Saturday, June 12, 2010

Landlord Charged With Using "911" Call & Making False Report To Cops In Attempt To Give Delinquent Renters The Boot

In North Lauderdale, Florida, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports:
  • A landlord was arrested after she tried to evict tenants from a North Lauderdale apartment by calling 911 and falsely reporting them as intruders, authorities say. Mable Henry-Morgan, 54, of West Palm Beach was taken into custody Saturday night on one count of misusing the 911 service, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report.

  • Authorities said she reported a break-in at one of her rental apartments in the 7700 block of Southwest 10th Street. Henry-Morgan told a 911 dispatcher the residence should be vacant, but later admitted to deputies she knew the occupants and that there had not been a burglary, the report said.


  • When deputies arrived and spoke with a couple inside the apartment, the pair said they have lived there since last year, the report said. The couple, Salvador Postilla, 34, and Mercedes Aparicio, 33, showed a receipt that they received in April for paying that month's rent. They told deputies that they had not paid their rent recently and that their landlord was trying to kick them out, the report said.

For the story, see North Lauderdale landlord accused of misusing 911 in bid to evict tenants (Mable Henry-Morgan, of West Palm Beach, falsely reported break-in, authorities say).