Masked man invades Laconia apartment & leaves with PlayStation

LACONIA — Police are investigating a burglary at 20 Blueberry Lane at 12:40 p.m. on Saturday when a masked man walked into a woman's home and stole a PlayStation from her son's bedroom.

The man, who is described at about 6-feet tall, allegedly told the woman he was going to kill her 19-year-old son who was not home at the time. The victim said she was not harmed and there was no display of any weapon.

Police believe the man left in a blue 2010 to 2013 RAV-4 that was seen leaving the area at about the same time as the burglary was reported.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252 or the Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717.

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Young Gilford man seriously injured in late night rollover on Rte. 11-A

GILFORD — A 23-year-old Gilford man was transported to Dartmouth Medical Center in Lebanon after losing control of his car before it rolled over several times on Cherry Valley Road at 1:10 a.m. Saturday morning.

Police said Andrew Legace, 23, was ejected from the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer. A spokesperson for Dartmouth Hitchcock said yesterday his condition is satisfactory.

His two passengers, Tanya Hicks, 22, of Laconia and Nick Briggs, 22 of Belmont were transported to Lakes Region General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Both were out of the car when first responders arrived.

The Belknap Regional Accident Investigation Team was called and spent several hours attempting to reconstruct the crash. A section of Cherry Valley Road was closed until 7:30 a.m.

Police said initially it appears speed was a factor and the investigation continues as to whether there were other contributing factors and whether or not any of the people in the car were wearing seat belts.

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Belmont BBQ pit can't be razed without fed's permission

BELMONT — Selectmen learned last night that to relocate the site of a public barbecue pit from Sergant Park to the new pavilion next to the Belmont Mill, the plans must be submitted to the National Park Service for consideration and approval.

The town and the N.H. Division of Parks and Recreation agree the barbecue pit is obsolete in its current location just behind the Police Station parking lot, but because it was built with federal money as part of the federal Land Water Conservation Fund that built Sargent Park in the late 1970s, the National Park Service must approve.

Beaudin said part of the reason it is obsolete is because the Police Department built a fence along the Sargent Street side of the lot.

Town Administrator Jeanne Beaudin said last night the old pit would be demolished and a new one would be built behind the new pavilion at town expense.

The pit is about 10 to 12-feet long and about three-feet wide and is used almost exclusively by the Fire Department during the tradional Old Home Day chicken barbecue.

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