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May 31. 2014 7:33PM

Pair rescued from pond after canoe capsizes; police: man filed false gun permit info

Canoe capsizes, pair rescued at Dorrs Pond

MANCHESTER — Fire department personnel rescued a man and his 5-year-old daughter after their canoe capsized in Dorrs Pond Saturday.


The incident happened shortly after noon, when a 9-1-1 caller reported seeing people “drowning” in the middle of the pond, officials said.

First responders found the father and child clinging to an overturned canoe hundreds of feet from shore.


The child was wearing a life vest; the father was not, officials said.


Firefighters used a rescue boat to bring the two safely to shore, where they were checked for hypothermia.


The two were in the water for about 15 minutes.

Police say man filed false gun permit info


MERRIMACK — A local man has been arrested for allegedly falsifying information on an application for a gun permit.


According to a news release, 40-year-old Neil Anketell submitted an application to the police department for a permit to carry a concealed firearm. When police investigated, they discovered that he allegedly had falsified information on the application.


Anketell turned himself in on an arrest warrant Saturday afternoon, police said.
He was charged with unsworn falsification, a misdemeanor, and was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail pending a court appearance to be held on June 19.

Man faces charges of stalking, reckless driving


MERRIMACK — A 25-year-old Merrimack man has been charged with stalking and reckless driving after he allegedly drove into a former co-worker’s car on purpose last weekend.


According to a news release, James Sakelaris, of 11 Cobblestone Drive, turned himself in to police on Friday.


Police had responded to a minor motor vehicle crash on Daniel Webster Highway near Front Street just before 5 p.m. May 24. After an investigation, police determined that Sakelaris allegedly had struck a vehicle belonging to someone with whom he used to work, and police issued an arrest warrant.


Sakelaris was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail pending a court appearance on June 19.

Cyclist hits tree, taken to hospital


LONDONDERRY — A motorcyclist was seriously injured Saturday when his motorcycle hit a tree, police said.


The man was taken to Elliot Hospital in Manchester for treatment after the accident, Sgt. Mark Morrison said.

The motorcyclist, whose name was not available Saturday night, was the only person involved in the crash, which happened about 7 p.m. Saturday on Litchfield Road.


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