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.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Duluth Police Department had issued a warrant for Robert Craig Sandman in connection with theft of the vehicle at the scene of a Duluth homicide.
Duluth Police have learned that Robert Craig Sandman, 52, has been arrested in New Mexico on a criminal warrant for car theft the Duluth Police Department had issued. The car, a 1988 red Porsche 944, was reported stolen from the scene of the March homicide of Donald Singer at his Duluth home. Sandman was arrested on the Duluth PD's charge, Duluth Police Capt. Mark Hunter reported in an email April 19. “We have just learned about his arrest and have been in communication with authorities in New Mexico. They are assisting us with follow-up at this time.” According to information provided by Hunter, Sandman was apparently arrested April 7 and was in custody of the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office. Sandman was being held in the Sandoval County…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Stevens, who recently retired from Duluth PD, presented Public Safety Leadership Award by Gwinnett Chamber. He continues to be active with Operation One Voice, an organization he founded to help families of fallen and wounded Special Operations Forces.
Retired Duluth Police officer Bill Stevens was recently honored with the Public Safety Leadership Award by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. This award honors senior public safety professionals who have performed their jobs with exceptional skill and expertise and show innovation in leadership and team building. He was among police officers and firemen recognized at the Gwinnett Chamber Valor Awards ceremony March 22, 2013. Stevens, who achieved the rank of lieutenant led the Duluth Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Division. He retired after 19 years with the Duluth Police Department in December 2012. His retirement concluded 36 years of continuous public safety service in Gwinnett County. Besides his …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Victim Donald Singer, 57, was found wrapped in a blanket in garage of his home. BOLO issued for 1988 Porsche 944 believed stolen from homicide scene.
An incident report released Friday (March 29) by Duluth Police confirmed the identity of a Duluth man whose body was found wrapped in a blanket in his garage. He was identified as Donald Singer, 57, the sole resident of a home on Montheath Pass. Duluth Police responded Thursday (March 28) to a 911 call from Singer’s daughter Jessica Black of Lawrenceville, who found his body. The 911 call was received about 4 p.m. Duluth Police Friday issued a BOLO for a 1988 Porsche 944 believed stolen from the homicide scene between March 24 and March 29. The car had a Georgia tag #ADK6725. Anyone who sees the vehicle is asked to call Detective Jimmy Purvis in the Duluth PD’s Criminal Investigations Unit at 770-476-4151. Upon arriving at the scene, a …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Duluth Police Department issues BOLO for vehicle stolen from the scene of a recent homicide. Victim identified as Donald Singer, 57, whose body wrapped in a blanket was found in his garage.
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Friday, March 29
The Duluth Police Department is looking for a stolen 1988 Porsche 944, similar to the one pictured, bearing Georgia tag #ADK6725. The car was taken from the scene of a homicide between March 24, 2013, and March 29, 2013. If the vehicle is stopped or located hold and notify Detective Jimmy Purvis at Duluth Police Department CID 770-476-4151. Channel 2 TV news reported Friday (March 29) that the car belonged to Donald Singer, 57, who was found dead and wrapped in a blanket in his garage on Montheath Pass. His daughter called 911 Thursday (March 28) to report it. The exact cause of death has not yet been determined.
Duluth Police Lt. Jackie Hood completes 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training.
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Friday, March 29
Duluth Police Lt. Jackie Hood graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, VA, on March 22. The 252nd Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states. Included in the class were members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 27 international countries, four military organizations, and five federal civilian organizations, according to a press release issued by the City of Duluth announcing Lt. Hood’s graduation. She joined 267 other law enforcement officers completing the program at the graduation ceremony. Duluth City Manager Tim Shearer surprised Lt. Hood by attending the ceremony and congratulating her personally. Shearer, a U.S. Army Reservist, was in the area and arranged …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Duluth police officer reported seeing the men stop their cars, pull up even, and accelerate at a high rate of speed on Buford Highway in front of police department.
Two Suwanee men allegedly observed drag racing by a Duluth police officer on Buford Highway in front of the Duluth Public Safety Center were handcuffed and hauled off to jail. Both were charged with stopping in a roadway and racing. A Duluth police officer parked in the police department’s parking lot saw a red Corvette and a black BMW slow to a stop on Buford highway, pull even to each other, accelerate to a high rate of speed, and begin to race each other south on the highway, according to the Duluth PD incident report. The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Friday (March 22). As the officer pulled onto Buford Highway, he saw the cars turn into the parking lot of A Lot of Used Cars at 3425 Buford Highway. The officer turned on his …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Report released by Duluth Police Chief Randy Belcher compares violent and property crimes in Gwinnett cities.
Duluth regained its status as the city with the lowest crime rate in Gwinnett County during 2011 among cities with their own police departments, according to a report released by Duluth Police Chief Randy Belcher. “And we did it with the fewest police officers [per 1,000 population],” he said. The chief's report includes Part 1 crime statistics from 2005 to 2011 based on FBI Uniform Crime Reporting. Part 1 crimes are murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny (theft), motor vehicle theft, and arson. The report compares the number of violent and property crimes in Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Snellville, and Suwanee, all of which have city police departments. It does not include Gwinnett County Police…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Chief Randy Belcher announces that Duluth again has lowest crime rate in Gwinnett County.
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Tuesday, February 26
Top officers for 2012 in the Duluth Police Department were honored at the annual Awards Luncheon. Uniformed police, supervisors, support personnel, and civilian employees were recognized. Commendations were presented to officers who performed in outstanding ways over the past year. Receiving commendations were Lt. Jacquelyn Hood, Officer Amanda Nix, Sgt. Steve Walker, Officer Bobby Porter, Cpl. Sruthy Kuruvilla, Officer Misty Howell and K9 Alf, Operator Amber Snavely, Operator Layla Corley, Sgt. William Petty, Detective Heather Kish, and Detective Fran Foster. Also in attendance at the Feb. 22 luncheon were local business owners and community leaders who have joined together to help continue the awards banquet after it was cut from the …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Villa Rica man robbed by armed gunman at the rear of Hampton Arbors Condominiums after driving to Duluth to meet woman he had been contact with through Internet website and by telephone.
Three suspects were still being held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center Thursday (Feb. 14) on charges stemming from an armed robbery at the Hampton Arbors Condominiums in Duluth. Madeline Tronrud, 27, of Duluth, Marcell Horton, 23, of Stone Mountain, and Brian Thomas, 22, of Norcross surrendered after a Duluth Police SWAT team arrived at a condo at Hampton Arbors Friday, Feb. 8, in response to a report of an earlier armed robbery near the dumpsters at the rear of the residential complex. Rafael A. Hernandez, 29, of Villa Rica reported to police about 3:28 a.m. Friday that he had been robbed at gunpoint by a man wearing a hoodie after driving to Duluth and being directed to a white car at the rear of the condominiums by a woman he had …