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Neighbors Concerned After String of Crimes

Residents in the Camelot subdivision of Lawrenceville, Ga. have asked for extra patrols after homes were broken into and items stolen.

A series of crimes in one Lawrenceville neighborhood has residents concerned.

received reports of at least three crimes in a span of just ten days in the Camelot subdivision. 

It began on June 23rd when a resident on the 200 block of King Arthur Drive called police after seeing people enter an unoccupied home across the street. The caller told the dispatcher that the home's owner had moved to Detroit and no one should be inside the house.

When police arrived, they found the back door of the home open. Officers announced themselves and found Darien Meheux and Devonna Glover, both of Lawrenceville, living inside. Meheux said he did not have a place to stay and he knew the home was empty. He told officers he was a college student and had moved some items in the home with plans to stay there until school started again. Officers asked him if he had permission to live there. Meheux admitted he did not.

Meheux and Glover were arrested and charged with criminal trespass.

On July 3rd, LPD officers were called to a home on the 100 block of King Arthur Dr. There, a homeowner reported one of his lawn mowers was stolen from his carport. He told officers they were there the night before when he went to bed at around 11pm. When he got up to go to work in the morning, he noticed one of the mowers was missing.

Later that evening, police were called to a home on the 200 block of Lancelot Way for a report of a stolen bicycle. The resident told officers a blue bike was stolen from his driveway.

The last victim told LPD he reported the crime because a neighbor told him gas had been siphoned out of his car.

He also requested extra patrols in the Camelot subdivision between 1am and 6am.  

Police do not have suspects in the lawn mower or bicycle theft. 

If you have any information about these crimes, please contact Lawrenceville Police investigators at (770) 339-2412.

Have you noticed any unusual activity in your neighborhood? Do these crimes cause you concern? Tell us about it in the comment section below.

Vanzetta Evans July 13, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Too often I see people leave their garage doors up all day long. While you may trust your neighbors, you never know who's coming in and out of your neighborhood.

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