LPD picks up woman on outstanding Maine warrant

LACONIA — A woman who lists Province Road in Belmont as her address is being held on a fugitive from justice charge after police learned she was the target of an outstanding arrest warrant from Maine.

According to Laconia Police and paperwork obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division yesterday, Melissa A. Ford, 33, was one of a few people who were behind Northway Bank on South Main Street Sunday afternoon around 4:30 p.m.

Someone called the police about the group and when an officer arrived he realized Ford was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Sanford, Maine for burglary.

Records from the State of Maine Judiciary show Ford was indicted for one count of burglary and one count of theft by a grand jury on September 27, 2012.

The Laconia Police complaint indicates she failed to appear in a Maine Court and a warrant was issued for her non-appearance.

Judge Jim Carroll ordered her held without bail until Friday morning at 9 a.m. saying that if someone from the state of Maine doesn't come and get her before then he will ordered a bail hearing.

"She's either gone or here by Friday at 9," Carroll ordered.