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Tuesday February 19th, 2013

Posted at 4:55pm

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Essex County OPP are warning residents of a series of prank phone calls that are taking place around the province, including right here in Essex County.

Police say that so far this past week, two complainants have contacted the OPP to report that they had received phone calls from 239-205-4843 in the very early morning hours.

This phone number is believed to be a Magic Jack number which allows free long distance calling in North America. When this number is used, it appears to be from an outgoing line only.  The phone number can’t be traced back to any one person or location.

In the two Essex County incidents, the male who was calling made bizarre statements such as “Need a tire changed” and “I’m standing here freezing” and “I’m going to kill a baby.”  Both complainants were initially disturbed upon hearing this male and his phrases and contacted police.

Police would like to advise the public that this is an ongoing issue and the only motive for these calls seems to be harassing in nature.  The public is asked to contact police should they receive any of these calls

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