Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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 …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Suspect forced entry into apartment in Norcross area. Two childen home alone were able to make it out of apartment and call 911.
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Monday, April 22
The suspect in a home invasion is dead after being shot by police in the Norcross area. According to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter, the suspect forced entry into a home at Woodland Ridge Apartments at 301 Tree Trail Pkwy. in unincorporated Norcross Monday morning (April 22). He later was identified by police as Eric Andrews, 24, of Atlanta. Two apartment was occupied by two children waiting by themselves for someone to pick them up for school. After the suspect knocked on the door, the children looked through the peephole of the door and refused to answer it since they didn't recognize him. They observed the suspect go around to the rear of the aparrtment and attempt to force entry. The children escaped through the …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The five Gwinnett fire and emergency officials who were held captive last week discuss the ordeal.
Lauren Brown made several demands during the recent Suwanee SWAT standoff with Gwinnett Police, but his desired outcome was obvious to one of his hostages. "My personal opinion," Tim Hollingsworth said Tuesday, "was that he wanted to board up the house, kill us, set the house on fire, and then let the fire department come in and put out the fire. "He wanted so bad to see it on TV." Hollingsworth and the four other Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services officers held hostage by Brown discussed the incident publicly for the first time at fire department headquarters Tuesday (April 16). The other fire officers were Jody Moss, Jason Schuon, Chip Echols and Sydney Garner. Brown, who lived at 2440 Walnut Grove Way, was shot to death in a gunfire …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Gwinnett firefighters rescued after standoff at home in nearby Suwanee Wednesday.
The hostage-taker, who was pronounced deceased Wednesday (April 10) in Suwanee after exchanging gunfire with Gwinnett SWAT officers, apparently was motivated by financial concerns. Gwinnett Police spokesperson Ed Ritter said Wednesday evening that the person who originally held five Gwinnett firefighters hostage had requested during negotiations that the power and other utilities be turned back on at his home, which was reportedly in foreclosure. The situation ended about 7:30 p.m. in a subdivision near Walnut Grove Elementary when police made the decision to go into the home at 2440 Walnut Grove Way. Four firefighters were being held there after one was released, police said. "Officers made contact with the suspect. Gunfire was exchanged …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The vehicle struck two guard rails and broke into two pieces, according to Gwinnett County Police.
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Sunday, March 31
Gwinnett County Police are investigating a fatal car crash involving a wrong-way driver on Highway 316. Authorities received many reports on the vehicle around 2 a.m. Saturday (March 30), according to a news release from Gwinnett County spokesman Sgt. Rich Long. The car had been traveling north on I-85 South in DeKalb County and made its way to driving east on Highway 316 West in Gwinnett. The vehicle eventually struck two guard rails and broke into two pieces. The driver, a male, died at the scene. The identity of the driver has not been released. Before the collision, authorities attempted to intercept the vehicle, but due to its speed and reckless driving, they were unsuccessful. ~ Lawrenceville Patch
Friday, March 29, 2013
The iPhones were stolen from Peachtree Ridge HS students. One of the 17-year-olds charged is from Duluth. Gwinnett Police were aided by an iCloud tracking procedure in the investigation.
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Friday, March 29
Three Gwinnett teens have been charged with the recent thefts of four iPhones from students at Peachtree Ridge High in Suwanee. Gwinnett Police said Friday (March 29) in a statement that they were aided by an iCloud tracking procedure in the investigation. The thefts occurred in early March. The suspects and charges: Police reported they initially met with the father of one of the victims, who had tracked the stolen phone via iCloud to a restaurant in Duluth. Eventually, Gwinnett Police and the father followed the phone via iCloud to a Lawrenceville residence. There, they made contact with the homeowner, who gave police a number from a Craigslist ad through which the phone was purchased. The investigation continued. The person who …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Gwinnett Police are looking for suspects in two unrelated burglaries, one of which took place in unincorporated Norcross and the other in unincorporated Lawrenceville.
Gwinnett County Police are seeking the public's assistance in two unrelated burglary investigations, one of which took place in unincorporated Norcross and the other in unincorporated Lawrenceville. The Norcross investigation involves a series of 10 burglaries that began in December 2012, according to Cpl. Jake Smith, public information officer for the GCPD. The burglaries have been all commercial, mainly on South Norcross-Tucker Road, and usually take place after dark. Each of these locations contained a massage chair which users activate by depositing money. The suspect would pry open the cash box attached to each chair in the incidents. A couple of known businesses that this incident has occurred in are Coin Laundry, No. 1 Coin Laundry…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The driver, Sharon Mitchell-Golden of Stone Mountain has been charged in the accident that killed a Lawrenceville teenager.
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Thursday, January 17
Gwinnett County Police say the driver involved in the fatal pedestrian accident on Lawrenceville Highway Wednesday (Jan. 16) morning has now been charged. In a media release, GCPD Cpl. Jake Smith reported that Sharon Mitchell-Golden, 49, of Stone Mountain, turned herself in to police Thursday. Mitchell-Golden has been charged with second degree vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor, and driving more than 300 feet in the center turn lane, he said. Mitchell-Golden reportedly struck 17-year-old Dakota M. Waters of Lawrenceville as he tried to cross Lawrenceville Highway between Hamilton and James Road in unincorporated Lawrenceville about 7:30 a.m. Mitchell-Golden was traveling northbound on Lawrenceville Highway in her 2007 Land Rover and …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Iowa man reported missing out of Iowa along with his 5-year-old son.
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Tuesday, January 15
Gwinnett County Police are searching for a "possibly suicidal and homicidal" man that fled from police during a Jan. 11 traffic stop in Buford. According to police, a uniform patrol officer stopped a silver 2003 VW Passat bearing Iowa tag 608ZBD at approximately 10:11 a.m. on Friday after the vehicle ran a red light at the intersection of Nelson Brogdon Boulevard and Buford Highway. After stopping the vehicle near the intersection of South Lee Street and Buford Highway, the officer informed the driver of the reason for the stop. The driver presented a license identifying himself as Jeremiah Johnson, 33, of Fort Bragg, NC. A check of the man's identification in state and national databases indicated Johnson had been reported missing out of …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Gwinnett Police arrest one suspect, seek two others in Lawrenceville Wells Fargo armed robbery.
One suspect in an armed robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in Lawrenceville last month is now in police custody. However, Gwinnett County Police are still looking for two potential accomplices in the crime. On Friday, Dec. 28, two black males wearing masks walked into the Wells Fargo bank at 3065 Lawrenceville Highway just before 9:30 a.m. This branch is located in the parking lot of the Walmart Neighborhood Market in unincorporated Lawrenceville. The two men inside the bank have been identified by GCPD as 26-year-old Jamar Terrell of 2769 Herrington Woods Road in Lawrenceville and 24-year-old Marcus “Bankhead” Rutledge. Gwinnett Police have released a video of the bank robbery suspects. Police say Terrell is the suspect armed with a handgun …