Boy struck in Cumbie’s parking lot, car flees

LACONIA — Police are looking for the driver of a car that struck an 11-year-old boy in the parking lot of Cumberland Farms in Laconia Sunday night.

Laconia police said the boy was struck was a red four-door sedan backing from a parking space at 10:19 p.m. The car was driven by a man with a female passenger, and she was heard yelling, "Stop!" as the car drove away. The car left and turned down Tower Street, according to police.

The boy was treated by police at the scene. Video is being obtained from a security camera directly over the scene.

Police ask that anyone with information call them at 524-5252.

– Ginger Kozlowski

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Car hits bicyclist, police search for driver believed to be responsible

LACONIA — Following a collision between a car and a bicyclist, police are searching for a Laconia man believed to have been driving the car.

Police report that a blue 2008 Nissan Altima with the New Hampshire registration 350-1091 struck a person on a bike at the intersection of Court and Fair streets on Sunday at 3:38 p.m. The car fled the scene. The person on the bike was injured and taken to Laconia Regional General Hospital for treatment.

Several witnesses at the scene identified the driver of the Altima as Juan Padua, 54, of 47 Merrimac St. Officers were not able to locate and speak with Padua right after the crash.

A warrant has been issued for Padua's arrest, charging him with felony conduct after an accident and operating while a habitual offender.

The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call police at 524-5252.

– Ginger Kozlowski

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Ashland man charged with burglary

LACONIA — An Ashland man has been charged with burglary and resisting arrest after police noticed a loud disturbance at 5 Washington St. in Laconia.

When police investigated, they were approached by a man who said a neighbor had entered his apartment without his consent and assaulted him. They found Jesse L. Colgan, 32, of 18 Riverside Drive, Ashland, inside the residence, where he was taken into custody.

Colgan is being held on $5,000 cash bail, and was scheduled to be arraigned at Belknap Superior Court Monday.

– Ginger Kozlowski

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