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Alleged Hoax Caller Remanded

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Alleged Hoax Caller Remanded

Whakatane, May 22 NZPA - A man accused of wasting police time by allegedly making an emergency call saying he had "blown his ex-wife's head off" has been further remanded.

Robert Harold Moyer, 66, of Kutarere, between Whakatane and Opotiki, denies making the New Year's Day call and being responsible for the armed offenders callout estimated to have cost $26,000.

The emergency caller said; "I have blown my ex-wife's head off and her body is in the car".

Two police helicopters from Taupo and Tauranga were deployed in response to the call, but found no violent acts had taken place.

Moyer has admitted making another emergency call on January 1 but not the call about the shooting. His position is one of mistaken identity.

The case was called in Whakatane District Court on Wednesday when Moyer's lawyer sought a further adjournment on the grounds that a psychiatrist was unavailable to be at the hearing.

Judge Louis Bidois remanded Moyer, who was not present in court, on continued bail for the hearing to proceed on July 23.


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