NWGA Scanner | September 10th, 2021

Unlicensed man gives fake name after being caught prowling around house in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on September 2nd, 2021, at approximately 6:14 PM, Deputy Tabellion was dispatched to an address on Old Tilton Road in reference to a suspicious person who was trespassing. According to the report, “Deputy Tabellion met with the victim who had pulled his vehicle in behind the offender vehicle, which was a Green 2006 Honda Ridgeline. Deputy Tabellion made contact with the suspicious male. There was a strong language barrier, so Deputy Tabellion called Deputy Corona to translate.” According to the report, the male, later identified as Nestor Mejia-Bravo, 24, of Dalton, stated that his name was Jacob Lopez and that he was in the area looking for a rental house. The male was asked what the address of the rental house was, and he stated he did not know anything. Nestor stated that he saw an ad on Facebook. According to the report, “Nestor stated that he had no form of identification and did not have a valid driver’s license. Deputy Tabellion was unable to get a return through GCIC on a Jacob Lopez DOB 11-25-1995.” While Deputy Corona was translating, it seemed as Nestor was very deceptive and that he was not providing his real name or what he was up to. Nestor was if he is continued giving a false name and DOB, he was going to be arrested. The male once again stated that his name was Jacob Lopez. The deputy then placed Nestor in handcuffs and under arrest. The victim stated that he had pictures from trail cams provided by the homeowner. The homeowner advised he wished for the male to be trespassed from the property. The deputy spoke to the homeowner on September 3rd and stated that Nestor drove around the house approximately 100 yards off of the roadway before turning around, which struck him as very unusual. According to the report, “There is an active case for burglary in the immediate proximity of the address on Old Tilton Road.”Nestor was transported to Whitfield County Jail, where he advised Jailer Saul Lara, who was translating during the booking process, that he lied about his name while on the scene. Nestor was charged with giving a false name and DOB to law enforcement, obstructing or hindering law enforcement Officers, loitering or prowling, and no license.