By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — A transient woman is accused of stealing a bicycle and a car, but police said they still have no real motive for the alleged crimes.
Allison Wormstead, 23, is charged with theft without owner's consent, theft by unauthorized taking, theft of mislaid property and resisting arrest, which are all misdemeanors.
Police said they received a report of a vehicle stolen from the street in front of 10 Pleasant St. After getting the report, another officer saw the vehicle in front of 342 Union Ave.
Meanwhile, another officer was taking a report of a bicycle stolen from Walgreens. Police said they had reason to think Wormstead was involved in both incident.
Preliminarily, it appears Wormstead allegedly took the bicycle, rode it to Pleasant Street, allegedly stole the car which was unlocked and had the keys on the console, and then drove to Union Avenue where she abandoned the bicycle.
She allegedly tried to run from police while on Union Avenue.
Wormstead refused bail and is being held until she can appear in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division on Wednesday.
Capt. Matt Canfield said that at this point she was not charged with any felonies because the state statute reads that for a felony charge, the theft of an automobile must include a component of trying to permanently deprive the owner of it. He said the car didn't appear to be damaged.
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