Several law enforcement agencies worked together to locate a woman who told 911 dispatchers she was being kidnapped. When they traced her to a home in Victorville, authorities arrested the woman for filing a false report.

Sheriff's Dispatch received a 911 call from a cell phone on Saturday morning and dispatchers could hear a woman screaming and saying she was being forced into a vehicle, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy John Clough.

"The woman had given her location as that of (Interstate) 15 and Mariposa Road," Clough said. When deputies arrived, no one could be found.

Authorities enlisted the help of the Sheriff's Aviation helicopter, 40-King and of California Highway Patrol officers to try to figure out where the victim was located, Sgt. Colleen Kuhn said.

With help from the phone company, investigators were able to trace the number to a home in the 14800 block of Rodeo Drive on Victorville, officials said. When deputies from the Hesperia and Victorville stations arrived at the home, the woman, later identified as the victim, stated she did not make the call and they had been mistaken.

With information and evidence gathered, deputies determined the woman and her boyfriend, Jeremy Nuñez, 21, of Victorville had been involved in an argument. Nuñez was arrested for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. The woman was arrested for filing a false report and an outstanding warrant.

A second woman in the home, identified as Antoinette Jefferson, 20, also of Victorville, was also arrested for outstanding warrants.

"People need to know that we will follow up on all 911 calls, even cell phone calls," Kuhn said. "Sometimes they are difficult to pinpoint where the call actually came from, but we will knock on doors if we have to. Especially in this case where duress was heard, we needed to make sure the victim was safe."

Beatriz E. Valenzuela may be reached at 951-6276 or at BValenzuela@VVDailyPress.com.

How wireless 911 works

When a 911 calls goes out from a cell phone, according to sheriff's officials, dispatchers don't always know exactly where the caller is located.
Especially if the subject is moving, the location can be triangulated  using cell phone towers to within a few years to several hundred, Sgt. Colleen Kuhn of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia station said.
"There is the misconception that dispatchers can pinpoint their locations and that's not always true," she said.
Another obstacle faced are mistaken 911 calls from all phones, but  mostly cell phones.
"We can get up to 20 calls in a day of accidental calls where parents allow their children to use their cell phones and the child will accidentally call 911," Khun stated.
When making calls, always remember:
• Try to be able to give dispatchers an actual address or location
• If you give your children the phone, see if there is a way to lock the dialing pad
• Some phones come with an automatic way to dial 911 without such as holding down the 9 key
• In California, calling 911 with the intent to annoy or harass an individual may lead to fines of up to $1,000, six months in jail, or both. To repeatedly call 911 in California for non-emergency reasons can lead to fines as high as $200 per call.