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Police/fire reports

Person struck by auto on U.S. 29

•LILBURN - A person was hit by a vehicle Thursday evening on Lawrenceville Highway, causing police to shut down the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 29 at James Road.

As of 7:45 p.m. Thursday, the person hit was still alive, said Cpl. Darren Moloney, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department. No identifying information about the person was available by press time.

The county's Accident Investigation Unit was on the scene Thursday evening.

Man with gun robs Subway

•STONE MOUNTAIN - A man who ordered a bologna and cheese sandwich Monday at a Subway restaurant in Stone Mountain pulled out a handgun and a note that said, "Your money or get shot."

An employee of the store, located at 5226 Stone Mountain Highway, gave the man $305 in bills, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

Police found the note, written on the back of a gas station receipt.

The store was equipped with a video camera, but it was not working at the time of the incident.

Man accused

of assault

•BUFORD - A construction site superintendent on Tuesday allegedly cursed at a truck driver delivering concrete blocks and assaulted the truck driver by driving a vehicle toward him, hitting the truck driver's arm with the vehicle's mirror.

The construction site superintendent pulled up behind the truck driver's parked vehicle and got out of the vehicle, reportedly yelling, "I don't know what the (expletive) problem is with you truck drivers! Can't you find a better place to park! You're a (expletive)," a Gwinnett County police report states.

The superintendent then got in a pickup truck and reportedly turned the steering wheel in the direction of the truck driver, the report states. The pickup truck's mirror hit the truck driver's arm, leaving a red mark.

The site supervisor, 52-year-old John Patrick Bergen, is being held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center on a charge of aggravated assault.

Fire damages townhome

•SNELLVILLE - A grease fire on a stove on Thursday evening damaged a home in a four-unit town home on Highpoint Road in Snellville, said Lt. Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

Flames spread across the attic space to two adjoining units but did not cause any damage to the living space of those homes, Rutledge said. Three units suffered slight to moderate smoke and water damage.

The fire started after a woman cooking a meal left the kitchen briefly to go upstairs, Rutledge said. A smoke detector alerted her of the fire.

No one was injured in the blaze. The Red Cross was called to assist six adults and three children displaced by the fire.

- From staff reports