Shoe prints lead to arrest in break-in

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BELMONT — A man’s “unique shoe prints” that were found at the home of an 80-year-old burglary victim led to the arrest of a 19-year-old local man.
Caleb John Phillips of 46 Concord St., Belmont, confessed to the burglary after police matched the tread found at the scene of the burglary with his shoes, according to Detective Eliza Gustafson. Because the print was found under an overhanging roof, police were able to get an unusually clear print following the late July burglary, she said.
• On Aug. 6, police apprehended two 14-year-old runaways who tripped an alarm when they broke into Jordan’s Ice Cream. Gustafson said police found them a short distance away.
• Responding to a report of a suspicious person at Shaw’s Supermarket, police contacted Ronald H. Steele III, 23, of 19 Truland St., Laconia, who allegedly gave a false name to avoid an arrest for violating a protective order. Police said he was yelling at a woman in his company, in violation of the protective order. They charged him with obstructing government administration and violating a protective order, as well as filing a penalty drug charge.
• Police arrested Gregory S. Gilbert, 57, of 10 Range Road, Belmont, and Skye Gorgas, 32, of 5 Sweetbrier Way, Laconia, on Laconia police warrants.
• Police charged Leon Gary LaRoche, 48, of 38 Champagne Avenue, Belmont, with driving after revocation or suspension.
David G. Harper, 48, of 12 Jodi Drive, Belmont, faces a charge of driving while intoxicated following his arrest on Aug. 8.