LACONIA — A former Union Avenue man has pleaded guilty to burglarizing an occupied home on Emerald Street on Aug. 23, 2015.
Kevin Gobiel, 21, whose last known address was 322 Union Ave. #2, has been sentenced to serve two to four years in the New Hampshire State Prison for men. He is credited with 35 days of pre-trial incarceration.
The case against his alleged co-defendent, Michael Regan, who police say was arrested with him shortly after the burglary, continues to trial. His jury selection date is Aug. 1.
According to police at the time, the woman woke to find two men in her house and called 911.
The first responding officer said he heard sounds coming from a heavily wooded area about 300 feet from the victim's house. He said he got out of his cruiser and yelled that he was a Laconia Police Officer with a K-9 and ordered who ever it was to come out of the woods. Gobiel came from the woods with his hands up.
Gobiel initially told police he was walking along the street and jumped into the woods when he heard the police coming because he had drugs on him. Affidavits from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia District said police found a back pack and one white shoe but Gobiel said they weren't his.
Regan was found in the mud by a State Police Officer and a K-9. At the time police said he was wearing one black and one white shoe. He said the back pack was his.
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