Police: Computer glitch led to mistaken visits

NEW YORK - (AP) - New York City police are blaming a computerglitch for dozens of mistaken visits to an elderly couple'sBrooklyn home.

World War II veteran Walter Martin and his 82-year-old wife,Rose, say police have come looking for criminals at their houseabout 50 times in the past eight years.

On Thursday, detectives went to see the Martins again, this timeto apologize.

The detectives told Rose Martin that Police Commissioner RaymondKelly had ordered them to solve the problem, which was publicizedin the New York Daily News.

Police say the problem dates back to 2002, when the Martins'address was used to test a police computer system. Authoritiescouldn't explain why the couple's address was used as a test case,but it apparently hadn't been properly removed.

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