Q: If a police officer tells me not to contact someone do I have to comply? I was named as a suspect in a vandalism case by someone I had considered a friend at the time. I received a call from a detective informing me of what happened, that I was a suspect, and to never contact said person again. Nothing more. I do so anyway in an attempt to clear things up, get no response (text message), and receive another call from the detective who then threatened to charge me with telecommunication harassment if I did not cease contact. The victim has not directly told me not to contact them. I’ve not said anything threatening, violent, sexual, etc., to the victim, I’ve only asked what was going on and attempted to clear things up. During one of our phone conversations the detective said to me “it was probably you” in regards to the vandalism. I haven’t been questioned at all and was never even told the date/time it happened so I could potentially provide an alibi.