Man injured jumping from balcony
•NORCROSS - A Norcross man was hospitalized Sunday after he jumped off a third-floor balcony of an apartment at Mission Heritage complex at 4350 Jimmy Carter Boulevard.
A resident realized someone was turning the knob on a door leading from the balcony into his apartment at 3:22 a.m., according to a police report. He opened the door to find 23-year-old Arturo Aguilar standing on the balcony. Aguilar reportedly appeared confused and apologized, and the resident ordered him to stay on the porch as he called police.
Shortly after the resident walked back inside his apartment, he heard a sudden thud, the police report stated. He looked outside to see Aguilar had either jumped or fallen off the balcony and landed on the ground three floors below.
Aguilar was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center in an unconscious state, but he did not have severe injuries.
The resident told police Aguilar seemed drunk. He thought Aguilar may not have been trying to break in, but instead he was possibly trying to enter the wrong apartment. A friend of Aguilar at the scene verified that he did live in the same apartment building.
29-year-old stabbed in the chest
•NORCROSS - A 29-year-old Norcross man was hospitalized Friday after being stabbed several times at an apartment complex at 6259 S. Norcross Tucker Road.
The victim, Cirilo Salinas, got into a confrontation with 46-year-old Cesar Morales at Morales' apartment about 2 a.m., according to a police report. Police say Morales stabbed Salinas twice in the chest and slashed his neck.
Salinas was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center with serious injuries. The motive for the stabbing was unclear, but cocaine may have been involved, the police report stated.
Morales was arrested a short time later off Graves Road and charged with aggravated assault.
Man charged with loitering near bus
•NORCROSS - A 48-year-old Norcross man was arrested Thursday after allegedly lurking near a children's bus stop and making suggestive comments to a woman at the Wyntree subdivision pool.
The woman told police she was swimming at 3:18 p.m. when Richard Wayne Gough approached and said he was a "bad boy." He asked the woman if he could swim naked with her in the pool, because he "had nothing to wear," a police report stated.
When a police officer arrived, Gough was standing near a school bus that was unloading children. He admitted having no children and no apparent reason for being there, other than living in the neighborhood.
Several parents approached the officer with concerns about Gough's past behavior. He had been arrested May 28 on a child molestation charge and was out on bond, the police report stated.
Gough was charged with loitering and disorderly conduct.
- From staff reports