Deputies: Man charged for phony reports of 'shots fired,' 'active shooter' and more

Adam Dedrick/ Onondaga County Sheriff's Office

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says a man has been charged for allegedly sending multiple false reports to the 911 Emergency Center this month.

Deputies say 19-year-old Adam Dedrick, of Geddes, is accused of sending multiple "911 text message requests" to the center between October 4th and October 17th.

Several of the false reports required an urgent response from police, fire and ambulance personnel, deputies said. The false reports included messages requesting an ambulance, reports of "shots fired" and "active shooter" incidents, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Working with 911 dispatchers and Consumer Cellular, deputies found Dedrick at his home Tuesday and the cell phone he allegedly used to send the messages, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies noted that Dedrick was charged for a similar incident by Geddes Police in April.

Dedrick is facing a total of seven counts of Falsely Reporting an Incident charges with varying degrees.

Dedrick was released on an appearance ticket and is due to appear in the Town of Geddes Court next month, deputies said.

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