SANTA ANA (CBS) — Orange County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Friday accusing him of making more than 2,000 obscene phone calls over the past year.

Ed Mertz Reports

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Officials say Israel Vasquez, who has been deported twice, called 911 operators and would make “obscene and sex-laden” conversation, according to Orange County sheriff’s spokesperson Jim Amormino.

Vasquez was in custody on an immigration hold and is expected to face charges of making obscene phone calls to female 911 dispatchers since last March, Amormino added.

“He would call 911 operators at Garden Grove police, California Highway Patrol offices, the Orange County sheriff and possibly other law enforcement agencies,” Amormino said. “If a male 911 operator answered, he wouldn’t say anything, hang up and call back hoping a woman would answer.”

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One dispatcher fielded about 1,000 of the calls alone, Amormino said.

Shortly after Vasquez allegedly made another obscene call to 911 Friday, deputies were able to trace it to where Vasquez was living in Stanton and arrested him, Amormino said. Deputies found eight cell phones in his home, the spokesman added.

The caller was able to evade authorities by repeatedly registering new cell phones to multiple identities, Amormino said. Also, by the time the calls were traced, the suspect was gone, he said.

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