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911 dragging death calls under review

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By Dana Griffin



WRENTHAM, MA- The first call was composed.

Arbor Inn Owner: "We'd like to have a police escort as soon as possible, please."

Dispatcher: "Ok, and who's calling?"

Arbor Inn Owner: "This is Jack, the owner of the motel."

Dispatcher: "Ok, hold on one second."

The Arbor Inn motel owner says he needed help with a customer who'd been allegedly sneaking in the room he had not paid to use.

Arbor Inn Owner: "The people tried to use our room every single night since last four times. We caught them today on camera."

Dispatcher: "Ok. I'll send somebody up."

"The first phone call that was made, I timed it perfectly. It was 14 minutes and 53 seconds, I wanna say," said Arbor Inn resident, Tracey Pelletier.

Pelletier witnessed the entire altercation and says she was near Jack, when he made both phone calls to police.

Arbor Inn Owner: "I need police. They kill my housekeeper. I told you to send the police here."

"Kanchanben is the happiest person you would ever meet in your life and would be the last person I would ever think this would happen to," said Pelletier.

58–year-old Kanchanben Patel and her husband were hit by the truck driven by 22-year-old Moses Acloque. He says he had no idea she was under the truck. He claims he was trying to flee from motel workers who were attacking him.

Pelletier adds, "If you were in danger for your life, why wouldn't you stop at the police station that's not even a mile up the road?"

"We're conducting a review of the entire incident," said Lt. WilliamMcGrath.

Police have not confirmed if an officer was dispatched during the first call. They are reviewing the way the 911 calls were handled to see if there was any mistakes made on their part.

Patel has been cremated. Her ashes will be flown to India for a religious burial in the Indian Ocean.

Acloque has been released on bail. He'll be back in court on December 19th.

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