An Auburn man was arrested after repeatedly calling 911 to report crimes which had not occurred.
Jason Randall Chance, 43, of 24 Autry Road in Auburn, called for police assistance several times on Jan. 22. At one point, Chance admitted to officers that he has been using methamphetamine.
On the evening of Jan. 22, a caller reported that a man was running east on Highway 8 screaming that an armed man was chasing him. When police arrived, they found Chance lying on his stomach in a driveway. Chance asked police if they captured the armed man. Chance insisted that the man was going to kill him. Police recognized Chance from encounters earlier in the day and took him home after reassuring him that no one was chasing him or threatening him with a gun.
Within minutes, Chance called 911 again to report that an armed individual had entered his van. When police returned to the residence, Chance refused to come out of the house saying that he was afraid the people in his van would shoot him. A check of the vehicle showed no signs of entry and no suspects were located in the immediate area.
Chance was arrested and charged with misuse of the 911 system.
Other arrests made by Auburn Police this past week include:
• Randy Frederick Ormsby, 54, 1537 Oak Hill Road, Auburn, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and interference with government property.
• Jerry Dakota McCranie, 23, 308 A Scott Alex Circle #9, Auburn, outstanding warrant.
• Freeman Christopher King Jr., 23, 5236 Marion Way, Winder, outstanding warrant.