A deputy was dispatched to a Mount Moriah Road residence to investigate a possible threat involving an armed man.
Barrow County 911 and an officer with the Auburn Police Department advised that the resident said he would hold any person that entered his property at gunpoint. Upon questioning by deputies, the resident said his statement had been misinterpreted.
According to the resident, people have entered his property with items he believes are stolen. The man said he planned to sit in his vehicle with his lights off while wearing his security uniform, badge and gun and conduct surveillance on a nearby trailer.
The resident said he was going to wait for people to enter the trailer and then confront them once they walked onto his property. He assured the deputy that he would not draw his gun unless someone else pulled a weapon first. The resident said he was going to stay up all night and make sure no one entered the trailer.
The deputy advised the man to call 911 if he saw any suspicious activity and warned him not to draw his firearm or point it at anyone.
Suspicious man poses as Dish Network employee
A Moss Side Drive resident called the Sheriff’s Office after a suspicious incident involving a man claiming to be a Dish Network employee.
The woman said a tall, heavyweight black male wearing a blue Dish Network jacket came to her house saying he was there to photograph the inside of her home to get the layout. The woman said she noticed the man was shaking when he held up the camera for her to see.
When the woman informed the man that a technician had already been out to install equipment, the man appeared confused. The man then became very nervous and began to stutter saying he could come back later if it was a bad time. According to the woman, the man ran back to his vehicle and left.
The suspect’s vehicle was described as a white Chevy van plastered with numerous stickers including ones displaying the Dish Network logo.
The woman contacted Dish Network and was told that no one was scheduled to come to her house that day and that Dish Network employees do not wear blue jackets such as the one worn by the suspect.
The responding deputy searched the area but was unable to locate the suspect.
....but, we have the Barrow County Secretarial Service to come and write reports for us when theft takes place. I do not know of a single case they have ever solved with their reports, however....I would personally prefer they at least take prints. But, hey, I am just a concerned citizen.