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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 VOL. 20 NO. 5 BERLIN, N.H. 752-5858 Sergeant Dan Morel, of the National Guard, stands with Mary Williams’ fifth grade class Wednesday during his visit to Hillside Elementary talk about what it’s like being stationed in Kuwait. (CRAIG LYONS PHOTO) Guardsman meets with students after exchanging letters, packages during delpoyment BY CRAIG LYONS THE BERLIN DAILY SUN BERLIN— After receiving letters and care packages during his deployment to Kuwait, one National Guardsman got to meet his benefactors Wednesday. Sergeant Dan Morel, of the National Guard, visited Hillside Elementary students in Heidi Holt’s third grade class and Mary Williams’ fifth grade class Wednesday afternoon to thank them for sending him care packages and letters from the students during his deployment. “It was really cool,” said Morel. He added it’s great to see that the kids care about the people stationed in other countries. Morel visited the students and fielded their questions about what it’s like to be stationed in the Middle East. see GUARDSMAN page 6 FREE Berlin man indicted for assaulting officer LANCASTER—A Berlin man was indicted last week by the grand jury for assaulting a police officer last year. Christopher Parr, 32, of Berlin, was indicted for second-degree assault and simple assault for allegedly slamming Corporal Luc Poulin’s hand in a doorway. The charges state that by slamming the door on Poulin’s hand, Parr caused both lacerated and fractured his finger. Both charges stem from a December 2010 incident where Poulin and Corporal Nathan Roy responded to a noise complaint Parr reported, according to police. Poulin and Roy entered Parr’s apartment to hear the noise levels coming from a neighboring apartment. When they were leaving the apartment, Poulin was standing in the doorway, with his hand on the door frame, when Parr alleged slammed the door on his hand. Police say the force of the door nearly amputated Poulin’s finger. Police later arrested Parr for simple assault. Parr was among the 19 people indicted last week by the grand jury. Roger Dana, 37, of West Stewartstown, was indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property. The charges allege that Dana knowingly received a number of guitars, which belonged to two other men, knowing or believing the guitars had been stolen. David Glidden, 22, of Dalton, was indicted for driving after being certified a habitual offender. The charge alleges that Glidden was found opersee INDICTED page 5 Gorham police consider recent traffic detail a success BY CRAIG LYONS THE BERLIN DAILY SUN GORHAM— The Gorham Police Department is touting traffic detail to enforce stop light laws from this past weekend as a success. For three hours Saturday afternoon, Gorham officers set up at the upper junction of Routes 2 and 16 to watch for vehicles disobeying the traffic signal at Maureen’s Boutique & Tanning Salon 146 Main St. 752-7569 Lots of Spring Arrivals the intersection. During the detail, officers issued 26 violations and watched 3,117 vehicles pass through the intersection. “It was a productive enforcement effort,” said Chief P.J. Cyr. James Steele, of North Country Council, provided the department with the equipment to count the vehicles, said Cyr. During the detail, Cyr said the counter logged 1,146 vehicles heading northbound, 1,380 vehicles heading southbound and 591 vehicles heading westbound. Out of those vehicles, Cyr said 15 summonses for red light violations were issued; seven written warnings for red light violations were issued; one sum- Buying or Selling Real Estate? Call WAYNE MICUCCI 723-7015 RE/MAX Northern Edge Realty 232 Glen Ave Berlin 752-0003 see DETAIL page 7 WE BUY GOLD! 107 Main St, Berlin, NH • 752-1520 •

The Berlin Daily Sun, Thursday, March 24, 2011

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