Thursday, September 22, 2005

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0 - no thanks to 911

Henderson Home Invasion Raises 911 Problems What do you want 911 operators doing while someone is trying (and succeeding) to brake into your house?
Not only do they handle police calls, but they handle fire calls, animal control, public works calls. They were very busy and flooded with calls at that time." The Henderson Police Department makes no excuses. Rasmussen adds the Chief of Police says emergency calls should be answered faster.
In the meantime, Joey Bolden and Tyrone DelMarlo Bolden, cousins, were busy breaking into Todd Rasmussen's house. He called 911 but there was no answer for 1 minute and 18 seconds. He had hung up and tried again before that was answered - he waited another 25 seconds on the 2nd call.

An officer was dispatched about 2 minutes after the 1st call and arrived 4 minutes later. Total wait time was only 6 minutes (not bad by 911 standards), but it wasn't fast enough to really do any good. The 2 suspects were shot and left before the officer arrived.

The 2 cousins were caught by police at the hospital. One is in jail (having been treated and released), the other is still in the hospital.

No comments: