Friday, September 16, 2005

News From North of the Border

Looks like another happy ending in the Granite State.

ROCHESTER -- Fremont man was shot to death about 1:45 a.m. yesterday at a home at 80 Pine St. in a case that neighbors say may be connected to a string of break-ins.

Bryan J. Gaedtke, 21, was carried in a body bag from the single-family house a block from the Rochester Fairgrounds. State Attorney General Kelly Ayotte's office is investigating the case with Rochester police; they disclosed few details yesterday.

But neighbors said they believed a resident of the home shot Gaedtke because he broke into the house in the middle of the night. A second-story window screen in the rear of the house was damaged.

Authorities would not comment on who shot Gaedtke or what type of gun was used, but said no charges have been filed in connection with the death.

I'm guessing the ex-perp neglected to survey the driveway before attempting to implement his personal wealth redistribution program.

Outside, colorful toys were scattered in the tidy yard enclosed by a chain-link fence. A baby stroller, a Subaru SUV and a Chevrolet pickup truck were parked in the driveway. A bumper sticker on the truck read: "Gun Control means using both hands."


(NH assistant AG, Peter) Odom said the public is not in danger.

Well, there's one for the "No Shit" file. To quote Inspector Clouseau, "Not anymoooore."

And, then there's this "shocker".

Gaedtke had brushes with the law before...

This article from the Union Leader mentions that the homeowner, Geoff Hamann, is a former Marine. Terrible choice of victim there on the part of Dudley Dirtnap.

All's well that ends well, I say.