The sometimes sad, often odd, occasionally amusing bits and pieces of life in York County, Pennsylvania tweeted while listening to York County Department of Emergency Services, 911 Communications from April 2010 to present while covering news for the York Daily Record/Sunday News.
The 833 tweets almost never made the paper or a web update, but are still a micro slice of life.
Originally posted to twitter @paulkuehnel
#911call: Man threatens bank staff, says he is going home to get his gun. Bank to police: Let him know he isn’t welcome back
#911call: For a white male wearing red, carrying a newspaper, hugged her and tried to drop his pants
#911call: For a storage shed that was stolen after it was delivered.
#911call: Completely nude man in Mercury, asking assistance pumping gas, caller doesn’t have a plate #, just photo “but don’t know of what”
#911call: For a breakin, stolen items include food from the fridge and a bottle of perfume.
#911call: Caller left VW at repair facility, went to pick up and was told someone else already picked up, he has the title.
#911call: For a naked man trying to get people to come into his house. Update Police: Disabled man seeking help
#911call: Caller advises that she returned home to fine 12 garbage cans in her back yard and wants police to pick them up.
#911call: “For kittens being fed by a cat lady, caller says kittens not allowed and wants them removed”
#911call: Caller advises that a completely naked man was standing on car.
#911call: Police1: Did you just stop a silver Buick for speeding, Police2: yes Police1: just stopped for 75mph if you want to add 2 citation
#911call: Advises subject is wearing pajama pants, no shirt, looking into car windows, looks intoxicated #MemorialDayWeekend
#911call: For a gas leak that started yesterday and now it’s worse
#911call: ….Game commission advises that you are not allowed to shoot an angry turkey on your porch.
#911call: Caller advises that there is a very angry turkey on his porch and he wants to know if he can shoot it.
#911call: Caller advises tht things were taken out of car, but person left a cell phone and lighter (no better evidence that leaving a cell)
#911call: Caller advises that a driver followed her around the traffic circle, but then continued on…cancelling call
#911call: Police: “These people just live 100 miles too close to each other, there isn’t much I can do with these children”
#911call: Police: “This isn’t a stolen vehicle, they have been sharing it for six years – it’s a domestic issue”
#911call: “A farmer was spreading manure and the roadway is entirely covered” #Spring in PA
#911call: For a 15 year old son who won’t help around the house, this has been going on for a year.
#911call: for a pickup truck 12 to 15 inches from the curb
#911call: The caller believes a vehicle drove past his porch pointing a weapon, the caller has a holstered weapon.
#911call: For a subject driving off before paying $38 to reset a check engine light (good price?)
#911call: for a cat that got into a building and had kittens in the drop ceiling.
#911call: Police: “I’m not going into a church and pull someone out of there with that vague description” #EasterSunday
#911call: For an 11 yr old daughter who refuses to get out of bed and go to school.
#911call: For a vehicle hit overnight, note left on vehicle saying they were sorry.
#911call: 2nd call 4 naked man walking. Police: officer keeps confirming short, shorts and long T-shirt. This caller concerned for children.
#911call: Caller advises a female did his laundry and never returned it
#911call: For a boat trailer taking up six spaces at a church. #PalmSunday
#911call: Caller arrived at vacant house to find it broken in and guns, knives and bloody sheets in the kitchen.
#911call: Caller advises that the subject wanted change, said don’t give change, subject said she would get gun, come back and kill her.