An Auburn man called police after receiving harassing text messages from an ex-girlfriend.
In the report, the officer indicated “there were some curse words being exchanged, but nothing life-threatening.” The victim asked the officer if anything could be done because the messages were causing problems in his current relationship.
While gathering information for the report, the officer asked the victim for the full name of the ex-girlfriend. The victim could not provide the last name or the date of birth saying that he and the woman had only dated for a few weeks and he “didn’t have all of that personal information.”
The officer suggested that the man call the ex-girlfriend and tell her to stop sending text messages. The officer also spoke with the woman and advised her to stop texting the man. While the officer was speaking with the ex-girlfriend, an unidentified male came on the line saying “We don’t talk to pigs on this side of town” and hung up the phone.
The officer called the ex-girlfriend back, placed all parties on speaker phone and advised everyone to stop texting each other. The unidentified male continued to be disrespectful to the officer, so the officer ended the call.
The original complainant was given a case number and advised how to obtain a warrant if the harassing text messages continued.
Other incidents investigated by Auburn Police this past week include:
• accident on Carolyn Street. The driver said her air bag deployed when she turned the ignition key on her 2007 Suzuki Reno. The woman was evaluated by emergency services personnel and released at the scene.
• forgery on Atlanta Highway. A man entered the Ingles on Atlanta Highway and asked if he could cash a payroll check in the amount of $294.25. The manager advised that he could as long as he made a purchase. The man bought $63.45 worth of merchandise with the payroll check and was given the difference in cash. The store manager later learned that the check was counterfeit. The suspect is a white male, approximately 5’11” tall weighing 215 pounds. The man presented identification in the name of Jeremy Brook. The identification was later determined to be fake. The check and copies of video surveillance of the suspect were entered into evidence.
• identity theft on Clover Drive. An Auburn man trying to purchase a handgun discovered that he had a felony record even though he had never been arrested. The man subsequently learned that a man with a similar name had stolen his identity.
• harassing phone calls on Briarwood Court. A woman sought police help after she and her husband received several threatening messages from her mentally unstable brother-in-law.