Tilton man guilty of cupcake heist

TILTON — A Tilton man pleaded guilty earlier this week to two counts of theft and one count of criminal mischief in the 6th Circuit Court, Franklin Division for two commercial burglaries committed in June.
He was sentenced Monday to serve 12 months on each charge in the Belknap County House of Corrections on July 11.
On June 19, James Welcome, 30, of 61 High St. entered Lakes Region Cupcakes at 285 Main St. by smashing the glass in the front door. He took all the cash in the cash register.
On June 27, police responded to an alarm at 622 Laconia Road, the Tilton Shop Express, for an alarm.
Discovering a break-in, police viewed a video tape of a man later determined to be Welcome, forcing his way into the store and removing cash and other items.
Police arrested him on July 3. Charged initially with two counts of burglary, Welcome pleaded guilty on July 11 to two counts of theft and one count of criminal mischief for the damage done at Lakes Region Cupcakes.