Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Known as 'Demente,' the suspect is a student at Collins Hill High.
A Suwanee teen who apparently has "done a few tattoos" for people at his house has been charged with tattooing a 14-year-old girl. According to Gwinnett Police, Jose Jaime Cruz Jr. of a James Lee Drive address gave a tattoo to a girl at his residence on May 17, after school hours. The incident report indicates that Cruz's father "was at least aware" that his son has given tattoos to people in the house. The victim told police that she only knew Cruz Jr., who is a Collins Hill High student, by the name of "Demente." Cruz Jr. is not a licensed tattoo artist. The victim told Cruz Jr. that she was 17, according to police. The tattoo was applied to the girl's left rib cage area, and she paid Cruz Jr. $40 in cash, police said. Also, a …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Flooded businesses, E.coli alert, house fires, downed trees and more. Coverage powered by local Patch sites.
A look across Gwinnett County at storm-related stories from the weekend, via local Patch sites: Buford Dacula Duluth Gwinnett Peachtree Corners
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services responded to emergencies in Gwinnett overnight.
The thunderstorms that rolled through the Suwanee area early Sunday (May 19) caused a gas leak in Suwanee. According to a news release from Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services, firefighters responded to a gas leak in the 4300 block of Smithtown Road in Suwanee. Fire crews found an active gas leak outside that was reportedly caused by lightning. The leak appeared to be coming off the main feed, the release said. Firefighters secured gas to the residence, and requested the gas company to respond. According to the release, lightning caused a hole in the ground and knocked out power to the home. The release noted that officials began monitoring the weather and increasing call volume about 3 a.m. as storms moved across the area. House fires …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Here are some strange activities that police encountered in Northeast Georgia recently.
Click on the links below for the rest of each story. > Bad dog? After answering a call about two people fighting with knives at a Lawrenceville-area residence, Gwinnett Police found a large kitchen knife on a table, a steak knife on the stairs and several broken items scattered around the house. But despite the cuts and scratches seen by police, the husband and wife inside the house wouldn’t give any details. The woman's response to the mess? "The dog did it," according to the police report. Related Content: > Rage against the speed machine: A Lilburn resident says he had enough of watching that guy from down the street speed through the neighborhood, so he confronted the driver. He says that got him on the wrong end of a gun. The man told…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Officers also used a Taser on Rodney Pike, who had warrants out of Forsyth County. An officer was injured, but will be OK.
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Monday, May 13
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 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 use a Taser …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Joseph Tyler Sivonda was taken into custody Thursday in Duluth.
After a week-long search, Gwinnett County Police have apprehended a suspected serial rapist from the Norcross area. Joseph Tyler Sivonda, 23, was taken into custody Thursday morning (May 9), according to a news release from police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith. "A team of Gwinnett County Police Department detectives, U.S. Marshals, and deputies from the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit located Sivonda at an apartment in Duluth," continued Smith. Read more on Norcross Patch.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The city is offering more than 100 items in a surplus auction.
Citizens have several more days to get their bids in for more than 100 items in a surplus auction by the City of Suwanee. The city of Suwanee opened bidding on May 3, and it closes in the evening of May 13. Items available include police vehicles; police equipment, such as prisoner transport seat and prisoner cages; and even a chicken coop. The minimum bid for each police vehicle is $500. For other items, bids may start as low as $5. To view available items and to make a bid, click here.
Three are arrested in a raid on a Duluth business, and funds are seized.
A Suwanee man was among three people arrested earlier this month in a gambling raid on a Gwinnett business, according to police. On May 3, Gwinnett Police executed a search warrant for commercial gambling at the Sweetwater Bar and Grill on Old Norcross Road in Duluth, according to police records. Fred Benjamin Ferguson of a McGinnis Ferry Road address in Suwanee, a manager, was arrested on charges of commercial gambling, keeping a gambling place, and possession of gambling devices, police said. Also arrested were Katherine Stephens of Marietta, a bartender, on a commercial gambling charge; and bar owner Elie W. Germanos of Dacula, on charges of commercial gambling, keeping a gambling place, and possession of gambling devices. Undercover …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Some Suwanee residents were booked into the Gwinnett jail recently.
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Wednesday, May 8
The following Suwanee residents were booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center recently: This information was obtained from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office. It does not indicate a conviction. Questions should be address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Weird Police News: Man allegedly stole $100 from fund-raising effort, then tossed the bucket out the window.
Click on the links below for the rest of each story. Here are some strange activities that police encountered in Northeast Georgia recently. > Taxi offered more than a ride: You can count on this cab driver being out of service for an extended period of time. Dunwoody Police arrested a taxi driver who was allegedly dealing marijuana from his cab. After the police stopped the driver for speeding, they found he had an outstanding warrant against him. They also found pot, plastic baggies, a digital scale and a loaded handgun. > Not kids play: A driver acted like he was going to donate to a youth basketball fund-raising effort in a Stone Mountain-area intersection. Instead of giving a couple of bucks to a 13-year-old team member, he snatched …