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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.

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