National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 21-27, 2013

In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 21-27, 2013, the Bedford Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Department of Justice and the National Center for Victims of Crime will provide information, resources and assistance to anyone victimized by crime.
    If you or a family member, loved one, friend or associate has ever been the victim of any crime, the Bedford Police Department wants you to know we are the portal to information, assistance and resources that are available to assist victims of crime as well as bring those responsible for the crime to justice. 
    As part of the Bedford Police Department’s Community Policing Program, the Department invites anyone seeking information regarding National Crime Victims’ Rights Week or information, assistance and resources as a victim of crime to contact Officer Danielle Nightingale of the Bedford Police Department at 472-5113 or  In addition, Chief Bryfonski  will be available to discuss how Bedford Police assists victims of crime during a special monthly “Meet the Chief” community meeting on Tuesday April 23rd, from 6pm to 8pm at the Bedford Public Safety Complex. 
    Did you know that certain populations are disproportionately affected by crime, not necessarily because of the sheer numbers of victims but as a result of crime’s greater impact on these groups.  Young people (16-24) are the population group most victimized by crime.  They also commit the most crimes.  You can prevent such crimes by being vigilant and report any suspicious activity that you may see to your local police department. 
    While recognizing the victims of crime during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Bedford Police Department wishes to emphasize our Community Policing Programs that are designed to prevent crime and prevent residents from becoming the victim of crime.  During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Bedford Police Department will be promoting our “See Something – Say Something” program of awareness and vigilance to help prevent crime and victimization by calling the Bedford Police Department when anything suspicious or out of the ordinary is observed.
    If you have been a victim of a crime and would like resources for yourself or family members you may contact your local agency for assistance.  If you have been or know someone who has been a victim of Child Sexual Abuse you may reach out to the Child Help line at 800-4-A-CHILD(1-800-422-4453).  If you have been or know someone who has been a victim of Financial Exploitation/Elderly Fraud you may reach out to the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116 or the National Adult Protective Services Association  at  or
Submitted by,
Officer Danielle Nightingale

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at