Prank Caller Arrested

Cincinnati police have arrested a man who placed more than 300 calls to the 911 center.

Dennis Johnson,45, has been charged with disrupting public services and possession of criminal tools, both felony offenses. During the calls he used obscene language and threatened police communications personnel with serious physical harm.

Johnson called 911 Wednesday and reported a robbery in progress in the 800 block of Vine Street. The call taker recognized both the caller's voice pattern and the displayed cell phone number as those involved in numerous other 911 calls placed during the past week.

Officers determined that Mr. Johnson had made the call reporting a robbery, and they placed him under arrest. The cell phone used to make that call was found in Mr. johnson's pants pocket.