PARIS – Repeated 911 calls might be necessary at times, but Oxford police thought Monday’s case just didn’t cut it.

Brenda Joyce Crystal, 67, of 70 Pottle Road was charged with misuse of 911 after she dialed the emergency number twice after police arrived at her home.

Officer James Richardson said Crystal initially called police to remove an unwanted person from her home.

Richardson said Crystal was “extremely intoxicated” at the time of the incident and called 911 twice after he arrived. He said the department has dealt with Crystal on similar incidents, and has warned her about unnecessary calls to emergency dispatchers. He estimated that police have been called to her residence twice in the past month.

Crystal was taken to the Oxford County Jail and held on personal recognizance bail until she was sober, Richardson said.

Misuse of 911 is a class E misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail.


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