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Police looking for source of more than 1,000 911 calls

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Ontario Provincial Police are looking for the person or people responsible for calling 911 more than 1,000 times in a single night.

The first call came in around 12:15 p.m. Monday. The person on the other end of the line hung up before saying anything, Const. Andrew Gamble said in an email.

Using the device's GPS coordinates, police traced the call to a location on James Street in Delhi, Norfolk County. 

Officers responded to the area but weren’t able to locate the caller or any kind of emergency situation.

Between 12:15 a.m. and 9:05 a.m., police said they got around 1,150 similar calls, but again, weren’t able to find any associated emergencies.

“False or misleading 911 calls can lead to charges of public mischief,” OPP said in a news release. “These calls divert valuable resources and time away from genuine emergences, potentially endangering lives.”

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