Auburn Police were dispatched to a Lakeview Drive residence in response to a verbal dispute between two brothers.
The father of the two men said his older son came to the house and called the younger brother useless. The older brother reportedly said the younger man was a sponge that needed to get a job and quit living off of their 71-year-old father.
The younger brother called police to report the incident. According to the report, the 45-year-old man accused his elder brother of verbally abusing him. The younger brother said he was trying to get a job, but could not. He further said that he works around the house cooking, cleaning and washing clothes.
The older brother admitted calling his younger brother useless. The man said he also called his younger sibling no good.
The elder brother was advised to stay away from his younger brother until they had both had time to calm down.
Other incidents investigated by Auburn Police this past week include:
• agency assist on Sixth Street. Officers responded to a structure fire believed to have been caused by a kerosene heater which failed to shut off properly.
• civil matter on Meadow Trace Drive. A woman reported that her ex-husband failed to return their daughter at the appointed time.
• burglary on Mount Moriah Road. A Frigidaire stainless steel stove was stolen from a vacant house.
• fire on Wyngate Road. Police were dispatched after a car caught on fire while parked in a driveway.
• verbal dispute on Autry Road. A couple was arguing over their marital problems.
• theft by taking on Saddlecreek Road. A white male with a blond goatee and a tattoo on the left side of his neck stole a chainsaw before speeding off in a white Toyota or Honda sedan.
• simple assault on Main Street. A drunken man kicked down a bedroom door during an argument with his girlfriend.
• theft by taking on Carter Road. A smoker and a grill were stolen off the front porch of the residence.
• burglary on Atlanta Highway. Copper was stolen and a vacant commercial building damaged during the incident.
• suicide attempt on Appalachee Church Road. A woman sent a picture text message to her boyfriend showing her wrist, a razor and what appeared to be blood. The woman denied wanting to commit suicide saying that her boyfriend beats her and she wants him out of her life.
• destructive device located on Cabot’s Lane. A homeowner called police after finding what appeared to be a Molotov cocktail in his garage. The officer noted the device appeared to be a “Drano bomb” commonly used by teens to create a loud explosion.
• theft of lost or mislaid property on Atlanta Highway. A woman accidentally left her purse in a shopping cart. When she returned to retrieve it, she discovered her wallet had been stolen.
Auburn Police also reported one arrest during the past week. Jacob Powell, 18, of 213 Woodlawn Drive in Auburn was arrested for probation violation.