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Rocklin, Calif.- On August 23, 2007, Rocklin Police Detectives arrested Tyrell Matthew Nelson, 27 years, Roseville, for telephoning his former girlfriend approximately 12 times since yesterday and threatening her with violence and physical harm. The phone threats also included threats against her new boyfriend.

The boyfriend/girlfriend relationship ended late last year between Nelson and the Rocklin resident.  But the former girlfriend had received phone calls and emails since then.  She only recently chose not to answer the calls and emails:  That is when the threats started.  She wisely decided to call the Rocklin Police Department to seek help.

Detectives found Nelson at his place of work in Roseville and he was arrested without incident.  An Emergency Protective Order (EPO) was granted by a Placer County judge.

Nelson was booked into Placer County Jail for Criminal Threats and for Threatening Phone Calls.

“This is a situation which was extremely frightening for the former girlfriend,” said Rocklin Police Officer Greg Cowart.  “She took full advantage of the protections offered to victims of threats and violence, including calling the police and obtaining an EPO.”