Friday, March 29, 2013
Two suspects were found in the backyard when Gwinnett police arrived.
Two men have been arrested in connection to a residential burglary in unincorporated Norcross on Friday (March 29). Julian Ortiz de Pena, a 20-year-old from Norcross, and 23-year-old Johnny Castillo, of Rochester, N.Y., have been charged with residential burglary and criminal damage in the second degree. Around 12:50 p.m., an officer went to check on a burglary alarm that went off at a home on the 1100 block of Heritage Valley Road near Beaver Ruin Road, according to a news release from Gwinnett County spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter. When the officer arrived, he saw the two suspects in the backyard and noticed the backdoor had been forced open. The two men attempted to run, but they were stopped by the officer at gunpoint. They were taken …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A student from Greater Atlanta Christian School told police that she was driving in Gwinnett when she heard a noise and all of the sudden her windshield shattered.
A young woman was driving in Gwinnett when she heard a "pop" sound and saw that her back window had shattered by an unknown object. The incident occurred on Dogwood Road in Snellville around 1:30 p.m. last week, according to a Gwinnett County Police report. The 18-year-old, who attends Greater Atlanta Christian School, told police that she pulled into a subdivision immediately afterward. She "has no idea who may have done something like that" to her, nor did she see anyone on the side of the street, according to the report. The rear window is valued at $2,000. The incident is listed as criminal damage in the second degree. Inside the Police Reports runs regularly every week. The information is based solely on police incident reports …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Annie Elder, of Loganville, has been located in good health, according to police.
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Wednesday, March 20
Update, 6:15 p.m. Annie Elder has been located in good health, according to police. She was located in a vacant home on the same street that she was last seen. ---------------- Gwinnett County Police officers are currently searching for 64-year-old Annie Elder, a missing person who was last seen in the area of 3630 Brushy Woods Drive in Loganville. The missing person’s information follows: Name: Annie Elder Age: 64 Height: 5’02” Weight: 145 lbs Hair: black Eyes: brown Last seen wearing: burgundy sweater, brown pants, blue Nike shoes Annie Elder suffers from dementia. Anyone who may have seen or who encounters Ms. Elder should call 911. Officers are currently submitting information for Mattie’s Call status (not a Mattie’s Call …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A man driving in the Norcross area pulled over for only a moment to get something out of his trunk, but apparently it was enough time for someone to steal his $32,000 Mustang.
A man's car was reportedly carjacked in the Norcross area after he pulled over to get something from the back of his car. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, a 46-year-old man from Lithonia was traveling east on Graves Road past Osborne Drive in unincorporated Norcross around 7:30 p.m. one recent evening. With his car still running, the man pulled over to get some CDs out of his trunk. As he was rummaging through the trunk, someone suddenly jumped into the driver's seat and sped off toward South Norcross Tucker Road. The incident happened so fast that the trunk was still open as the car zoomed away, and he could only see a "quick shadow" of the suspect. The victim told police that his car is a black 2008 Ford Mustang with a …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The victim told Gwinnett Police that she was attacked outside the Chase bank off Tech Drive in unincorporated Norcross.
The victim of a Norcross-area robbery told police that she put up a fight when a man tried to snatch her Coach purse from her when she exited the bank. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the incident occurred around 4 p.m. on a recent Wednesday at the Chase bank, located at 1250 Tech Drive in unincorporated Norcross. The woman, 58, told police that she was existing the bank and walking in the parking lot back to her car, where her husband was. As she neared the first couple of parked cars, a man walked up to her from behind and stabbed her with something "very hard" in the left side of the rib cage. After causing her shirt to rip and some bruising, he grabbed the victim's $500 designer bag, so she started fighting back. The …
Friday, March 8, 2013
A Gwinnett man is being accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's Norcross apartment, punching her in the face and threatening to kill her.
A Gwinnett man has been arrested on the accusation that he barged into his ex-girlfriend's Norcross apartment in the middle of the night, punched her in the face and threatened to kill her. Julian M. Swaizey, a 21-year-old Snellville man who also goes by the name Juice, was arrested last month and charged with simple assault, possession of a weapon during a crime, false imprisonment, criminal trespassing, battery, and terroristic threats and acts. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the incident occurred in the middle of the night almost a year ago at an apartment complex in unincorporated Norcross. The ex-girlfriend, then 23, told police that she was sleeping with her current boyfriend in her bedroom when they heard a loud …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The public is welcome. It's set for April 4.
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Thursday, March 7
Attention, gun owners, and those who are interested in firearms matters. The Gwinnett Police Department will hold a Firearms Safety Seminar on Thursday, April 4. Time is 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville. According to a GCPD news release, personnel from the Gwinnett Police Academy will cover several topics, including Georgia carry and deadly force laws, how to obtain a carry permit, personal defense, and types of weapons and their use. Attendees are not to bring firearms to this event and will have to pass a security checkpoint. Seating is limited to 300, so attendees are asked to register by emailing email@example.com. -- Do you plan to attend this seminar? What questions do …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Inside the Police Reports: All incidents involved three armed Hispanic male suspects who wore all black and left each scene on foot. One of the suspects also had a backpack to carry the cash from the robberies.
A week after an ice cream shop and gas station in unincorporated Norcross said they were robbed, another armed robbery by a similar set of suspects was reported around the corner. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the most recent incident occurred at 10 p.m. Feb. 16 at China Cooks Restaurant, located at 1250 Tech Dr. in Suite 230. The victims, a family of four ranging from 66 to 19 years old, told officers that three armed men entered the business and robbed them at gunpoint while they were working behind the counter. Two of the suspects approached the counter and demanded money. The family gave cash from the register and the son's wallet to the suspect carrying a backpack. The third man stood by the front door to act as a …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Inside the Police Reports: The stores are located off Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Pirkle Road within a mile of one another.
An ice cream shop and a gas station less than a mile apart were robbed the same evening in unincorporated Norcross. Ranging from the ages of 34 to 6, employees and customers who were present at La Mejor de Michoacan, the ice cream shop located at 1461 Pirkle Road, told Gwinnett County Police that unknown men came into the store and robbed the place around 9:05 p.m. Feb. 9. According to the victims, witnesses and surveillance coverage, three men approached the front door of the store. One man entered the store with a pointed pistol in hand and told an employee, who'd been watching TV in the back, to open the cash register. A second suspect entered and placed the money in a backpack, while the third suspect acted as a lookout. They three …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Inside the Police Reports: The officer stepped in the middle of the roadway to try to stop the driver at the Motel 6 off Oakbrook Parkway, but he just kept driving, according to police.
A Lilburn man is accused of nearly hitting a police officer with his car in unincorporated Norcross this month. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, three officers were conducting surveillance around 9:30 p.m. Valentine's Day at the Motel 6 off Oakbrook Parkway. The officers observed a gray Honda Pilot pull up to one of the buildings, and the male driver exited and walked to the second floor to meet with another man. The driver, who was later identified as 27-year-old Phong Van, went back to the car and reparked it in a different space. The officers thought this was suspicious, so one of them knocked on the rear window. The officer advised the driver to roll down the window, but he only looked at the officer and started backing…