A Brookfield man arrested for allegedly calling Trumbull County 911 repeatedly when there was no emergency has been sent to state prison for 6 months.
Robert T. Alverson, 54, of 7195 Wildwood Drive, pleaded guilty March 5 to a charge of disrupting public service. Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald J. Rice sentenced him that day.
Brookfield police arrested Alverson and filed the charge Dec. 5. He had made a handful of calls to 911 that day, and had been warned not to call. During one call, Alverson told a dispatcher he needed to quit drinking, but that he liked drinking, police said.
Between July 12 and Dec. 5, Alverson called 911 10 times, and had been warned not to call, police said.
“In most cases, he would state himself that it was not an emergency and then state the reason for calling,” police said.
During one call, he said he was “just testing his theory of 911,” police said. In another, he said he was going to give Halloween visitors a slice of bologna, police said.