CHAMPION - A Shaffer Road man was arrested Sunday afternoon after a dispatcher at the 911 Center received a strange call and threats that others would be harmed.
Eric Brazina, 21, was arrested on the charge of making terroristic threats as well as on two warrants after a call was placed to the center about 1:50 p.m. by a man asking strange questions, the dispatcher reported. The caller said that his instructions weren't followed, he would hurt some people who were with him.
A sheriff's report states the voice sounded similar to the one in a call made on Oct. 29, in which a man claimed to have hostages and would have them killed if the dispatcher did not answer his questions, some of which were personal, a report states.
The report states the call could not be traced exactly because it came from a cell phone, but it was traced to a cell tower in Champion, reports state.
A recording of both calls was made for a deputy, who then played it for Champion police officers, one of whom recognized the voice and said it may have been Brazina's.
Officers and deputies went to his home and knocked on the door several times, but no one answered. As deputies left, they received a call from the home from someone who said they were in the basement when police arrived.
When they came back, Brazina was in the driveway with his brother, and he was found to have two warrants, reports state.
Brazina's mother and brother each said they were unaware of any calls being made from the home, reports state. However, when a deputy played a recording of the call made Sunday, Brazina's brother said to shut the tape off. When asked why, he said the voice was his brother.
Brazina was taken to the Trumbull County Jail and is expected to be arraigned in Warren Municipal Court today.