Thursday, May 9, 2013
After a domestic dispute between a man and his ex-wife, the woman told police that the dog was responsible for breaking several items in the Lawrenceville home.
A Lawrenceville woman gave police the oldest excuse in the book when she tried covering up a domestic dispute between her and her ex-husband: The dog did it. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, an officer reported to the 900 block of Wenham Ln. on a call about two people fighting with knives. The officer first saw the man, 39, who was covered in several scratches and cuts. He told police that he was fine, but he had been in an argument with his ex-wife. Police spoke with the woman, who also said everything was fine despite the blood found on her shirt. When asked how they got there, she first said her dog was injured, but later changed her story to say that her hand was cut. She told police she didn't know how her ex was sliced…
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Gwinnett Police believe Kenneth Ervin Starks was involved in an August home invasion where two men were robbed and a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted.
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Saturday, April 13
A Lawrenceville man has been arrested in connection to local robbery and rape case that occurred last August. Kenneth Ervin Starks was taken into custody March 28 on charges of robbery, armed robbery and sodomy/aggravated sodomy. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the August incident occurred on the 400 block of Lexington Drive near Monfort Road and Old Norcross Road around 12:01 a.m. Police received a call indicating that three unknown men entered the home through the unlocked kitchen door. One suspect had a handgun, another had a shotgun and the third had a baseball bat. The report states that they physically assaulted two men, 29 and 19, and sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl. The suspects also robbed two of the victims…
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. Check back with Patch for updates as this story develops.
A Lawrenceville man fell for a credit card scam that cost him $2,000.
A Lawrenceville man reportedly lost $2,000 in an odd credit card scam earlier this month. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the 24-year-old man told authorities that he was searching Google for credit cards when he came across an ad for the "Master Plan Card." He called the number attached to the ad and spoke with a woman who went by the name "Christine." She told him to get a Green Dot prepaid card and load $2,000 onto it so that she could transfer that money on the Master Plan Card. He followed her instructions and gave her the prepaid card information. "Christine" advised him to call her back at a later time so that she could give him the new information for the Master Plan Card. He told police that he tried to contact her…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Gwinnett Police believe two men and one woman, who already have been arrested in Cobb County on other charges, are also the suspects in two entering auto cases at Gold's Gym off Duluth Highway.
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Friday, March 29
Two men and one woman who were arrested in Cobb County have been linked to entering auto cases in Lawrenceville. According to a news release from Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith, Kenneth Jackson, 32, of Grayson; Brandon Graham, 26, of Gapson; and Tonya Evans, 25, of Gainesville, are believed to be connected to two vehicles that were broken into at Gold's Gym off Duluth Highway. In the Lawrenceville incidents, which occurred March 21, the victims' windows were smashed and their purses were stolen. They told police later that their credit cards had been used to buy gift cards at different locations in the county. After further investigation, officers found out that Evans had used one of the gift cards to check into a motel. …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A woman is being accused of littering a Lawrenceville, Ga. roadway with a teacher's school papers and crossing the street without using a crosswalk.
A woman is being accused of littering a Lawrenceville roadway with a teacher's school papers and crossing the street without using a crosswalk. Omiyanka Bruce, 22, of McDonough, was arrested last month on the following charges: two counts of criminal trespassing (damage) and one count each of criminal trespassing (interference of property), pedestrian not using a crosswalk, and littering. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, an officer responded to a parking lot near the intersection of Sugarloaf Parkway and Lawrenceville Highway around midnight on a recent Thursday in regards to an alleged dispute between Bruce and the victim, a 29-year-old teacher from Lawrenceville. In the 911 call, the victim told authorities that Bruce had …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Shoukatali Hussaini, who owns a Chevron in Dacula, is accused of keeping a place for gambling.
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Wednesday, March 6
A Lawrenceville man who owns a Chevron in Dacula was arrested last month in connection to running a place for gambling. Shoukatali Hussaini, 53, is being charged with commercial gambling, keeping a place of gambling and possession of gambling devices. Co-owner Zainab Hussaini, also 53, has arrest warrants for the same charges but was not listed as arrested in the Gwinnett County Police report or the department's docket book. At about 1 p.m. Feb. 22, investigators with the Gwinnett Vice Unit conducted a search warrant at the Chevron gas station located at 1955 Gravel Springs Rd. Upon completing the investigation, Shoukatali Hussaini was arrested and transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The shooting occurred on Kachina Trail in Dacula. A suspect is in custody.
A Dacula woman is dead as a result of what police believe was a domestic dispute, Dacula Patch reports. Police were called to the 2600 block of Kachina Trail in the Apalachee Heritage subdivision in Dacula on Friday, March 1, at 10:07 a.m. According to Gwinnett County Police Department public information officer Cpl. Jake Smith, the suspect in the case -- the husband of the deceased woman -- was the person who called 911. "It's a domestic-related homicide," Smith said. The wife, who Smith estimated was in her late fifties, appears to have died from a gunshot wound. "The husband is our suspect and we took him into custody without any trouble and that's where we stand right now," Smith added. Detectives will interview the suspect to …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tyrall Mikal Jackson, 19, was charged with theft by shoplifting, possession of tools for commission of crime, obstruction of law officer, and giving false name and date of birth.
A Berkmar High student living in Lawrenceville was tasered and arrested in connection to shoplifting at Fry's Electronics in Duluth earlier this month. Tyrall Mikal Jackson, 19, was charged with theft by shoplifting, possession of tools for commission of crime, obstruction of law officer, and giving a false name and date of birth. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, officers responded to the Commerce Avenue store around 4:45 p.m. Feb. 16 after the theft was reported. The suspect had fled on foot toward Venture Parkway, dispatch said. Another officer in the area made contact with a man matching his description, and he kept him detained until other officers arrived, but it didn't come so easily. The officer told the man, …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A Lawrenceville woman gave a note to the bank teller at Fifth Third Bank saying there were explosives in her car on Valentine's Day, but Gwinnett Police found nothing.
A woman was admitted into the hospital for mental health issues after she allegedly gave a bank teller a note saying explosives were in her car. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Valentine's Day at the Fifth Third Bank, located at 870 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd. in unincorporated Lawrenceville. The complainant told police that the suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Lawrenceville resident Christina Alston, went into the bank to give the note to the teller. Officers positioned their patrol cars in the roadway to block traffic and establish a perimeter, and Gwinnett County Explosives Unit responded. The team searched the vehicle, but no explosives were found. At the scene, the suspect …