Police will tell you, misuse of 9-1-1 is a serious matter — in fact, it’s a crime.
During the wee hours of Sunday morning, April 14, Chesterfield County Sheriff deputies were called “several times in reference to a break in and trespassing,” at 1217 Cattle Ridge Road in Chesterfield, according to the incident report filed by Chesterfield County Deputy Larry T. Tucker. However, when officers arrived at the scene of the alleged crime, around 2 a.m., the homeowner said “the trespassers in question were invited into the home.”
“The offender continuously called 911. The offender called in again around 4 a.m. and stated the house (at 1217 Cattle Ridge Road) had been broken into,” said Tucker.
“We went to the residence on Cattle Ridge and confirmed with the homeowner no break-in had occurred and then went to the offender’s location,” said Tucker. Law enforcement had determined by that time the calls were coming from 9938 Patrick-Society Hill Road.
Upon arrival at that location, said Tucker, Jennifer Lynn Bryant, 29, of 1257 Cattle Ridge Road, Chesterfield, “invited us in.” She was subsequently arrested for misuse of 9-1-1, and transported to the Chesterfield County Detention Center.
Just last year, a Florida judge sentenced a man to 60 days in jail for misuse of 911 services.
— Staff Writer Karen Kissiah can be reached at 843-537-5261, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.