CCSO: Multiple silent calls to 911 lands La Feria man in jail

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LA FERIA, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A La Feria man was arrested Monday for making multiple silent calls to the Cameron County 911 Communications Center, according to the sheriff's news release.

Rene Zuniga/Cameron County Sheriff's Office

At around 7:50 p.m., sheriff's deputies responded to a residence in La Feria about multiple silent calls coming from the residence to the 911 communications center.

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County 911 Communications Operators told deputies that a man identified as Rene Zuniga called on five occasions while remaining silent and had made multiple silent calls in previous days.

Deputies arrived at Zuniga's home, spoke with him, and confirmed the phone calls were made from Zuniga’s phone.

During the investigation, deputies learned that on March 30, Zuniga had again made silent calls to 911.

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At that time, Zuniga was warned repeatedly against calling the emergency service without having an emergency and remaining silent, said the news release.

It was confirmed by deputies that Zuniga had no emergency or reason to have contacted 911.

Zuniga was transported to the Carrizales Rucker Detention Center pending arraignment.

He is charged with silent or abusive call by electronic communication to a 911 Service, a Class B Misdemeanor.

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