Offenses Involving Fraud or Deception

ORS 165.572
Interference with making a report


A person commits the crime of interference with making a report if the person, by removing, damaging or interfering with a telephone line, telephone or similar communication equipment, intentionally prevents or hinders another person from making a report to a law enforcement agency, a law enforcement official or an agency charged with the duty of taking public safety reports or from making an emergency call as defined in ORS 403.105 (Definitions for ORS 305).


Interference with making a report is a Class A misdemeanor. [1999 c.946 §1; 2015 c.247 §30]

Notes of Decisions

Defendant, who pulled cellular telephone charger out of cellular telephone that victim was using to make 9-1-1 report, did not hinder victim’s ability to make report because victim was able to continue making report without discernible interruption or delay as result of defendant’s action. State v. Smith, 259 Or App 36, 312 P3d 552 (2013)

As used in this section, “report” includes ongoing conversation with 9-1-1 dispatcher about continuing incident, even if caller has provided sufficient information for emergency services response. State v. Leers, 316 Or App 762, 502 P3d 775 (2022)


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