A woman, age 21 of George Town, has been formally charged with Making a False Report, contrary to the Police Act (2021 Revision). The charge relates to an incident on 20 December, 2022, where the woman is accused of placing a call to 9-1-1 and making a report of a robbery which had not taken place. It is believed that the false report was made in order to assist other persons in evading police.
She is expected to appear in court on 24 July and, if convicted, is liable to a fine of three thousand dollars or imprisonment for one year.
The RCIPS is reminding the public that it is an offense to make a false report to the police, or to assist persons in evading police pursuit or arrest. Any such activity will be investigated fully by the RCIPS, with a view to prosecuting the persons involved.