2018

Stepped-up patrols of recreation trail lead to 2 arrests

"While the officer was waiting for backup, Sargent fled on foot and the  officer pursued him, eventually catching up with Sargent on the WOW  Trail in Laconia, which connects with the Winnisquam Trail. Sargent was  arrested after an “intense but brief” struggle, Mann said."

2017

Belmont police and fire departments clean WOW Trail

"Members  of the Belmont police and fire departments teamed up Wednesday for a  cleanup/safety walk along the Winnipesaukee-Opechee-Winnisquam Trail,  the town beach and surrounding town property on the lake."

"Among the items discovered  during the sweep was a discarded needle that Fire Capt. Michael Newhall  removed for destruction. The two departments issued a warning to the  community to avoid touching any discarded needles they come across, and  instead to contact a police or fire official who has the right tools to  safely handle them." 

"Police also discovered two people tenting on town property and directed them to community services for assistance." 

2017

If You Build It They Will Come - Rail Trails Become Heroin Trails

 ...And it doesn't matter if you are talking about North Andover or Lawrence, Groveland or Salem NH. Rail Trails have become the preferred squatting grounds for drug users, drug dealers and other types of criminals... 

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