POLICE have called on members of the public not to make unnecessary calls to the 919 emergency number.
Police acting chief of operations Rusiate Tudravu said following the announcement of the $2000 cash reward for information that led to an arrest, police had been receiving false information.
SSP Tudravu said it was also another way of diverting police operations from the leads they were following.
“The 919 is an emergency number and people should ensure that their calls are genuine and one that can help the police,” he said.
SSP Tudravu said the numbers were registered and police would deal with those giving false information.
Meanwhile, he also said they could not receive calls on the 917 emergency number because of a technical fault.
He confirmed that the $2000 reward was also on offer to anyone whose information led to an arrest.