Last August, the Auburn Police Department was called to a home on Norris Avenue for reports of shots fired. But when officers arrived, they found parts of a firework scattered across a lawn and a vehicle attempting to flee the scene.
At the time, police said they stopped the car and interviewed a man who identified himself as Paul Jones. However, they later discovered he had given officers a fake name, address and date of birth, as he’d been wanted on criminal charges in Ontario County for the past six years.
Paul Bovee, of 114 Norris Ave., was arrested and charged with false personation, a class B misdemeanor. Then, upon his arrest, police said officers found roughly 7 grams of crack cocaine in his pocket, and he was charged with two additional felonies: third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.