A concerned neighbor became suspicious when he noticed a man hooking a red Ford F-350 up to his neighbor’s camper. When the man began to leave with the camper, the neighbor pulled up and asked the man who he was. The neighbor said he and the man exchanged a few words and the man drove away.
Believing the man was stealing the camper, the neighbor began to follow him. At one point, the driver of the red truck slowed down as if to stop. The neighbor said he began to pull around the truck when the driver suddenly accelerated and ran him off the road and into the front yard of a residence.
The neighbor called 911 and began following the suspicious vehicle. Once the vehicle crossed into Gwinnett County, the neighbor was transferred to Gwinnett County 911. The neighbor continued to follow the vehicle until it stopped at a location within the Dacula city limits. A Gwinnett County officer met with both parties and informed the neighbor that if he wanted a report, he would have to contact Auburn Police.
The concerned neighbor returned to his home and called Auburn Police to file the report. The only information he could provide was the tag number of the red Ford F-350. According to the report, the tag returned to a stolen vehicle.
Due to the lack of information, no further action was taken.
Other recent incidents investigated by Auburn Police include:
• welfare check on Heritage Way. A father called police after realizing his eight-year-old son had been left home alone by his grandmother. The child had been suspended from school and, according to the police report, neither the mother or grandmother saw any problem with leaving the child home alone.
• racial harassment on Main Street. A man reportedly drove past a neighbor’s home on several occasions and screamed racial slurs. The harassment allegedly occurred in front of the neighbor’s bi-racial children who were also the target of some of the reported slurs.
• welfare check on Carter Road. Police were dispatched to a residence after a pregnant woman indicated she was depressed and said she feared that she might do something to harm herself.
• affray on Carter Road. A mother called police after her two teenage sons began fighting over clothes. One of the sons fled from the scene because he was on probation and feared that an arrest would result in him being sent to prison. No arrests were made.
• speeding on Mount Moriah Road. A Hoschton woman wanted by Oakwood Police was stopped after traveling 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. The Oakwood Police Department was closed at the time of the traffic stop and could not confirm the outstanding warrant. After waiting 30 minutes without receiving a confirmation, the Auburn officer released the woman with a citation for speeding and advised her to contact Oakwood Police regarding the warrant.