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Woman accused of repeatedly calling 911 for non-emergencies

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Newark woman accused of repeatedly calling 911 without a real emergency, was charged last month in Mansfield Township.

On July 12, Tahisha M. Bakr, 45, of Newark was charged with fourth-degree public alarm after repeatedly dialing 911 and being abusive to the dispatchers, police said.

Bakr had previously been warned not to call 911 for non emergency purposes and was provided with the departments non emergency phone number to obtain police reports. After being warned, she allegedly dialed 911 five more times, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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