A Middletown woman was arrested after drunkenly calling 911 when she couldn't find her phone, then calling a week later when she couldn't find her cousin, according to police. Officers said this is a frequent problem and she has called 911 about 76 times since March 15 about mostly non-emergency issues.
Police responded to an apartment at 274 East Main St. at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 after Michelle K. Davis, 43, of Middletown, called 911 from her landline to report she couldn't find her cellphone, then hung up, police said.
When police responded to Davis' home and spoke with her, she appeared to be heavily intoxicated, police said.
When asked about her lost phone, she told the responding officers, "Oh yea. My phone. I found my phone, so I'm all set."
When asked if that was the only reason she called 911, she replied, "Yea, I used my house phone to call 911, but I found my cell phone now," police said.
One of the officers told her that "needing help finding a cell phone when you are intoxicated is not a reason to call 911" and she responded, "Whatever," police said.
That was not the first time Davis has called 911, according to police, who said they are familiar with her "tendency to call 911 for non-emergency situations."
It was also not her last.
She called 911 again at 3:39 p.m. on Oct. 9 because she wanted police to find her cousin, who lives in the building, police said. Officers issued her a summons for falsely reporting incident.
Since March 15, she has called 911 about 76 times for mostly non-emergency issues, according to police.
Police said they also spoke with a Middlesex Hospital doctor in the past about her "frequency to call 911 and make claims that she needed help, only to find out she did not need medical or police attention," police said.
Police was charged Davis with falsely reporting an incident and misdialing 911 for the call about her cellphone.
She is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 16 for the first 911 call and on Oct. 28 for the second.