Yarmouth Rural RCMP has charged a man for making harassing phone calls to the RCMP Operational Communications Centre.
On November 1, shortly before 10 a.m., a 28-year-old man from Dayton, called the RCMP Operational Communications Centre (OCC) to enquire about an investigation. During the phone call, the man was belligerent, disrespectful and offensive with the RCMP call-taker. Over the next thirty minutes, the man called the RCMP OCC and openly advised call-takers, supervisors, and a senior police officer that he intended to waste the RCMP’s time and would continue calling. The man was provided multiple warnings concerning the proper use of emergency services and that he was tying up the phone lines of critical infrastructure.
Police attended the man’s home and arrested him without incident. Dryden Frederick Clayton Perry, 28, of Dayton, has been charged with Harassing Communications and Breach of Probation. Perry was released on conditions will appear in Yarmouth Provincial Court on November 8, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
The RCMP would like to remind the public to contact the police or other emergency services when their services are required. Please do not tie up 911 lines or intentionally contact emergency services when the situation is not an emergency. If your matter is not urgent, it can be dealt with by calling your local police or RCMP Detachment directly.