June 19, 2018
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Oakland woman arrested again for misuse of 911 system

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

OAKLAND, Maine — A woman arrested two weeks ago for misusing the 911 system was arrested again Wednesday and is facing multiple charges after making another false emergency call, police said.

Roxane Montgomery, 45, of Oakland racked up her fourth misuse of 911 charge in the last six months on Wednesday, Oakland police Capt. Rick Stubbert said Thursday morning.

Montgomery had previously been arrested on Feb. 7 for the same crime, a Class E misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail.

When police went to arrest her, Montgomery was uncooperative, Stubbert said, so she is also facing a charge of refusing to submit to arrest.

After Montgomery was taken into custody, she was brought to MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta for evaluation, and while there, she assaulted a nurse, according to Stubbert, resulting in an assault charge from police in Augusta.

Augusta Deputy Police Chief Jared Mills said the nurse was not injured.

When a person misuses the 911 system, Stubbert said it puts police and other emergency responders in a perilous position.

“It’s tough because we have to respond,” he said. “It could be an emergency.”

Montgomery was brought to the Kennebec County Jail and later released on bail.

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