Burglary foiled when witnesses attack suspect

•NORCROSS - A would-be burglar was beaten with a wooden board on Tuesday at Personal Training Studio at 4295 Steve Reynolds Boulevard, a police report said.

Witnesses noticed a dark-colored Honda Civic parked at an adjacent building at 10:30 p.m. A man later identified as Abdiel Gines-Soto got out of the car and approached the business while holding a wooden board, however he dropped the board upon seeing the witnesses.

About an hour later, Gines-Soto reportedly returned. This time, he approached the closed business with a four-way tire iron in his hand. When witnesses confronted him, Gines-Soto allegedly began swinging the tire iron at them.

One of the victims then picked up the wooden board that the burglar had discarded and struck him in the leg, knocking him down. The witnesses detained Gines-Soto until police arrived.

He was charged with aggravated assault.

Duluth man arrested after parking lot fight

•NORCROSS - A 17-year-old Duluth man kicked and spat at police officers who were attempting to arrest him for fighting in a public parking lot.

An officer on patrol at about 8:45 p.m. on Satellite Boulevard noticed the suspect pushing another man in a strip mall parking lot. The suspect, identified only as Cervantes, was using profane language and egging on the other man. When confronted by police, Cervantes grew belligerent and began yelling at officers, according to a police report.

He resisted arrest, kicking one officer on the legs, feet and hands and spat on another officer. Cervantes also reportedly struck his head against the protective screen in the patrol car several times.

He was apparently delusional on the trip to jail, threatening to kill the officer and accusing him of using "ice," or crystal methamphetamine. Cervantes was charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer, simple battery and disorderly conduct.

- From staff reports