Palmer man arrested for repeated ‘obscene and harassing' 911 calls

thanlon@adn.comFebruary 20, 2014 

Alaska State Troopers arrested a 58-year-old Palmer man Wednesday for making "numerous obscene and harassing phone calls" to 911, according to a troopers report.

Jordan Greer first called dispatch around 6 p.m. reporting that a house guest had stolen items from him, said Megan Peters, troopers spokeswoman. He gave dispatch his name and address and then he kept calling, she said.

In a six-hour window, Greer made 26 calls to 911 and about 30 calls to non-emergency dispatch lines. He began threatening people's lives, Peters said.

"He was not reporting emergencies and was intentionally tying up the emergency line," she said.

Dispatchers and troopers warned Greer to stop but he kept calling. Dispatch prioritizes calls reporting violent crimes over stolen personal items, Peters said. Troopers did respond to Greer's initial theft call, she said.

Greer was arrested around midnight for second-degree harassment, a misdemeanor, and taken to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility. That's when the calls stopped, Peters said.

Reach Tegan Hanlon at thanlon@adn.com or 257-4589.

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