Man stabbed in chest

over spot on couch

•DORAVILLE - A 45-year-old Norcross man was stabbed in the chest with a butcher knife Saturday at a house on Pine Road.

An officer arrived at the house at 10:44 p.m. to find Felipe Martinez covered in blood and gasping for air. Martinez told police he was lying on the sofa when a man punched him in the head and then stabbed him.

Martinez said the suspect attacked him because he didn't want him to lie on the sofa, according to the police report. Following the assault, Martinez fled to a neighbor's house, where he knocked on the door and then collapsed on the patio.

He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment. The suspect was described only as a Hispanic man weighing about 150 pounds.

Bomb threat called

in at Shiloh High

•SNELLVILLE - Someone called in a bomb threat Friday at Shiloh High School.

A man apparently overheard someone at a local gas station saying there was a bomb under the school, according to a police report. The suspect was described as a white man who was at the gas station talking with a short Hispanic man.

The school was evacuated and searched as a precaution; however, no suspicious devices were located, the police report said.

Vicious Rottweiler

dog shot by police

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A vicious Rottweiler dog was shot by police Thursday after it cornered a woman on the front porch of her home on Country Oaks Court.

The dog had reportedly been wandering around the neighborhood that morning, so a resident tried to walk it home. The woman became afraid when the dog turned on her and she fled to her porch, according to a police report.

When an officer arrived, the dog was approaching two other men at an adjacent house. It turned and started walking toward the officer, then began salivating and pacing back and forth.

The dog was shot six times with a shotgun before it halted and died. The dog's owner was not home at the time of the incident, the report said.

- From staff reports