Odds and ends for February 5


Parents charged for toddler’s 911 calls

LOWVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have charged a northern New York woman and her boyfriend because the woman’s 2-year-old daughter used their cellphones to dial 911 a total of 15 times last month.

Village of Lowville Police Officer Matthew Martin says the 23-year-old mother and her 33-year-old boyfriend told him they tried to keep their phones away from the persistent toddler, but the girl kept getting them and dialing 911.

Martin spoke to the couple last Wednesday after Lewis County 911 dispatchers reported that a child had called 14 times in January. Martin says the child called 911 a 15th time later that night. He charged the couple the next day with obstructing governmental administration.

Martin says the girl called 911 three more times Friday but hasn’t made an emergency call since then.

Domestic violence fears after pig cries

CHINA, Maine (AP) — Police responding to reports of screaming coming from a home in Maine didn’t find a victim of domestic violence as they feared. Instead, they found an amorous pig.

State police say a woman called last week after hearing what she believed to be a fight coming from a neighbor’s home in the town of China. The caller said she heard screaming and thought there was a domestic assault.

Four state troopers responded and talked to the neighbor. The neighbor said she raises pigs and the screaming was coming from an overjoyed male pig that had been placed in a pen with five sows in heat. Police say there was no assault and no disturbance “other than the screaming male pig.”

 

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