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Calif. city considers charging for police calls


By Peter Hegarty
The Contra Costa Times

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Some residents may find themselves reaching for their checkbooks after they dial 911 as city officials now look at possibly charging for some police and fire services.

Among the types of calls that soon could generate a bill are someone being locked out of a residence or needing help due to a burst water pipe flooding a home.

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