Police reminding residents the proper use of 911
Icy steps and banking trouble were just two of the reasons people called 911 in Barrie on Sunday.
Shortly after 4 p.m., a woman on Parkside Drive called 911 complaining to police she was having difficulty with her bank during conversations with them. The woman was advised about the proper use of 911.
Later on, around 11:40 p.m., a woman called 911 from a payphone near the Petro Canada station on Blake Street complaining that Barrie police had 'woke her up' and that she was upset because her front steps were icy. She hung up on the operator with no further explanation.
In total, 16 911 calls were made in Barrie on Sunday and only one was for medical reasons. Fifteen calls were dropped calls, many of them misdials. Two of the calls were the result of kids playing with the phone and two others were prank calls from payphones.
Police are reminding residents that prank 911 calls can result in criminal charges.