Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The man told her that he was delivering a package, but the victim told police she hadn't ordered anything.
An elderly Snellville woman thought it was best to call police after receiving numerous phone calls from an unknown man asking her when she would be home. According to the Snellville Police report, the anonymous caller phoned the 83-year-old woman three times on a recent Thursday. He told her that he needed to know the time she would be getting home because he had a package for her. The woman simply stated that she didn't need anything, nor did she order anything. She hung up the phone, but the man kept calling over the next two days, totaling the number of calls to six. The elderly woman told police that she had been a victim of fraud in the past, so she wanted a report just in case. She thought it was strange because the caller knew her …
Friday, April 5, 2013
UPDATE: The mustang was located - suspect still on the loose. Be on the look out for a stolen black Durango PEH2207.
UPDATE: The 2013 white Ford Mustang PCR1009 stolen today at 11:47 a.m. has been located. Be on the lookout now for a Black Durango PEH2207 stolen from Kaufman Tire on Highway 124. The suspect is a white male wearing a white button down shirt. Contact Snellville police at (770) 985-3555.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
As soon as one Snellville teen saw those blue lights and siren go off, his first instinct was not to stop, but to go faster.
A Snellville teen was arrested on multiple driving citations after police originally pulled over the juvenile for not having his headlights on. According to the Snellville Police report, the officer noticed the unlit minivan on East Main Street around 10:10 p.m. on a recent Saturday. As soon as the officer's blue lights were activated, the minivan's lights came on, but the driver didn't pull over. Instead, he made a sudden right turn onto Oak Road. The officer then activated the car's siren, but the minivan only accelerated. It made another turn, then suddenly slowed and finally stopped in front of a post office. The officer spoke with the driver and told him his original reason for pulling him over. When asked why he didn't have his …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Neil Bullock received the Gwinnett Chamber Valor Award.
The Gwinnett Chamber honored public safety professionals for bravery and community service during the annual Valor Awards ceremony. The Gold Medal of Valor, the highest award for bravery and heroism, was presented to Gwinnett County Police Officer Joshua J. Smith. Cpl. Jason Ayers, Officer James Harkins, Officer Candler Horton, Sergeant Brad Ingalls, Officer Tom Novak, and Officer Todd Ramsey with the Gwinnett County Police Department received the Silver Medal of Valor. The Bronze Medal of Valor was earned by Lt. John Poe, Driver Engineer Lanny Britt, Firefighter Paul Thompson, Driver Engineer Eric Jensen, Firefighter Robert Atcheson, and Firefighter Alan Krieg with Gwinnett County Fire & Emergency Services. Visit www.valorawards.com to …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Snellville officers say that Derek Ingram, of Snellville, led police on a high-speed chase, crashed into a power pole, and still tried to escape on foot.
A Snellville man was arrested last week in connection to fleeing from police and crashing into a power pole on Lenora Church Road. According to Snellville Police, the incident began around 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, near Henry Clower Boulevard. An officer's automated license plate reader notified him that a passing vehicle had a suspended registration, so the officer performed a traffic stop. Once they pulled into the nearby Burger King and the officer started walking toward it, the driver left at a high speed toward Highway 78. The officer attempted to pursue the car for two minutes until the chase was called off. Still continuing to speed, the car reached Lenora Church Road and traveled southbound. He then crashed into a power pole at …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Employees of United Cerebral Palsy told police that they arrived at two of its Snellville homes to find two televisions stolen from patients' bedrooms.
Employees of a health care organization reported earlier this month that televisions were taken from its patients' bedrooms in Snellville. According to Gwinnett County and Snellville police reports, two workers from United Cerebral Palsy, an organization that takes care of patients with advance cases of the disease, told police that the televisions were taken March 1 from two Snellville homes managed by the non-profit. The facilities are located off Ashley Forest Drive near Highpoint Road and Sussex Court near Main Street. The manager of the Ashley Forest location said she arrived at the home at 1 p.m. to find that the culprit stole two flat-screen plasma TVs from patients' bedrooms. There was a smaller television in another bedroom and a …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The incident occurred around 5 p.m. on Friday night.
Traffic on Lenora Church Road, near Pate Road, was being diverted on Friday evening. Snellville Police confirmed that a suspect fled from an officer and hit a power pole. Due the damage, Georgia Power and Cox Cable required that the entire intersection be shut down for safety purposes, since the pole was being held up by existing wires only. As of 9 p.m., the road was still blocked, but a Facebook message by Snellville Police stated that it should reopen soon after. "The offender was captured after trying to run on foot after the accident," they added. "It is a shame that he won't have to apologize to all the people that he caused trouble to." A number of school buses were delayed over half an hour due to the accident.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The case involves Joanna Hayes, who is accused of murdering her daughter-in-law in the Snellville Target parking lot in 2009.
In May 2011, Gwinnett County jurors found a Joanna Hayes guilty in the killing of her daughter-in-law. That verdict was upheld in Georgia Supreme Court on Monday, March 4, after Hayes appealed the decision, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. The Gwinnett Daily Post reported that Hayes claimed "witnesses for the state were influenced by news coverage; that the images captured by surveillance cameras were unclear; that the fellow prisoners who testified against her were unreliable; and that the state only presented circumstantial evidence against her, which did not exclude all reasonable hypotheses except that of her guilt." Joanna Hayes was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Daquan Amir Miller, of Snellville, was arrested on charges of entering auto, possessing a firearm on school property, aggravated assault and violation of probation.
A Snellville man is accused of going onto school property and breaking into a vehicle, stealing a gun and pointing that weapon at a student, according to police. Daquan Amir Miller was arrested in early February on charges of entering auto, possessing a firearm on school property, aggravated assault and violation of probation. According to Sgt. Trey Downs of the Snellville Police Department, the incident occurred at South Gwinnett High School. Downs said that Miller broke into a vehicle that belonged to an ROTC instructor and stole a firearm from it. Walking on the sidewalk in front of the school, Miller approached a student who was leaving the school. He asked the student if he could use his cell phone, and the student said OK. Miller …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The theft was reported in early February.
Items from a worker truck at a Snellville business were reportedly taken earlier this month in a burglary, according to police reports. The incident occurred at Snellville Glass Co., located off 3240 Industrial Way. The complainant told city police that on the morning of Feb. 4, someone cut off the chain from the "job box" in the bed of one of the company's truck and took it. The box's value alone is $400. But the box had many tools inside, which valued at a whopping $3,000, he continued. A $75 ladder attached to the box also was taken. The complainant said he had no idea who may have taken the items, but he mentioned that the tools inside the box were extremely heavy. The theft could have happened any time between 10 p.m. Feb. 3 to 7:45 a…