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Norfolk Homeowner Calls 911 Over Neighbours Grass Clippings

Norfolk County OPP are once again reminding the public to only call 911 for emergencies after getting a call yesterday from an upset homeowner who didn't like their neighbours grass clippings coming onto their property.

NORFOLK COUNTY - Norfolk County OPP are once again reminding the public to only call 911 for emergencies. 

Yesterday afternoon, police were called by an upset person, who didn't like their neighbours grass clippings blowing onto their property. 

The use of 9-1-1 for emergency response continues to save lives when used appropriately and the OPP want those who need urgent help to use 9-1-1. The OPP also encourages families to discuss proper use of 9-1-1 to prevent hang ups and misdials from occurring.

On average, it takes at least two officers approximately thirty minutes to respond, investigate and clear the call. This puts enormous pressure on OPP resources when officers respond to unnecessary calls that can be prevented.

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