Informants call leads to drug arrest

NORCROSS - Police found drugs hidden in an unusual place Saturday when they charged a Clarkston man with possession of cocaine.

A confidential informant told police a slender black man in his 20s would be bringing crack to a room at Suite One motel at 1950 Willow Trail Parkway. The informant said the crack would be in a plastic bag tied around the man's penis.

Police encountered a man fitting that description, 22-year-old Kentrell Andrew Graham, a short time later. According to a police report, the baggie containing drugs was found just as the informant had described in a subsequent pat down. It contained 4.6 grams of crack cocaine, according to the police report. About $600 in Graham's pocket also was confiscated.

Man allegedly tries to grab gun in fight with cop

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man on Saturday allegedly tried to grab a police officer's handgun out of its holster while fighting with officers at his apartment complex.

Vincent Pellegrini, 27, and his girlfriend were reportedly screaming at each other and throwing furniture out of their second-floor apartment, prompting neighbors to report the disturbance. When police arrived, the girlfriend ran out to them, hid behind an officer and claimed Pellegrini was hurting her.

Police tried to question the woman, but Pellegrini became argumentative and confrontational, police reports said. He allegedly charged at one officer, tackled the officer and then tried to grab another officer's service weapon.

The girlfriend tried to intervene in the struggle several times. Both Pellegrini and his girlfriend were charged with obstruction of law enforcement and public intoxication.

Snellville Wendy's robbed by man at drive-through

SNELLVILLE - An unidentified man robbed the Wendy's at 5491 Spalding Drive on Friday.

A newer-model black sport utility vehicle pulled up to the drive-through window about 1:45 p.m. without placing an order. The driver lowered his tinted window a few inches and pointed a gun at the cashier through the gap, demanding money. He then fled with about $1,000 in cash.

The employee didn't get a good look at the suspect, a police report said.

Driver charged with DUI after passing out at intersection

LAWRENCEVILLE - An intoxicated Lawrenceville man passed out behind the wheel Saturday while driving at the intersection of Breckenridge Boulevard and Boggs Road, according to police reports.

A passing motorist moved the driver, 22-year-old Jerson Noel Guardado, into the back seat and then drove Guardado's car off the roadway to avoid a collision. When an officer arrived, Guardado could not talk for several minutes because he was vomiting repeatedly in the back seat.

He admitted to having four beers. Guardado was arrested on a charges of DUI and failure to obtain a license within 30 days.

- From staff reports