LACONIA — A Belknap County grand jury indicted two city men who allegedly broke into a home on Emerald Place on Aug. 23 while the homeowner was inside, sleeping.
Kevin Gobeil, 21, formerly of 322 Union Ave. #2, and Michael Regan, 32, formerly of 46 Arch St #1, are both charged with a Class A felony of burglary.
That the burglary was committed in the night means the charge is upgraded from a Class B felony to a Class A one felony, according to the state criminal code.
According to police reports at the time, a female resident woke to find two men in her house. They both fled when they realized she was awake.
Police responded after the woman called 911 and were able to local Gobeil about 300 feet into the tree line. After officers told him they were sending in the K-9, police said Gobeil came from the woods with his hands up. He allegedly told police he was alone and had gone into the woods when he saw the police because he had had drugs on him.
Police also found a single white and black shoe and a backpack. Gobiel denied owning them.
A State Police K-9 tracked the Regan and allegedly found him laying in the mud nearby.
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