Woman calls 911 to talk about her husband 0
A woman called 911 shortly after 11 p.m., Thursday, to talk about her husband. Barrie police say the woman, who appeared to have had a little too much to drink, called 911 to ask permission for her mate to come to the station and ‘talk’ things out. She didn’t tell the operator what her husband was supposed to talk about and refused to provide her address before hanging up.
Earlier in the day, a man called 911 around 10 a.m. to report that his wallet had been stolen. An operator reminded him about the non-emergency police number (705-725-7025) and he was asked to come to the station to report the crime.
Also on Thursday, a three-year-old girl accidentally called 911. The girl’s father told police the girl had grabbed his phone and dialled 911 and insisted his phone was locked. Police are reminding residents to lock their phones to prevent misdials.
Overall, Barrie police received nineteen 911 calls on Thursday, All were false. Not including the number of 911 operators, dispatchers and officers required to take these false calls, which used nearly six hours of police resources, based on only one officer’s response.