Friday, May 24, 2013
Officials said the suspect turned himself in, and that the victim was a 12-year-old boy.
A Duluth man has been arrested and charged in connection with a recent home invasion that involved a 12-year-old victim. Duluth Police charged Joshua Parrish, 19, with two felonies: false imprisonment and robbery. Jail records indicate that he lives in Duluth, and that he is being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond. Parrish apparently turned himself into police late Thursday night, according to WSB-TV. Parrish began bullying the 12-year-old victim when he got off his school bus, and then forced his way into the boy's Duluth home, WSB-TV reported earlier this week. Police say the boy's money and a computer were stolen in the process.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Casey Snyder will replace the retiring Bill Myers as chief effective May 25.
Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services, which serves Duluth and almost all of Gwinnett's 805,000 residents, is getting a new leader and a revamped facility. Gwinnett officials announced Tuesday (May 21) that Casey Snyder, a 24-year veteran of the department, will replace Bill Myers, who will retire on May 24 after 30 years with the county. Also, the county announced that a $1.3-million expansion of Gwinnett’s Fire Academy will begin this summer. Snyder, who will oversee the department of 800 employees, began his career in emergency services in 1984. “Casey Snyder is the ideal choice to lead Fire and Emergency Services," Gwinnett County Administrator Glenn Stephens said in a news release. "Like his predecessor, Bill Myers, whom we will miss …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Parents overhead mother making a threatening comment in the parking lot and reported it to the school office.
A Duluth mother is still being sought this week on a warrant issued last week by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department for making a terroristic threat overheard by several parents in the parking lot of Berkeley Lake Elementary School. April Nicole Johnson, 28, reportedly threatened to blow up the school located in nearby Berkeley Lake. After parents reported the threatening comment to the school office, Principal Susan Bearse summoned Gwinnett County School Police Tuesday, May 14, to the school. Upon investigating the incident, Johnson was charged with Terroristic Threats and Acts, according to the Gwinnett County School Police report. An arrest warrant for Johnson was issued by the Sheriff’s Department. The incident occurred shortly …
Monday, May 20, 2013
More strange incidents that police encountered recently in North Georgia.
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Monday, May 20
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Davina Cates sells sells vintage antiques and home accessories in her shop in historic downtown Duluth.
Davina Cates opened The Vintage Styled Life in early May at 3107C Main Street in downtown Duluth. Her charming shop celebrated its grand opening May 11-12, the same weekend as the Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Festival. The Vintage Styled Life is located in a 130-year-old building owned by Mike Burrell at the corner of Main and West Lawrenceville streets. The shop's entrance fronts on West Lawrenceville Street. Cates sells vintage antiques and home accessories in her 1,500-square-foot shop and rents items as props for weddings, parties, photo shoots, and other special events. She also does home staging for owners selling their houses. A floral designer, Cates partners with other companies to offer complete wedding and party planning …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Here are some of the significant incidents handled by the Gwinnett County Fire Department and Emergency Services.
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Sunday, May 19
Gwinnett firefighters were kept busy overnight (May 19) responding to numerous storm-related emergencies, including a person trapped in a vehicle in Duluth in rising water. The following is a brief synopsis of the most significant incidents compiled by the Gwinnett Fire Department’s public information officer. Fire officials began monitoring the weather and increasing call volume about 3 a.m. as storms moved across the area: ENTRAPMENT ACCIDENT: HOUSE FIRES: There were numerous house fires and residential smoke reports during the storm. The most significant are as follows: GAS LEAK: TREE DOWN ON INTERSTATE:
Weird Police News: Here are some of the strange incidents police in Northeast Georgia recently encountered.
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Sunday, May 19
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Gwinnett County Police Department held their first ever ceremony to honor the lives of four fallen GCPD officers and the 19,000 officers nationwide who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Next week marks 20 years since the Gwinnett County Police Department lost an officer in the line of duty. Next year will be the 50th anniversary of their first three losses. Chief Charles Walters decided now was the time to honor their lives. On Wednesday (May 16), Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, the Gwinnett County Police Department held their first wreath laying ceremony at GCPD’s training center in Lawrenceville. “We’ve never as a police department ever done a police memorial service and we felt it was time,” said Walters. “We felt it was time that we recognize as a police department get in and recognize not only the sacrifices that those four men made, but also the 19,000 names on the wall [of the National Law …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here are some strange incidents that police encountered in Northeast Georgia recently.
Click on the links below for the rest of each story. > Bad dog? After answering a call about two people fighting with knives at a Lawrenceville-area residence, Gwinnett Police found a large kitchen knife on a table, a steak knife on the stairs and several broken items scattered around the house. But despite the cuts and scratches seen by police, the husband and wife inside the house wouldn’t give any details. The woman's response to the mess? "The dog did it," according to the police report. > Rage against the speed machine: A Lilburn resident says he had enough of watching that guy from down the street speed through the neighborhood, so he confronted the driver. He says that got him on the wrong end of a gun. The man told police the …
Officers also used a Taser on Rodney Pike, who had warrants issued for him out of Forsyth County. An officer was injured, but will be OK.
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Tuesday, May 14
Gwinnett Police have identified the person who was shot dead Monday (May 13) in Buford in an officer-involved shooting as Rodney Pike, 38, of Buford. According to a police news release, Pike had warrants issued for him out of Forsyth County. The incident arose when police responded to a "wanted person located" call at 5307 Pass Court address in Buford about 3:39 p.m. Monday, police said. The caller also advised that Pike was a drug user and would run from police. According to the Gwinnett Police news release: Several officers arrived on scene at 3:58 PM. Upon sight of the officers, Pike fled on foot and entered a parked vehicle a short distance away. Pike refused to comply with the officers' verbal commands to stop. Officers attempted to …