Fairfield police say man falsely reported emergency

A Fairfield man was arrested after police said he called 911, then refused to give information regarding his call.

Five patrol cars responded to Jennings Beach Tuesday, July 2, around 9 p.m. after a call from a man reporting that a woman there was threatening to harm herself. He reportedly told dispatchers the woman said she wanted to cut her wrists.

Deputy Police Chief Christoper Lyddy said Harrison W. Earls, 18, refused to give dispatchers specifics on the nature and location of the emergency after he made his call. He also hung up on dispatchers several times, Lyddy said.

“Based on the limited information,” Lyddy said, a “high priority response” was ordered.

Officers searched the area for the woman, and found Earls on Penfield Road at 9:30. His identity was found by dispatchers tracing the call.

Police also found the woman, who they said was not in any danger.

She and Earls had argued about their relationship, according to police reports.

The last of the five officers who responded to the call was on scene for 74 minutes, Lyddy said.

Earls was issued a summons for interfering with a police investigation. He is due in court July 9.

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