WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Police have arrested two girls for public mischief after their communications centre received 60 fake emergency calls within a month.
Winnipeg Police say the calls started on July 26th and would describe various emergencies, including: fights, assaults and in one case, a stabbing. The calls also threatened police.
Due to the nature of the calls, police responded to each one.
In each instance, there was no emergency found by officers who were also unable to determine who was responsible for the calls. The phone that made the calls were never found either.
“It is a massive drain on resources because it may not simply be one unit. Two units may go depending on the nature of the call if there is a level of violence,” said Const. Rob Carver.
On Wednesday morning police received another 911 call from the same home. Once again police determined there was no emergency. But this time they found the cell phone they believe all of the calls were made from.
Two girls, a 15 and a 12 year old, were arrested and charged with public mischief.
The 12 year old remains in custody for allegedly assaulting the police officer during the arrest.