Fairbanks woman arrested after frivolous 911 calls

Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2009

FAIRBANKS - A woman accused of calling 911 almost 100 times during a nonemergency has pleaded not guilty to second-degree harassment.

Fairbanks police Lt. Tara Tippett says 52-year-old Maura Aguilar Sharma made between 80 and 100 calls from a cell phone, distracting dispatchers for more than four hours Wednesday. The calls appeared to be about a property dispute.

Tippett says police warned Sharma to stop calling before finally arresting her.

Magistrate Alicemary Rasley set Sharma's bail at $100 and ordered her not to phone 911 unless there is an actual emergency.

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