OLD TOWN, Maine — A local woman who called 911 repeatedly Friday and made calls to other police agencies two days later was warned to stop several times and later was arrested, Old Town police Sgt. Scott Casey said Monday.
Shirley Isacson, 66, “placed 10 calls to 911 in just over an hour” Friday, he said. “She was not reporting any type of emergency.”
The calls started at around 4:15 p.m. Friday and after being warned several times to stop calling for help if she did not need it, Isacson was given a ticket charging her with misuse of the emergency 911 system.
At around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Belfast Police Department officials called Old Town to say they had received a call from Isacson’s number and the woman wasn’t making sense. While en route to her home, Old Town police got a second call from Maine State Police barracks in Orono saying they received a similar call.
When Old Town police arrived, Isacson called 911 to say police were at the door harassing her, Casey said. She was given another warning to stop calling 911. An hour later she called the nonemergency number for the Old Town Police Department and when police arrived she called 911 to say police were again at the door harassing her.
In fact when police told her she was under arrest, “she tried to call 911 again,” Casey said.
Isacson was arrested and charged with misuse of the emergency 911 system and taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor, where she remained Monday night, a jail official said.