RAW DATA: Transcript of Cambridge 911 Call

911 OPERATOR: 9-1-1, what is the exact location of your emergency? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: Hi, I'm actually at (inaudible) street in Cambridge, the house number is 7 Ware Street. 

911 OPERATOR: OK ma'am, your cell phone cut out, what's the address again? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: Sorry, it's 7 Ware Street. That's W-A-R-E Street. 

911 OPERATOR: The emergency is at 7 Ware Street, right? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: Well no, I'm sorry. 17. Some other woman is talking next to me but it's 17, 1-7 Ware Street. 

911 OPERATOR: What's the phone number you're calling me from? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: I'm calling you from my cell phone number. 

911 OPERATOR: All right, tell me exactly what happened? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: Um, I don't know what's happening. I just had an older woman standing here and she had noticed two gentlemen trying to get in a house at that number, 17 Ware Street. And they kind of had to barge in and they broke the screen door and they finally got in. When I had looked, I went further, closer to the house a little bit after the gentlemen were already in the house. I noticed two suitcases. So, I'm not sure if this is two individuals who actually work there, I mean, who live there. 

911 OPERATOR: You think they might have been breaking in? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: I don't know 'cause I have no idea. I just noticed. 

911 OPERATOR: So you're saying you think the possibility might have been there? What do you mean by barged in? You mean they kicked the door in? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: No, they were pushing the door in. Like, umm, the screen part of the front door was kind of like cut. 

911 OPERATOR: How did they open the door itself with the lock? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: They, I didn't see a key or anything 'cause I was a little bit away from the door. But I did notice that they pushed their (interrupted). 

911 OPERATOR: And what do the suitcases have to do with anything? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: I don't know, I'm just saying that's what I saw. 

911 OPERATOR: Do you know what apartment they broke into? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: No, they're just they first floor. I don't even think that it's an apartment. It's 17 Ware Street. It's a house, it's a yellow house. Number 17. I don't know if they live there and they just had a hard time with their key but I did notice that they kind of used their shoulder to kind of barge in and they got in. I don't know if they had a key or not because I couldn't see from my angle. But, you know, when I looked a little closely that's what I saw. 

911 OPERATOR: (inaudible) guy or Hispanic? 


911 OPERATOR: Are they still in the house? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: They're still in the house, I believe, yeah. 

911 OPERATOR: Were they white, black or Hispanic? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: Umm, well there were two larger men, one looked kind of Hispanic but I'm not really sure. And the other one entered and I didn't see what he looked like at all. I just saw it from a distance and this older woman was worried thinking someone's breaking in someone's house, they've been barging in. And she interrupted me and that's when I had noticed otherwise I probably wouldn't have noticed it at all, to be honest with you. So, I was just calling 'cause she was a concerned neighbor, I guess. 

911 OPERATOR: OK, are you standing outside? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: I'm standing outside, yes. 

911 OPERATOR: All right, the police are on the way, you can meet them then they get there. What's your name? 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: Yeah, my name is (deleted). 

911 OPERATOR: All right, we're on the way. 

FEMALE WITNESS CALLER: Ok. All right, I guess I'll wait. Thanks.