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Police, fire reports

Duluth woman interrupts burglary

DULUTH - A Duluth woman came home Monday to find two men burglarizing her house.

The suspects told the woman, who was with her two sons, to not move or they would hurt her, the victim told police. She clutched her children as the men fled out the back door of the Riverthur Place home. They made off with a few items, she said.

The woman didn't get a good look at her assailants. She described them as either black or Hispanic, one wearing a black hoody.

Coke can thrown through open window

NORCROSS - A mother and son were watching television in their Norcross living room recently when a soda can came flying through an open window.

The son saw two teenage Hispanic males running away from the Executive Way home. He told police one suspect was 6 feet tall, the other about 5 feet, 4 inches. Both were skinny, he said.

The son told police the suspects weren't from his neighborhood, because he knows everybody.

Man refuses to leave drive-through

NORCROSS - Police arrested a 47-year-old Atlanta man who walked up to a Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-through window and refused to leave.

The man demanded to speak with a shift supervisor at an Indian Trail Road location. The supervisor called police when the man interrupted the drive-through's flow.

When police arrived, the man talked with slurred speech and said "everyone in Gwinnett will die," according to a police report. Police determined he was drunk.

He was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Woman falls asleep on bar

BUFORD - An intoxicated female bar patron at the Olive Garden on Buford Drive became irate when the restaurant's manager asked the woman if she needed a cab ride home.

By the time police arrived, the woman had fallen asleep on the bar, according to a police report. The officer woke the woman and repeatedly asked for her identification and address, but she could only manage incoherent mumbles and insults.

The woman was placed under arrest for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, the report said.

Construction crews strike gas line

NORCROSS - Gwinnett firefighters responded Wednesday afternoon to a report of an outside gas leak in the 800 block of Rockbridge Road.

Upon arrival, crews found a strong odor and an active gas leak from a service line that a construction crew struck while digging near the roadway, according to Gwinnett Fire Department spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge.

Firefighters monitored gas readings and established a perimeter around the immediate area. A nearby house was evacuated.