LOWVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have charged a northern New York woman and her boyfriend after the woman's 2-year-old daughter used the couple's cellphones to dial 911 more than a dozen 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 Wednesday after Lewis County emergency dispatchers reported that a child had called 911 a total of 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.