Laconia woman said to have pointed rifle at Jackson Street neighbor

LACONIA — A local woman has been charged with criminal threatening Sunday night after she allegedly pointed a rifle at one of her neighbors during a dispute.

Heather L. Brewer, 23, of 51 Jackson St. was released from custody on $5,000 personal recognizance bail.

Police said they were called to 49/51 Jackson Street at 10:59 p.m. for an officer-wanted call. While en route, police learned one of the people involved had a rifle.

When they arrived, police found a group of people arguing on the front porch of the duplex and determined on person had been assaulted and had left to go to the hospital.

A second person has also suffered minor injuries.

Police said yesterday that the fight and alleged criminal threatening appear to have stemmed from an ongoing dispute between neighbors and confirmed they had been to the house before while responding to calls of a disturbance.

They said a .22 caliber rifle was taken from Brewer's residence.

Police said during the argument Brewer apparently threw a high chair from the porch at one victim who threatening to hit her "so she'd never speak again."

She allegedly went back into the house and came back outside with the rifle.

Police said they believe other people are involved an may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717.