News Fake emergency calls keep Timmins police busy SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, contributor, Tuesday, Jun. 30th, 2015 Photo: Supplied Someone had Timmins police running around early Tuesday morning with prank emergency calls. In one incident, which took place about 1:00 a.m., police were told a person was being threatened with a firearm and three hours later another caller told police a person was being confined in a home after being assaulted. In each case police responded in emergency mode. In the firearms incident police closed down Algonquin and Birch as a safety precaution. Police are looking into the fake emergency calls. Police say these prank calls take resources away from legitimate calls where people really need police help.