361 calls to 911 from mystery phone has Ontario police scratching their heads


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361 calls to 911 from mystery phone has Ontario police scratching their heads
By Barbara Simpson ,Sarnia Observer
First posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 05:59 PM EST | Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014 06:06 PM EST
SARNIA, Ont. — Someone out there just can’t stop calling 911. And Sarnia police would like to find out why.


Since Christmas, a mystery caller in the southwestern Ontario city has placed 361 calls to the 911 call centre.


“It’s concerning,” Const. Heather Emmons said Thursday. “Is it someone who really needs help? Or is it somebody playing with the phone and doesn’t really know what they’re doing?”


Police believe the cellphone belongs to a Rogers customer, and likely have a SIM card. They’ve been able to narrow the location of the phone within a one-kilometre radius.


Each call typically lasts a matter of seconds and contains a garbled message.


Police think that maybe an old cellphone landed in the hands of a child over the holidays, as 911 calls can still be made with no SIM card or service.


barbara.simpson@sunmedia.ca
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SLM
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Police ID Sarnia, Ont., student, 10, as person who made 370 calls to 911

By The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press – 17 hours ago

SARNIA, Ont. - Police in southwestern Ontario say a mystery caller who placed 370 calls to the Sarnia Police Service since Christmas Day has been identified.
Investigators say the caller is a 10-year-old hearing impaired and developmentally delayed student who cannot speak and attends a Sarnia public school.
An educational assistant at the school heard the story about the 911 calls and informed a teacher.
The teacher was aware that the student enjoyed playing with gadgets and lived in the area police had identified as the source of the calls.
The parent of the student had removed the SIM card before giving the cellphone to the child, believing that it would have no service capabilities.
Police say the child was not aware that 911 was being contacted

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petros
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My phone will still do emergency calls without either sim cards. What took cops so longer to figger that out or triangulate for that matter?
 
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I'm glad it wasn't someone tied up in some basement.
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

My phone will still do emergency calls without either sim cards. What took cops so longer to figger that out or triangulate for that matter?

Doesn't the phone have to be on for a certain amount of time before they are able to do that?
 

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