A Lawrenceville man reported to the City of Auburn municipal court after learning an individual had been ticketed while using his identity.
The officer who issued the citation confirmed that the man present in court was not the person whom she had ticketed.
The victim subsequently filed an identity theft report with Auburn Police.
The suspect in the case, identified in the report as Hans Jurgen Baroni, 36, of 5031 Bent Circle Court in Sugar Hill, is wanted for driving with a suspended license, first degree forgery, identity fraud and providing false identity information to a law enforcement officer.
Other incidents investigated by Auburn Police this past week include:
• criminal trespass on Blackberry Lane. Police were called after a man struck a mailbox with his truck. The man returned to the scene and assured the owner he would repair the mailbox. When police arrived, the man admitted he had been texting while driving. He was cited for criminal trespass and released.
• complaint on Carter Road. Police and paramedics responded after a child fell and was nearly struck by a car. The child was tying his shoes when he lost his balance and nearly fell into the path of the car. The driver was initially unsure if she had struck the child. At the mother’s request, the child was transported to hospital for further evaluation.
• theft of property reported on Hills Shop Road. A couple reported the theft of comforters, luggage and a video camera with stand.
• damage to mailboxes on Parks Mill Road. A mail thief was thwarted when he was spotted attempted to break into several mailboxes. The suspect, described as an Asian male wearing a white pullover sweatshirt and brown baseball cap, fled the scene when he realized he was being watched. Two mailboxes were pried open and 11 others damaged in the incident.
• financial transaction card fraud on Atlanta Highway. A woman contacted police after learning her stolen credit cards had been used at the Ingles on Atlanta Highway and the Shell gas station located at the intersection of Highway 324 and Highway 8.
• damage to property on Willow Drive. A homeowner was awakened in the early hours of the morning after an individual threw a water bottle through the front window of his home. There are no suspects.
• criminal trespass reported at a Wages Road address. A man called police after noticing scratch marks inside the doors of his vehicle. The man suspects someone attempted to break into his vehicle using a wire hanger.
• theft by deception on Navajo Trail. An Auburn woman called police after several unsuccessful attempts to obtain the title to her recently purchased vehicle from the seller. The woman paid $1,800 for the car before learning that the title was held by TitleMax. The sellers now refuse to answer the woman’s calls. The incident remains under investigation.