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False alarm reported at Trinity House; MCPD investigating


This news story was published on March 2, 2013.
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Fire Department, Ambulance Service and Police Officers investigate false alarm

Fire Department, Ambulance Service and Police Officers investigate false alarm at 2 South Adams

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer –

MASON CITY – Saturday morning at about 6 AM, Mason City fire fighters and Mason City police officers responded to an emergency call leading them to the Trinity House of Hope at 2 South Adams. 

A fire was reported at that location, and the caller indicated matches were involved.

As emergency responders arrived, it was discovered that there was no evidence of a fire at the Trinity House. The premises was checked out to make sure everything was OK.

Later, word came out that a woman who placed the emergency call mis-represented herself as Jan Long, employee of the Trinity House.

A call to the Trinity House Saturday morning confirmed that Jan Long did not call Mason City authorities about a fire. Long said that “a woman who has a problem with me made the call, I didn’t call. The woman has been harassing me for some time.”

Mason City police confirmed that there is an on-going investigation into possible harassment of Jan Long by another person, but they could not give the name of the person at this time.

Trinity House is a shelter for women and children in crisis.

Fire figher packing truck up after investigating false alarm

Fire figher packing truck up after investigating false alarm

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    March 2, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I hope they charge the harasser with a crime and put a stop to it.