Trucks collide on Route 106 in Belmont

BELMONT — Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be the cause of a two-vehicle collision on Route 104 at 6:40 a.m. Friday.

Police said the Alexander Christie, 19, was driving a 2009 Tacoma headed north when for unknown reasons he veered into the path of a 2001 Mack truck being driven by Robert Lombardi, 57, of Moultonborough.

Christie was taken by Belmont Fire and Rescue to Lakes Regional General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The New Hampshire State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement unit assisted Belmont Police with the investigation.

Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call the Belmont Police at 267-8350 and ask for Master Patrol Officer Derek Gray.

– Gail Ober

Kate Ambrose named TA in Sanbornton


SANBORNTON — In a brief statement Friday, The Board of Selectmen announced the appointment of Kate Ambrose of Loudon as town administrator.

Ambrose is graduate of Coe Brown Academy in Northwood, New Hampshire who earned her bachelor's degree in environmental studies at the University of North Carolina — Wilmington and a master's degree in natural resources at the University of New Hampshire. For the past three-and-a-half years, she has served as project coordinator in the Administrative Department of the town of Hooksett.

Ambrose will succeed Charlie Smith, who for the past year has served as interim town administrator under contract between the town and Municipal Resources Inc. of Meredith.

Home invasion on Batchelder Street leaves three injured


LACONIA — Police are investigating a home invasion on Batchelder Street that sent three people to the hospital with wounds inflicted by some kind of club or bat.
Capt. Matt Canfield said Friday that police received two nearly simultaneous calls around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. He said the first was a call from the bushes near the intersection of Pine and South Main Street made by two people who had been beaten but escaped the home at 72 Batchelder St.
The second call came moments later and was from the home.
Canfield said all the victims reported that two men and one woman entered Apartment #3 wearing face masks and wielding clubs or bats or something similar and attacked. He said the victims said they were demanding money but didn’t get away with anything.
Police are looking for a large dark green SUV, which Canfield said was about the size of a Chevy Tahoe, with Maine plates, which typically have a white background with black lettering.
Canfield said two of the victims had head injuries and were taken to Lakes Region General Hospital and were kept overnight for observation. The third victim went to the hospital for a back injury and was treated and released.
At this time, Canfield said police believe this was a targeted attack and that there is no danger to the general public. He said anyone who heard or saw anything is asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252.
Canfield said from July 2015 to date, police have responded to 86 calls at the three-apartment building. He said the calls ranged from a complaint of a vicious dog that led to temporary mail stoppage to disturbances and thefts.
According to city tax assessment records, the house is owned by Robert Fatmir Gasi.