Sunday, September 05, 2010

Armed, Suicidal Man Surrenders To Greece Police

  
The D&C reports: Residents of a Greece apartment complex were notified to stay in their homes Saturday after police responded to a call from a suicidal man who said he had access to weapons.

According to Greece police, a 58-year-old man called police just before 6 p.m. and threatened to kill himself at his home on Calm Lake Circle. Upon arrival, officers tried several times to call him. A perimeter was set up around the building. About an hour later, the man agreed to walk out of the building when contacted. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation; criminal charges aren’t anticipated. Two long guns were removed from the apartment.
 
SCATS ~~ In this era of cell phones, how do police obtain a number to call?
 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

He called them initially. I suspect when they understood the situation, they could trace the call. I believe *63, or one of the star numbers, allows anyone to get the phone number of the previous caller.

SCATS said...

To 11:02AM ~~ I hadn't heard that he made first contact, but that could be one explanation. Actually, it's *66 for "call return." However, it's possible to block a number from showing up on caller ID even with a cell phone, but the 911 dispatchers can "see" any number and even "locate" most callers (GPS). Big Brother IS watching ;)

Anonymous said...

You can choose not to have "911 locater" on your cel phone you can disable on many newer phones.

SCATS said...

To 9:54AM ~~ I believe that ALL new cell phones, possibly excluding pre-pay or Trak-phones, have GPS chips built right in. I think a law was passed to ensure it.