The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public 911 is for emergencies only. Non-emergency calls should be made to 707-445-7251, the Sheriff’s Office main line.
While unintentional 911 calls do happen and are usually dealt with a verbal warning, persistent 911 calls for non-emergency purposes could result in a misdemeanor charge and if convicted, a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment in a county jail for up to 6 months. Facing this punishment is 67-year old Magdeline Pereira.
The evening of December 27th , 2020, deputies traveled to the 3800 block of Walnut Drive in Eureka, a jurisdiction of Humboldt County to serve Pereira with a Ramey Warrant for the improper use of 911. A Ramey Warrant is an arrest warrant obtained by a police agency by going directly to a judge and bypassing the district attorney
Pereira is suspected of making over 100 non-emergency calls to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office 911 Emergency Communications Center. She was arrested on 13 counts of annoying/harassing phone calls to 911.
Photo from Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office
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