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Hey 9-1-1, You Lose a Radio? Hello? Man Turns in Emergency Fire Radio Found at Dempster St and Busse Rd, Mount Prospect

Sat September 19 2015 7:33 pm  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=75478
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VIDEO and AUDIO: Man gets on the air to report he found an emergency fire radio, Mount Prospect police retrieve it, and a Des Plaines Fire Department Tower Ladder crew arrives to pick it up.

A man found a radio, apparently this morning, near Dempster Street and Busse Road in Mount Prospect.

He said he heard it “talking” and saw it in the street on Dempster Street. He took it home and pressed the transmit button and asked if someone lost a radio.

About 6:30 a.m. he transmitted on the fire emergency channel for Des Plaines Fire Department, and the dispatch center replied. The man was nice enough to secure the radio for the firefighters, but told dispatchers he had to go to work.

He asked if it would be OK if he would give it to them when he comes home from work at 6:30 p.m.

That’s when the dispatcher said he would send the police over to pick up the radio. Unfortunately, there was somewhat of a language barrier, and it was difficult to understand the street name.

Eventually the street name was understood and Mount Prospect police rushed over to pick up the radio, which apparently belonged to the crew on Des Plaines Tower Ladder 63. The Mount Prospect police officer met with Tower Ladder 63’s crew about 7:05 a.m., and gave them the radio he retrieved from an apartment at the Mansard Lane Apartments, just south of Dempster Street.

Considering this area of Mount Prospect has an abundance of gang crime activity, the fire department was lucky to benefit from the good deed done by a good citizen.



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