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City man charged with reporting a false report

Myles Cunningham, 31, of 107 Sixth St., apartment 1, faces charges for allegedly filing a fictitious report that his girlfriend had been kidnapped by a group of people in the 700 block of Pine Street on the afternoon of Oct. 31, city police allege in an affidavit. Police said at the time, they suspected that he was in a “drug-induced stupor.”

After Cunningham made the report, an officer was able to speak directly with the woman in person and confirm her safety, the affidavit stated.

Police then received a report that Cunningham was “yelling, pounding on doors and looking for his kidnapped girlfriend” on Pine Street, according to the affidavit. It was later learned that two days earlier, on Oct. 29, Cunningham was looking into windows of an apartment building multiple times, looking for his girlfriend, police said, adding that his actions alarmed the tenants.

When an officer contacted him yet again, Cunningham “insisted that his girlfriend was kidnapped and demanded an investigation,” but there was no such abduction, police said. “Cunningham was clearly under the influence of a controlled substance which caused paranoia, trembling, an inability to focus and causing confusion,” police said.

Arraigned before District Judge Aaron Bleach on charges of false reports to law enforcement, disorderly conduct and loitering, Cunningham was jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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