I feel compelled to do so again.

Most of these scams are either phone related, or, social media related. One of the most common methods that they utilize, which is a huge indicator that they are not a legitimate business or organization, is when they ask that you send them monies via gifts cards, credit cards, or money orders, that you purchase at businesses such as Wal-Mart or Target. They will then ask that you tear off the back of the purchased card and give them the hidden numbers on the purchased card. They are at that time able to access those cards almost anywhere in the WORLD. 

If you have not done business with these people in the past, or, have not run them through the Better Business Bureau (BBB) then please, do not fall victim to them. If you have doubts or concerns regarding someone you are dealing with, please, contact your police department and we will assist you in determining if they are in fact legitimate or not. Help us help you from becoming another victim.


Chief Wallace Trott

Wentworth Police Department

Friday, March 26, 2021

IRS Phone Scam Warning

                                                                IRS PHONE SCAMS

Wentworth Residents,

Please note that we have received a number of calls from Wentworth Residents reporting that they have been called, or received phone messages, from person(s) alleging to be from the IRS. These people then proceed to inform you that unless you contact them an arrest warrant will be issued for your arrest.

Other similar calls will state that your Social Security number has been used or compromised and that they need to speak with you in order to assist you with the problem.


Hang up on the callers, or, tell them to contact your local police department and file the report with them because you have been made aware of phone scams such as this and you will not be discussing anything over the phone.

These people can be very persistent and very convincing. Please do not fall for their scam. The IRS does not conduct business such as this over the phone. They do so by U.S. Mail and then in person.

Thank you,

Chief Wallace Trott

Wentworth Police Department

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Wentworth Police Department Office Open

The Wentworth Police Department is now open to the public and we continue to practice CDC guidelines of social distancing and wearing masks.

Our office hours are now Tuesdays, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

As a reminder, emergency and priority calls should be directed to 911 if it is an immediate emergency. If you feel that it is a priority call then please forward it to our dispatch center at 1-603-787-6202 and they will see that an officer on duty or on call gets back to you.

All other calls for service or inquiries should be directed to our police department answering service at 1-603-764-5912 or can be sent to us via e-mail at Wentworth.nh.pd@gmail.com


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Wentworth Halloween



Dear Wentworth Residents,

The community of Wentworth will be celebrating Halloween this year on Saturday, October 31st 2020, between the hours of 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

The Wentworth Elementary School will also be hosting their annual Trunk or treat at the W.E.S. on Friday, October 30th, starting at 4:00 PM.

If you are taking part in either of these events, or, both, please continue to practice COVID-19 safety measures.

I look forward to seeing you at both of these events, be safe and have FUN.

Chief Wallace Trott

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Beware of Covid-19 Scams

Dear Wentworth Residents,

Federal and State agencies have seen an influx in COVID-19 scams. Some are fake organizations purporting to be reputable fund raisers attempting to solicit monies from people claiming to do so to assist first responders and or nurses or doctors.

Others state that they are trying to raise monies to help school children who are not sure where their next meal will be coming from, and others, are scams claiming to have access to an antidote or vaccine that has proven successful in other countries, but, has not yet been approved in the United States.

Please do not fall victim to these scams. They are run by criminals who are attempting to capitalize on the fears of people who may be unsure of the outcome of COVID-19, or, they attempt to appeal to the people who feel genuine compassion for the children and less fortunate who have been affected by COVID-19.

If you are not absolutely sure about the organization, or, the people contacting you, please, air on the side of caution and do not donate or contribute to them, and as always, please do not give out any personal private information.

As your Chief of Police I want to assure you that your department heads, your state agencies, and our federal partners, are working together collectively on your behalf. Please be safe, take care of one another, and as always, "Keep the Faith", we will navigate through this together.

Thank You,

Chief Wallace Trott
Wentworth Police Department


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Wentworth Residents Please Note

From Governor Chris Sununu: To promote public health, we are asking individuals from out-of-state who come to New Hampshire for non-work related reasons and who stay for an extended period of time to voluntarily self-quarantine. This applies to individuals who come to New Hampshire for an extended stay at a hotel, vacation home, other vacation or home rental, or an extended stay with family or friends. This does not apply to individuals making same-day trips to New Hampshire for work, to purchase essential goods or services, or to check in on a close family member or friend.


Thursday, March 26, 2020

Warning From The New Hampshire Attorney Generals Office

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 claims to be from a charity, make sure that it is registered with the Attorney General’s Charitable Trusts Unit. The list may be found here: https://www.doj.nh.gov/charitable-trusts/;
·       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.
Stay Informed
·       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:
·       Phone: 603-271-3591
·       Email: charitabletrusts2@doj.nh.gov
·       Website: www.doj.nh.gov/charitable-trusts/
To report a business-related scam, contact the Consumer Protection Hotline:
·       Phone: 1-888-468-4454
·       Email: DOJ-CPB@doj.nh.gov
·       Website: www.doj.nh.gov/consumer/complaints/

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Fraud-Beware

                                            BEWARE OF COVID-19 FRAUD

Dear Wentworth Residents & Business Owners,

With the wide spread fear of the COVID-19 virus also comes those criminal elements who try to take advantage of an already unfortunate event and capitalize on peoples fear. These criminal minds try to create some type of false sense of security by offering counterfeit products and or fake cures or the promise of a vaccine that will either fight or prevent the virus.

Please beware of these potential fraudulent schemes. The best practice is consult with your PCP, Doctor or other medical professional.

In the event that you are somehow contacted, or, see what could be a possible COVID-19 scam, please report it to the following:

                            "The National Center For Disaster Fraud"

In reporting this you may help avoid someone else falling victim to these fraudulent schemes.

These are trying times for us all, but, as I have said previously, being the strong communities, State, and Country that we are, we will help each other navigate through these times, it's who we are, and it is what defines us. Please be safe, Keep the Faith, and take care of one another.


Chief Wallace Trott
Wentworth Police Department