Woman catches

men in her home

•DULUTH - A Duluth woman told police Tuesday she stopped three men from robbing her home.

According to a police report, the 22-year-old woman found the men in her home and scared them when she asked them what they were doing there.

The men exited the home through a window and ran toward a neighbor's yard.

Nothing was taken from the home.

Woman arrested, charged with

prescription fraud

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A Snellville woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with prescription fraud.

According to a police report, Sybil Newberry, 46, of 2740 Tradd Court, attempted to purchase prescription drugs from the Eckerds at 1097 Duluth Highway with a fraudulent prescription.

Newberry worked for a Gwinnett County doctor's office, but was fired a few years ago.

Police believe the woman attempted to fill prescriptions at other pharmacies in the area.

She was arrested at the store and taken to the Gwinnett County Jail.


Man slaps

house guest

•WINDER - A 72-year-old Winder man was arrested on charges of simple battery for allegedly slapping his female house guest after she told the man's wife that he had propositioned her for sex.

The guest, a 36-year-old homeless woman, was staying with the couple. She told police she had known them for more than 20 years. According to police reports, the woman said she had gotten a box of food from a local homeless shelter and gave it to the couple as payment for allowing her to stay with them.

The woman told police that on Jan. 20, while his wife was out of the room, Loyd Talmadge Roberts offered the 36-year-old woman $20 for sex. She declined. That evening, Roberts reportedly touched the woman while the wife was out of the room.

The woman told the wife the next day. Then Roberts reportedly slapped the woman on the right side of her face.

Police reports state that Roberts told police he had slapped the woman on the arm after she cursed him. Winder police took Roberts to the Barrow County Detention Center.


complains about

man shooting gun

•WINDER - A woman told Barrow County Sheriff's Deputies that her neighbor shoots guns behind his house.

On Jan. 9, the man began shooting before 8 a.m. and woke her grandchildren, she told deputies. When she told the man to stop shooting his gun, he allegedly cussed her and threatened to shoot her roosters if they came onto his property.

Acording to police reports, the man admitted to deputies that he had shot the gun, but that he did it

safely. He agreed not to shoot in the early morning anymore. He told deputies he would talk with the woman's landlord about her roosters.

Illegal dump


•WINDER - Barrow County deputies

discovered an illegal dump at the dead end of Kennedy Sells Road S. on Jan. 9.

Police reports said it looked like the dumping had been going on there for some time.

According to police reports, there were detail piles of trash, furniture items and debris throughout the woods. Deputies are searching tax records to locate the property's owner.

Copper wire

missing from EMC substation

•WINDER - Some time during the first 10 days of the year, someone forced into a Jackson EMC substation near Ga. Highway 81 and Punkin Junction Road. Copper wire valued at $1,500

was reported missing.

- From staff reports