Case and Keg robbed by man with knife

LACONIA — Police are seeking information abut a man who robbed the Case and Keg Store at 855 Union Ave. at 11:38 p.m. Saturday.

Police said a white man showed a knife to the clerk and left with an undisclosed amount of money.

He was wearing a black sweatshirt with red sleeves and had the hood up. He was also reported wearing black-and-while checkered pajama bottoms.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252 or the greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717.

– Gail Ober

Double-duty fire chief

03-21 Ken Erickson sworn in in Belmont

Belmont Fire Chief Ken Erickson shakes hands with the Belmont Selectman Chairman Ruth Mooney following his swearing-in ceremony at the Corner Meeting House Monday. In a historic move, Erickson, who is the current fire chief in Laconia as well, will assume the chief duties of neighboring Belmont under a contract for chief services signed by the town of Belmont and the city of Laconia. (Laconia Daily Sun Photo - Gail Ober)

Arrest made in Airport Plaza vandalism

GILFORD — Police have arrested a local man following an investigation into acts of vandalism at the Airport Plaza overnight between Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6.

Louis Allen Sullivan, 18, of 25 Old Lakeshore Road has been charged with one count of criminal mischief, a Class B felony, and released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail pending his arraignment in 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division on May 5.

Lt. Kristian Kelley of the Gilford Police said that a number of windows were broken at both the Gilford Cinema 8 and the Gilford House of Pizza as well as at a vacant unit of the shopping plaza. He said that images from surveillance cameras, particularly of the clothing worn by the suspect, led police to Sullivan, who was arrested without incident at his home on Monday evening. Officers executed a search of Sullivan's home, which Kelley expected would lead to additional charges of criminal mischief.

– Michael Kitch