Fargo man arrested for making fake 911 call, police say

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live)- A Fargo man was arrested for making a false 911 call Friday afternoon.

Police say it happened at 12:45 p.m.. They say, the Metro Street Crimes Unit (MSCU), along with the United States Marshals High Plains Fugitive Task Force, were conducting an operation. A vehicle drove by a MSCU officer and the officer recognized a suspect, Brandon Richard Booth, 23 of Fargo, in the vehicle. A few minutes later the Red River Regional Dispatch Center received a phone call from an unidentified person claiming an armed robbery had just occurred at the M & H gas station, 1602 Main Ave.

The person on the phone kept hanging up on the dispatcher. A Fargo Police Officer tried calling the number but was unable to get any information from the caller, and the caller continued to hang up on the officer. Officers were able to determine a robbery had not occurred at the M & H or any other convenience store they checked.

The Red River Regional Dispatch Center found the number used to call in the robbery had been used on a previous call for service by Booth. The MSCU later located Booth’s vehicle in the parking lot of the Grand Inn, 3402 14 Ave. S., set up surveillance and eventually took Booth into custody. MSCU officers also located the phone used to call in the fake robbery on Booth.

Booth was arrested for false 911 emergency report and open warrants.