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School, police briefs

Mill Creek student injured after

falling off fence on top of stadium

•HOSCHTON - A 19-year-old senior at Mill Creek High broke several bones after he fell off a fence on top of the school's stadium earlier this month.

A custodian saw the teen sitting on top of the fence at about noon Jan. 11, according to a Gwinnett County school police report. The custodian told the teen he was not supposed to be up there and called an assistant principal to report a student missing class.

The teen then stood up and toppled off the fence.

School authorities called 911, and the teen was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center.

The teen had several broken bones and a partially collapsed lung, but the doctor said his injuries were not life-threatening, according to the police report.

The report states the teen said he did not know why he went to the top of the fence on the stadium and did not know why he stood up. He said something like a gust of wind caused him to lose his balance and fall.

Students removed from school

after gang 'beat-in' discovered

•BUFORD - A female student at Glenn C. Jones Middle School met with other students two or three times in a school bathroom for a gang "beat-in," according to a Gwinnett County school police report.

The girl, who was a voluntary participant, was hit on the arms seven or eight times during a 30-second period. The girl was joining the Crips, a street gang with national membership.

A disciplinary panel removed all of the students involved in the incident from the school, with the exception of the student whose only involvement was to time the event, the report states.

"The issues of the eighth-graders establishing gang activity within Jones Middle School has been addressed by the disciplinary actions," the report states.

Object thrown from bus damages car

•LAWRENCEVILLE - The back window of a car was broken after it was hit by a metal lock thrown out of a school bus window.

A bus supervisor told Gwinnett County school police a Sweetwater Middle School student threw the lock out of the window at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 17.

The student was suspended from school pending a disciplinary panel.

The owner of the car told school police he wanted to press charges.

Computers damaged in break-in

•LILBURN - Two laptop computers were destroyed after someone broke into Mountain Park Elementary School during the latter half of Gwinnett's winter break.

In a Gwinnett County school police report dated Jan. 5, police noted someone broke into the school between 8 a.m. Dec. 29 and 8 a.m. Jan. 2 and rifled through file cabinets in several classrooms.

Two laptop computers, valued at $3,000, were destroyed, and $25 was stolen.

Man steals diamond bracelet

•DULUTH - The owner of Rochell's Diamonds at Gwinnett Place Mall told police Tuesday a man stole a diamond bracelet from the store.

According to a police report, a black man entered the store at 2100 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth and asked to try on the bracelet.

The man fled the business with the item after being shown the jewelry. He ran to the parking lot and left in a maroon-colored sedan.

Video surveillance was given to police. The owner did not tell police how much the bracelet was worth.

Thief takes money, lunch meat

•LAWRENCEVILLE - Someone stole the cash register and $120 worth of lunch meat and cheese from a Lawrenceville deli Sunday.

According to a police report, the New New York Deli at 875 Oak Road was entered by shattering the front glass door with a rock.

The register containing approximately $100 and merchandise including roast beef, turkey, ham and American cheese were taken from the business.

Three men robbed at apartment

•NORCROSS - Three men were robbed while attempting to enter their Mission Heritage Apartment at 4350 Jimmy Carter Blvd. Tuesday.

The three were approached by two black men thought to be in their teens armed with guns. According to a police report, the men demanded money and then fled with $500 from the men.

The victims believed the men were driving a black Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Blood and hair found on basement door

•WINDER - A homeowner told police he found blood and hair on the inside of his basement door.

Police reports state that on Jan. 19 the officer found a drop of blood that had dripped down a few inches. Stuck to the blood, which was near the doorknob, were a few brown hairs, one of which was about 12 inches long.

The officer was unable to determine if the blood and hair were human. The homeowner did not know where they came from.

- From staff reports