July 12. 2013 1:35AM

Tilton man arrested, pleads guilty to burglaries

Union Leader Correspondent

TILTON – Police have announced the recent arrest and guilty plea of a local man on two counts of burglary and criminal mischief.

James Welcome 30, of 61 High St., was arrested July 3 and plead guilty to two counts of burglary and criminal mischief on July 11, said Police Chief Robert Cormier.

During the month of June, Tilton police responded to two commercial burglaries, both of which occurred during overnight hours, said Cormier.

The first was on June 19 at Lakes Region Cupcakes at 285 Main St. Sometime during the night someone smashed in the glass door, went inside and removed all the cash from the register, Cormier said.

On June 27 at 4:30 a.m., police responded to a burglary alarm on the east side of town at 622 Laconia Road at the Tilton Shop Express. They found that the store had been burglarized, he said.

“Viewing the store video, a suspect wearing a hood and mask was observed forcing his way into the store and then removing all the cash and assorted other items," Cormier said in a press release.

The investigation took two weeks.