Man shot in leg

NORCROSS - A 34-year-old Norcross man was shot in the leg Saturday at Crestwood Apartments.

The victim told police he was standing outside of building B at 12:30 a.m. when three unidentified black men carrying firearms approached him. The suspects spoke to the victim in English, and he was unable to understand them, according to police reports.

One of the gunmen who was armed with a pistol struck the victim over the head with the weapon and then fired a shot at him, striking the man in the inner right thigh. The suspects then ran away toward South Norcross Tucker Road, police reports said.

Nothing was taken from the victim. He was treated for minor injuries.

16-year-old stabbed

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 16-year-old from Lawrenceville was stabbed in the abdomen last week after getting into a dispute with a next-door neighbor.

The victim told police he was talking with his friend next-door about borrowing a video game on May 31 when he heard the victim's 20-year-old brother talking about him. The victim became angry and went to the friend's house to confront the brother.

The victim punched the brother in the ribs, according to police reports. The brother then turned and stabbed the 16-year-old with a utility knife. The victim returned to his house and his father drove him to the hospital. The teen remained there in critical condition for several days.

Police are investigating the incident, but no charges had been filed at the time of the report.


Woman charged with prowling

WINDER - A woman was cited for prowling after she allegedly kicked in the back door of a house she was supposed to be watching.

Jennifer Burton, 24, of Bethlehem told police that the owner of a home on East Broad Street was in the Walton County jail and had written her a letter asking that she check out his house, according to a police report.

Winder police called the jail, which had no record of the man whom Burton said wrote the letter, the report said.

Winder police were called to the home Thursday evening for a suspicious person and responded to a call about a burglary in progress about 10:20 p.m. Saturday, the report said. Saturday, police found that the wooden door frame was busted at the door latch, according to the report, and saw Burton exiting the back door of the home with a flashlight.

Burton was cited for loitering and prowling. She was asked to bring proof of the letter to court with her, the report said.

Huddle House employee passes counterfeit money

WINDER - A former Huddle House employee allegedly passed a counterfeit $100 bill at the restaurant Saturday.

The former employee reportedly asked a Huddle House worker at the restaurant if she had change for a $100 bill. The current employee told police the money looked different, but she thought that it was just an old bill, according to a police report.

Later, the employee held the bill up to the light and saw that there was no watermark and no band through the middle, the report said. The bill was taken as evidence.

- From staff reports