Surveillance photo quickly leads to man's arrest for burglary

LACONIA — A Jackson Street man will face a judge in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division this morning after being charged with burglary and theft of a handgun.

Police said Henry A. Rogers, 40, of Jackson St. was taken into custody at his home yesterday morning and charged with breach of bail for failing to appear for a 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division appearance scheduled for July 15 for simple assault.

Lt. Rich Simmons said Rogers was taken to the Belknap County House of Correction because of the bench warrant and late yesterday afternoon police charged him with burglarizing the Opechee Trading Post in Laconia on August 30 and stealing a loaded handgun during the heist.

Although Rogers allegedly cut the wires to the store's surveillance system and took the DVD cartridge, owner Jim Makris said Tuesday that camera specialists were still able to recover a photo of the person who burglarized his place.

Simmons said yesterday that numerous phone calls were made to the police and many of the officers recognized Rogers as the person who was allegedly in the trading post during the time of the burglary.

Police said it appeared Rogers first tried to enter the store on Lake Opechee through a front window and eventually got into the building through a rear window.

Police said they recovered the gun in Rogers' backyard.

He refused the services of a bail commissioner and is scheduled to appear by video in court this morning.