Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The 19-year-old told Norcross officers that church members held her against her will and cut off her dress during Sunday service, but investigators spoke with witnesses and concluded she exaggerated the situation.
Norcross Police believe a 19-year-old lied about members of a local church kidnapping her and cutting off her dress as part of a religious ritual. According to the original police report, the Norcross woman told investigators that she went to the Warehouse Church, a small, non-denominational congregation located at 6191 Atlantic Boulevard in the city, at 12:15 p.m. last week for Sunday service. She immediately met with two church members, who escorted her to another room. They held her down while one of them removed her dress by cutting it with a pair of scissors, according to the report. Multiple church members joined in and began praying and pouring water on her, and they placed her in a shirt and sweatpants. She was kept in another room…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Inside the Police Reports: The incident started when the two began arguing in a parking lot off Jimmy Carter, according to Norcross police.
A man is accusing his girlfriend of putting a gun to his head, forcing him into a car, and ordering him to go to his other girlfriend's house earlier this month. According to a Norcross Police report, a city officer met with a DeKalb County officer at Clairmont Road and North Decatur Road in Atlanta to speak about the incident, which allegedly started in a parking lot at 6295 Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross. The report says that Gwinnett and DeKalb police had sent out a "bolo" (be on the look-out) in reference to a black Buick Lucerne, which was being followed by the complainant. The complainant told police that the Buick had a woman in the backseat holding a gun to the male driver. Police caught up with the Lucerne and conducted a …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Griselda Cibrian, 14, was abducted in Glennville and last seen in a black 2003 Chevrolet Silverado headed west on Interstate 16.
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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Update: Girl Found in Norcross The Glennville Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have issued a Levi's Call for a young girl who was abducted at 3 p.m. Sunday. Griselda Cibrian is 14 years old, 5-foot-7 and weighs 187 lbs. She has long black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt with the words "green tea" on it, and blue jean pants. Her abductor is believed to be a 24-year-old Hispanic man named Danny, who is 5-foot-7 and weighs 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket, a red shirt, blue jeans, a brown cowboy hat and cowboy boots. Danny was last seen driving a black 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, with Georgia license plate PDH6391. The truck was last seen traveling west on Interstate 16 toward…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The mother said she left her car unlocked and running while she went inside a store because her 17 month old baby was asleep.
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - A man has been arrested and charged in connection with an Aug. 8 kidnapping and theft of a vehicle. Last month, a mother said she left her 2011 Toyota Highlander running while she quickly went inside Panaderia Jalisco at 41 Paper Mill Rd. in the City of Lawrenceville. The mother told Lawrenceville Police that her 17 month old son was sleeping so she left the baby in the unlocked car. Also in the car was a Coach purse with $8,000 and a diaper bag with $2,300. The car was left unlocked because the mother said she was only running in for a second according to the police report. While inside the bakery, someone reportedly got in the woman's SUV and drove off. A short time later, Lawrenceville police officers received a call…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Pamela Ann Strong made up a story about a kidnapping attempt because she was upset that parents weren't watching their child while shopping, Lilburn police said.
A woman fabricated a story about an attempted kidnapping of a child in a Lilburn store, police said, because she was angry that the child's parents weren't watching him while they were shopping. Lilburn police arrested Pamela Ann Strong on Sept. 17 and charged her with false report of a crime. Strong told police on Aug. 30 that she had seen a man try to kidnap a boy at Park Avenue Thrift Store. In trying to find the suspect, Lilburn police questioned her again on Sept. 14, and Strong admitted then that she had made up the story and that she never saw the suspect touch the child or attempt to grab him. "This is a serious offense," said Lilburn Police spokesman Capt. Ben Haynes. "The department spent several man hours trying to locate this …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Gwinnett Police are charging a 37-year-old man with attempted kidnapping in the Sunday incident at Barnes and Noble in Peachtree Corners.
On Sunday (June 17) afternoon a young Alpharetta woman shopping at the Barnes and Noble book store at The Forum was grabbed by a man who attempted to drag her from the store. According to a Gwinnett Police report, the unidentified 20-year-old woman was in the magazine section of the store around 5 p.m. when a man described as "middle eastern looking" grabbed her by the arm saying, "You're the one, come with me." The woman began yelling for help and witnesses intervened and pushed the suspect away. The man then left driving a silver BMW with an Indiana license plate. Two days later (Tuesday, June 19) the same suspect approached several women at Festivity, a store also located at The Forum, and "made explicit comments regarding having sexual…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Ricky Knight is sought after a May 3 incident at the Retreat at Arc Way Apartments.
The Gwinnett County Police Department is seeking help in finding a man who is suspected of several offenses, including aggravated assault and kidnapping. Ricky Knight, 33, is wanted in connection with an incident earlier this month at the Retreat at Arc Way Apartments, located at 4000 Northridge Way on the Lilburn and Norcross border near Beaver Ruin. Police said in a media release that Knight is being charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, third-degree cruelty to children, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the release, Gwinnett officers met with a victim on May 3 after responding to an assault call at the apartment complex …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Deivi Mauris Polanco was arrested Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in the Norcross area.
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
The suspect wanted for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in unincorporated Norcross was arrested Wednesday, according to the Gwinnett County Docket Book. Deivi Mauris Polanco was admitted into the Gwinnett County Jail at 9:35 a.m. May 2 for a number of charges: aggravated stalking, burglary, false imprisonment, kidnapping, rape, theft by taking, hijacking a car, interfering with a call for emergency assistance and violation of probation. Gwinnett County Police told WSB-TV that they took him into custody when he showed up at the jail for a hearing unrelated to the aforementioned incident. Polanco, also a resident in the Norcross area, allegedly kidnapped the victim while she was walking into her apartment April 16 around …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A man from the Norcross area is wanted for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman.
Police are seeking a Gwinnett County man for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in unincorporated Norcross, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter. Investigators believe the man, Deivi Polanco, kidnapped the victim while she was walking into her apartment April 16 around 1:30 a.m. Wearing a mask, he allegedly bounded her hands and covered her face with duct tape, according to a synopsis from the investigator. He drove for 30 minutes and stopped at an apartment where he assaulted her multiple times. He took her to a second location near Graves Road and Treehouse Parkway, and he left her there in an abandoned apartment. Still bound with duct tape and zipties, she was able to escape through an open …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
A man was shot and another was kidnapped last Saturday.
A man was shot and another was kidnapped last Saturday at an apartment complex in unincorporated Norcross. Units tended to the shot victim and the kidnapped victim was located later unharmed, according to police. According to the Gwinnett County police report, the incident took place at Arbor Mill Apartments on Graves Road around 7:30 a.m. Feb. 25. Three men and one woman, ages ranging from 19 to 23, met with police at the complex's entrance and told them how three to four men came into their apartment and shot one of their friends. The men had masks and guns. Police went to the apartment and found the shot victim behind the residence. The victim was treated on scene. When the complainant and witness, also residents of the complex, spoke …