Man charged with meth possession

DULUTH - Police found a hidden compartment containing methamphetamine in a Ford Bronco on Thursday after stopping a driver on West Liddel Road near Satellite Boulevard.

Officers had been watching The Falls Apartments for a known drug dealer when they saw one of the suspect's cars, a black Ford Bronco, exit the complex about 6 pm., according to police reports.

After the Bronco was pulled over, officers discovered the driver was not the person they had been looking for. They asked to search the car and were granted permission by 41-year-old Stephen Puckett.

Three small bags of methamphetamine were found in a magnetic box stuck to the side of the floor pan underneath the car, police reports said. Puckett allegedly admitted he was on his way to sell the drugs. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Man accused of armed robbery

NORCROSS - A Norcross man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly tried to commit an armed robbery to get beer.

The victim told police he was hosting a party in the garage of his house on Glasgow Drive at 4:30 p.m. when an unidentified man walked in. The man put a gun to the victim's chest and said, "Give me a beer or I'll kill you," according to police reports.

Someone at the party called 911, and the suspect walked back outside. The victims shut the garage door after he left. An officer who arrived several minutes later saw 32-year-old Misael Eduardo Gomez lying face down on the ground between two cars. A gun was sticking out of his pocket, according to police reports.

Police arrested Gomez on charges of attempted armed robbery, burglary and possession of cocaine.


Student allegedly attacks officer

DULUTH - A middle school student was arrested after a temper tantrum turned violent and a school resource officer was hit in the head.

The Louise Radloff Middle School student, who was not named by school officials because he is a juvenile, reportedly was "out of control," prompting administrators to call police.

The officer showed up, saw the student in the front lobby and tried to talk to him. The student ignored the officer and walked past him, according to police reports.

Again, the officer asked to speak to the student. At that point, the student turned around and hit the police officer in the head, according to reports.

With the help of an assistant principal, the officer wrestled the student to the ground and placed him in handcuffs. They took the student to the youth detention center and charged him with disorderly conduct and obstructing police, according to the report.

Student threatens to stab classmate with art tool

LAWRENCEVILLE - An Alton C. Crews Middle School student was arrested on assault charges after allegedly threatening to stab another student following an argument.

The student, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, became angry with his classmate, threatened to stab him, and then pulled out what appeared to be a knife and waived it in his face.

Administrators searched the student and found an art tool hidden in his sock. The student was released to his parents, according to reports.

- From staff reports