Auburn Police were dispatched to a Meadow Trace Drive residence four separate times during the past week in response to domestic disputes.
On March 23, the wife called police to report that a heirloom diamond ring had been stolen. The ring, which had been made by her grandfather for her grandmother, had been stored in a closet at the residence.
The wife told police she suspected her husband or her stepsons may have been responsible for the theft. The wife suspected her stepsons may have been responsible because she said they have stolen items in the past. The wife also identified her husband as a suspect saying that he has been out of work and recently bought several items with cash. The wife said she had recently told her husband that she wished to divorce him.
The officer explained to the woman that if the husband took the ring, the matter would have to be resolved in civil court. The officer also advised the woman to check with local pawn shops to see if she could locate the ring.
Two days later, police were called to the residence again by the wife. While the police were enroute, the wife advised that her husband was scratching himself in the face and intended to tell police that she did it. The wife also said her husband had punched a hole in the wall.
When police arrived, the husband blamed his wife for the scratches. The man told police his wife had said she wanted a divorce and began to throw his belongings to the floor. The husband said he became angry and punched a hole in the wall. He then accused his wife of becoming angry and scratching him in the face.
After speaking with both parties and examining the scratch marks, the officers concluded that the husband’s injuries were inconsistent with his story. Police separated the couple for the evening and the wife was given a domestic violence packet.
On March 28, Auburn Police were again dispatched to the couple’s residence.
The husband said when he arrived at the home that morning, his wife came outside and was extremely intoxicated. The husband said his wife hit the hood of his work van with her fist and keys leaving scratches and dent marks. The husband said his wife then got into her car and backed out of the driveway. According to the husband, his wife was so drunk she backed into a ditch before speeding away.
When the officer asked if the wife would be back soon, the man replied that she had probably gone to get more wine and would return shortly.
After documenting the damage to the husband’s truck, the officer left the residence and waited at the subdivision entrance for the wife to return home. After waiting for several minutes, the officer resumed regular patrol. Within ten minutes the officer was dispatched back to the residence.
According to the report, the officer made contact with the wife who was “extremely intoxicated.” No further details were available at press time regarding the fourth contact with the couple, but a department spokesperson indicated that it did not appear as if an arrest had been made.
Other incidents investigated by Auburn Police during the past week include:
• domestic dispute on Main Street. A woman called police to complain that her roommates had been arguing and yelling. The parties were separated.
• juvenile complaint on Chippewa Run. A man reported that his girlfriend’s son had text messages on his cell phone indicating that the 13-year-old wanted to kill the man.