June 19, 2011
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LAWRENCEVILLE — Two schools were locked down for much of the afternoon Tuesday after an 18-year-old man threatened to commit suicide in the nearby woods.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville woman died Saturday after an automobile wreck on Ga Highway 316 near Collins Hill Road, according to the Lawrenceville Police Department.
LILBURN -- Five people were injured in a crash this afternoon in Lilburn, including a child who was hospitalized in critical condition, police said.
NORCROSS -- Waffle House officials are offering a $2,500 reward for the arrest and conviction of two men with a penchant for robbing "Scattered, Smothered and Covered" havens across metro Atlanta.
Officials have confirmed that the man shot and killed during an attempted robbery at a Buckhead Burger King Wednesday morning was the so-called "Burger King Bandit," believed to be responsible for multiple restaurant robberies in Gwinnett and the metro Atlanta area.
Officials have confirmed that the man shot and killed during an attempted robbery at a Buckhead Burger King Wednesday morning was the so-called “Burger King Bandit,” believed to be responsible for multiple restaurant robberies in Gwinnett and the metro Atlanta area.
TUCKER -- Authorities on Tuesday said a man shot twice by police after he allegedly charged at officers with a knife had active warrants.
WINDER -- Investigators suspect alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed three people in Barrow County.
GAINESVILLE -- Authorities say a fisherman found a sport utility vehicle, which had been reported stolen last year, submerged in Lake Lanier.
Officials are still attempting to determine what caused a vehicle to crash into a Duluth apartment Monday morning.
The "paperwork got lost" excuse is over.Gwinnett police officers will soon use handheld devices to write tickets, using a new technology that is expected to save time and money.
DULUTH — Officials are still attempting to determine what caused a vehicle to crash into a Duluth apartment Monday morning.
Gwinnett County police are asking the public for help locating a woman who may have fled with her young son.
In the first five months of this year, the number of car break-ins within Dacula's sprawling Hamilton Mill subdivision never hit more than one per month.
DACULA — In the first five months of this year, the number of car break-ins within Dacula’s sprawling Hamilton Mill subdivision never hit more than one per month.
Police arrested a Woodstock man Tuesday at an extended stay hotel in Norcross who's wanted for allegedly setting a teenager on fire last week in Cherokee County, officials said.
A Dacula couple has been charged with cruelty to animals after officials said they found three malnourished dogs inside a home with "urine and feces spread throughout."
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A teenage boy attempting to cross Sugarloaf Parkway was struck by a car and hospitalized Tuesday evening, police said.
A domestic clash escalated to a SWAT call and ultimately the suicide of a Buford man Monday morning, officials said.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The owners of a hot air balloon reported stolen in Lawrenceville said Wednesday that the aircraft was found in Winder.
Officials say more charges could come for four Snellville men arrested in connection with a graffiti spree in downtown Lawrenceville.
The whereabouts of a hot air balloon are up in the air after the owner of the aviation vehicle reported it stolen Tuesday.
Authorities are still interviewing witnesses following the Sunday death of a Milton woman who fell five stories from a hotel at Stone Mountain Park.
Skeletal remains found alongside a winding Dacula road a week ago were those of a white female, Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's Office authorities said Friday.
SNELLVILLE -- The Gwinnett police bomb squad responded this week to what one resident thought was a grenade in a creek behind her home.
The decomposed body found over the weekend at Little Mulberry Park is suspected to be the result of a suicide, officials said.
Two Gwinnett teens charged with trying to settle a squabble over drugs with a baseball bat caught a break Tuesday when a judge lessened their armed robbery charges, sparing them a mandatory 10 years if convicted.
A man hiking with his son Sunday evening found a decomposing body along a trail at Little Mulberry Park.
Someone is stealing trucks in southeastern Gwinnett. Not just any trucks. This particular crew, according to police, fancies well-kept 1980s Chevys and GMCs, and is brazen about boosting them.
SNELLVILLE — Someone is stealing trucks in southeastern Gwinnett.
BUFORD — A 29-year-old Buford man died early this morning in a one-vehicle crash near Interstate 85, police said.
Police say alcohol may have contributed to an early morning crash Thursday that killed a 29-year-old Buford man.
Every time the doorbell rings at his home, the 2-year-old son of Josh Evans now shouts "bad guy, bad guy," looking for somewhere to hide.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The tractor-trailer that struck a HERO worker in Gwinnett Tuesday afternoon was unfit for the road, officials said.
DULUTH -- A Duluth woman died from injuries sustained during a six-vehicle accident Tuesday morning after running a red light at a busy intersection, officials said.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Every time the doorbell rings at his home, the 2-year-old son of Josh Evans now shouts “bad guy, bad guy,” looking for somewhere to hide.
One fatality was reported in a Tuesday afternoon accident at the intersection of two busy Lawrenceville roads.
A HERO worker was injured after being struck by a vehicle along Interstate 85 in Gwinnett on Tuesday afternoon.
GAINESVILLE -- Authorities say a black bear was struck and killed by a vehicle in northeast Georgia, the third time in 10 days a bear has died as the result of a collision on Georgia roads.
NORCROSS — Police are continuing their investigation of an apparent murder-suicide near Norcross.
Police are continuing their investigation of an apparent murder-suicide near Norcross.
NORCROSS — Gwinnett police say a woman fatally shot her husband and then killed herself.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A 53-year-old Norcross man was killed during a Friday morning car accident in southern Forsyth County.
COVINGTON -- The skeletal remains that were found in a wooded area off Crowell Road in mid-May have been identified as Delbert Cecil Wimberly of Lawrenceville.
COVINGTON — The skeletal remains that were found in a wooded area off Crowell Road in mid-May have been identified as Delbert Cecil Wimberly of Lawrenceville.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville man and three alleged conspirators are in Gwinnett County Jail after officials said they robbed his female cousin at gunpoint before leading police officers on a high-speed chase.
BUFORD -- A 54-year-old woman died Friday night after the car she was driving slipped off Interstate 85 near Buford, police said.
A tractor-trailer hauling some "30 or 40" cows tipped over in a single-vehicle accident Friday afternoon, officials said, leaving its bovine passengers to wander Interstate 85 northbound near Spout Springs Road.
A Gwinnett County Police Department officer was hospitalized this week after a marijuana suspect reportedly ran him over in a Pontiac.
A man is in critical condition after the jaws of life were used to extricate him from a three-car accident in Braselton on Wednesday morning.
Police are asking for public tips to catch three men behind a brazen daylight robbery last week on a Winder roadway.
NORCROSS -- An Atlanta man who was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday after evading police was carrying several small bags of what appeared to be marijuana, according to a Gwinnett County police report.
LAGRANGE -- Authorities say a woman who had come to Georgia to make a new life after Hurricane Katrina was killed by a rock slung through the windshield of a car.
LOGANVILLE — The two people killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday evening in Loganville were among 17 traffic fatalities recorded in the state during the 78-hour holiday weekend, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
LILBURN — Lilburn resident Donald Bristol, a former DeKalb County police officer, was arraigned Tuesday on federal charges of aiding others to possess and conceal a stolen vehicle, failing to report a federal felony, unlawfully accessing government computer systems and making false statements.
LOGANVILLE — Two people died and five others were injured in a crash Monday evening on Ozora Church Road near Ga. Highway 81, the Georgia State Patrol said.
LOGANVILLE -- Two people died and five others were injured in a crash Monday evening on Ozora Church Road near Ga. Highway 81, the Georgia State Patrol said.
STONE MOUNTAIN -- An avid bicyclist from Snellville died after crashing into a barricade at Stone Mountain Park last weekend, authorities said.
NORCROSS — Police have charged a Norcross woman with murder in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend Sunday.
Authorities have identified the body found Friday in a burned car at Lucky Shoals Park.
LAWRENCEVILLE — If you’re driving on Interstate 85, Ga. Highway 316, Ronald Reagan Parkway or Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on Saturday night, you’ll probably notice more traffic enforcement.
AUBURN — An errand-running trip ended tragically Wednesday for an Auburn family whose 2-year-old girl was inadvertently run over and killed by her aunt.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett police have implicated a Snellville mother as a conspirator in a string of high-profile armored car robberies, bringing the suspect tally to six in crimes that traversed county lines and left one courier dead.
BUFORD — A Griffin man was injured in a wreck with a Georgia State Patrol cruiser Thursday.
NORCROSS — A 20-year-old man died Thursday, after pulling a gun on a Gwinnett police officer.
Police have cited a Snellville teen who told authorities he feel asleep at the wheel before crashing into a Loganville animal hospital Monday.
Gwinnett's speed demons and red-light renegades take note: You only have until Thursday to pay outstanding traffic citations penalty-free.
AUBURN — A Bethlehem man was killed when his motorcycle left the road in Auburn Tuesday afternoon, police said.
DULUTH — Police are looking for a camera-wielding peeping Tom near Duluth.
Gwinnett County police officers will be out en masse tonight and into the early hours of 2011, protecting innocent drivers from counterparts that may have celebrated New Year’s Eve a little too hard.