Firefighter arrested for fake 911 calls
LOWER PROVIDENCE, Pa. - May 5, 2009 - (WPVI) -- A volunteer firefighter from Lower Providence, Pa. has been arrested for making false 911 calls.
Joseph Francis Daywalt, 18, of the 100 block of Butcher Drive, was arrested for eight incidents between February and April, 2009.
Police say Daywalt was a firefighter with the Lower Providence Volunteer Fire Company and the Oaks Fire Company in Upper Providence at the time the incident.
During the calls, police say various emergency incidents were reported along the Route 422 corridor in Lower and Upper Providence townships.
Police, fire and other emergency rescue crews responded, but all of the calls were found to be false.
According to police, a review of 911 data, cell phone records and witness interviews led to Daywalt's arrest.
Daywalt remains free on $5,000 unsecured bail while awaiting his preliminary hearing.
- 7-alarm fire destroys homes in Sea Isle City 20 min ago
- Egg-cellent holiday weekend 2 min ago
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Police: Store owner victimizes teens with Taser 12 min ago
- Authorities searching Delaware River for boater
- Photos: Pictures of out-of-control boat on the Del....
- Pedestrian struck by train in Plymouth Meeting 10 min ago
- Photos: Suspects wanted by Philadelphia Police
- Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom
- 76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'
- Search continues for robbers in armored car heist
- Bride gets help after banquet closes
- Miley Cyrus still hospitalized, postpones Philly show 5 min ago
- 7-alarm fire destroys homes in Sea Isle City
20 min ago