Police/Fire reports

Robber takes cash from Blimpie

•SUWANEE - A Suwanee Blimpie restaurant was robbed at gunpoint Monday night, police said.

A black man with a bandanna covering his face and a gun in his hand entered the store about 7:45 p.m. demanding the two managers on duty empty the register, a police report said.

The man stuffed the money in his pockets before forcing the two in a back restroom and leaving.

The managers said the man took about $350.

Three charged with underage drinking

•DACULA - Three men were arrested Sunday after police discovered they had been drinking in a parked car in Dacula Park, police said.

According to a police report, an officer saw the men drive into the park at 2:49 a.m. in a gold Plymouth Breeze.

When the officer stopped them he determined they had been drinking. A search of the car revealed a quarter of a bottle of Kahulua and a quarter bottle of beer.

Steven Michael Walden, 18, of Dacula was arrested and charged with possession of alcohol while under the age of 21 and DUI under the age of 21. Michael Albert Groover, 19, of Lawrenceville and 18-year-old Jason Troy Tucker of Dacula, both Dacula High School students, were charged with possession of alcohol under the age of 21.

Man tells police about stolen meat

•STATHAM - Barrow County sheriff's deputies met with a Statham man April 19 who said his neighbor hides in the woods and takes pictures of the man's property.

He told deputies the neighbor was angry because his dogs steal freshly slaughtered hog meat from his property. The neighbor told the man that his dogs get sick after eating the hog meat, according to police reports.

The man told deputies he didn't know exactly where the neighbor lived, police reports state.

No action was taken.

Juvenile accused

of having weapon

•BETHLEHEM - A juvenile at Bethlehem Elementary School was arrested April 17 and charged with possession of a weapon on school property and disruption of public schools.

Police reports describe the weapon as a cutting tool.

Candle causes

fire in closet

•DULUTH - A candle left burning in a walk-in closet caused a fire that displaced a family of four Wednesday, fire authorities said.

A woman who lived at the home on Royal Drive in Duluth returned home at

2:36 p.m. to find smoke coming from upstairs, said a Gwinnett County Fire Department press release.

The blaze destroyed the closet area and sent smoke throughout the second floor.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and were able to contain the damage to the closet. Crews found no fire extension to adjoining rooms.

Two adults and two teenage children were displaced from the home. No one was injured.

Truck downs

electrical wires

•BUFORD - A tractor-trailer attempting to turn around in the parking lot of Gwinnett Hall Baptist Church snagged overhead cables and telephone lines, pulling the wires to the ground.

Firefighters said the lines at the church on Azalea Drive were pulled away from the pole, causing severe damage. Jackson EMC repaired the pole and BellSouth and Comcast Cable were also notified to repair the downed lines.

Azalea Drive near Buford Drive was closed for more than three hours as police diverted traffic around the incident.

Cement mixer stolen from

construction site

•BUFORD - Two Capital City Stucco employees noticed Monday a cement mixer belonging to their company was stolen.

According to a police report, the mixer was chained and parked inside a construction site near Buford Highway and Hamilton Mill Road.

Employees said they believe someone cut the chains, taking the lock, chains and the mixer. They said the mixer is worth about $2,700.

Woman shot

with BB in park

•LILBURN - A 39-year-old Lilburn woman said she was shot with a BB gun Monday while walking along a trail in Mountain Park Park.

The woman said she felt the BB hit her back while walking and thought the BB was shot from nearby woods, according to a police report.

Officers later found two young men with BB guns shooting in a parking lot on the other side of the park.

Although police are unsure if the 18-year-old and 17-year-old were responsible for shooting at the woman, the teens' parents were called to pick them up and retrieve the BB and airsoft guns found in one of the teen's Jeep Cherokee.

Thief carjacks man's vehicle

•DULUTH - A Duluth man's vehicle was stolen while he was visiting a friend at The Falls Apartment complex Wednesday, police said.

The 26-year-old man said he was getting out of his vehicle at 12:57 p.m. when he was approached by a black man armed with a shotgun.

The thief demanded money. When the man told him he didn't have any, the thief forced the man back into his vehicle and drove toward the exit of the apartment complex.

Once near the exit, the armed man pushed the owner of the vehicle out the door and drove away.

- From staff reports