Downed power line causes grass fires
GRAYSON - A downed electric line and two small brush fires closed both lanes of Grayson Parkway near Falcon Ridge Drive for more than an hour Monday afternoon, a fire official said.
The closure resulted in minimal traffic delays, Gwinnett Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge said, as police diverted traffic to alternate routes.
All lanes were reopened about 1:30 p.m., a little more than hour after emergency personnel were dispatched.
Fire crews extinguished two separate grass fires - one on each side of a stretch of Grayson Parkway, in between Grayson and Snellville.
The live electric line was handled by power company workers, Rutledge said.
The fires and fallen power line may have been caused by a tree limb that fell on the line, he said.
No injuries were reported.
Two men carjack pair at apartments
NORCROSS - A black man and a Hispanic man carjacked two men March 12 at the Champion's Park apartment complex.
The men told police they got out of their car shortly after 8 p.m. to visit a group of friends when the two suspects exited a gray sedan and approached them, a police report said.
On a stairwell, one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and held it to one of the men's stomachs and threatened to kill them if they did not give up their wallets, cell phones and the key to the car in which they arrived.
With the stolen property in hand, one of the suspect's took the victim's car while the other left in the sedan, according to the report.
The victims were unable to provide clothing descriptions.
Would-be assailant points gun at men
NORCROSS - Two men were held at gunpoint March 15 outside the Hunters Point Apartments by a man wielding a semiautomatic weapon.
According to a police report, the men were discussing a painting job when the suspect approached them yelling obscenities. The individual then pulled out a large semiautomatic, aimed it at one of the men and pulled the trigger twice, resulting in two clicking noises. The suspect removed the man's wallet from his pants. No items were taken from the other man.
The suspect, described as tall, skinny black man with short black hair wearing a blue shirt and jeans, got into the passenger seat of a black vehicle and sped off.
Neither men could give a description of the driver or the make and model of the vehicle, the report said.