Police/fire reports


Burglar strikes nursing home

•WINDER - A home that used to be an assisted living facility was burglarized Monday.

Only one client is still left at the Capital Avenue home, which was entered when a suspect pried open a sliding glass door and removed a screen on the back porch.

More than $14,000 in items were taken, including a mink coat, jewelry, Gucci bags and electronics, according to a police report.

Fire briefs

Motorcycle catches fire

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A motorcycle caught fire late Friday, damaging a garage.

The fire, at 3332 Fowler Blvd., started in the home's garage at 11:39 p.m., Gwinnett County Fire Department spokesman Thomas Rutledge said.

The fire was contained to the garage but caused extensive damage before it was under control at 11:55 p.m. There was smoke and heat damage through the rest of the house, Rutledge said.

No one was injured in the blaze, which appeared to be accidental, Rutledge said.

Woman injured in blaze

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a fire at her home.

Rutledge said a fire at 1026 Autumn Blaze Lane displaced one resident. The fire started at 8:20 a.m. Saturday and was under control by 9:04 a.m.

There was heavy smoke throughout the house, Rutledge said, and significant damage to the living room.

The fire appeared to be accidental, he said. The woman was taken to the Gwinnett Medical Center for her injuries.

- From staff reports