Man charged with DUI
•NORCROSS - A Norcross man was arrested Sunday after allegedly driving drunk down Interstate 85 with two flat tires.
A police officer in the area at 8:30 p.m. spotted a red 2002 Dodge pickup truck with two flat tires accelerating down the access ramp to I-85 South from Jimmy Carter Boulevard. The officer followed the truck and saw it stopped on the right shoulder near the DeKalb County line.
Two men were standing beside the vehicle, getting ready to change one of the tires. Both appeared unsteady on their feet and visibly intoxicated, a police report stated.
The driver, Alfredo Canedo-Lasa, 26, failed a field sobriety test. His 4-year-old son was reportedly in the back seat of the car while he had been driving. Canedo-Lasa was charged with operating an unsafe vehicle, not having a valid driver's license and DUI.
•SNELLVILLE - Someone on Monday spray-painted graffiti at Partee Elementary School at 4350 Campbell Road.
A passerby at 12:41 p.m. noticed blue paint graffiti on the school sign, doors, windows and bricks around the building. The graffiti included curse words, a depiction of male genitalia and several stars. There was no indication the graffiti was gang-related, according to a police report.
Gwinnett County Public Schools maintenance workers were requested to clean up the spray paint before the start of school.
Vandals paint slurs at church
•BUFORD - Vandals spraypainted racial slurs Monday on the road and parking lot at Buford Church of God at 4811 S. Lee St.
Between midnight and 10 a.m., the suspects wrote several racial slurs and vulgarities in white spray paint near the church building. There were no suspects in the incident, a police report stated.
•DULUTH - Police are investigating back-to-back burglaries that occurred over the weekend at Radio Shack at 1630 Pleasant Hill Road.
The regional manager told police Sunday that a hole had been knocked out of the glass so the front door could be unlocked. The intruders went to a stock room, where they unlocked a storage case and took various items from inside, a police report stated.
While opening the front door, a suspect's hand was apparently cut on broken glass. Blood from the front door and the storage cage was collected by crime scene investigators for analysis.
A burglary occurred at the same store on Saturday, the police report stated. An inventory was being performed to obtain a complete list of the stolen items and their value.
- From staff reports