Jefferson County, Co. – April 22, 2011 - Due to a problem with the phone service, The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving false 911 calls in south Jeffco. The problem first occurred in the afternoon, and was addressed by Qwest. It has occurred again this evening, and the office has had over 50 false 911 calls to which deputies have responded.
The calls have been in the area bordered east and west by South Kipling Parkway and South Wadsworth Blvd, and north and south by West Bowles Avenue and West Coal Mine Avenue. The majority, but not all of the false 911 calls, have been in the Woodmar subdivision.
Qwest has been notified and is addressing the problem. In the meantime, if you need emergency services, and dialing 911 doesn’t work, please call the Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 303-277-0211.