911 Follies in Port: Parking Spots and Pizza Guys
Thirteen calls were made to the emergency number last week in Port Washington. Thirteen were not emergencies.
Port Washington residents made 13 calls to 911 between Feb. 10-16, according to a report summary provided by the Port Washington Police Department.
According to 911.gov, the number should be called in “any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police.” None of the 13 appeared to qualify:
- An officer responded to Nautica Drive after a call on Feb. 10; all was in order and the resident’s mother thought the responding officer was a pizza delivery guy.
- One man called 911 on Feb. 12 because someone was parked in his assigned spot behind a building on North Franklin Street.
- A custodian at Thomas Jefferson Middle School dialed the number from the elevator lift, bumping the phone while using the lift to move items.
- One man’s wife dialed the number erroneously while trying to call her insurance company.
- A 4-year-old accidentally dialed the number from a residence on North Wisconsin Street.
- A child, age not provided, dialed 911 from a residence on Parknoll Lane
- Two “pocket dials” were reported.
- A call from the 500 block of North Wisconsin Street was a mystery, as the phone from which it came didn’t even have a battery in it. Another call, from the 1100 block of West Portview Drive, originated from a broken phone.
The other calls were just plain old accidents.