Men charged with stealing reindeer

LILBURN - Though the sound that alerted a Lilburn man to a crime at his home on Sunday night was not the tapping of reindeer paws, some less than life-like deer were involved in the matter.

According to a police report, the resident of a home on Brookwood Lane heard sounds outside his home about 3:30 a.m. and discovered two men stealing two reindeer decorations from the front lawn.

The pair allegedly placed the deer in the bed of a red Ford pickup truck and fled.

Gwinnett police were able to stop the truck and question the men about the deer. The pair said they purchased the decorations at a drug store earlier in the day and claimed they lost their receipt when an officer requested it, the release said.

Barry Anthony Irving, 35, of Lawrenceville and Anthony Terrell Gully, 31, of DeKalb County were arrested and charged with theft by taking.

Woman charged with shoplifting

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Winder woman was arrested at a Lawrenceville Target on Saturday after allegedly admitting she forgot to pay for two items in her shopping cart.

According to a police report, a loss prevention agent watched 38-year-old Juliette McClure exit the store on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road without paying for a coffee maker and four packs of coffee valued at more than $100.

When approached by security, McClure said she was in a hurry and forgot to pay for the items.

McClure was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail and charged with shoplifting.