Man charged after multiple fake 911 calls

WARREN — The Trumbull County 911 Center received dozens of non-emergency police calls and threats to the president since Thursday from Justin Wilder, 32, of Warren, who now is in custody and facing multiple charges, police reports state.

A police report states Wilder ranted about topics involving the government, espionage and making a threat to shoot the president of the United States. After the threat to shoot the president, Warren police notified the Secret Service.

Wilder continued making daily calls to the 911 center, which increased to 30 to 50 times a day, police said in a report.

The 911 center was able to trace Wilder’s cellphone over the course of three days before he was tracked down his apartment in the 700 block of Buckeye Street NW.

As police approached the apartment complex, they saw Wilder through his window with a phone in his hand as he was in the middle of speaking to 911 dispatchers. Police arrested Wilder and his phone was taken.

According to the report, the Secret Service was notified of Wilder’s arrest.

Wilder was taken to the Trumbull County jail in lieu of $2,500 bond and is facing more than 80 charges of misuse of 911 system, a police report states.

Two additional charges added Monday included making terrorist threats and driving under the suspicion.


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