Sunday, May 12, 2013
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 …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Some Patch commenters think police time could be better used than arresting a couple accused of a sexual encounter in their car. What do you think?
A Patch report last week that a man and woman had been arrested in connection with a sex act in a Snellville Kroger parking lot led some Gwinnett residents to question whether law enforcement resources were being used properly. "I feel so much safer knowing these dangerous criminals have been dealt with ....," Patch user Grant wrote in the article's comments section. Added George Wilson: "I agree with you ... By the way, if you review the crimemapping website more serious crime is being committed in this general area." And Thomas J. wrote: "It's incredible the police spent the time and effort to prosecute someone for this. Everyone I know has had some type of sex in a car at least once in their life and marijuana should be legal as it's a …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A Gwinnett officer found the two in a car in a Kroger parking lot off Highway 78 in Snellville.
A man and woman were both arrested in connection with a sex act in a Kroger parking lot on Easter Sunday in Snellville. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, an officer was patrolling the parking lot at 4002 Stone Mountain Highway at around 11:25 p.m. when he noticed the silhouette of a woman's head bouncing up and down in the front seat. When he got closer, the officer saw a man naked from the waist down sitting in the driver's seat. The woman, who was also partially naked, was performing oral sex on him. The officer knocked on the window and gestured for them to open it. The man, whom police identified as a 26-year-old Snellville resident, told the officer that they "were making out," according to the report. He and the woman …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Police found the plants when they were called for a domestic dispute, WSB-TV reports.
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Tuesday, April 9
Police responding to a domestic call on Snellville's Mornington Lane found 87 marijuana plants in the home's garage on Sunday, WSB-TV reports. A woman at the home told Snellville police there was marijuana in the garage after calling to say there had been a fight with her boyfriend, the station reports. An officer smelled marijuana and got a search warrant, which resulted in the arrest of Russell Littlejohn, 34, the station reported. You might also be interested in: Suspect Attempts to Scam Woman by Claiming to Deliver Package Meat in Pants, Drive-Up DUI and Retracted Flip-Off Mugshot Monday: Lots of Loitering and Prowling
Friday, July 20, 2012
Unusual police stories from Northeast Georgia.
Click on the links for more details. An Athens woman on the run after a traffic stop lost a shoe in the process. It wasn't Prince Charming, but rather Oconee County Sheriff's deputies, who found her sandal and then later the woman. She was hiding in the nearby woods, covered in leaves and sticks. She faces several charges, including fleeing an officer, and a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance also was found in the car. Umm, did this man really think this would work? An Athens man was arrested for trying to sell $4,000 worth of stolen air pumps back to the business from which they were stolen. He offered this great deal: $50 for each of the six pumps reported stolen from a Watkinsville job site. When the man drove to …
Monday, December 19, 2011
In a press conference today, GCPD and ATF announced arrests of dozens involved in gang activity.
On Monday afternoon, the Gwinnett County Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a successful gang sweep in the county. During the eight month investigation, 49 gang members were arrested, 248 felony warrants issued, 16 burglary cases cleared and closed and more than 1500 grams of drugs seized. ATF Special Agent in Charge Scott Sweetow shared a message directed towards those thinking about committing these types of crimes. Patch is working on this story and will have more details.