Fire displaces couple, injures man

•LILBURN - A man was injured and a couple was displaced in an early-morning fire Sunday.

Firefighters arrived at 592 Villa Drive in Lilburn at about 5 a.m. to find the house in flames, reportedly from a kitchen fire.

The couple that lived in the home escaped, but according to Fire Department spokesman Lt. Thomas Rutledge, the man was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

The main body of the fire was out at 5:33 a.m. and it was under control at 6:08 a.m., but Rutledge said firefighters returned to the scene throughout the day to check for hot spots. The Red Cross is assisting the couple.

Woman robbed at apartment

•DULUTH - A Duluth woman was robbed in the stairwell of a Satellite Boulevard apartment complex early Saturday morning. Two black men clad in black approached and aimed a gun at her, the victim said.

One of the men ordered her to give them her purse and phone. According to the police report, the victim asked if they were joking. The suspects responded, "Does this look like a joke?"

The victim threw her purse and phone on the ground. The suspects grabbed her belongings and ran away.

Police find crack rock after traffic stop

•DULUTH - A Suwanee woman was arrested on charges of reckless driving and cocaine possession around midnight Saturday.

According to the police report, Elizabeth Castleberry was driving fast down Pleasant Hill Road, almost hitting three cars and rear-ending another. Officer Roehl reported that he turned on his lights and pulled her car over. Castleberry told the officer that she was trying pick up her 5-year-old child. While Roehl checked her license, Officer Legg stayed with the driver.

When Legg asked Castleberry to step out of the car, two "white chunky rocks" fell into her seat. Legg handcuffed Castleberry and Roehl searched the car, finding one more white rock and two pipes. According to the report, the rocks tested positive for cocaine and Castleberry was arrested.

Man has car taken at gunpoint

•DULUTH - A Lawrenceville man was hijacked at gunpoint early Sunday morning outside the Georgia Diner in Duluth.

After parking his car outside the diner, the victim was approached by two Hispanic men who put a gun to his back and told him to walk back to the car. According to the police report, the men took his wallet, cell phone and 2004 Honda Accord. The victim told police the wallet contained $600 cash.

The suspects then drove off. - From staff reports