Two teens ticketed after 911 hoax

Two juvenile boys were arrested and released with tickets for allegedly calling 911 with a false report about a shooting Monday afternoon, which had Grand Valley police scrambling to respond.

One boy, 16, was ticketed on suspicion of false reporting and obstructing a peace officer before being released to his parents, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The boy, who is serving probation, was contacted by a school resource officer at the south end of Long Family Memorial Park, adjacent to Central High School.

A second boy, 15, was contacted later Monday afternoon and ticketed on identical charges, sheriff’s spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said.

Around 12:30 p.m., someone phoned 911 and reported a shooting. Deputies and Grand Junction police visited at least three homes over roughly one hour while investigating the report. Investigation showed the suspects used a cellphone belonging to a third party. That person isn’t facing charges, Benjamin said.

 



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