Gwinnett

Woman says arrest a 'wake-up call'

LAWRENCEVILLE - A woman said her arrest was a wake-up call after being charged with possession of cocaine Sunday.

A neighbor of absent homeowners called police when a driver asked for a jump start, according to police reports.

Reports state that when the officer arrived at the residence at 5:36 a.m. on the 1800 block of Oak Ridge Way, a Cadillac and a small passenger car were in the driveway. A man, Anthony Williams, age and residence unknown, said the Cadillac was his sister's, and that he and Natalie Renee Brooks, 25, of Lilburn, were visiting the residents, but they were not home.

According to the report, Williams and Brooks gave conflicting stories about who drove the car. Neither had a valid driver's license.

The officer reported that he noticed Williams and Brooks acting strangely, and asked if they had been doing drugs, specifically, crack cocaine. Both said they had.

According to police reports, after the officer got permission to search the car, Brooks stated she had a crack rock inside a black change purse in the front passenger seat. The officer found the change purse with a substance thought to be crack cocaine. The report also said the officer found a plastic pipe for smoking crack and a metal pipe with an attached rubber hose for smoking crack.

Brooks was charged with possession of cocaine. According to reports, she thanked the officer "for the arrest" and said that this was a "wake-up call."

Man charged with terroristic threats

LILBURN - A man was arrested in connection with threatening a man for talking about him.

Police responded to a threats call at 12:15 a.m. on Monday on the 800 block of Dickens Road, according to police reports. The complainant said Tiburcio Carrato, age unknown, of Lilburn, went to the complainant's home and threatened her uncle.

According to police reports, witnesses said Carrato said the uncle was talking about him and then pulled out a gun, pointed it, and said he would kill the uncle. The uncle talked Carrato into putting the gun down. Carrato said he had more guns and could kill the uncle at any time, reports said.

Carrato was charged with terroristic threats or acts and simple assault.

- From staff reports