Woman robbed after
leaving door open
•AUBURN - A woman told Auburn police she was robbed Saturday night after she left the back door to her home open and went to bed.
An intruder reportedly took $30 cash along with her checkbook, debit card, credit cards and gift cards from her Glen Terrace Road home while she slept.
There were no suspects.
Police say assault victim's story doesn't add up
òLILBURN - Police have discovered the location where a Jonesboro man said he was abducted and assaulted does not exist.
According to a police report, the 25-year-old man said he was filling his vehicle with gas at a station on Tara Boulevard and Old Dixie Road about before 4 a.m. when he was approached by a Hispanic man with a gun and ordered to get in the man's Ford Mustang.
The man told police the man fired a shot near him, beat him with a baseball bat and he was dropped off at the Woodcliff Apartments located at 1701 Woodcliff Drive in Lilburn.
The man was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center where no signs of battery were discovered. And police investigations indicated there is no gas station at the Tara Boulevard location the man mentioned.
Police arrest 5 in drug bust
òDULUTH - Police arrested five people last week believed to be involved in a Duluth-based drug ring, according to a Duluth Police Department press release.
During a warrant sweep, Duluth Police, the Lawrenceville K-9 and Lilburn K-9 units and Gwinnett County Animal Control arrested Danny Collins, 52, Johnny Collins, 55, Quanita Wells, 39, Louis Rogers, 51, and George Rogers, 73, at a home located in a Duluth area known as "The Hill."
All five remain in the Gwinnett County Jail with no bond.
As a result of the operation, 12 arrest warrants were obtained as well as three search warrants and $352 was seized, the release said.
Lilburn blaze displaces two
òLILBURN - Firefighters are unsure what caused a blaze that displaced two people from their Lilburn home Thursday.
According to a Gwinnett County Fire Department press release, firefighters were called to a small fire in the garage of a two-story home on Shadow Lake Drive shortly before 4:30 p.m.
Fire damage was contained to the garage and did not extend to the main living space.
Two occupants were home asleep at the time of the fire and escaped without injury.
Fire damages Norcross home
òNORCROSS - A family was displaced from their Norcross home Thursday when a fire damaged their home.
Firefighters arrived at the home at 8:21 a.m. to find flames in the kitchen area of the single-story house located on Autry Street in Norcross.
The blaze caused heavy damage to one side of the home and sent thick smoke throughout the structure, according to a Gwinnett County Fire Department press release.
Two adults and three children who were home at the time escaped without injuries. Firefighters continue to investigate what caused the fire.
Gas main break evacuates Snellville businesses
òSNELLVILLE - A gas main break Monday morning caused firefighters to evacuate two businesses for about two hours.
Construction crews struck a four-inch gas main at 11:02 a.m. near the intersection of Ga. Highway 124 and Webb Gin House Road. Firefighters evacuated Joseph A. Banks and Famous Footwear, both located in the Avenue Webb Gin shopping center. The businesses reopened at 1:05 p.m.
Man robbed at his
òNORCROSS - A 27-year-old man said he was robbed as he attempted to enter his Norcross apartment on Crestline Terrace on Saturday morning.
The man was approached by a black woman who asked him if he wanted to pay her for sex about 1 a.m. while outside his Jasmine at Peachtree Corners apartment, according to a police report.
A black man also appeared, pointing something hidden under his shirt at the man and demanding money.
The black man searched the man's pockets, taking approximately $400, then fled with the woman.
Two Peachtree Ridge
òSUGAR HILL - Two Peachtree Ridge High School students were discovered drinking sitting inside a vehicle on Breezewood Court in Sugar Hill on Saturday, a police report said.
Police found four people inside a gray passenger car, according to the report. Two boys, a 17-year-old from Suwanee and a 16-year-old from Duluth, admitted to drinking a mixture of orange juice and vodka.
The two agreed to alcohol breath tests, both registering a blood-alcohol content over the legal limit of .08.
Both were arrested at the scene and charged with underage possession of alcohol.
Man shot while picking up mail at Norcross apartment
òNORCROSS - After attempting to pick up some mail at his Norcross apartment complex a week ago, a man said he was shot in the stomach.
According to a police report, the 23-year-old man and his 18-year-old brother went to the mail center at the Hunters Pointe apartments located at 400 Club Parkway and were approached by two black men.
One man pointed a silver semi-automatic¼ handgun at the men and demanded money. When the men said they had no money, the armed man demanded money again then fired a shot at the man, hitting him in the stomach.
The men said one of the black men fled in a silver or gray passenger car.
- From staff reports