Published DateLACONIA — Mackenzie Seely, the woman arrested on Wednesday after breaking into a home in Lakeport, is free on $5,000 personal recognizance bail following her arraignment on charges of theft by unauthorized taking in 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division yesterday.
Earlier this month Seely, 24, of 541 Dane Harbor Road, Center Harbor allegedly took a 2007 GMC Sierra pickup truck and a black iPad belonging to her father, James T. Seely, of Meredith. She was wanted by Meredith Police on outstanding warrants when Laconia Police responded to a burglary in progress at 19 Appleton Street shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
With officers surrounding the house, Seely, who apparently entered through a rear window, texted the owner asking him to tell the police the house was empty. Through the homeowner the police were able to identify Seely and call her, but she did not respond. After exhausting all means of reaching Seely, officers obtained a key and entered the house with sidearms drawn and the Gilford K-9 at hand. Seely was found under the bed in the master bedroom and arrested.
In addition, to the outstanding warrants from Meredith, Seely was wanted by Gilford Police for driving after revocation. Charges against her for criminal trespass and resisting arrest arising from the incident at Appleton Street were dropped.