Laconia police search for missing man

LACONIA — The Laconia Police Department is asking for assistance in locating the following missing subject:

David Demers, 26, a white male, 5-feet 9 inches, 160 pounds, blue eyes, brown hair.

Demers was last seen two days ago when he left on foot from his apartment on Jewett Street heading to the Laconia Spa convenience store located on Church Street. Demers was wearing a black Monster energy drink sweatshirt, black T-shirt, black jeans and work boots. Demers has been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a missing person.

Anyone with information of Demers's whereabouts is asked to contact the Laconia Police Department at 524-5252.


Partying PSU students draw police response


PLYMOUTH — No injuries were reported and no arrests were made during an incident Saturday night in the Winter Street area which involved about 300 partying college students.
Police Chief Stephen Lefebvre said about 35 police officers were called to the scene around 11 Saturday night due to noise and fireworks and reports of Plymouth State University students in the roadway.
He said that the street was littered with broken glass bottles and there was minor damage to several vehicles parked in the area which were hit by bottles which partying students had tossed into the air.
He said that it took abut 90 minutes to clear the area and that Winter Street was closed to traffic during that time and that public works crews were called out to clean the street of glass before it was reopened at around 1:30 a.m.
He said that some of the glass bottles which were tossed in the air landed near police officers but there no reports of any being hit by the bottles.
"It was a celebratory crowd, not a resistance crowd," said Lefebvre. He said that in addition to Plymouth police there were officers from the Plymouth State University police, State Police, Grafton County Sheriff's Department, the Fish and Game Department and Bristol, Ashland, Holderness, Campton, Laconia and Woodstock police departments.

City's winter maintenance $172,674 in the black

LACONIA — After spending $10,460.42 to clean up from a capricious snow storm on April 4, the city, which budgeted $445,500 for winter maintenance closed the books with a balance of $172,674.61.

City Manager Scott Myers has recommended adding $100,000 of the unexpended funds to the $1.5 million street repairs. The remainder, he suggested, could be transferred either to the undesignated fund balance or to the winter maintenance reserve account, which has a current balance of $95,421.

When the winter season ended a year ago, the budget was overspent by $75,000 and the deficit offset by transferring unexpended funds from other departments without drawing on the winter maintenance reserve account.

– Michael Kitch