Police locate missing children

Parking was also issue at art festival

PETERBOROUGH — While beautiful weather drew many people to downtown Peterborough on Saturday for the Children and the Arts festival, the large crowd also meant police were kept busy.

At about 12:48 p.m., police got reports from two different parents about missing children, according to Police Chief Scott Guinard. Police and Fire Department personnel immediately began looking for a 10-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, using descriptions provided by parents, in the area of Putnam Park and Grove Street.

Guinard said the two children, who were not related, were both found within about 35 minutes.

“They had each gotten lost in the crowd, and they were returned to their parents,” he said.

Guinard said police also dealt with parking issues.

An illegally parked vehicle on Vale Street had its mirror torn off by a passing truck, and the operators of both vehicles exchanged insurance information. A car parked legally on Concord Street was also hit. The driver in that case left contact information.

Police issued parking citations to multiple vehicles that were illegally parked on Vale Street, Guinard said.

“At one point, the roadway was bottled down so only a compact car could fit through,” he said.

Dave Anderson can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 233 or He’s on Twitter at @DaveAndersonMLT.

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