Deputies investigating dozens of false 911 calls since March in Lexington


Lexington County, S.C. (WACH)-- Four more false 911 calls have been made since Friday morning bringing the total number of false calls to 65. made since Friday morning. That brings the total to 65.


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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WACH) – The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has opened an investigation into who has made dozens of unfounded 911 calls since late March.

Lexington County’s communication center received 57 calls between March 25 and Wednesday that turned out to be baseless, according to detectives.

One additional false call was made Friday morning as well.

“We believe a woman made all the calls using an out-of-service cellphone that still has the capability of making 911 calls,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Fortunately, all these turned out to be false alarms but we’ve tied up resources responding to a wide array of calls.”

Koon said most of the woman’s calls to 911 have reported serious incidents such as shootings, robberies and burglaries.

“We’ve determined most of the calls are coming from the Saint Andrews area and we have some information about the type of phone being used,” Koon said. “We’re releasing one of the calls in hopes that someone will recognize her voice and help us find out who she is so we can talk with her.”

Anyone with information on the identity of who might be making these 911 calls should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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