Police: Alleged carjacker provided a false name
LAWRENCEVILLE - A man accused of stealing a vehicle with a baby in the back seat also provided officers with a false name, police said.
Javier Lopez, 22, initially said his name was Javier Dionicio, said Officer Darren Moloney, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department. He is a homeless illegal alien from Mexico, Moloney said. Lopez is being held without bond on charges of robbery and kidnapping, and charges of giving a false name and date of birth to law enforcement officers are also pending.
Police believe Lopez sped away in a 1994 BMW 325i that had been left parked and running Tuesday at the QuikTrip at 5095 Oakbrook Parkway. An infant, 1-year-old Luis Hammond, was asleep in the back seat.
Lopez pulled the car over a few miles down the road and dropped the baby off in a convenience store parking lot. He was later captured by Lilburn police.
Snellville woman accused of trying to set fire in home
SNELLVILLE - A Snellville woman allegedly ransacked the home of her former roommate Tuesday and attempted to set it on fire.
The victim called police at 7:40 p.m. after noticing the front window of her house on Imperial Hill Drive had been smashed out, according to police reports. An officer found a small fire burning on the kitchen stove where items had been placed on top of the burners.
The rest of the house had been ransacked. The victim suspected her roommate, 42-year-old Toni Osby of Snellville, who had been served earlier that day with a temporary protective order and an eviction notice.
While the victim was talking with the officer, Osby called. Osby admitted to the officer that she had done the damage and threatened to kill the victim, adding "there is nothing you can do."
Osby is charged with burglary, aggravated stalking, terroristic threats, second-degree criminal damage to property and second-degree arson.
Buford man hit with bottle of frozen water
BUFORD - Someone threw a bottle of frozen water at a man who was mowing his lawn Wednesday on Whitehead Road.
The victim said a blue van occupied by four or five people drove by his house at 6:20 p.m., police reports said. Someone inside the vehicle threw a plastic bottle of frozen water at the man, striking him in the back of the leg.
The action could have resulted in death had the bottle struck his head. However, the man only suffered a bruise to his leg, according to police reports.
- From wire reports