Laconia Police Log, Jan. 4, 2017

Laconia Police responded to 62 calls between the hours of noon on Jan. 3 through noon on Jan. 4 that included two motor accidents, a report of a bad check, a report of a fraud, and disturbances at 735 North Main St Apt. 1, at 101 Baldwin St., and at 58 Breckenridge Way, Apt. 25.

There were no arrests during this time frame.

Laconia Police Log, Jan. 3, 2017

Police responded to 63 calls between noon on Jan. 2 and noon on Jan. 3.

Included in those calls were disturbances at 26 Winter St., 30 Durkee St., 21 Academy St. Apt. 1, and Circle K on Union Avenue. A fraud report was made from Cumberland Farms Store on Court Street and an identity theft was reported at 832 North Main St.
City police also assisted Gilford Police at a mass-casualty incident on Lake Shore Road.
Police arrested the following:

• Joshua D. Binette, 19, of 639 Union Ave., Apt. 3, for domestic violence-simple assault.

• Todd A. Duval, 29, of 161 Endicott St. East, Apt. 9, and Hereme C. Alley, 30, of 30 Durkee St., for domestic violence simple assault.

• Steven M. Belanger, 31, of 38 Spring St. for driving after suspension-subsequent offense.

• Jereme C. Alley was arrested once for domestic violence simple assault on Monday and once for violating a restraining order on Tuesday.

– Gail Ober

Gilmanton town administrator to retire

GILMANTON — Town Administrator Paul Branscombe will retire from municipal government on March 10, he said Wednesday in a telephone interview.

Branscombe was hired by the Board of Selectmen in July of 2015 and has served the selectmen through good and bad times over the past two years.

"This has been a wonderful experience," said Branscombe. "Had I not come here, I never would have met my wife."

Branscombe said that he has been training former Assistant Town Clerk Tax Collector Heidi Duval to take over his position, with the selectmen's permission, and has recommend the board hire her.

– Gail Ober