Serious crash closes bypass

There was a very serious crash on the Laconia Bypass tonight. Two cars involved, two people have been transported to the hospital. The Bypass is closed from Gilford Avenue to Lakeshore Road. Gilford police said the state police are on scene. The crash is believed to be weather-related. The road may be closed for a few more hours. (posted at 10:30 p.m.)

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Laconia Police Log, Jan. 18, 2017

Laconia Police responded to 62 calls for services between noon on Jan. 17 and noon on Jan. 18, which included two motor vehicle accident, a incident of littering on 36 School St., and a safe-school report at Elm Street School.

There were two disturbances at 12 Winter St., one at River's Edge Apartments at 126 Union Ave. #313, two at 24 Gilford Ave. #6, one at Cumberland Farms at 183 Endicott St. North, one at Stafford House #7 at Church St.

Arrested were:
• Ronald H. Steele III, 23, transient, for violation and contempt of a restraining order.

• Paul M. Caristi, 27, 21 Highcrest Drive in Belmont for driving after revocation and driving with a suspended registration.

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Laconia woman in hurry arrested

CONCORD — It seems she was in a hurry to get to an appointment for a car stereo installation.

Instead, Anastacia E. Hocking, 21, of Laconia, was intercepted by State Trooper First Class Jeffrey Ardini after he observed her driving recklessly during a winter storm and on the snow- and slush-covered roadway on I-93 in Concord.

Hocking was charged with reckless driving after her vehicle was measured by radar to be traveling 91 mph.

If convicted, Hocking could face a fine of up to $1,000 and a minimum 60-day loss of license.

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