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Lindsay Resident Charged After Police Say He Made Over 20 Unfounded Emergency Calls In Two Weeks

KAWARTHA LAKES-A 48-year-old Lindsay man is facing charges after allegedly calling 911 over 20 times in the last two weeks.

On January 28, 2023 at 6:28pm, police responded to a Lindsay Street South residence for the second time on this date, for a 911 call. Each time the caller would not speak and hung up. 

Police say on multiple occasions, officers have attended the Lindsay Street South address to check on the well-being of the caller for unfounded suspicious persons calls. Further investigation confirmed the male had made over 20 emergency calls since January 13, 2023 according to police. Police say they warned the man twice however he continued to call without any reasonable explanation.  

48-year-old David Hulland of Lindsay has been charged with public mischief and harassing communications. The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located at 440 Kent Street West in Lindsay on March 9, 2023. 

Kawartha Lakes Police would like to remind the Kawartha Lakes Community that continued abuse of  911 calls is a criminal offence and can cause a serious delay for those in need of urgent assistance.

A 911 emergency is when someone needs help right away because of injury or immediate danger. If you have called 911 accidentally, it is important to stay on the line to speak to a communicator to explain the error. Every 911 call is taken seriously, explaining the mistake can eliminate the need for the emergency communicator to call back. It is also important to ensure cell phones are locked to avoid accidentally calling 911.

For non-urgent reports, callers should use the non-emergency line at 705.324.5252 or visit the website at www.kawarthalakespolice.com. 


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Pamela Vanmeer
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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