Man Arrested Twice For Harassing Ex-Girlfriend

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 31-year-old Lincoln Park man was arrested twice within 24 hours for allegedly trespassing and making bogus 911 calls reporting that his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend was drinking, police said.

At 12:21 a.m. Monday morning, Eric Jana was arrested in the 4200 block of North Ashland Avenue because he was trespassing on property where his ex-girlfriend lives.

At that time, police also told him to stop making 911 calls regarding her illegal activity because his claims were false, according to a police report.

But it allegedly took him less than 24 hours to ignore the instructions from police.

At 11:34 p.m., Jana, of the 2700 block of North Hampden Court, was arrested again after making additional 911 calls reporting that the woman was underage drinking at her home and using narcotics. Police investigated and found she had not been doing either, according to the report.

When Jana was arrested the second time, he allegedly said he “messed up by calling 911,’’ according to the report.

Jana, who told police he is an unemployed lawyer, was charged with two misdemeanors — criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, according to police.

Bond for Jana was set at $2,500 and he was being held at the Cook County Jail as of Wednesday morning, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

His next court appearance will be March 30 at North Misdemeanor Court (Br. 29), 2452 W. Belmont Ave., according to the sheriff’s office.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this repport.

  • This is how is starts!

    Someone in this Gal’s family needs to get involved. This is how it starts, this Girl is in Danger and needs 24/7 watch dog……How SAD !! You can just tell already this guy is a nutt job……. I hope we dont fast foward a year from now only to find he took her and himself out…. no one wins……

  • Monica

    Unfortunately the system is so concerned about violating the stalker’s rights, there is little that can be done. After getting a permanent restraining order against my boyfriend (who called me more that 200 times leaving threats on my voice mail), I was told that the police could do nothing unless I filed a phone harrassment charge against him. In so doing, I was told he would be entitled by law to be told who and where I was. Since I have been in hiding, obviously I cannot let him know where I am at. Laws need to be changed to protect the innocent.

  • L

    OK….a 31-year old ‘unemployed lawyer’ with a 19-year-old girlfriend making prank 911 calls? “Stunted psychological growth” comes to mind….not to mention disturbed and lacking boundaries. A 31 year old shouldn’t have much in common with a 19-year-old. If he really is a lawyer, I can’t BELIEVE he’s unemployed. (eyes rolling)

  • jack

    Typical lawyer

  • Average Guy

    This relationship was ill from the start. What is a nineteen year old anything, doing with a thirty-one year old period? At nineteen my daughter was away at college and, if I would have found out she was dating a thirty-one year old who was like this jerk? I would have ORDERED it to end, and it would have. Because if it didn’t. I would guaranty him that he would have always remembered when he was thirty-one.

  • Average Guy

    Message to the family: shoot him in the foot when he gets out. It will at least slow him down.

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