Mass. man accused of calling 911 from back seat of Southington police cruiser

Published on Monday, 13 May 2019 21:15


SOUTHINGTON - A Massachusetts man has been accused of drunkenly calling 911 from the back of a Southington police cruiser.

Jesse Barner-Walton, 39, allegedly struggled with officers after they pulled over to prevent him from making further 911 calls on May 5, police said Monday.

He faces charges of interfering with police and misuse of the 911 system.

Police said officers were called to the Cadillac Ranch, located at 45 Jude Lane, on May 5 on the report of an intoxicated person refusing to leave.

Officers responded and agreed to give Barner-Walton a ride. While in the back of the cruiser, police said, the 39-year-old made several 911 calls for assistance. Police did not say what the calls were about, only calling them non-emergencies.

Police pulled over to prevent Barner-Walton from making further calls, when he allegedly became uncooperative and resisted officers who attempted to handcuff him, police said. He was handcuffed after a short struggle, according to police.

No injuries were reported.

Barner-Walton, who was released from custody on $5,000 bond following his arrest, was scheduled to be arraigned in Bristol Superior Court on Monday. His case was continued.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Monday, 13 May 2019 21:15. Updated: Monday, 13 May 2019 21:17.