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May 2, 2015 11:39 AM

Harassing phone calls complaint leads to SWAT members arrest of Gilmanton man


GILMANTON - A SWAT team was called in to arrest a man in an incident that began after complaints of harassing phone calls.

After an investigation by the Gilmanton Police Department, arrest warrants were issued for Glenn Bates, 54, of 22 Indianhead Lane, for two counts of harassment, theft by deception, false report to law enforcement and felony tampering with a witness or informant.

Police said the Belknap County Special Operations Group was called to serve the high-risk warrants to Bates because of a lengthy criminal history.

After Bates repeatedly refused to exit his residence, chemical agents were deployed into the home to get Bates out. He was taken into custody by SWAT members after a brief struggle when he left his home.

He was also charged with resisting arrest after the scuffle.

Indianhead Lane was closed for briefly, and residents were asked to stay in their homes and away from the windows.

Bates is being held at Belknap County Jail on $3,500 cash-only bail.

His arraignment is scheduled for Monday in the Laconia District Court.


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