GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – A Lindenwold woman called 9-1-1 to report a fake emergency and a shooting at an apartment building in an attempt to have a police officer break off from a traffic stop.
The Gloucester Police Department said they received a 9-1-1 call on Monday at around 1:00 pm,
“The Gloucester Township Police Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting a shooting in progress. The caller stated a shooting occurred at an apartment in the Millbridge Garden Apartment Complex located at 1341 Blackwood Clementon Rd,” the department said. “While officers were responding to the area, the caller provided several different apartment numbers. Officers established observation on the reported apartments, and numerous attempts were made to contact the residents.”
It turns out the call was a false alarm called in by Katelynne Hunter-Fisher, 35, of Lindenwold in an attempt to distract an officer who pulled her over during a traffic stop to leave the scene.
“An investigation showed the cell phone number came back to Katelynne Hunter-Fisher. Officers and dispatchers recognized the caller’s information from a motor vehicle stop, which was in progress at the time of the initial 9-1-1 call,” the department said. “Officers verified that no shooting occurred at the Millbridge Apartment complex and was able to locate the caller in Lindenwold. It was determined Katelynne Hunter-Fisher called in the false report in an attempt to distract the officer from completing the motor vehicle stop.”
Hunter-Fisher was arrested for filing a false police report and obstruction of justice.