Nelson Star

Pocket dialling Nelson police an embarrassment

A case of pocket dialling the Nelson police gives away some embarrassing insider information. - File photo
A case of pocket dialling the Nelson police gives away some embarrassing insider information.
— image credit: File photo

A case of pocket dialling allowed local police to eavesdrop on a drug conversation this week.

Just past midnight on February 13, a 911 call came into the Nelson Police Department. It was answered in the usual manner, says a press release issued to the Star.

“911 Emergency,” said the operator. “Do you need police, fire or ambulance?”

The operator heard voices but no one would speak. After trying to make contact and monitoring the call, it was determined the caller didn’t need help and likely pocket-dialed their cell phone.

Determining the call was coming from a moving vehicle, the police heard a short drug-related conversation between a number of people.

“They were discussing who some of their best customers were and what they charged their regular customers versus unknown customers,” said the release.

Police were able to deduce that the vehicle had stopped at 7-11 and so met up with them there. There were four occupants, two of which are well known to police. Once officers revealed to them what they’d heard, they were embarrassed, say police.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Sinixt woman resigns over Slocan Pool burial
 
Room to Live campaign launched
 
Teacher strike cheques in the mail
Shipping company names new ship after the city
 
(VIDEO) Hundreds pay respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty
 
Rotary connector trail extension enhances Rails to Trails project
Archaeological open house July 13 at Lemon Creek Pithouse Village
 
Students invited to open house
 
Herman goes to Africa

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.