Laconia woman faces drug charges

LACONIA — Kimberly Moore, 22, a transient from Laconia, faces charges of possession of fentanyl and identity fraud.
Arraigned on Nov. 25, Moore is charged with having a needle and a narcotics kit with her in the parking lot of the Landmark Inn in downtown Laconia on May 18. A police affidavit states that she was with two other women and had drug paraphernalia at her feet. When confronted by police, she allegedly said she “was going to shoot up before we got there.”
Police received the laboratory results on the seized drugs on Aug. 31, saying the needles had tested positive for fentanyl, a controlled narcotic, which resulted in the Class B felony charges.
The other charges Moore faces are using another’s identity to obtain services at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, and making a false report, which are Class A misdemeanors.

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Building demolition, replacement planned at 570 Union Ave.


LACONIA — Firefighters were training Monday inside an aging commercial building at 570 Union Ave. that is to be demolished and replaced with a new structure.

Fire Chief Ken Erickson said more training drills will be conducted there Tuesday and Wednesday.

Property tax records show the two-story building, valued at $314,700, was constructed in 1950.

Rafferty Chiropractic and the Lakes Region Answering Service were the most recent tenants. A pawn shop and a second-hand clothing store once operated there as well.

The building is owned by Peter Morrissette of PEM Real Estate. His brother, Kevin Morrissette of NW Morrissette, is the general contractor who will construct the new four-unit, 5,000-square-foot commercial building.

Planning Director Dean Trefethen said that, on Nov. 14, the Planning Board approved the new site plan for the building. He said a demolition permit should be issued within a few days.

Kevin Morrissette said the existing building should be torn down by the end of the year and his company will probably start construction of the new structure mid-summer with a goal of finishing in the fall.

“The building has been in poor maintenance for many years and it was more economical to put in a new structure than improve the old one,” he said.

No tenants have been identified yet for the new building.

“We will build it and hope the tenants will come,” Morrissette said.

570 Union

This is an architectural rendering of four-unit commercial building to be constructed at 570 Union Ave. The existing building, unusual in its barnlike appearance, is to be torn down.

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Gilford police log

GILFORD — Police on Nov. 19 charged Paul McGrath, 62, of 126 Union St., Manchester, with a subsequent offense of driving after suspension and transporting an open container of alcohol.

Jonathan Henry George Jr., 31, of 38 Foster Road, Loudon, faces a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

Police on Nov. 21 charged Barbara Pratt, 42, of 4 Maple Avenue, Gilmanton, with two counts of driving while intoxicated.

Police arrested Norman Fleck, 34, of 23 Saltmarsh Pond Road on a bench warrant.

Police arrested Keith J. Lyman, 29, of 1428 Lakeshore Road, Gilford, on a bench warrant and also charged him with possession of a controlled drug.

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