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Pocket dial to 911 leads to arrests in Halloween vandalism

November 13, 2015

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a teenager’s pocket dial to 911 led to three arrests for vandalism that included damage to a fleet of school buses on Halloween.

The Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/1WRhfU0 ) reports that the errant call in Lisbon led police to the teenagers, who were charged with illegally consuming alcohol and vandalizing school buses. Police say the teenager who accidentally called police had 911 on speed dial.

Two 18-year-olds, one from Old Orchard Beach and one from Sanford, along with a younger boy from Old Orchard Beach were charged with criminal mischief. Police say damage to the buses is about $1,500. It was not immediately clear if the three had lawyers.

Investigators did not say which of the teens placed the pocket call.

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