Thursday, May 23, 2013
Surveillance video shows a black Lincoln town car driving into the store's glass front doors and two men emerging from it to try to gain access to a safe.
Police believe two men rammed a car into a Family Dollar in Lilburn last week in order to try to conduct a burglary. According to the Lilburn Police report, the incident occurred around 11:18 p.m. last Monday (May 13) at the 5279 Lawrenceville Highway business. Police arrived to find the store's glass front doors broken and the frames damaged and loose on their hinges. After meeting with the assistant manager at the scene, authorities were able to review video surveillance of the incident. Footage shows a black Lincoln town car ramming into the front of the store in order to open the doors. The car backs up slightly, and then two men, the driver and front passenger, exit the vehicle and enter the business. The driver finds the store's safe…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Inside the Police Reports: A bishop at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints said he noticed numerous screens missing last week.
A Lilburn church reported multiple window screens are missing from their congregation last week. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, a bishop at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints off Cole Drive told police that he noticed eight of their screens stolen when he went outside to wash off the cars with a hose pipe. He also found two of the windows unsecured, with one of them open by an inch. The church employees searched the rest of the building but couldn't find anything else missing. The bishops said he's worried that someone removed the screens to try to gain entry to steal items inside the church. Fingerprints were found and obtained by police, but the report does not list any suspect information or leads.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Inside the Police Reports: Two residential burglaries in Lilburn reported within half a mile of one another on the same day.
Two residential burglaries in Lilburn were reported within half a mile of one another on the same day last week. According to the Gwinnett County Police reports, one of the incidents was believed to have occurred one late afternoon on the 1100 block of Spring Mill Drive. The homeowner told police that his 14-year-old daughter came home from Trickum Middle and left to go to Mountain Park Library nearby around 4:15 p.m. She arrived back at the house at 5:40 p.m. to find the door unlocked. Her dad told police that the door jammed and key lock area had been pried, and the wood was splintered. The man believes entry hadn't been made into the residence's home since no personal belongings were missing. Ihe other incident, which took place off the…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Inside the Police Blotter: The chemicals from the extinguishers were spread throughout the school.
A break-in was reported at Mountain Park Elementary earlier this month that involved suspects emptying fire extinguishers and smashing glass windows. The incident occurred from 9:31 p.m. to 10:13 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, according to the Gwinnett County Police report. Officers met with Principal Valerie Robinett and the Gwinnett Fire Department, who advised that they received an alarm at the school. They discovered that unknown suspects had broken the tempered glass at the rear door, entered the building and emptied three fire extinguishers, which had spread the chemical throughout the school. The suspects tossed the empty extinguishers over a fence behind the school off Fox Forest Circle. The principal told police that two previous …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Police believe the suspect committed burglary while driving his girlfriend's car with her three-month-old baby inside.
On Sept. 27, about 10:30 a.m., Lilburn Police Department responded to a call about a suspicious person, but when they caught the man, everyone was susprised at what was inside. Officers were initially dispatched to the 700 block of Springwood Drive, where a caller said he noticed a man leaving his neighbor's house with a black rifle case. According to a police report, the man walked down the neighbor's driveway, got into a red SUV and left. Besides the rifle case and the rifle inside, other items stolen included a computer monitor, a Sony receiver, jewelry, a weed cutter, and a CD player, according to a police report. While en route to the location, an investigator ended up behind the vehicle in question while traveling down Burns Road. …
Friday, August 31, 2012
When you're sleeping in your house, awaking to a burglar is always startling. But, this is more than that.
No, it wasn't a dream. However, if the victim had been in REM sleep -- rapid eye movement -- it is likely that he may have thought he was dreaming. But, according to owners of a home at the 400 block of Holly Ridge Drive, the bold burglar was all too real. On Saturday, Aug. 25, one of the victims had fallen asleep with the lights and television on in his room. About 2:15 a.m., he awoke to a nearby noise. As the victim peeled his eyes open, there right next to his bed was an unknown man dressed in all black with a brown shirt over his face. The suspect kneeled down, grabbed a laptop on the floor, and then gave the victim some not-so-comforting advice: " It's all right buddy. Go back to sleep." The suspect then left the room, and disappeared…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Police say the child heard glass break at his home in Lawrenceville, Ga., and called 9-1-1 and hid under his bed.
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Friday, July 27, 2012
Gwinnett County Police say a 10-year-old boy was home by himself when a burglar broke into his house on the 2200 block of Halcyon Way in unincorporated Lawrenceville. The break-in occurred about noon Friday. According to GCPD Cpl. Jake Smith, the child heard glass breaking, called 9-1-1 and hid under his bed while a burglar went through his house. A suspect was caught after leading police on a brief chase. Patch will bring you more on this story as it develops.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Video showed two men broke through a window then fled with the goods.
The Lilburn Police Department is investigating a recent jewelry store burglary, during which four Bulova watches were taken. According to a police report, someone broke through the front window of the Joyeria Jazmin jewelry store on Pleasant Hill Road during the overnight hours on May 13. No other items were reported stolen at the time. A large rock and pieces of a tree limb were found on the floor inside the window. These Inside Police Reports articles may also interest you: What Does GLM Mean? Was Car Vandalism a Senior Prank? Credit Card Fraud Discovered Avoid Flailing a Gun When Police Approach Man Fights Police Over $35 Drug Test Kit Domestic Dispute Leads to Threat with Knife The four silver men’s watches were valued at $1,400. …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Lilburn Patch takes a closer look at recent crime reports.
At least two daytime burglaries were reported in unincorporated Lilburn recently, one while the resident was away from home for just hours. Sometime between 10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on March 29, someone broke into a home in the 4200 block of Burns Road, ransacking the bedrooms and taking cash, two laptops and a diamond ring, according to a Gwinnett County Police Department report. The house had been broken into by forcing open a rear window on the lower level. The homeowner found two knives in the bedrooms that he said were not his. In the second incident, a resident on the 4600 block of Dickens Terrace left her house at 11 a.m. on March 29 to go grocery shopping. When she returned home about two hours later, it was apparant that someone …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Police say they identified a suspect after he logged onto Facebook in another Peachtree Corners home.
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Friday, November 18, 2011
A Wellington Lake-are homeowner pulled into her house Tuesday morning to find a strange car running in the driveway. When she peeked inside, she spotted a burglar. The woman thought fast, taking the keys and a wallet from the running vehicle, then staking out her house from down the street. She called the police as she watched the man load items from her home into his car. Once he realized that the keys were gone, he took off on foot, according to a Gwinnett County Police release. Officers responded to her call on the 4900 block of Riverlake Drive and conducted a search of the area on the ground and with a helicopter, but the suspect was not found. At 3:30 p.m. the same day, another house about 1000 yards away reported a break-in. A …