Friday, May 24, 2013
The father of the slain Norcross teen was sentenced Thursday for his involvement in a cocaine ring.
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Nick Jackson Sr., the father of the slain Norcross teen, was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison Thursday (May 24) for his involvement in a Mexican distributing network for cocaine, according to media reports. His sentence of 97 months was given by United States District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. during a brief hearing in Atlanta, The Gwinnett Daily Post reports. Five years of supervised release will follow Jackson's prison term. In February, Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of distributing cocaine. He was arrested with eight other suspects last August and has been out on bond since October. He will start his prison sentence in August 2013. According to an indictment filed with the U.S. District Court obtained by …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Police say a Norcross man has tried to forge rent checks from both current player Julio Jones and former player Christopher Owens.
Gwinnett County police are looking for Norcross man they say is responsible for forging checks in the names of a current and former Falcons player. The suspect is 29-year-old Corey Dajohn Moody. Officials believe the man altered rent checks from wide receiver Julio Jones and former cornerback Christopher Owens, and then tried to deposit or cash them, according to the AJC. In one case, police say the suspect successfully cashed a fraudulent check of more than $1,200. Both Jones and Owens live at the Preserve at Mill Creek in Buford, the AJC also reported. There is a warrant for Moody's arrest. Jones has made other news recently. On May 21, a retaining wall collapsed on a worker helping to construct a new home for the player.
Casey Snyder will replace the retiring Bill Myers as chief effective May 25.
Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services, which serves Gwinnett's 805,000 residents, is getting a new leader and a revamped facility. Gwinnett officials announced Tuesday that Casey Snyder, a 24-year veteran of the department, will replace Bill Myers, who will retire on May 24 after 30 years with the county. Also, the county announced that a $1.3 million expansion of Gwinnett’s Fire Academy will begin this summer. Snyder, who will oversee the department of 800 employees, began his career in emergency services in 1984. “Casey Snyder is the ideal choice to lead Fire and Emergency Services," County Administrator Glenn Stephens said in a news release. "Like his predecessor, Bill Myers, whom we will miss greatly, Casey started as a firefighter with…
All South Mini Storage off Cole Court had a slew of break-ins last week.
After multiple storage units at CubeSmart in Norcross were reportedly broken into in late April, the city saw another slew of similar burglaries this month. According to Norcross Police reports, six units were broken into last week at All South Mini Storage, located at 2991 Cole Ct. The break-ins occurred some time between May 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. May 15. The manager told police that she was showing a prospective renter around the storage facility when she came across the tampered units. They had their locks cut off and were ransacked, the officer wrote in the report. Many of the victims told police that they were not able to come out to their storage units that day and report what had been stolen. Of the victims who were able …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Information presented in court states that Arturo Rojas-Coyotl, Odilon Martinez-Rojas and Severiano Martinez-Rojas, of Mexico, used force, fraud and coercion to compel three women to engage in prostitution in Norcross and Atlanta.
Three men from Mexico have been formally charged in an international sex trafficking ring that took place in Norcross and Atlanta. According to a news release, 26-year-old Arturo Rojas-Coyotl and his two uncles Odilon Martinez-Rojas, 41, and Severiano Martinez-Rojas, 48, all from Mexico, were indicted by the United States Attorney's Office on charges of sex trafficking and alien harboring. A fourth man, Daniel Garcia-Tepal, a 28-year-old also from Mexico, was charged with encouraging and inducing aliens to enter and reside in the U.S. unlawfully. The charges and information presented in court state that Rojas-Coyotl and his uncles used force, fraud and coercion to compel three women from Mexico and Guatemala to engage in prostitution in …
Monday, May 20, 2013
One woman who was pulled over on the suspicion of driving under the influence seemed more concerned about finding her phone that getting arrested.
A Gwinnett woman who was pulled over for drunk driving seemed more concerned about finding her phone than being arrested. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the 28-year-old woman driving a 1995 Chevy Tahoe was pulled over at the intersection of Live Oak Parkway and Thompson Parkway in the Norcross area after police observed her failing to maintain her lane. When the officer asked her why she was driving in two lanes, she said that she had dropped her phone. She continued to look for her phone and was hesitant to look at the officer as they continued to talk. While checking her driving information in the patrol car (her license ended up being suspended, by the way), the officer noticed that the woman had exited her car in the …
Check out what Norcross Police were up to May 12-18.
The following is a listing of reported Norcross Police activity from May 12-18 for the city of Norcross. (Note: This listing is based on reports from www.crimereports.com.) May 18: Theft by deception was reported on the 6100 block of Atlantic Blvd. May 17: Battery was reported on the 800 block of Meadowood Commons Dr. May 17: Armed robbery (street, by firearm) was reported on the 5500 block of Stanford Village Ln. May 17: Theft by taking (auto) was reported on the 600 block of Langford Dr. May 17: Burglary (forced entry, residence) was reported on the 3100 block of Medlock Bridge Rd. May 16: Theft by taking was reported on the 700 block of Glochester Place. May 16: Possession of marijuana (with intent to distribute) was reported on the …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Jerrett Leon Brown is accused of stealing the cash payments while he worked as a server at a Smyrna IHOP.
When customers at a Smyrna IHOP paid their bills with cash, one server allegedly pocketed the money. According to a Cobb County criminal warrant, Jerrett Leon Brown of Lawrenceville told Smyrna Police Department investigators that he found credit and debit cards in Norcross, but never reported them lost or stolen. Unbeknownst to the true cardholders, Brown allegedly used the pieces of plastic to pay for other customers' bills so he could keep their cash payments. "In addition, the accused was adding customers' purchases to loyalty cards which can be used for later purchases," the officer wrote in the warrant. "The accused was in possession of several loyalty card(s)." For the complete story, check Smyrna-Vinings Patch.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. awarded and recognized the local department as a meritorious law enforcement agency.
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Tuesday, May 14
The Norcross Police Department was re-accredited recently for its 15th consecutive year by the the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA). The accreditation recognizes Norcross as being a meritorious law enforcement agency, according to a news release. Norcross Police Chief Warren Summers accepted the award at the CALEA conference held in late March in Charleston, S.C. The recognition comes after a team of assessors examined the department's procedures, management, operations and support services in December. Community input also was considered in the evaluation. In 1997, Norcross PD was the first Gwinnet County municipal law enforcement agency to achieve CALEA accreditation. "Since then, the men and women of…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The incident took place at 1:15 a.m. Sunday in unincorporated Snellville.
Police believe a man stabbed his girlfriend, then shot himself in the head after an apparent argument early Sunday morning in unincorporated Snellville. The woman, who was stabbed in the back, survived the attack, but the man died, according to a media alert emailed by Gwinnett Police Cpl. Michele Pihera. “The death of the male is being investigated as a suicide. The female is not a suspect in his death,” Pihera reported. The incident occurred after midnight Sunday morning, May 12, in the 3800 block of White Pine Road, near the intersection of Centerville Rosebud Road and Lenna Drive. According to the media alert, police arrived on scene at 1:15 a.m. after a man called to say he had stabbed his girlfriend and help was needed. When they …