911 misuse consumes valuable police time
were patrolling on Highway 108 in Elliot Lake.
Police observed a vehicle travelling in excess of the posted speed limit. This observation was confirmed by radar and a subsequent traffic stop was conducted. The investigation also revealed that the male driver’s licence was suspended and the vehicle was not insured. As a result, the driver was charged and the vehicle was towed.
William Mcdonald, 44 years of age, from Sudbury, was charged with: operate motor vehicle on a highway without insurance; driving while under suspension; and speeding (1 - 49km/ hr) over the posted limit.
The accused is scheduled to appear in Elliot Lake Court on Dec. 5. 11:08 p.m., the East Algoma OPP members were patrolling on Highway 108 in Elliot Lake.
Police observed a vehicle with only one Ontario licence plate. A subsequent traffic stop was conducted. The investigation revealed that the validation permit was also expired.
Keith Gofenko, 47 years of age, from Elliot Lake, was charged with: drive motor vehicle, fail to display two plates; and drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit.
Have you ever thought about what happens when someone calls 911? This is something that very few citizens think of, yet it consumes a significant amount of resources for the police and other emergency services.
When a person calls 911 an operator answers the phone and asks if the caller needs police, fire or ambulance. Depending on the answer, the operator transfers the call to the appropriate emergency services provider and help is sent as quickly as possible. If needed, the caller may be patched in with more than one agency at the same time to ensure that the best response possible is provided.
But what happens when someone calls 911 and hangs up on the operator? Or, a 911 pocket dial is sent by a cellphone. That is not such a simple question. When a 911 call is lost, it’s called a “dropped 911”