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.