Utica man accused of harassing emergency dispatchers

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UTICA — A Utica man is accused of repeatedly calling 9-1-1 over several days and verbally abusing the dispatchers, according to police.

Sheriff’s deputies said Jahquin Hoston, 33, of Utica, called 9-1-1 more than 30 times over several days with no emergency to report.

Deputies said he only called to harass the dispatchers with abusive and vulgar language.

Deputies said Hoston is staying at a motel in Utica, and both the Sheriff’s Office and Utica Police went to the motel to check his welfare.

Deputies said he was warned to stop harassing 9-1-1.

Hoston was charged on Wednesday with one count of second-degree aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor, authorities said. He is scheduled to appear in court, according to the law enforcement officials.

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