Crime Report | 2.6.19

News – The Emory Wheel

On Jan. 24 at 10:54 a.m., Emory Police Department (EPD) received a harassing communications report via telephone. The complainant, the Emory Orthopedics office manager, said two of her secretaries received phone calls with recorded messages, warning them of their student loan debt from Emory University, four times a day for the past four days. The calls were from an unknown Emory phone number and directed both secretaries to return the call. The case has been assigned to an investigator.
On Jan. 24 at 4:04 p.m., EPD spoke with an Emory student who reported being threatened and blackmailed. The complainant said he received a Facebook friend request from an unknown woman. Although the complainant didn’t know the individual, he accepted the request because they shared a mutual friend. The subject then began messaging the complainant via Facebook Messenger and later asked to speak with him via WeChat instead of Facebook Messenger. The complainant agreed, and the two began performing sexual acts on camera. The complainant reported that the call then disconnected and he received a text message asking for money. The subject then sent the names of three of the complainant’s friends, threatening to share the sexually explicit video with his friends if he did not pay $1,000 via Western Union. The case has been assigned to an investigator.
On Jan. 24 at 5:34 p.m., EPD responded to a call regarding a car break-in. The complainant, who is unaffiliated with Emory, said he gave his 2003 Kia Sorento to a Winship Cancer Institute valet attendant at about 10:15 a.m. When the valet service returned the vehicle at about 11 a.m., the complainant noticed that someone had gone through his car. The complainant’s backpack and glove compartment were open, and papers were strewn about the vehicle. He also discovered that a $100 money order was stolen from his vehicle. Later, he received an email from …

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