Man charged with making fake emergency calls

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A 35-year-old Pittsfield, Massachusetts, man is accused of interfering with emergency radio transmissions in Connecticut.

Adam Perrilli faces numerous charges including reporting a false incident and reckless endangerment.

His arrest follows an investigation into radio transmissions that interrupted calls for service by the Connecticut’s Litchfield County Dispatch between Christmas Day and January 6.

The Connecticut state police say the person making the calls cancelled fire services to actual emergencies and dispatched ambulances to fake emergencies. They say the caller appeared to be using either a lost or stolen portable radio or a programmable transceiver-type electronic device.

Perrilli is being held in Connecticut in lieu of $150,000 bond. It was not immediately clear if he has hired an attorney. He’s scheduled to appear in Bantam Superior Court on Monday.

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