MASON CITY – A jail cell was waiting for a Mason City woman for a fourth time for essentially harassing our emergency responders.
On the afternoon of April 24, 2015, officers went to the home of 63-year-old Alma Melinda Shafer at 240 6th Street SE and arrested her for misuse of 911 communications and false report to law enforcement.
This is at least the fourth arrest of Shafer for that crime.
According to police, Shafer dialed 911 at least 10 times on the evening of November 6, 2014. A dispatcher continued taking the calls, and officers were sent to her home. After an investigation, Shafer was arrested and taken to jail for dialing 911 with no emergency. Alcohol may have been a factor in the incident, police said. She was jailed for one day.
Shafer was at it again on November 13, dialing 911 and making false reports to law enforcement. She was jailed and later pled guilty. She was ordered to pay $465.00 in fines and court costs.
Shafer pled guilty in 2013 to the same crime, dialing 911 with no emergency, after being charged by Mason City police. She was fined for her actions.