Marathon gas station robbed
LAWRENCEVILLE - Two unidentified men wielding a shotgun robbed the Marathon gas station last week at 3125 Lawrenceville Highway.
The suspects came into the store at 1:05 p.m., according to police reports. One of the men held a box in his hand, from which he pulled a shotgun. The robbers forced the manager to lie on the floor while one of the men went behind the counter to take cash, cigarettes and other miscellaneous items, according to reports.
The suspects fled on foot toward James Road, police reports said.
Drugs found in Norcross apartment
NORCROSS - Someone stashed several bags of cocaine in a unit at Alexander Apartments at 2110 Montrose Parkway this week.
A neighbor saw two men remove a window of an apartment about 11:20 p.m., and one man went inside. Police arrived and searched the residence, but they found no one home and no intruders were visible.
Police did find two sandwich bags containing cocaine lying on the floor in plain view in two different rooms. Officers also found an electronic scale, two cooking pots and a fork with a white powdery residue on it, which was suspected to be cocaine.
The drugs were confiscated.
Three charged with disorderly conduct
DACULA - Three men were arrested Sunday for allegedly trespassing in the undeveloped site of Palm Creek Park and shooting a gun.
Police were called to investigate gunshots in the park encountered 18-year-old Jacob Kiley Adam of Hoschton, Herbert Diaz, 21, of Duluth and William Lynn Jenkins, 28, of Duluth, walking out of the woods at 9:15 a.m. An officer noticed Adam had a clear bag of marijuana hanging out of his front pocket. When questioned about the drugs, Adam said he did not have any more, but he did have a pipe, according to police reports.
The suspects admitted they had been shooting at targets, squirrels and bottles. Signs previously posted in the park said no trespassing and no hunting, but all of the signs had been removed, police reports said.
The boys were charged with disorderly conduct. Adam also was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Police car damaged by vandals
LAWRENCEVILLE - On Saturday, someone broke out the window of a police patrol vehicle parked in Concord Place subdivision on Providence Way.
A neighbor reportedly saw a car turn around in the cul-de-sac at 2:30 a.m. and pull up behind a patrol car parked in the street. Two men got out of the suspicious vehicle and one of them smashed a window, according to police reports. The neighbor turned on his outdoor lights and yelled at the two men, and they drove away.
- From staff reports