LACONIA – Police and fire responded to five drug overdoses in the city in the three days between Friday at noon and Monday at noon.
All five were non-fatal and fire department personnel used Narcan – an anti-opioid – to counter the effects of the drugs.
One of the overdoses occurred in a McDonald's restaurant bathroom, one occurred in the Vista Foods parking lot, another on Estates Circle, one on Winter Street, and one in the Colonial Theater building.
It doesn't appear any of the overdoses had anything to do with Motorcycle Week which began last Friday afternoon.
Police also responded to one attempted burglary on Opechee Street. Sgt. Thomas Swett said it appeared someone tried to force entry into the home, but was either unable to do so or was interrupted. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252.
Police also investigated three additional cases of vandalism at three homes in the South End of the city. Swett said he didn't know if the newest reports were related to last week's rash of vandalism attacks that appear to be coming from someone riding in a dark-colored Camry and emerging from the sunroof to shoot either golf balls or rock-sized golf balls from some type of slingshot at parked cars.
Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Riley said firefighters responded to a call for a woman who nearly drowned in Paugus Bay Sunday afternoon. Riley said the woman apparently had some kind of medical problem while she was swimming. He said people near by, stayed on the phone with a 9-1-1 operator who guided them to giving the woman CPR. He said she was breathing and had a pulse when firefighters arrived.
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