Man charged with disorderly conduct

•DULUTH - A 23-year-old Duluth man was arrested on Christmas Eve after he allegedly tried to take Christmas presents from his girlfriend's children.

Police arrived at Brighton Springs Apartments off Boggs Road earlier in the day to investigate a report of an intoxicated man walking through the parking lot with an arm full of wrapped Christmas gifts. Nicholas Bernard King told officers he had a fight with his girlfriend, according to a police report.

Rather than arrest him for public drunkenness, officers transported King back to his girlfriend's apartment and told him to go to bed.

Later the same day, police were called back to the apartment to find King talking loudly and swearing at his girlfriend in the presence of the children. The officers started to allow King to gather his belongings and leave, until they realized he was trying to take several coloring books, children's clothing and Play-Doh.

King was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Man charged in fatal summer crash

•SUWANEE - An Alpharetta man was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide on Tuesday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and causing a fatal wreck.

Police believe Seung Chun Park, 47, ran a red light on July 3 while traveling south on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard at Moore Road. His 1998 Chevrolet Van slammed into a 2004 Toyota Camry driven by Stacey Nichols Camacho, according to an arrest warrant.

Camacho died two days later from injuries sustained in the collision. Park is also charged with failure to obey a traffic control device.

Teenager thwarts

burglary attempt

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A high school student fended off a would-be burglar last week at Hunters Point Apartments off Club Parkway.

The 17-year-old boy was home alone at about 6 p.m. on Dec. 23 when he heard someone trying to unlock the front door, according to a police report.

When the suspect came inside, the teenager grabbed a wooden board and struck him in the shoulder and throat.

The intruder ran away without stealing anything, the report said.

- From staff reports