North Country couple charged because toddler used mom's cellphone to call 911 fifteen times last month

A northern New York woman and her boyfriend are charged with obstructing governmental administration because the woman's 2-year-old daughter used their cellphones to dial 911 a total of 15 times last month.

Lowville Police say the 23-year-old mother and her 33-year-old boyfriend told him they tried to keep their phones away from the persistent toddler, but the girl kept getting them and dialing 911.

Police spoke to the couple Wednesday after Lewis County 911 dispatchers reported that a child had called 14 times in January. Police Officer Matthew Martin says the child called 911 a 15th time later that night.

Martin says the girl called 911 three more times Friday but hasn't made an emergency call since then.