Asks Cops to Arrest Her Drug Dealer for Touching Her

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For years, reporters in the WHAM 1180 radio newsroom in Rochester, New York, documented the wackiest emergency calls overheard on the police scanner:



The complainant says she was inappropriately touched by her drug dealer.”

He says he’s got a problem with drinkin’ and insurance.”

Investigating an odor of burnt food.”

60-year-old male choking. Possibly swallowed a coin.”

Respond for a person burned with hot soup.”

Very obese male throwing clothes off the bridge.”

Man carrying baby out in front of a store, acting like a fool.”

Three males shooting dice in the street and they won’t let the cars go by.”

127 Emerson. Three kids in a box.”

Complainant is upset because a squirrel fell off the roof.”

Female in a car in a parking lot, banging her head against the roof.”

She’s supposed to be pregnant, but she’s actively fighting.”

House party tomorrow night. Attire: bullet proof vest.”

Asked the male if there were injuries. He said, ‘Not yet’.”

“Her stolen car stereo is now installed in a neighbor’s car.”

Screaming and revealing herself to passing motorists.”

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“Kiss me or die!”

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For years, reporters in the WHAM 1180 radio newsroom in Rochester, New York, documented the wackiest emergency calls overheard on the police scanner:



Man blew a kiss at the complainant. Complainant didn’t like that. They argued. Man came back with a shotgun.”

Youths dropping lit matches into gas tanks on St. Paul.”

The occupant from the car is chasing the hood across the expressway.”

Pregnant cat in a box near Conrail.”

Frank and Paul aren’t getting along because Frank wants money and Paul won’t give it to him.”

The man with the shopping cart is now urinating on top of the garbage that’s in the shopping cart.”

Suspicious looking footprints in the snow.”

Two gentlemen fighting over darts at Spenders.”

According to the mother, the father was beating the child for medical reasons.”

DISPATCHER: “Long Pond and Lyell investigating kids in the dumpster.” COP: “10-4. Kids in the dumpster. Wear your gloves.”

Complainant ran over an opossum who is still alive and looking at her funny.”

Woman walking a dog in the middle of the expressway.”

Raccoon fell through the ceiling.”

Man’s been drinking for three weeks, requesting an ambulance for detox.”

Male, white, no clothes, covered in mud, walking around the rear of the War Memorial.”

He’s throwing bottles of shampoo all over the store.”

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Chest compressions! 1… 2…

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For years, reporters in the WHAM 1180 radio newsroom in Rochester, New York, documented the wackiest emergency calls overheard on the police scanner:


230 Lyell for a squirrel who fell off the roof and is injured.”

Female says the male has been there since 1900.”

The Hell’s Angel I’ve been having trouble with? He puts up a fight for a small guy.”

She puts on some kind of show for passing males.”

Apparently she has a hammer and is sitting in the kitchen.”

Male won’t come out of the pond. Apparently now he’s taken off all his clothes and swimming around naked.”

Porta potty on fire.”

Suspect’s hair was in two Mickey Mouse balls.”

Male wearing a mini-skirt.”

Report of burnt popcorn in the microwave.”

Naked female walking toward Driving Park. She’s now put her clothes on. She’s walking with a heavy set man.”

He’s a black male. Goes by the name of Cujo. Jay and Smith for Cujo.”

Guy is being a moron. We’re gonna wind up towing his car.”

He has one leg, and he’s tied to a bench.”

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Let’s Get This Party Started!

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For years, reporters in the WHAM 1180 radio newsroom in Rochester, New York, documented the wackiest emergency calls overheard on the police scanner:


The people on the party barge can’t get the boat started.”

The hospital put a cork in his nose, and that’s why it’s bleeding now.”

The jumper missed… and hit the dirt.”

Complainant says he’s been knocked over due to the wind.”

A 325 pound male says the devil told him he was going to die tonight.”

I decided not to arrest him, because I’m a nice guy. But I can go back there and arrest him if you want me to.”

There’s a man laying on the street under a green blanket, nearly hit by a street cleaner.”

Assault. She hit him with rubber cement.”

Woman has a male in her backyard, lying in her hammock. Now sitting in her chair.”

Suspect’s armed with a staple gun.”

She is now pregnant from the 18-year-old sister’s boyfriend.”

Can we get a tow truck? Apparently two guys were racing and didn’t know the road ended.”

There’s bats in the house. There’s no emergency, and police don’t respond to bats.”

A man at the residence pulled the phone out of the wall. He’s demanding they give him 20 dollars or he won’t give them the phone back.”

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“Apple sauce boiling over.”

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For years, reporters in the WHAM 1180 radio newsroom in Rochester, New York, documented the wackiest emergency calls overheard on the police scanner:


146 Park Avenue for the apple sauce boiling over.”

Trying to kill himself by drinking alcohol.”

Don’t bother us. We’re on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.”

Seeing little green men running out of the shower and tiny children running around the house.”

There’s an issue regarding poop from a dog.”

Male head-butting a road sign.”

The victim is described as being in his underwear.”

Male stole some things from the store. He’s hot footin’ it across the bridge now. He’s munchin’ on the ice cream he didn’t pay for.”

Reportedly took complainant to get some food. Wouldn’t let her out of the car. Pulled off her wig.”

Stole some Slim Jims from the store.”

Suspect seen rolling garbage cans down the roof.”

Man on telephone poll changing cable TV wire.”

Annoying kids on the trampoline.”

A 6-foot male crawling around on the parking lot.”

A man in a snowbank with one shoe. Apparently his friends left him there. He lives in Geneseo.”

Possible intox. Man standing at a parking meter. He’s been putting money in for about 20 minutes.”

Two people engaging in sexual activity on the hood of their car.”

Man yelling ‘Yo!’ in front of a building.”

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“A male driving inside a vehicle.”

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For years, reporters in the WHAM 1180 radio newsroom in Rochester, New York, documented the wackiest emergency calls overheard on the police scanner:


A male driving inside a vehicle.”

He’s having dreams that he wants to kill the President and whatnot.”

Man sent to Burger King by a temp agency, got beat up once he got there.”

Person hanging out of a window, person inside holding onto his feet, security watching.”

Suspect in car trying to push over a porta john.”

Male robbed something from the store. Left his shirt and ID behind.”

The squirrel was bitten by a dog, and now the squirrel is running around in circles acting strange.”

Roofers are threatening to tear off the newly installed shingles.”

Current bat policy – you don’t respond to anything, right?”

Suspects took the victim’s pants and boots, leaving him naked except for a hoody.”

Don and Mike are talking about Lonsberry.”

A left eye injury. Injured by a skunk.”

Resident believes someone in the mob is waiting to get him outside.”

Three male blacks dressed in women’s clothing took a 2-liter of Sprite.”

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“Arguments over who drank the last beer.”

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For years, reporters in the WHAM 1180 radio newsroom in Rochester, New York, documented the wackiest emergency calls overheard on the police scanner:


Arguments over who drank the last beer.”

Report of a man slumped over in a car. Slumped over but standing. Chewing on a straw.”

He put items into his pants.”

Three people passed the phone, they all said, ‘Hello,” then hung up on us.”

The suspect has some sort of tail, or hair on his back.”

The neighbor brat is harassing.”

His wife wouldn’t say why she’s doing it, but she’s tearing herself up in the store.”

The man’s got a book and a cane. He’s with a prostitute and they’re having sex.”

She asked the complainant for a few dollars. She’s not wearing any pants.”

Yeh, he’s flappin’ his yap as usual.”

Outside naked, asking for a beer and a cigarette.”

On a bicycle, pushing a lawn mower.”

Male rambling, talking to an officer, something about jail.”

Totally naked in a red sports car.”

Animals on her window. Thinks they’re raccoons because their eyes are glowing. Neighbor saw it, too.”

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What’s That I (Don’t) Smell?

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For years, reporters in the WHAM 1180 radio newsroom in Rochester, New York, documented the wackiest emergency calls overheard on the police scanner:


Emitting some kind of odorless odor.”

Two dogs are in the house. Yup, that’s what it says. I don’t know if they rung the bell.”

Family trouble. The in-laws pulled knives on them.”

Bite me.”

Inhaled foot powder and now he’s unresponsive.”

Complainant took off on foot. Name is Sweet Pea.”

Tried to rob the store with a rock.”

Woman with a beard sitting in the middle of the road not responding to car horns.”

Tried to throw Mom out the window.”

Standing on a corner wearing a brown winter jacket, asking people for money.”

We are investigating a guy jumping into a moving car window.”

Jumping in front of cars, walking in circles in the parking lot.”

I’m at Emerson and Dewey with a naked female.”

He’s a 61-year-old male known as Kurt the Troll.”

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“Report of food on the stove.”

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For years, reporters in the WHAM 1180 radio newsroom in Rochester, New York, documented the wackiest emergency calls overheard on the police scanner:


Report of food on the stove.”

Regarding stolen car, the pastor was driving around, said the Lord told him to take a right. Sure enough, there it was.”

COP: “My computer won’t let me code this out.” DISPATCHER: “No problem. You fight crime, I’ll type.”

Apparently the female keeps bothering him. He wants to hurt her is she won’t stop bothering him.”

Call about some metal shavings behind the Salvation Army. If they turn out to be gold shavings, I’ll take care of the evidence.”

Broad and Fitzhugh for some dancin’ in the street.”

Naked intox telling the complainant… well… unintelligible things.”

530 pounds and she looks like a boy.”

DISPATCHER: “Says he’s drunk and his face is busted.” COP: “10-4 for the busted face intox.”

Call for a vicious dog. She owns the dog, but apparently it’s not letting her into her own basement.”

Got a call saying the person was unconscious and had been vomiting. When I asked if they were breathing, I got a bunch of giggling, so I guess that means yes.”

Report of a bonfire, also known as a recreational fire.”

Person stuck in the bathtub. They’re not answering.”

Females fighting in the snow out front.”

Okay, now we’re cookin’ with oil.”


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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

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For years, reporters in the WHAM 1180 radio newsroom in Rochester, New York, documented the wackiest emergency calls overheard on the police scanner:


She’s got her tongue stuck to a utility pole.”

Wash cloth on fire.”

Driving a lawn mower on fire on the expressway.”

Going for a donut run.”

Complainant will point out the man to deputies. Shouldn’t be hard to miss. He’s the one wearing no pants.”

Man had sexual relations for 10 dollars, and the woman stole 300 dollars from him. He wants the money back.”

In the yard yelling, ‘I WANT MY WOMAN BACK!’ on a cell phone.”

The mother is chasing her with a bat.”

Man stopping at a house claiming he’s Little Richard.”

He claims he doesn’t know the woman. She’s the mother of his children.”

He’s a male, white, but dressed up like a female with a blue jean skirt, high heels and carrying a black purse.”

Black male known for taking stuff from people’s yards, now walking around with a lawn mower.”

Call for a woman bleeding from the check. Must be cheek.”

30-year-old male peein’ all over.”

Are dogs allowed at the hospital?”

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