Crime Briefs: He emailed ex 111 times, violating order
A 44-year-old New Castle man landed behind bars after a string of attempts to contact his former girlfriend, who had a protection order against him, according to police.
On Nov. 30, a judge issued the protection order telling the man not to contact his ex, not to go to her home or anywhere that she might be.
Since then, Silt police received numerous complaints that he had violated the order, according to an affidavit. Investigators say he sent her emails, handwritten letters, cards and gifts. He repeatedly called her at work or sent flowers, and she spotted him lurking around her home or following her in his car many times, according to the affidavit.
The victim told police he also gave her a package containing a “picture of an Aspen tree with their names on it,” Marc Anthony CDs and a card with a letter inside asking for forgiveness, according to the affidavit.
Over the course of about 1½ months after the order was issued, he sent her 111 emails from five different email accounts, according to investigators.
The New Castle man used his own name to register two email accounts, another name for two other email accounts and the name “Marc Anthony” for the fifth, according to police.
“The significance of this email address in connecting it to (the suspect) is that the singer Mac Anthony sings a song called ‘You Sang to Me,’” the former couple’s song, according to the affidavit.
Through email he threatened to give flash drives containing explicit photos and videos of the victim to her coworkers and family, say police.
One email threatened that the victim and her children “will get everything they deserved,” stating that she “needs to keep her eyes open and stay vigilant because sometimes things come out of the blue and hit you in the head,” according to an affidavit.
The New Castle man faces charges of stalking and violation of bail bond conditions, both felonies, and misdemeanor harassment.
Stolen Cali car in Parachute
Parachute police arrested a 32-year-old woman from Wellington in a stolen California car early Tuesday.
At about 3:30 a.m., a Parachute officer noticed a car travelling at only about 35 to 30 mph in the eastbound lane of Interstate 70, according to an affidavit. Then the car turned on its emergency flashers and pulled onto the shoulder.
The officer pulled over to assist, but noticed the car’s dashboard was broken around the steering wheel as if it had been removed and then put back on, an affidavit states.
The driver said she was borrowing the car from a friend in California, but the vehicle came up as stolen from about two weeks before out of Montclair, California. The officer wrote that the woman also didn’t have a driver’s license, registration or proof of insurance.
The Wellington woman was arrested on charges of aggravated motor vehicle theft, driving under restraint, failure to provide insurance and failure to comply.
Homeless man arrested
Parachute police arrested a homeless man seeking shelter from the weather Saturday afternoon after a neighboring business owner found him camped out in the town’s information building.
An officer found that the building’s door had been broken in. The officer estimated about $100 of damage had been done.
The 58-year-old homeless man, who had an ID from Nebraska, said he had accidentally pushed the door open and decided to go inside to escape the weather.
The man was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, and criminal mischief, a class 3 misdemeanor.
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