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Police: Chicopee man made false 911 calls, caused disturbance

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CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

A Chicopee man is under arrest after allegedly causing a disturbance after making false 911 calls.

Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk said that just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, dispatchers received a call from a man who said that there was a fire on Shepherd Street and then hung up.

Emergency personnel arrived and met with the female homeowner, who said that there was no fire and that her son, who was in the area to go to court for an open case, reportedly likes to "mess with police and called in the false alarm," Wilk said.

While crews were on Shepherd Street, another 911 call came in from the area of Jenrose Liquors on Chicopee Street.  Similarly, police reported that a man made that call, then hung up.

Officers arrived to that area and 25-year-old Anthony Tiber of Chicopee approached a police cruiser, holding a phone, and reportedly said that he was all set.

"As officers began to speak with this individual, they detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from him. At one point, he walked away, heading up Chicopee St. Officers, concerned for his well being, began to walk and catch up to him," Wilk noted, adding that Tiber then allegedly began shouting expletives towards police and caused a disturbance.

Tiber allegedly then walked into the middle of the road, which caused vehicles to stop and swerve around him, and he continued to shout profanities and wave his arms.  He then threw his headphones into traffic as officer tried to get him out of the road.

Tiber was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and false report to public safety dispatch.

Wilk added that Tiber was brought back to police headquarters and while he was being booked, he asked for medical assistance and was taken to an area hospital.  While at the hospital, Tiber allegedly created another disturbance and argued with people dealing with him.

Tiber was eventually cleared to be brought back to the police department.  He was released on $100 bail plus a $40 clerk fee.

Arraignment is scheduled for Friday morning in Chicopee District Court.

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