Man accused of kicking in apartment doors in Boscawen, Laconia

FRANKLIN — Jeremiah Brewer, 32, was arraigned in Franklin District Court on Monday on charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief related to an incident on Aug. 14, in which Boscawen police allege that Brewer kicked in the door of an apartment in that town in order to gain entry to a place where he wasn't welcome. Following the arraignment, Brewer was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail and was given the date of Oct. 24 to appear for a case status hearing.

Boscawen police believe that Brewer kicked in the door of a King Street apartment at 1 a.m. on Aug. 14, breaking the door frame, and entered the apartment without reason to believe he had a right to be there. Both charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief are Class B misdemeanors.

The recent charges bear resemblance to another incident, this one said to have occurred in Laconia, shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 21, when Brewer is alleged to have kicked in the door of an apartment on Dixon Street. Laconia police affadavits say that Brewer was accompanied by Venise Lyons, 26, of Concord, who believed that the resident of the apartment had stolen an iPad from her. Brewer is charged with assaulting the Dixon Street apartment resident, punching and kicking him, choking him and hitting him in the head with a skateboard and box fan, as well as stealing the victim's cell phone.

Laconia police documents listed Brewer as a resident of Tilton Avenue in Laconia, but Boscawen police stated that Brewer lived on Hale Road in Sanbornton.

– Adam Drapcho

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Main Street Bridge wins award

09-05 downtown Main Street intersection

The reconstruction of the Main Street Bridge in downton Laconia  has earned Dubois & King Inc. an Engineering Excellence Award from the American Consulting Engineers Council, which recognizes projects that “epitomize quality, innovation, value and client satisfaction.” Bob Durfee of the Laconia office of Dubois & King, who oversaw the project, accepted the award on behalf of his team. He told the City Council that the project was undertaken and completed in two construction seasons with minimal effects on the flow of traffic as 10,000 vehicles per day passed through city each day. The reconstructed has a projected lifespan of 75 years and the project was completed for $200,000 less than the approximately $3.3 million projected. (Courtesy photo)


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Shots fired in Gilford

GILFORD — A Gilford man has been arrested after a report of gunshots fired from a motorcycle in the area of 108 Young Road Monday.

09-27 Ryan Thurston

Ryan E. Thurston, 35, was apprehended by police a short time after the report in Gilford and taken into custody without incident.

Police determined that Thurston was an "involved participant" and had fled on a motorcycle. A second unknown vehicle was also involved in the incident.  The circumstances are being investigated.

Thurston was charged with reckless conduct involving a firearm, a Class B felony, and is being held on $20,000 cash bail. He will be arraigned Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Belknap County Superior Court.

Gilford police ask that anyone with information call them at 527-4737.

– Ginger Kozlowski

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