• Woman arrested for prank 911 calls

    February 24, 2012 No comments

    An investigation by Indiana State Police into two alleged prank 911 calls has resulted in the arrest of a Sullivan County woman. The prank calls reported an Indiana State Trooper had been involved in a motor vehicle crash and needed immediate help.

    36 year old Angela D. Fuller was taken into custody at her residence yesterday afternoon and booked in to the Sullivan County Jail. She was charged with one count of False Informing, a Class B misdemeanor, with bond set at $4000.00, 10% allowable. 

    State police said in a news release that the Sullivan County 911 Dispatch Center received a call Monday morning around 7:15 from a female reporting a pickup truck had crashed on County Road 200 West in Pimento, an area near the Vigo/Sullivan County line. A second call from the same woman stated the crash was possibly on CR 200 West or CR 300 West between CR 1100 North and 1200 North near the Sullivan/Vigo County line. The female reported in both calls that a state trooper needed immediate assistance. 

    Numerous Indiana State Police troopers and command staff, along with Sullivan County and Vigo County Sheriff’s deputies, and area fire/EMS personnel were dispatched to the scene. After checking the area for nearly 90 minutes with multiple emergency resources, the search was called off around 9:00AM. During this time, the Indiana State Police conducted an “off-duty” roll call where every ISP unit in the Putnamville District was called and their safety verified. 

    Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division at the Putnamville Post began a subsequent criminal investigation and were able to locate the alleged prank caller.

    State police Sergeant Joe Watts of the Putnamville post said in a release that prank 911 calls not only add to the cost of law enforcement, they endanger the very lives of those responding to the fake emergency. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated and today’s arrest should serve as a deterrent to others who may contemplate such devious activities.

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