Alton woman faces several charges after allegedly stabbing man in arm

ALTON – Police charged a local woman with first degree assault, domestic violence assault, possession of marijuana and obstructing the report of a crime after she allegedly stabbed a male friend in the bicep Saturday night.

Teri Marquis, 49, of 88 Larry Drive was ordered held on $7,500 cash only after her video appearance in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division yesterday morning. She has since posted bail.

According to police affidavits, officers were called to the home via 911 for a disturbance. Moments later they were called to the same home for a stabbing. As they were driving past 85 Larry Drive, Marquis came running out of the front door of her home waiving her hands. She was covered in blood and police recognized her.

She said, "help me I'm missing a tooth" to a police officer who said he had gotten a report of someone being stabbed. Marquis pointed to her side and said she had been stabbed but when asked to show police her wounds, there was nothing there.

Police said that as they approached Marquis's front door, a man approached them, also covered in blood, and said, "the crazy [expletive] stabbed me." Police noticed a puncture wound on his left bicep that was bleeding.

Affidavits said they determined the blood on Marquis came from the victim's stab wound.

Police said they found a "very large amount" of blood inside the home spanning from the kitchen to the bathroom through the living room and to the front door. The victim told police the knife was tossed into the bedroom.

Police found a pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana in plain view in the kitchen. After they obtained a warrant, they found several individually wrapped packages of marijuana in the house.

In court yesterday, Judge Jim Carroll found no probable cause for one charge of possession with intent to distribute and said the possession of marijuana charge was "iffy" at best.

Gilmanton Prosecutor Atty. Anthony Estee asked for bail to be continued at $25,000 cash-only because of Marquis's extensive criminal background that included at least three separate cases of assault including one previous first-degree assault.

Public Defender Steve Mirkin said his client had never failed to show up for any court dates and that she would agree to any terms set by the court including no alcohol, drugs, or weapons.

Mirkin also argued that his client had lost a tooth, had a second tooth that was loosened and said there may be much more to the case than what was presented in the police affidavits. He said she could possible post $3,000 cash but requested personal recognizance bail so the incident could be further investigated.

Sgt. Dennis Orbino said yesterday the investigation into the matter is continuing and additional interviews are being conducted.

Marquis is ordered to stay away from the victim who visits a relative in Alton but resides in Massachusetts.

New LRPA-TV Station Manager Stresses Outreach to Community (375) w/cut slugged McNamara

LACONIA — Grace McNamara, new station manager for Lakes Region Public Access-TV, says that she's looking forward to the challenge of her new position and that her first priority will be emphasizing the community part of the station's mission.

"There are so many opportunities here for community involvement,'' said McNamara, adding that she is particularly interested in finding ways reaching out to community, businesses and non-profits to build support for LRPA-TV.
''It's unique. We have our own television station which can offer programs with diverse perspectives which will attract viewers and help us grow,'' she says.

McNamara says that she also wants to reach out to young people and strengthen the relationship between the station and the Huot Technical Center, as well as Lakes Region Community College.

''We want to see more programs produced locally,'' says McNamara.

She brings 20 years of experience in communications, public relations, and management within non-profit organizations to LRPA, according to Chan Eddy, chairman of the board of directors.

Eddy said that McNamara has been hired as a part-time employee and will work 28 hours a week with a yearly pay of $30,000.

She will be handling the day-to-day operations of LRPA-TV, including program scheduling and personnel assignments as well as working within the LRPA communities to bring the advantages of public access TV to the public's attention; work with a number of organizations including the annual Children's Auction; and enhance LRPA's revenue stream, among other duties.

McNamara replaces Shane Selling, who became interim station manager since January when the board of directors fired Denise Beauchaine, who had been station manager for 10 years. At that time Eddy said that the decision was due to declining revenues for the station, which meant LRPA could no longer afford to pay Beauchaine over $50,000 a year in salary and benefits.

McNamara holds a BA from Boston College and an MA from Emerson. She makes her home with her husband and daughter in Gilmanton and formerly worked at Tilton School.

Report of fake I.D. results in traffic stop, arrest for possession of marijuana

WOLFEBORO – Police working a DWI patrol July 10 stopped a car with four men in it after getting a report from a local restaurant that at least one of them had shown a false identification to buy alcohol, resulting three arrests.

Capt. Dean Rondeau said they received permission to search the car and found, in plain view, a mason jar with marijuana and a pot grinder in it. A "goodly" amount of marijuana was found in the occupants' backpacks and well as some paraphernalia.

Police also found "several hundreds of dollars worth" of butane honey oil – a highly condensed version of marijuana made from butane and fresh marijuana. Once finished, said Rondeau, it looks like melted peanut brittle and is usually smoked in a pipe or a bong. They also found a can of beer.

Three men were arrested are Max Kaklins, 19, of Brookline, Mass., Peter Shanahan, 19 of Boxford, Mass., and Zachariah Butler, 18, from Bethesda, Md. All were released on personal recognizance bail. All have court dates of Aug. 5 in the 3rd Circuit Court, Ossipee Division.

Kalkins was charged with one count of possession of marijuana, Butler was charged with possession of a false identification and attempting to purchase alcohol.

Shanahan is charged with unlawful transportation of alcohol in a motor vehicle, unlawful transportation of drugs in a car, and one count of possession of marijuana.

The fourth male, said police, was an impaired minor who was released to an adult.

The car was impounded for 24 hours and then released to the owner.

"BHO represents a new danger in our community," said Rondeau, who said that with an ever increasing supply of marijuana some drug users are seeking a different way to increase its potency and effect. "It is a real threat in that it is very potent and a novice user of marijuana may finds its effects too strong."

He said one of the real dangers of any marijuana use is driving while impaired, and noted the town of Wolfeboro has taken advantage of many state and federal grants to help police with detecting and arresting impaired drivers.