Belmont teen in trouble for alleged 'sexting' episode

BELMONT — Police have charged an 18-year-old high school student with one count of endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of prohibited uses of a computer.

Police said Brent Minery, 18, of 614 Shaker Road in Canterbury turned himself into the Belmont Police on January 14.

According to police, Minery sent a obscene photo to a 14-year-old girl. The photo apparently made the rounds within the school and Shaker Regional School District officials notified police.

Minery has a court date in March of 2014.

In other Belmont Police news, a Laconia man was charged with one count of theft by unauthorized taking and three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.

Tyler Hobbs, 24, of 50 Fenton Avenue allegedly went to a former friend's home in Belmont and took her debit card. He allegedly made three unauthorized withdrawals.

On Thursday, police charged a Belmont man with discharging a firearm within 300 feet of a home. According to police, at 9 p.m. police responded to a disturbance on Tee Dee Drive.

Justin Lindbloom, 18, of Tee Dee Drive was charged with the unlawful discharge. A second teen, Bryan McLelland, 18, of Wildlife Boulevard was charged with one count of unlawful possession of alcohol.