Eighteen 911 calls made from same deactivated cell phone: RCMP

Nova Scotia RCMP are reminding people that deactivated cell phones can still call 911.

This after Richmond District RCMP received 18 calls to 911 from the same deactivated cell phone between Jan. 19 and Feb. 7.

No one answered the dispatcher in most of the cases, but in three of the calls, the caller said they needed help, and the dispatcher could hear laughter.

Police say they learned that a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl from Framboise made the calls.

The pair were given a formal caution, which is an option police have under the Youth Criminal Justice Act as an alternative to laying a charge.

Police say the fine for making false 911 calls is $697.50.