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Motorcycle crash kills one Friday night

LACONIA — Police said the cause of a motorcycle crash on White Oaks Road at 7 p.m. Friday in which a 21-year-old man was killed was excessive speed.

Motorcyclist Matthew Cummins, who police said was from Kentucky but who was staying with friends who live in The Weirs, died at the scene from massive multiple trauma.

Police learned that Cummins was traveling south, or toward Laconia, with another motorcyclist when he failed to negotiate a turn just before Paugus Woods. Police said Cummins traveled in the right-hand breakdown lane for a distance before his motorcycle went off the paved surface and slid for several hundred feet, "catapulting" to its final stop.

Capt. Matthew Canfield said the crash is still under investigation and asks that anyone who knows anything or who heard or saw anything to call the Laconia Police Department at 524-5252.

– Gail Ober

Laconia police ask for help after cars are keyed on Arch Street

LACONIA — Police are investigating five reports of parked cars on Arch Street being "keyed" overnight from Monday to Tuesday.

Police said the first report came at 10 a.m. and multiple reports came in throughout the day.

Anyone who saw or heard anything or had any information is asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252 and ask for Patrol Officer Lindsey Legere.

Moultonborough woman charged with 2nd DWI

MOULTONBOROUGH — Police charged a local woman with her second DWI offense Monday night after she lost control of her car on Bean Road and struck a tree.

Stephanie Bean, 34, of 61 Whittier Highway was driving along Bean Road just north of North Wakondah Road when she crashed.

Police said she was uninjured but her car was a total loss. She was taken to Moultonborough Police Station where she was charged. She will be scheduled for a future court date in the 3rd Circuit Court, Ossipee Division.

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Police investigate a crash on Bean Road Monday night in Moultonborough. (Courtesy photo)

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