Woman assaulted

in her front yard

•LAWRENCEVILLE - A woman said she was assaulted by six Hispanic women Wednesday, while she was doing yard work in her front yard.

Police were called out to the Corley Brook Way address after the assault, which occurred between 2 and 2:30 p.m.

The woman said she knew two of the women - the wives of her two brothers-in-law - who arrived and left by taxi.

According to a police report, plant pots were upturned and flowers were crushed in the altercation and the victim was left with a swollen cheek.

The woman said she was assaulted by the same women Sunday at a Forest Ridge Court address in the city of Lawrenceville. City police were contacted about that incident, she said.

Wallet stolen

at mosque

•NORCROSS - A man's wallet was stolen while he was worshiping at a local mosque this week.

The victim told police Tuesday that he left his wallet inside a bookbag at the mosque at 6014 Goshen Springs Road in Norcross. He left the room to wash up and discovered the wallet was gone when he returned, according to a police report.

The victim said someone acted suspiciously but he did not know the person's name, the report stated.

The wallet held miscellaneous papers and items, credit cards and a driver's license, according to the report.

Construction site robbed

•NORCROSS - A water meter and meter wrench were stolen from a construction site over Memorial Day weekend, according to a police report.

The theft was reported by Atlanta Paving and Concrete at West Jones Bridge Road and Valley Mist Court.

The report stated that the water meter had been provided by Fulton County, and a replacement would cost $4,000; a replacement wrench would cost $75.

Officials looking

into two fires

•SUGAR HILL - Fire officials are investigating whether two children set fires early Friday morning in the woods between a park and a school.

Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services Department spokesman Lt. Thomas Rutledge said firefighters were dispatched at about 1:56 a.m. to two separate fires between E.E. Robinson Park and Sugar Hill Elementary School.

A passing motorist and a witness in the park reported seeing two juveniles in the area prior to the fires - one set in the woods and the other near a parking lot - Rutledge said.

"The fires, of course, appear suspicious," he said. "It's under active investigation."

Rutledge said police checked the area, while firefighters battled the blazes, which damaged about one and a half to two acres of brush.

The Georgia Forestry Commission assisted with containing the fire by cutting a fire break in the immediate area, Rutledge said.

- From staff reports