Home » News » Man Charged After Placing 47 Phony Calls to 911: Police

Man Charged After Placing 47 Phony Calls to 911: Police

September 3, 2020 10:56 AM | News


Cell Phone

(Mobile phone image via Shutterstock)

Winnipeg police have arrested a man after he allegedly placed 47 fraudulent calls to 911 over a nearly two-year period.

Police say between December 2018 and August 2020, the Winnipeg Police Communications Centre received calls for both police and fire, claiming some sort of fictitious emergency. The reports were all deemed to be false.

Police say the calls wasted numerous emergency resources, resulting in a loss to the city of several hundred thousand dollars.

Harley David Lee Harding, 25, was arrested on Wednesday. He has been charged with public mischief and indecent communications.

Harding remains in custody.


Meta has been blocking Canadian news from its platforms, Facebook and Instagram, since August 1, 2023 in response to Canada’s Online News Act. To ensure you don’t miss the local news that matters to you, please subscribe to our free daily e-mail newsletter and add ChrisD.ca to your bookmarks and smartphone home screen. You can also follow us on Google News.