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  • MrJim911
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    Calling 911 to get a date is also tying up resources, including a Telecommunicator, a 911 line, and an officer having to go arrest her.

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  • Co11FireGal
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    No one is saying be lenient...but arrest should be a last resort to anything.

    Last Thursday night, we put out a BOLO for a such and such vehicle, driven by a heavy set black male, with a child who was kidnapped in the trunk...came through DPS, the incident didn't actually happen in this county.

    SUPPOSEDLY a woman changing a tire on the side of the road was shot and killed, and her daughter kidnapped and thrown in the trunk. The juvenile female dialed 911 several times (supposedly from the trunk of this vehicle) and reported the last thing she saw was a road sign that said Buckhannon. BOLO's were going out everywhere...police depts across the state were looking for a kidnapper/murderer...

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    2006-07-18
    Charges to be Filed Against Prankster
    by Carrie Jones
    WDTV NewsChannel Five


    Monday, State Police met with Braxton County's Prosecuting Atrorney to start filing a petition against the 12-year old girl who confessed to an elaborate 911 hoax.

    Once State Police and the Prosecutor agree on the charges, the petition will be sent to a magistrate judge to decide if there is enough evidence against the girl. Then, the case could be sent to the Circuit Court Judge.

    State Police say they could charge her with 15 counts of reporting a false incident for each fake call she mad to 911. Along with providing false information, she's also facing obstructing an officer. State Police say any officer that responded to Thursday night's call could file this charge, which could be well over 50 seperate counts.

    Trooper First Class Bill Huddleston says he still has alot of information to gather from officers before the petition can be filed.
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    Now THAT deserves arrested. Hours of time were taken and resources were drained, potentiallly endangering others' lives.

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  • Dickey
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    Originally posted by MrJim911
    Leniency is a good way for the problem to continue.
    Very true.

    Just Monday night we had sent an officer to check on a female passed out in a car. Turns out it was an underage female who was at a party and dumped off at her car when she passed out. they tossed her in and left her to sleep it off. Officers checked her and ended up writing her an underage consumption citation. She then called in underage party trying to get them in trouble. She called again after that saying there was a fight going on outiside just down the block from the party. She was eventually arrested for misuse of the phone and calling 911 to abuse the system.

    Doesn't happen every day but they do happen.

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  • MrJim911
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    Leniency is a good way for the problem to continue. That woman will most likely never call 911 unless she needs it's services for legitimate reasons in the future. You give good advice, but it doesn't apply in this situation... She called 911 because of a good looking police officer, there was no emergency or even low priority incident happening.

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  • Co11FireGal
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    I'm not sure that arrested was necessary...perhaps if she was a constant abuser of 911. Assuming that is not the case here, a lecture, and POSSIBLY a citation would have been in order...but not arrested.

    If someone dials 911 and says they do not have an emergency but need a specific agency, we remind them that the numbers are in the phone book and transfer their call. With the exception of a few frequent abusers, most do not call back. Being sympathetic...or even just a little empathetic...to callers is not a bad thing, in my opinion.

    Now, if they call and do not have an emergency and want something that they should have called 411 for, they get "DAB'ed"...transferred to the line with the recording that basically tells them that 911 is not 411.

    I think dispatchers also could sometimes benefit by remembering that just because something isn't burning down, shots aren't being fired, and no one is having a heat attack doesn't mean it's not an emergency for the person calling. We occasionally have people dial 911 saying that they are drunk and need a cab...only takes a second to give them the number (if you're not extremely busy). Maybe you don't give them the number and they drive...what kind of emergency could it be then? I don't think that is much different than the fire department being called to a tree down in the highway to avoid it from becoming a vehicle into a tree...or an officer being called to a verbal argument to keep it from becoming physical...

    Now guys like our guy that drinks and wants connected to everyone under the sun, gets DAB'ed and calls back cussing...and this is an every day or several times a day thing...arrested might be appropriate...
    Last edited by Co11FireGal; 07-18-2006, 05:32 PM.

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  • firehick
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    Originally posted by REVANANT
    I'm guessing alcohol may have been involved here.

    A lonely lady, a few beers, a cute guy with handcuffs.....
    Wrong....probably the reason.....but still wrong.

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  • REVANANT
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    I'm guessing alcohol may have been involved here.

    A lonely lady, a few beers, a cute guy with handcuffs.....

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  • MrJim911
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    [QUOTE=Dickey]
    Originally posted by Lieutenant516
    LOL. I hope she doesn't actually get jailtime and/or fined for that. If its waisting dispatcher time, THE DISPATCHER SHOULD OF HUNG UP THE PHONE.

    Excuse me, it's not that simple. A dispatcher is stuck between a rock and hard place, the public and the agencies we serve. If she would have hung up, that would have ****ed off the caller who in turn could have made a complaint on the dispatcher for "not empathizing" with the caller or "not hearing the caller out to find out if there is a real emergency or not." I have heard all the arguements.

    The best thing to do would be to send an officer in any case.

    I have actually taken calls like this before believe it or not.
    You beat me to it. She should absolutely be charged for that and I hope they fine her big time for abusing the 911 system. Hang up on a caller and you will most likely get in trouble, regardles of why she was calling. Everyone gets a cop or a firemen depending on the call.

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  • hwoods
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    And.........

    Like some others here, I've spent a bit of time in Communications, and I agree that there are a lot of other things that tie up 911 lines besides lonely ladies. I once had a caller trying to report a Fire but she was the cleaning lady and she was dropped off by the company van so she had no clue where she was. After getting her calmed down a bit, I got her to find some mail, and give me the address off the envelopes. That worked, BUT it was time consuming.
    The lady looking for "Cutie Pie" shoud get a very stern lecture from Judge Judy, and let it go at that. My reasoning there is that she showed no malicious intent, by saying that it was not an emergency call. Improper? Absolutely. Malicious Intent? No.

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  • Dickey
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    [QUOTE=Lieutenant516]LOL. I hope she doesn't actually get jailtime and/or fined for that. If its waisting dispatcher time, THE DISPATCHER SHOULD OF HUNG UP THE PHONE.

    Excuse me, it's not that simple. A dispatcher is stuck between a rock and hard place, the public and the agencies we serve. If she would have hung up, that would have ****ed off the caller who in turn could have made a complaint on the dispatcher for "not empathizing" with the caller or "not hearing the caller out to find out if there is a real emergency or not." I have heard all the arguements.

    The best thing to do would be to send an officer in any case.

    I have actually taken calls like this before believe it or not.

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  • EFD840
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    Hey, now don't give her a hard time. According to the story, the deputy returned so her plan obviously worked (well, except for that little arrest part...)

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  • martinm
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    Never had anyone use our 999 (911) system) to call up for this. But people have used it for a variety of other reasons...

    1) What time does the police station close?
    2) When does the last train leave from the station?
    3) I've just been for an awful meal at **** restaurant. Who do I seak to?
    5) Can you help me find the TV remote control?
    6) Next doors dog is barking to be let in. Can you ring my neighbours and tell them? (This at about 5 minutes past New Years Day).
    7) My neighbours have gone on holiday and not cancelled their papers.

    Just some of the things people think their local police will be delighted to hear on an "emergency" only line.

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  • scvfd412
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    Whatever happened to information, 411? Or using a phone book?

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  • CALFFBOU
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    Not that I would advocate doing this, but if the woman had any brains, she could have just called the business number and gotten his info. to write a praise letter for doing a good job. Then made contact with him.

    Dumbie.

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  • Lieutenant516
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    Well like I said, it wasn't our normal dispatcher. I know my dispatchers number, but they were down, getting a new radio system, so we had to call the other dispatcher. (I keep all the dispatchers #'s in my cell now.)

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