Ditmas Park Teen Dials 911 Hundreds of Times for Fake Emergencies in 70th Precinct

Dean Whylie, 16, made 404 calls to report nonexistent incidents.


A Ditmas Park teen was arrested Tuesday afternoon for dialing 911 more than 400 times over the course of the last nine months, police told the New York Post

Dean Whyle, 16, made 404 calls to 911 to report non-existent indicents, starting on May 26, 2012, police told The Post. 

Whyle disguised his voice as a girl when he reported emergencies including police officers needing assistance, shots fired, car accidents and disputes, The Post noted. At least 329 of the calls reported incidents within the 70th Precinct. 

Investigators traced cell phone pings to the teen’s East 22nd Street home, where he made his last call Monday, The Post reported. Whyle gave no explanation as to why he was making the calls. 

He was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal impersonation, obstruction of governmental administration, filing false reports and criminal nuisance, The Post reported.

Whyle used two phones to make the calls. One phone, which was used 186 times to dial 911, was recovered, police told The Post. 


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