Woman accused of leaving baby in car

DULUTH - A 36-year-old Duluth woman was arrested last week after allegedly leaving a child unattended in a vehicle while she shopped.

According to an arrest warrant, Martha Acevedo of 2500 Pleasant Hill Road left the 1-year-old child inside her Toyota Sienna while she was inside the Publix at 1625 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth on Nov. 21 for about 30 minutes.

Acevedo was charged with third degree cruelty to children and having no driver's license. She bonded out of jail Nov. 22.

Teens charged with shoplifting

BUFORD - Three teens were arrested at a Buford JC Penney on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

According to a police report, Amanda Gayle 17, of Henrico, N.C., Heather Renee Putman, 17, of Bath, N.C., and Jessica Marie Humphries, 17, of Oxford, attempted to leave the store at the Mall of Georgia on Friday with items such as women's lingerie and clothing concealed underneath their clothing.

The teens were stopped by mall security.

All three were charged with shoplifting and transported to the Gwinnett County Jail. The items were worth a total of about $241.

Teen charged with carrying gun

DULUTH - A 16-year-old boy was arrested Friday at Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth after police found a gun concealed in his clothing, a police report said.

Asuman R. Aikens of 3750 Satellite Blvd., Duluth was seen with a handgun by mall security about 5:30 p.m., the report said.

Aikens admitted to police that he had the weapon and said he found the gun behind a planter and intended to hand it over to security.

Aikens was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and alteration of an identification mark. According to the report, the serial number on the gun had been filed off.