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Do you know how to trace threatening or harassing phone calls?

An incident in Peterborough has lead to police reminding residents how to trace threatening phone calls.

Peterborough Police Service were called to the Canada Post Office Depot on Rye Street after receiving information regarding a suspicious package at the location. Employees say a call was received about a dangerous package being at the depot.

The site was evacuated along with neighbouring businesses. Roads in the area were also closed.

Nothing suspicious was found and the streets and businesses in the area have been re-opened.

Police say if you receive harassing, threatening, obscene phone calls or phone calls concerning in nature you can use Bell’s Call Trace feature.

After receiving the phone call, hang up the phone then dial *57. Wait for the recording to tell you whether the call was successfully traced then hang up.

Hitting *57 provides police with the best option to identify the caller.

This service should only be used in serious situations according to Bell. The details of the trace will only be released to police as part of their investigation and you will not be advised of the caller’s number. Bell notes this service may not be available in certain areas.

There is a charge from Bell for using this feature.

For more information on Call Trace please visit: http://support.bell.ca/home_phone/calling_features/how_to_use_call_trace_on_my_bell_home_phone?step=2#displayStep

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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