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Police, fire reports

Buford Drive Chevron robbed

•LAWRENCEVILLE - An unidentified man on Monday robbed the Chevron gas station at 1495 Buford Drive.

The clerk was counting cigarettes when the suspect walked up to the counter and lifted his shirt to reveal a small gun tucked into his waistband, according to a police report. The suspect said, "We can do this the easy way or the hard way. Put all the money in the bag," the police report said.

The thief grabbed the money and ran away in an unknown direction. He is described as a black man, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds and wearing blue jeans, a red shirt and red and black baseball cap.

Dacula man charged with peeping Tom

•DACULA - A 38-year-old Dacula man was arrested Monday for allegedly spying on his neighbor's wife on Beckenham Place.

The victim was backing his car out of his driveway when he saw his neighbor, William Frederick Meyer, looking through the bathroom window of his home, where the victim knew his wife was getting dressed.

Meyer apparently realized the victim had seen him and went back to his house, according to a police report. Upon questioning by police, Meyer initially said, "I have nothing to say." An officer advised Meyer he could be arrested for interference with an investigation, and Meyer then admitted being on the victim's property because he was "taking a walk," the police report said.

The officer noticed that the fly on the front of Meyer's pants was unbuttoned; however, his genitalia was not exposed. Meyer was charged with peeping Tom.

Norcross man charged with breaking into cars in Berkeley Lake subdivision

•DULUTH - A Norcross man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly breaking into two vehicles on Lake Ford Circle in Berkeley Lake subdivision.

A resident called police shortly before 2 a.m. to report two suspects were attempting to break into a car. Officers were searching the area when they spotted Terrence Terrell Rogers running toward the road from behind a house, according to a police report.

Rogers allegedly ran from police, jumped a fence and high-tailed it across a golf course before was chased down by officers. A screw driver and a set of wrenches were found on him, the police report said.

Rogers was charged with entering auto.

Fire damages Duluth apartments

•DULUTH - Firefighters ruled candles were to blame for the fire that damaged six apartment units Wednesday afternoon.

No injuries occurred, but when firefighters arrived to 528 Club Place, smoke and flames were showing from the two-story building, said Thomas Rutledge, Gwinnett County Fire Department spokesman.

The fire originated in a lower floor apartment and traveled through the walls and into the attic.

The Red Cross and apartment management worked to assist families displaced by the fire, which caused significant damage to the building.

Firefighters put out fort fire

•LAWRENCEVILLE - Firefighters arrived to Chase Ridge Court on Tuesday evening and saw a large fort in the woods on fire.

Gwinnett firefighters were able to put out the blaze located in the Windsor Chase subdivision off Russell Road in 10 minutes, said Thomas Rutledge, spokesman with the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

The cause of the fire was not reported. No injuries occurred.

- From staff reports