17 arrests at Bank of NH Pavilion Saturday

GILFORD – The Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion kept Gilford Police dancing as they made 17 arrests or detentions during Saturday's show.

By contrast, there were no arrests or detentions at Friday's Ringo Starr All Star Band show.

Lt. Kris Kelley said most of the detentions made at Saturday's show were for intoxication and arrests were for under-aged drinking. He said one person was arrested for drugs and falsifying evidence, one for resisting arrest and criminal threatening and a local man, Derek Emans, was picked up on an outstanding bench warrant from Laconia.

Kelley said Saturday's policing needs were on a par with other major shows at the outdoor music venue.

– Gail Ober

Gilford accident Saturday sends one to hospital

GILFORD — Police are investigating a crash where one motorcyclist was seriously injured while riding with two other bikes at 12:14 p.m. Saturday on Route 11 near Belknap Point Road.

Police said their preliminary investigation indicated that a car was headed east and collided with one of the three motorcyclists who were headed west who lost control and landed off the road.

The operator was taken to Lakes Region General Hospital with serious injuries. A second motorcyclist was transported with a possible leg injury.

The crash is under investigation but police don't believe that either speed or alcohol had anything to do with it.

Police said names are not being released at this time.

– Gail Ober

One arrested for DWI after motorcycle crash in Laconia

LACONIA — A New York man has been charged with felony DWI following a crash at the intersection of Scenic Drive and Watson Road early Sunday morning.

Police said Jamie Doolan, 43, of 329 Howells Road of Middletown, New York, was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle and was unable to negotiate a curve while headed northbound of Scenic Road.

Police said the bike struck a light tower at the intersection of the two roads and came to rest on a nearby grassy section.

Both Doolan and his female passenger were thrown for about 20 to 30 feet from the crash site. Doolan broke his wrist while his female passenger had several pelvic fractures and was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital for treatment.

– Gail Ober