Police said Cynthia Redilla called 911 twice Sept. 23 after calling the emergency number nine times the previous night. Redilla was warned not to call the emergency number Sept. 22 after she reportedly called the number to report that she was having chest pains but later called back to cancel a rescue squad, saying that she took her medication.
Redilla also called to report there were two men running around the area at 4:29 a.m., but police found no one running around her home on South Shore Court. She called back at 5:24 a.m. and hung up, and when dispatch called Redilla back, she said she saw yellow lights and got scared but denied calling 911, according to a police report.
Redilla was warned not to use 911 for non-emergencies, and police said she was cognizant and understood the officer.
Redilla was arrested and charged with telecommunications harassment after calling 911 twice Sept. 23 to ask for extra patrols in the area.
Police said it was not the first time Redilla had been charged with telecommunications harassment. She had been cited after placing 13 calls for service with the Vermilion Police Department, including five 911 calls for non-emergencies, between March 18 and April 30.