A Sugar Hill man was arrested last week on charges stemming from a recent case of identity theft in Auburn.
Hans Jurgen Baroni, 36, of 5031 Bent Circle Court in Sugar Hill, is facing charges of no registration, identity fraud, no insurance, using a license plate to conceal identity, two counts of driving with a suspended license, two counts of driving without a license in possession, six counts of first degree forgery and four counts of providing false identity information to a law enforcement officer.
Auburn Police served a total of 18 warrants on Baroni at the time of his arrest. The warrants were obtained approximately two weeks ago after officers discovered that Baroni had used another man’s identification during a traffic stop.
The victim, a Lawrenceville man, reported to the City of Auburn municipal court after learning Baroni 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.
Baroni was apprehended by Braselton Police after being involved in a traffic accident.
Other arrests made by Auburn Police this past week include:
• Jose De Jesus Rodriguez-Cruz, 30, of 64 Main Street lot 13 in Auburn, was arrested for driving without a license. Rodriguez-Cruz was stopped after an officer noticed that Rodriguez-Cruz’s vehicle had what appeared to be an altered drive out tag. Upon being stopped, Rodriguez-Cruz admitted being unlicensed. He was transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center and his vehicle was impounded.
• Nikki Marie Fowler Johnson, 30, of 1315 Ridgeview Drive in Auburn, was arrested for an outstanding warrant after being stopped for speeding. Johnson was stopped after an officer estimated her vehicle’s speed to be 50 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. A check of Johnson’s license showed that the license had been suspended, but not served. The check also revealed an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. Johnson was transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center after the warrant was confirmed.
• Charles Phiri, age unlisted, of 6339 Roswell Road in Atlanta, was arrested for driving without a license after being stopped for having dim tail lights on his vehicle. Phiri admitted he did not have a license and had not had one since leaving Africa. Phiri said he had resided in Georgia for the past two years. He was transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center and his vehicle was towed.
• Dennis Chad Peppers, 32, of 1186 Peppers Road in Auburn, was arrested on charges of probation violation. Officers served the warrant at Peppers’ home without incident.
• Travis Matthew Skubal, age 28, of 475 Wages Road in Auburn, was arrested by Winder Police on an outstanding City of Auburn warrant. Skubal was transported by Winder Police to the Auburn Police Department where he was served with the outstanding warrant.
• Darci Elizabeth Mansfield, 34, of 23 Appalachee Church Road in Auburn, was arrested on charges of interference with an officer after refusing to speak with police attempting to mediate a domestic dispute. Mansfield’s boyfriend had requested assistance in retrieving several items from Mansfield’s apartment. Mansfield returned to the apartment while police were present. After Mansfield refused to provide identification and continued to ignore police instructions not to enter the residence, she was arrested and transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
• Sun Daniel Hwong, 41, of Willow Drive in Auburn, was arrested on charges of criminal trespass after making lewd comments to female employees at the Atlanta Highway CVS. Hwong had previously been served with a notice of prohibited entry at the store. Hwong was transported to the Barrow County Detention Center.
• A 15-year-old Apalachee High School student was arrested and charged with attempting to elude a police officer after fleeing from a traffic stop. The subject, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, was released to his father.