LISTEN: Residents call 911 for non-emergencies

Posted at 8:32 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 14:00:57-05

Police in Macedonia have had it up to here with people calling 911 for non-emergencies.

"Don't call the police dept - we are busy and we are not information," the Facebook post from the Macedonia Police Department starts.

It goes on the list reasons that do not justify calling 911: 

  • Your electricity is out.
  • You don't have water. 
  • Your cable is out.

LISTEN to some of the 911 calls in the media player above.

We might add a few outside of Macedonia:

On Friday, Macedonia Police said 911 dispatchers were inundated with calls about a power outage, while dispatchers were working actual emergencies, including calls for a broken water main.

“We don’t control when the power comes back on. It’s the power company, obviously," Macedonia Police Chief Jon Golden said.

Read the whole post below.


DON'T CALL THE POLICE DEPT - WE ARE BUSY AND WE AREN'T INFORMATIONFriday our phone lines were jammed with inquiries...

Posted by Macedonia Police Department - Ohio on Monday, December 21, 2015