Posted by Curt on 27 July, 2009 at 11:21 am. 22 comments already!


The 9-11 call has come out in the Gates incident and it vindicates the caller.


DISPATCH: What’s the exact location of your emergency?

911 CALLER: I’m calling from Ware Street in Cambridge. The house number is 17.

DISPATCH: What’s the address again?

911 CALLER: Sorry, it’s 7 Ware that’s W-A-R-E Street.

DISPATCH: The residency is 7 Ware Street, right?

911 CALLER: No, it’s 17. I’m sorry. There’s a woman who’s talking next to me but it’s 17. 1-7 Ware Street.

DISPATCH: What’s the phone number you’re calling me from?

911 CALLER: I’m calling you from my cell phone number.

DISPATCH: Tell me exactly what happened.

911 CALLER: I don’t know what’s happening I just had an older woman standing here and she had noticed two gentlemen trying to get in a house at that number 17 Ware Street. And they kind of had to barge in and they broke the screen door and they finally got in. And I went over to have a look and I got closer to the house a little bit after the gentlemen were already in the house. I noticed two suitcases. I don’t know if these are the two individuals that actually work there, I mean, who live there.

DISPATCH: You think they might have been breaking in?

911 CALLER: I don’t know because… I have no idea.

DISPATCH: You think that possibility might have been that? What do you mean barged in? Did they kick the door in?

911 CALLER: No, they were pushing the door in like… um… like the screen part of the front door…

DISPATCH: (indiscernible)

911 CALLER: I didn’t see the key or anything I was a little bit away from the door but I did notice that they…

DISPATCH: What do the suitcases have to do with anything?

911 CALLER: I don’t know, I’m just saying that’s what I saw.

DISPATCH: Is it an apartment they broke into?

911 CALLER: No, just the first floor. I don’t even think it’s an apartment. It’s 17 Ware Street. It’s a house. It’s a yellow house. Number 17. I don’t know if they live there and just had a hard time with their key. I noticed that they kind of used their shoulder to try to barge in and they got in. I don’t know if they had a key or not because I couldn’t see from my angle. But, you know, when I looked a little closely that’s what I…

DISPATCH: Are they Hispanic? Are they still in the house?

911 CALLER: They’re still in the house I believe, yeah.

DISPATCH: Are they white, black or Hispanic?

911 CALLER: Um, well, they were two larger men. One looked kind of Hispanic but I’m not really sure. And they other one entered and I didn’t see what he looked like at all. I just saw it from a distance and this older woman was worried thinking someone’s breaking in someone’s house and barging in and I… she interrupted me and that’s when I had noticed, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have noticed it at all, to be honest with you. So I was just calling because she was a concerned neighbor, I guess.

DISPATCH: Okay. Are you standing outside?

911 CALLER: I’m standing outside, yeah.

DISPATCH: Police are on their way. You can meet them when you get there. What’s your name?

911 CALLER: Yeah, my name is (says name).

DISPATCH: Alright they’re on their way.

911 CALLER: Alright, I guess I’ll wait. Thanks.

Glad to hear she is vindicated but she still has had to retain a lawyer. That in itself will give a good example to people….don’t get involved. People breaking into a house? Let em’ do it…ain’t worth the grief.

Then the dispatch traffic, some of it anyways, has been released:

You can hear Crowley calmly say the man in the house is being uncooperative and that he states he lives at the location.

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