Group robs delivery man
DULUTH - A fast-food delivery man was cornered and robbed March 13 by three young black men at the Lake Sweetwater apartment community.
The delivery man told police he arrived at the apartment about 2 p.m. to deliver an order. He knocked on the door several times, but no one answered. Several minutes later, the report said, three black men approached the man and backed him against a wall. One of the men brandished a pistol and demanded all of his money.
In all, the suspects took the Chinese food the delivery man brought, his white Nokia cellular phone and $30 without physical harm. The keys to his vehicle were thrown away from the scene; he was later able to locate them in the grass, the report said.
The victim described the suspects as tall, skinny men in their early 20s wearing black hooded sweatshirts with the hoods up, the report said. He told police he would not be able to recognize the three men if he saw them again.
Woman says teen mooned her
LAWRENCEVILLE - Police arrested a Loganville teen Sunday after a woman told police he exposed his buttocks to her family.
The woman claimed the boy exposed his posterior and made sexual gestures while her two young children were playing in a yard on Paula Court. The 17-year-old denied any wrongdoing, telling police he was skateboarding in his boxer shorts at a nearby residence, filming a skateboarding video with a friend.
Three witnesses provided written statements against the teen. He was arrested for public indecency, according to a Lawrenceville police report.
Woman admits biting husband
LAWRENCEVILLE - Police arrested a Lawrenceville woman on a charge of battery recently after she admitted biting her husband's arm.
The 29-year-old woman stood in a doorway of the couple's Cannonball Court home March 11 and prevented her husband from going to work, according to a Gwinnett police report. The husband admitted to pushing her out of the way, which angered his wife enough that she bit him.
Police determined the woman was the primary aggressor and took her to jail for battery.
Neighbor reports house fire
NORCROSS - An alert neighbor helped Gwinnett firefighters respond to a Monday morning house fire on Traymore Drive.
The neighbor called 911 to report that a house on the street behind her was on fire. The caller, who lives on Douglas Court, saw smoke coming from a house, Gwinnett Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge said.
Firefighters found moderate smoke showing from the two-story wood frame house on arrival. Crews forced entry to search for victims and battle the blaze, he said. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and determined no one was inside.
The cause of the fire is undetermined.
No injuries have been reported.
Unattended food catches fire
NORCROSS - Gwinnett firefighters responded Monday afternoon to a report of a kitchen fire in an apartment unit at Victory Trail apartments.
Crews found a pot of food on the stove that was already out on arrival, Gwinnett Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge said.
Firefighters checked the rest of the apartment but found no extension of smoke or flames. No injuries and no structural damage was reported.
Kids set fire to fence
LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville woman told police unruly kids set fire to her fence and took off.
The woman had built the fence earlier this month to thwart juveniles who like to trek across her Great Oaks Drive property, she told police. Someone set fire to the fence last week, but she was unable to provide an indication as to who lit the small fire, according to a police report.
The officer advised the woman to invest in flood lights or security cameras for her backyard.
Caller threatens violence
BUFORD - A Buford woman told police a man left a voice message threatening he would cut her head off.
The Buford resident said she first received a threatening call around 11:30 p.m. March 13, when she hung up on the man. The caller then left two voice messages on her phone, in which he offered three sexual acts as ultimatums to her murder, according to a Gwinnett police report.
The victim said the voice sounded like a white man in his 20s. She planned to contact her cell phone service provider to get more information.