Cars stolen from Gwinnett recovered

WINDER - Five people were arrested March 10 after Barrow County police found several stolen vehicles at a Kennedy Sells Road home.

Officers saw Melanie Adkins sitting in a black Mitsubishi 3000 GT in a dirt driveway on the road, according to a police report. Adkins said she was waiting for a friend, but when police ran the tag, they found it was stolen from Gwinnett County, the report said.

Adkins, 22, of Loganville, was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property and possession of methamphetamine. The drug, a pill crusher and a scale were found in the 3000 GT, the report said.

Police also found a 1992 green Ford F-150 and a 1995 red Jeep Wrangler stolen from Gwinnett when they went to the back of the house, according to the report.

Joseph Reames, 32, of Acworth and David Green, 37, of Duluth, were arrested and charged with obstruction after they allegedly ran from police. Reames attempted to hide himself under leaves, the report said.

Paul Welch, who was driving a Ford F-250 to the same house, was arrested and charged with driving without insurance. Another man, Joe Powers, was arrested and charged with driving without a license and with an expired tag.

Clinic refuses patient after forgery

WINDER - A Gwinnett Clinic staffer refused to press charges against a patient after he allegedly forged a prescription, instead removing him from the patient list.

Jonathan Kennedy, 21, of Winder, had a prescription for 20 pills of Lortab 5/500 after being treated for a foot injury, according to a police report. When he returned to the doctor's office March 16 to question why a pharmacist would not fill the prescription, it had been altered for 30 pills of Lortab 7.5/500, the report said.

Kennedy told police he did not know how the prescription had been changed. Mourad Nessim, a Gwinnett Clinic staffer, said he was not interested in pressing charges because he did not have time to go to court, the report said.

Nessim said he would remove Kennedy from the patient list and would not treat him anymore.