WINNIPEG A 23 year-old Winnipeg man was arrested after he placed 79 false calls to 911 while he was high on methamphetamine.
On January 1 at about 11:00 pm. police received a 911 call of a family that was being sexually assaulted. When police arrived they found that the family was fine.
Over the course of the next 4 1/2 hours 78 more calls to 911 were made, all of them unfounded.
These false 911 calls took up a significant amount of time and resources as each call had to be assessed and verified.
At approximately 3:55 a.m., police located a man at a home on Boyle Street and placed him under arrest. It is believed that the suspect, high on methamphetamine, placed the 79 false calls to 911.
23 year-old Joseph Paul Peters has been charged with Public Mischief.
He was detained in custody.