Police charge teen in 911 threat, suspect him in other calls

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 11:04 AM
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An Augusta teenager was arrested today after threatening a 911 dispatcher.

Bernard Michael Borgans, 17  Special
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Bernard Michael Borgans, 17

Authorities now suspect that Bernard Michael Borgans, 17, of the 3500 block of North Pines Drive, may be responsible for making numerous false reports to the Richmond County 911 Center, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Blaise Dresser.

The center received somewhere between 30 and 50 calls from an untraceable number reporting fake incidents last night, Sgt. Dresser said.

Later, a man believed to be Mr. Borgans called from a cell phone and made several more false reports. He also became angry and threatened to harm a 911 dispatcher. Authorities were able to trace the call to the suspect’s cell phone and have charged him with felony terroristic threats and unlawful conduct on a 911 system in connection to those calls.

However, Sgt. Dresser said they are now trying to determine whether Mr. Borgans can be traced to more incidents.

Philip K. Wasson, director of the 911 call center, said his office is just beginning the process of going back through hundreds of calls and recordings to try to identify any other incidents Mr. Borgans may have been involved in. The call center has been receiving false reports of rapes, shootings and other violent crimes for more than a year, authorities said.

“These types of activities are strongly discouraged because it ties up the 911 lines for people who need legitimate help,” Sgt. Dresser said.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 09/02/09 - 11:20 am
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Don't put that 'cutie pie' in

Don't put that 'cutie pie' in jail - he might get harmed. Put him on the road - picking up trash - cleaning out cages at the animal shelter - cleaning toilets at public parks - and that for about 2 years - Monday through Friday - with shackles he should not run very far or fast. What a poor excuse for a human being!
AND - NO use at all of a cell phone.

prolifer
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prolifer 09/02/09 - 11:22 am
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And they only arrested him

And they only arrested him because he's what? Pleeeeease let's give the officers the credit due on this one.

mad_max
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mad_max 09/02/09 - 11:36 am
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Is that hairdo like a wannabe

Is that hairdo like a wannabe mullet? Making false 911 calls sounds like something a beer drunk redneck would do. Maybe he was trying to draw the cops off of his homies while they stick up the mini-mart down the road.

Concerned Citizen
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Concerned Citizen 09/02/09 - 11:39 am
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Wow to the post above,

Wow to the post above, anyway, they need to arrest the person that gave him that haircut.

Evans Ga.
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Evans Ga. 09/02/09 - 11:39 am
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Is that man crossed eyed or

Is that man crossed eyed or is he looking at the camera and his new boyfriend waiting in line for his mugshot as well.

roundaboutway
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roundaboutway 09/02/09 - 11:40 am
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You can never trust a dude

You can never trust a dude that wears his hair like a trumpet player for USC, and his eyes don't look in the same direction. :)

GOSHEN77
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GOSHEN77 09/02/09 - 12:00 pm
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I bet he is one of those yuts

I bet he is one of those yuts that RCR mentors. Nice job RCR.

Painter
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Painter 09/02/09 - 12:00 pm
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I know a man who served three

I know a man who served three years for making terroristic threats. This guy ought to get at least 10 years for each false 911 call.

corgimom
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corgimom 09/02/09 - 12:08 pm
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I hope the police take a very

I hope the police take a very long look at the crimes that happened yesterday. My guess is something big was planned and his job was to tie up 911 and the police- less chance of the (drug shipment) being noticed.

jack
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jack 09/02/09 - 12:09 pm
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I agre with Truly. About two

I agre with Truly. About two years of jail time and work might wake this [filtered word] up.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 09/02/09 - 12:17 pm
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If someone gave me that

If someone gave me that haircut, I would call 911 to report that the barber committed a felony on me!

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 09/02/09 - 12:32 pm
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I bet his family is proud of

I bet his family is proud of him right about now!!!!

curiousgeorge
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curiousgeorge 09/02/09 - 12:43 pm
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Some Richmond County public

Some Richmond County public high schools are allowing students to wear these types of haircuts. They are also allowing students to have unnatural colored like yellow, blue, crayon red, and orange. Although it is a "fashion" statement, it is also a distraction and against dress code policy bc it is a distraction. Many of the students who sport this are disruptive, disrespectful, and unruly. This haircut style is also a statement for some of the "new" local street/neighborhood gangs. We often do not like to stereotype people but in the past this style of haircut sent a message of being defiant and against the grain. So when I see this picture and read the accusations it is no longer a stereotype...its association.

sunshine827
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sunshine827 09/02/09 - 12:45 pm
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How funny is that! I was out

How funny is that! I was out shopping last week and saw this kid making a total fool of himself in public. You know, loud, obnoxious and disturbing everyone around him. I just wanted to smack the ignorance right out of him! Guess he'll get his now!

Native007
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Native007 09/02/09 - 01:01 pm
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Omg! Hey, Will Smith called.

Omg! Hey, Will Smith called. He wants his Fresh Prince of belair haircut back!

Native007
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Native007 09/02/09 - 01:22 pm
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They DID arrest the person

They DID arrest the person that gave him that haircut...Himself.. His Ghetto mohawk is as crooked and Bernie Madoff

puddeecat
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puddeecat 09/02/09 - 01:24 pm
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hang him

hang him

4725
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4725 09/02/09 - 01:39 pm
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you wait till Obama hears

you wait till Obama hears about this. He'll be a czar. I wonder if he's ever Cheated on taxes. Whoops, gotta work to pay taxes. my bad. Cradle to grave baby, that's my right .

rufus
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rufus 09/02/09 - 01:56 pm
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That boy will never be a

That boy will never be a productive member of society.

liveandlearn
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liveandlearn 09/02/09 - 02:56 pm
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What a freakin idiot. Lock

What a freakin idiot. Lock his a** up. Like rufus said, he will never be a productive member of this society.

Southern_Patriot
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Southern_Patriot 09/02/09 - 04:15 pm
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If they tie Bernie to the

If they tie Bernie to the other calls he'll lose that do for sure.

augustian
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augustian 09/02/09 - 04:25 pm
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lock his gay [filtered word] up. Going

lock his gay [filtered word] up. Going to big boy jail since he's 17 good job idiot.

we the people
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we the people 09/02/09 - 04:59 pm
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Schoolreformer, that haircut,

Schoolreformer, that haircut, a Mohawk, is common among high school football atheletes. It also was sported by paratroopers who landed on D-Day. What does the haircut, President Obama, Will Smith or Bernie (tar and paper him) Madoff, have to do with this crime? That three pounds of grey matter under his haircut obviously wasn't in good working order. That's what concerns me, not "The DO."

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 09/02/09 - 05:15 pm
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Where's his father?

Where's his father?

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 09/02/09 - 05:53 pm
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I have to say "The DO" does

I have to say "The DO" does NOT become him. I didn't like it on Marines much either, but at least it was more neat.

Native007
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Native007 09/02/09 - 06:01 pm
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The kid is 17 and besides his

The kid is 17 and besides his poor choice in hairstyle, no one can assume that he will never be a productive member of society. Afterall he is just a kid. And the mohawks that were sported by marines and football teams are not that enormous! This is beyond a mohawk.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 09/02/09 - 06:10 pm
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schoolreformer, It is hard to

schoolreformer, It is hard to enforce rules about distracting hairstyles and color when we have a member of the school board with unnatural looking neon burgundy streaks in her hair. School board members should groom themselves professionally to set a good example, if they expect the students to have reasonable hairstyles.

notsurprised
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notsurprised 09/02/09 - 06:29 pm
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lock his a.. up. what an

lock his a.. up. what an idiot! The sherrif's department is already stretched thin as it is, with the huge crime wave here lately. They sure don't need his help!

happythoughts
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happythoughts 09/02/09 - 07:24 pm
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someone would have to be on

someone would have to be on drugs to keep calling 911 over and over. If he wasn't, something is bad wrong with this fellow.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 09/02/09 - 08:33 pm
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I pity the fool with a

I pity the fool with a haircut like that

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