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14-year-old makes hoax call to police out of boredom

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A 14-year-old is being charged for calling police about a fake armed burglary because he was bored. 

According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call was received from a caller last Friday, who said there were two men with guns and black masks at a house on 5th Street in Bloomington. The phone call was then lost and the Grant County Communications Center was unable to reconnect to the caller. 

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the call, and set up a perimeter, while dispatchers contacted neighbors. After checking with the tenant at the home, it was then that law enforcement suspected this to be a hoax. Several officers and deputies went into the residence to clear it and nothing was located.

During the investigation, authorities then discovered that the caller's phone number came from another house across town. Two deputies went to the house and spoke to a 14-year-old male who admitted to placing the call and that he was bored. Authorities noticed a police scanner in the home, which they think was used to listen to the response at the scene. 

This case was determined to be a hoax and charges will be brought to the juvenile.

Assisting at the scene was the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Boscobel Police Dept, Fennimore Police Dept, Lancaster Police Dept,
Cassville Police Dept. and the West Grant Rescue Squad.

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