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Arrest warrants pending for Chemung burglary

MEREDITH — Police said yesterday that arrest warrants are pending for two people they believe are responsible for burglarizing a home on Tucker Mountain Road on December 5.

The burglary was reported to police at 3 p.m. when the homeowner returned to find a small black car in the driveway being operated by a female operator. The car left and the homeowner realized there had been a burglary and notified police.

Responding officers learned the car had headed onto Chemung Road and in the direction of Sanbornton. A State Police K-9 officer and dog performed a search and told Meredith Police there was likely a second person involved.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 02:08

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Belmont police investigating burglary on Sunset Drive

BELMONT — Police are investigating a burglary that took place on Sunset Drive and was reported to them by the homeowner at 1:34 p.m. on December 4.

The investigation showed a forced entry was made to a garage and pieces of a generator were stolen. It appeared attempts were made to take the whole generator but it was chained to the floor.

Police said that the Sunset Drive area of town has a number of seasonal residents where homes are regularly targeted for break-ins and theft.

Anyone with any information about this burglary or anyone who notices any unusual people or automobiles in the area is asked to call the Belmont Police at 267-8351.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 02:05

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Convention Executive Committee can't meet for lack of quorum

LACONIA — A meeting of the Belknap County Convention's Executive Committee scheduled for Tuesday afternoon was cancelled due to lack of a quorum.
Committee Chairman Frank Tilton (R-Laconia) and members Don Flanders (R-Laconia) and Robert Greemore (R-Meredith) were the only members of the seven-member committee present. Absent were Guy Comtois (R-Barnstead), Herb Vadney (R-Meredith), Jane Cormier (R-Alton), and Colette Worsman (R-Meredith).
Tilton said that the meeting had originally been scheduled to take up a request from the Belknap County Commissioners for a $10,500 budget transfer to the corrections department but the request had been withdrawn by the commissioners, who wrote a letter to the committee in which it said a decision had been made to use the county's contingency account to make up the shortfall.
The committee took no action on the request at its October 22 meeting.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 03:28

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Gilford cop pushes burning car away from gas pump

GILFORD — A quick-thinking police officer was able push a burning car away from a fuel pump at the Gilford Mobil Mart Monday morning.

Police and fire fighters were called to the store at 8:07 a.m. for a reported car fire. The first person to arrive was Officer Kevin Baron, who saw a car at the gas pumps smoking with flames coming from the underside.

He used the push bar on his cruiser to push the smoking car into a nearby parking lot. He and Officer Curtis Mailloux engaged the fire extinguishers from their cruisers but were unable to put out the fire.

Deputy Fire Chief Brad Ober said fire crews had to pry open the hood of the car to extinguish the blaze. He said police were able to push the car from under the gas station canopy and that action prevented the fire suppression system from deploying.

Ober said heat triggers the suppression system and the fire hadn't gotten that hot yet. He also said it's quite messy when one of those systems deploys.

The car was a total loss but no one was injured.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 01:57

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