Calais man charged with disturbing the peace after repeated unfounded 911 calls

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CALAIS — A 61-year-old Calais man was arrested and cited for disturbing the peace by use of telephone after repeatedly calling Vermont State Police to report various unfounded crimes, authorities said Wednesday.

David Nelson was taken into custody following his final call on Nov. 15 at 10:10 p.m., in which he claimed his apartment was filled with smoke.

Upon arrival, troopers from the Berlin Barracks discovered Nelson was setting off fireworks inside his home.

The series of 33 calls began on Tuesday evening and stretched into the following day, ending only when state police intervened on Wednesday at 6:06 p.m.

During the calls, Nelson reported multiple unfounded incidents, prompting an investigation and subsequent police action.

Nelson is scheduled to appear in Washington County Superior Court – Criminal Division on Dec. 21 at 8:30 a.m. to respond to the charges.

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