Monday, January 22, 2018

Scam Alert-Domain Listings

Dear Wentworth Residents and Business Owners,

Please beware of a new scam that is being sent out to people and businesses via the U.S. Mail. The scam is a letter purporting that they are from a business called "Domain Listings" located and or based out of Las Vegas Nevada.

The company tries to lead people to believe that they are a web based company that offers a person, and or a company, the ability to be listed on a internet directory which would enhance the opportunity for wider exposure for their business and or services.

THIS IS A SCAM
THIS IS NOT A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS

Please do not respond to this company. They are not listed with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the BBB has received numerous complaints on them and this scam.


Thank You
Chief Wallace Trott


Monday, January 15, 2018

Beware IRS Scam

Notice to Wentworth residents,


The Wentworth Police Department has received several reports of residents receiving calls from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller explains to the person that he or she is calling that there they are in trouble with the IRS and if they do not take care of the problem then there will be, or, already has been, an arrest warrant issued for their arrest.


This is a typical scam used by criminals in an attempt to solicit monies, as well as personal information such as date of births, social security numbers, and or account numbers.


Please note that the IRS does NOT contact people by phone, their correspondence is done via the U.S. Mail, or, in person.


The Wentworth Police Department is urging it's residents not to give out any information over the phone to anyone claiming to be part of the IRS and looking to obtain any personal information.


If you have any questions and or concerns, regarding the validity of any organization who has attempted to solicit information from you, please contact the Better Business Bureau, or, the Wentworth Police Department and we will help you with your concerns.


Chief Wallace Trott



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Winter is Here

Dear Wentworth Residents,

Once again winter has arrived and with it comes cold temperatures, freezing rain, and snow covered roads. Please be prepared for these conditions and make sure that your vehicle has the correct tires for winter travel, your windshield washer fluid is topped off, and try to maintain always having at least a half a tank of fuel in your vehicle to help prevent fuel lines from freezing. You also may want to have some items in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Here are a few suggestions that may help you in the event of a road side emergency.

Flashlight
Flares
Reflectors
Extra Blanket or Sleeping Bag
Cell Phone Charger
Warm Hat and Gloves

These items may help you, or, someone else in the event of a roadside emergency. Safe travels.

Chief Wallace Trott


                                                                   

Monday, September 11, 2017

Fund Raising Scam

Dear Wentworth Residents,

The Wentworth Police Department has conducted an investigation regarding recent e-mails that have been sent out to the public that has been determined to be a new type of scam.

The e-mail states that it is a fund raiser from an organization called FUNDLY. and is titled,

                                           Encourage Tasha

The e-mail has a logo on it from the New Hampshire Department of Health And Human Services and it is trying to solicit funds for a young girl by the name of "Tasha". The e-mail represents itself as having been sent by, or, is in some way associated with the New Hampshire Department of Health And Human Services

It shows a picture of a young female child and states that she has a medical condition that cannot be taken care of in the United States so she needs to raise funds so she can go to a specialist in the UK.

Please be advised that I have verified with the New Hampshire Department of Health And Human Services that this is a scam. Do not send these people any monies.

Please simply delete the e-mail and do not respond to it in any way.

Thank You
Chief Wallace Trott

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Follow Up On Dog Licenses

Dear Wentworth Residents,

The town of Wentworth has sent out notices to remaining residents who have still not licensed their dogs. This is a New Hampshire state statute, not a town ordinance, so it needs to be adhered to. I have as well posted a previous notice on our website, this being my second, in an attempt to try and get this matter resolved as amicably as possible.

I have also recently sent out written notices, and, followed up with phone calls. It is "NOT" our intent to issues summons and or have to follow up with warrants, our intent is to simply remind our residents that this needs to be taken care of so that no further action will be required.

I know that a lot of residents have come in and licensed their dogs since having received my letter, I want to say a sincere "Thank You" to those of you that have done so, and, I want to remind and encourage those who have yet to do so, to please come in and complete the process.

Thank you in advance for helping me take care of this matter.

Respectfully, Chief Wallace Trott

Friday, August 11, 2017

Unlicensed Dogs

Dear Wentworth Residents,

Please note that if you have not licensed your dog you need to do so ASAP. We have been tasked with issuing summonses for unlicensed dogs and unanswered summons will be followed up with warrants. I am asking that you address this accordingly so that we don't have to take a preventable unnecessary action such as issuing summonses and warrants. It is also cheaper for you to license your dogs than pay fines, penalties, and then license them on top of that.

Thank you,

Chief Wallace Trott
Wentworth Police Department

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Speeding Complaints

Dear Wentworth residents,

Please note that due to numerous complaints from Wentworth residents regarding speeding vehicles in several specific areas, the Wentworth Police Department will be conducting proactive speed enforcement details over the course of the next couple of months. Please me mindful of the posted speed limits when traveling on our local roads.

ThankYou,
 Chief Wallace Trott

Thursday, March 9, 2017

If you see something, say something


“If you see something, say something” is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security initiative to prevent terrorism and to stress the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement agencies.

Community members are best knowledgeable about normal community behavior.  Wentworth citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activities to 9-1-1 or call the Wentworth Police Department through the Grafton Dispatch at 603-787-6202.

When reporting suspicious activity, be as specific as possible by remembering the and include the following:
  • Who or what you saw;
  • When you saw it;
  • Where it occurred; and
  • Why it is suspicious

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hands Free Law Taking Effect July 1, 2015


HANDS FREE:
There is a new Hands Free Electronic Device Law in New Hampshire that will be going into effect on July 1, 2015.

The law states:
  • No use of hand held electronic devices capable of providing voice or data communication while driving or temporarily halted in traffic for a stop sign or traffic signal or other momentary delays
  • This includes cell phones, GPS, tablets, iPods, iPads or other devices that require data entry
  • Emergency calls to 911 or other public safety agencies will be allowed
  • Bluetooth or other hands-free electronic devices will be allowed
  • One hand non-cellular 2-way radio use will be allowed
  • Teen drivers under the age of 18 will not be allowed to use any electronic devices (hand held or not) except to report an emergency.
Anyone violating this will be subject to penalties and license suspension or revocation.

Penalties for Violations
1st Offense.................................. $100 fine
2nd Offense................................. $250 fine
3rd Offense within 2 years.............. $500 fine