LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say they are investigating a series of fake emergency calls made on the radio system used by fire and ambulance crews in northwest Connecticut.

The Connecticut State Police says the person making the calls has cancelled fire services to actual emergencies and has dispatched ambulances to fake emergencies. The calls were made between Christmas Day and Monday on the Litchfield County Dispatch system.

Officials believe the caller is using either a lost or stolen portable radio or a programmable transceiver type electronic device.

Police are asking anyone who has information about the calls to contact detectives at 860-234-1529 or by emailing holly.wrightson(at) They say calls will be kept confidential.

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