hoax 911 call

Shop Talk – March 4
11:19 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Prohibiting Public Release of 911 Calls

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a proposal introduced in the Illinois legislature that would make it nearly impossible to obtain recordings of 911 calls.

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Plea Deal
3:33 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Restitution Agreement for Hoax 911 Call

Alvin Montgomery
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

A single phone call will cost a 25-year old man more than $12,000.

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Bill Tops $12,000
4:18 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Prosecutors Pushing for Restitution in 911 Hoax

Alvin Montgomery
Credit Macomb Police Department

The McDonough County State’s Attorney’s office said its goal is to receive restitution for police agencies that responded to a hoax 911 call in Macomb on March 6.

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Ongoing Investigation
11:57 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Hoax 911 Audio Released

Credit Rich Egger

Nearly two months after receiving a hoax 911 call, Macomb police released a recording of the call. Police made the audio available in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed last week by Tri States Public Radio.

The recording lasts less than two minutes.  In it, the caller asks the 911 dispatcher to send a squad car to 509 Murray. “This guy has a gun on us. He says we can’t leave.”

The caller also identifies the gunman as a person who lived at the house. A man’s voice is then heard asking if the person called police. After that, the line goes dead.

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