Gilford police break up party, arrest seven teens at house

GILFORD — Police interrupted what was likely to be an under-aged drinking party Saturday at 9:10 a.m. on Dockum Shore Road after getting a call from a workman who didn't recognize any of the cars in the driveway.

Lt. Kris Kelley said police called the homeowner, who also didn't recognize the cars and gave them permission to enter.

Kelley said Nicholas R. Burke, 18, 48 Flagg Road of Gonic is charged with one count of criminal trespass, one count of facilitation an underaged drug or alcohol party, and one count of unlawful possession of alcohol.

Jacob Walters, 18, of 24 Joseph Drive in Gonic is charged with criminal trespass and unlawful possession of alcohol.

Kelley said there were a total of seven youths, both boys and girls, in the house who were between the ages of 16 and 18. The juveniles were charged with unlawful possession of alcohol.

Kelley said he's not sure if police came too late for a party on Friday or were early for a party on Saturday but said it appeared the youths were planning on spending Saturday night there.

He said it appears one of the young people is an ex-acquaintance of the child of the homeowners.

– Gail Ober