A store manager ended up a victim of harassment after trying to resolve a shoplifting incident without police intervention.
The manager said he witnessed two subjects with whom he was personally acquainted take items from the store.
Instead of calling the police, the manager decided to call the mother of one of the shoplifters to ask for her help. The manager informed the mother of the theft and asked her to tell her son and the other shoplifter not to return to the store.
A short time later, one of the shoplifting suspects reportedly came to the manager’s house and threatened to assault him. The suspect allegedly bragged that he had stolen items on several occasions and cursed at the manager before leaving. The incident was witnessed by the manager’s wife and neighbors.
The manager said he did not wish to press charges, but wanted the suspect served with a prohibited entry notice for both the store and the manager’s residence. The officer served the notice on the suspect a short time later.
Other recent incidents investigated by Auburn Police include:
•underage consumption on Browns Bridge Road. A 20-year-old female was cited and released after she and her 27-year-old boyfriend were found drinking at the park. The boyfriend was charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor and released. Both individuals were also cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
•civil dispute on Blackberry Circle. Police were called after a husband reported that his soon-to-be-ex wife was removing marital property from the residence in violation of a court order.