Police: Woman repeatedly called 911
EAST FREEDOM – A Freedom Township woman faces multiple charges after police said she drunkenly called 911 operators 19 times in less than an hour, shouting homophobic slurs and blasting music, according to an affidavit.
Police said Sonya Lynn Hileman, 48, called 911 repeatedly on May 31 from her house at 146 Woody Lane, Freedom Township, drawing a police response.
Freedom Township officers arrived to find Hileman and a male companion, both “highly intoxicated,” according to a criminal complaint. Hileman allegedly told police she meant to call her father when she called 911.
Hileman, who was reportedly standing at a picnic table near two cases of beer and a case of wine coolers, repeatedly called her companion “the queer” and said he was angry that her father had bought her beer and given her money, police said.
Slurring her words, Hileman showed the officers $200 in cash as she told her story, according to the affidavit. She then allegedly denied calling 911, despite operators confirming to police that the calls originated at her number.
Freedom Township Patrolman Nathan Claycomb said officers matched Hileman’s voice to the calls, which allegedly consisted largely of loud 1980s rock music and Hileman’s complaints about “the queer.”
A phone record, reproduced on the affidavit, shows 19 calls from 5:07 p.m. to 6:02 p.m. that day. She “power-dialed” at times, Claycomb said, allegedly calling, immediately hanging up and calling again.
“The tapes 911 gave me were pretty classic,” he said.
East Freedom police filed 19 false alarm charges, all first-degree misdemeanors, against Hileman. She faces a preliminary hearing July 11 before Magisterial District Judge Craig Ormsby.
Court records show Hileman has faced multiple criminal charges in recent years, including some for aggravated assault, intimidating witnesses and reckless endangerment.
Mirror Staff Writer Ryan Brown is at 946-7457.