Gwinnett

Marathon gas station robbed

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two unidentified men on Friday robbed the Marathon gas station at 2087 Azalea Drive.

The suspects entered the store about 10:55 p.m. wearing baseball caps and blue bandanas over their faces, according to police reports. The men pointed a pistol at a clerk and demanded money before fleeing toward Camp Perin on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Customer punches McDonald's cashier

LAWRENCEVILLE - A cashier at the drive-through window of McDonald's at 4915 Sugarloaf Parkway was punched Saturday by an angry customer.

A white male in a white Dodge Ram truck drove up to the window at 2:35 a.m., got out of his car and began cursing at the cashier. He then reached through the window and punched the cashier in the face, according to police reports.

The cashier's lower lip burst and began bleeding. The suspect then drove away, police reports said.

Police shoot aggressive dog

NORCROSS - Police shot an aggressive pit bull Saturday after it cornered several residents of Crescent Lake Apartments in the laundry room.

The residents told police they had tried to leave the laundry room, but a black pit bull charged at them. Officers found the dog, which was behaving aggressively, and tried to contain it in the area until an Animal Control officer could arrive to impound it, according to police reports.

The dog escaped from a breezeway area and ran into the complex, where it was headed toward children at play. An officer shot and killed the dog, police reports said. Police were unable to find the dog's owners.

Man beaten, robbed at Norcross motel

NORCROSS - A man was severely beaten and robbed Saturday at Norcross Extended Stay at 2250 Pelican Drive, according to police reports.

A passer-by flagged down an officer on patrol at midnight and told him he had seen a man that was "almost beat to death" at the motel. The officer went to the location and found the victim lying in the stairwell with blood all over his clothes.

The victim told police he was followed home from a nearby gas station by a man riding a bicycle. The suspect beat the victim unconscious and then took his money, police reports said. The victim was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment.

Pharmacy burglaries may be linked

SNELLVILLE - A local pharmacy burglary may be linked to two other similar burglaries in the state.

According to Snellville Chief of Police Roy Whitehead, Snell's Pharmacy, off Oak Road, was burglarized sometime over the weekend when the shop was closed Friday night. The alarm company computer serving the store checked in at 1:30 a.m., meaning the burglary was discovered between then and 8:30 a.m.

Whitehead said the alarm system was disabled and narcotics were taken. The suspects entered the pharmacy through the back door, he said.

Whitehead also said the burglary was similar to two others in the state, one being in Norcross. The route of entry and the items taken were similar in all three cases.

Whitehead said Snellville police were working with other agencies on the case.

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Man breaks furniture after argument

WINDER - A man was arrested May 24 after he allegedly had an argument with his wife.

Jeremy Lamb, 21, of Winder was lying on the floor of his Lily Drive apartment when police arrived at 10:56 p.m., according to a police report.

Lamb's wife answered the door, the report said, and told police her husband had grabbed her arm, then broken all the furniture in the living room when she went to the neighbor's to calm down.

Lamb told police that the couple was in the process of moving, and the broken furniture was to be thrown away, the report said.

Lamb was arrested and charged with family violence, damage to property and simple battery.

Man reportedly hits, pushes wife

WINDER - A man reportedly hit his wife and pushed her down after finding her with another man.

Frank Lamitina, 45, of Winder told police he hit his wife May 22 and pushed her down after he came home and found her with another man, according to a police report.

Lamitina's wife told police her husband had beaten her on three occasions before she called the police May 26, the report said. She said the pair had been married for a year and a half, and Lamitina had only been violent for the past three weeks. They are getting a divorce, according to the report.

Lamitina allegedly pushed his wife down after entering the house at 3 a.m. May 26. According to the report, Lamitina's wife had deep tissue bruises to her buttocks, a small laceration, and bruises on her arms, thigh, stomach and back.

Lamitina was charged with battery, family violence and two counts of cruelty to children.

Man charged after choking girlfriend

WINDER - A man was arrested on a charge of battery after allegedly trying to strangle his girlfriend.

Darrell Wright, 29, of Winder was charged with battery, family violence after an argument with his girlfriend, according to a police report.

The woman told police she had gone to get food and got in an argument with Wright when she returned about 11:45 p.m. May 28. The woman reportedly threw the food on the ground, then Wright allegedly began to choke the woman.

Wright told police the woman threw food at him and began to swing her arms at him, and he grabbed her throat to push her away, the report said.

- From staff reports