Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Snyder will replace the retiring Myers as chief effective May 25.
Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services 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 the department and took on increasing …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The following were arrested in Snellville between May 11 - 18. They were booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
The following are arrests made by Gwinnett County Police, between May 11 - 18. In addition, these reports are not an indication of proven guilt. All suspects are innocent until proven otherwise. Attached photos are those available from the Gwinnett County Detention Center website. Joshua Thomas Klaes, 1735 Vertex Drive, was arrested and charged with loitering and prowling and obstruction of a law enforcement officer. Martina Rowe Prather, 2017 Cliffton Terrace, was arrested and charged with battery. Schronica Lee Martin, 4335 Burgomeister Place, was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice. Darriana De'Janay Wilson, 2040 Walden Park Place, was arrested and charged with battery. Turray Shaquille Bailey, 4619 Chafin Point Court, was …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Gwinnett County firefighters responded to more than 100 emergency calls after 3 a.m. Sunday, May 19.
Did you see any storm-related damage? Let us know with a comment or add a photo to this file. Early-morning thunderstorms brought wind, lightning and heavy rains to Gwinnett County and the rest of metro Atlanta. The weather also kept Gwinnett firefighters busy early Sunday, resulting in more than 100 storm-related emergency calls were made, most of which came around 3 a.m. as the storms moved through. See the list for incident calls from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday, May 19 The more significant incidents, according a media alert emailed by Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge: HOUSE FIRES GAS LEAK ENTRAPMENT ACCIDENT TREE DOWN ON INTERSTATE EMERGENCY CALLS DURING THE STORM (approx. 3 a.m. until 8 a.m.) Note: Not all calls were actual working …
Check out recent criminal activity in Snellville city limits in this week's police blotter.
The following is a listing of crimes reported by Snellville Police from May 9 - May 16. May 9 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Gwinnett County Police Department held their first ever ceremony to honor the lives of four fallen GCPD officers and the 19,000 officers nationwide who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Next week marks 20 years since the Gwinnett County Police Department lost an officer in the line of duty. Next year will be the 50th anniversary of their first three losses. Chief Charles Walters decided now was the time to honor their lives. On Wednesday, Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, the Gwinnett County Police Department held their first wreath laying ceremony at GCPD’s training center in Lawrenceville. “We’ve never as a police department ever done a police memorial service and we felt it was time,” said Walters. “We felt it was time that we recognize as a police department get in and recognize not only the sacrifices that those four men made, but also the 19,000 names on the wall [of the National Law Enforcement …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Snellville Police advise residents to avoid the area near Scenic Highway and Henry Clower Boulevard.
According to an alert from Snellville Police, a sink hole has occurred on Scenic Highway south of Henry Clower Boulevard in the north bound lanes. It is reportedly 8 feet deep and covers the whole of the right turning lane. Snellville Police Lt. McKinney told Patch that a Walton EMC truck was driving on Scenic Highway and saw the road just open up in front of him. Fortunately he was able to avoid the hole and contact police. Traffic is not, as of 8 p.m., heavy. Snellville Patch will update this story as more information is made available. Update 8:10 p.m.: All lanes are open now except for the right turn lane for Henry Clower Boulevard. A Georgia DOT worker told Patch the hole may have been caused by a rusted pipe breaking in half, but …
Tim Stewart Funeral Homes laid a wreath in honor of police officers who lost their lives protecting Gwinnett County citizens.
In honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day on Wednesday and Police Week, Tim and Gay Stewart of Tim Stewart Funeral Homes laid a wreath at the Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville. The wreath was placed in front of the wall dedicated to the 15 officers from police departments in Gwinnett County who lost their lives on the job. Officers from local police agencies and the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office were on hand for the ceremony.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The following were arrested in Snellville between May 5 - May 11. They were booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
The following are arrests made by Gwinnett County Police, between April 19 - April 26. In addition, these reports are not an indication of proven guilt. All suspects are innocent until proven otherwise. Attached photos are those available from the Gwinnett County Detention Center website. Earl Fitzgerald McLendon, 1062 Grassmeade Way, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and disruption of a public school. Shaday Campbell, 3481 Inns Brook Way, was arrested and charged with contributing to the deliquency of a minor and theft by shoplifting. Vonce Omarlie Bernard, 4798 Chafin Point Court, was arrested and charged with hit and run. Fernando G. Lanatta, 3000 Alta Ridge Way, was arrested and charged with shoplifting less than $300. …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The incident took place at 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 12.
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 …
Man stole $100 from fund-raising effort, then tossed the bucket out the window.
Here are some strange activities that police encountered in Northeast Georgia recently. > Not kids play: A driver acted like he was going to donate to a youth basketball fund-raising effort in a Stone Mountain-area intersection. Instead of giving a couple of bucks to a 13-year-old team member, he snatched the donation bucket and drove away with about $100. The driver was seen throwing the bucket out of the window as he drove down the road. Related Content: > Taxi offered more than a ride: You can count on this cab driver being out of service for an extended period of time. Dunwoody Police arrested a taxi driver who was allegedly dealing marijuana from his cab. After the police stopped the driver for speeding, they found he had an …