Teen charged for making false 911 calls

FINKSBURG, Md. (WMAR) - Most mothers teach their children to dial 911 in the case of an emergency, but the Deputy State Fire Marshals believe there was no emergency when a Carroll County teen called 911 four times.

A 14-year-old boy is facing several charges after, Fire Investigators say, he made false calls to 911 dispatchers.

Investigators tell ABC2 the teen made two calls with claims of shed fires.  In addition, Deputy State Fire Marshals say the 14-year-old reported two car wrecks.

All four calls were reported to have been made between January 4 - February 11, 2013.

The unidentified teen faces four counts of false alarm, four counts of misuse of a telephone, and four counts of false statement to a public official.

If the 14-year-old is convicted of the charges, he could face up to 34 years in prison and/or owe around $24,000.00 in fines.

The teenage suspect has been released to his father, and no motive has been determined in the case.

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