The following Dacula and Buford incidents were recently investigated by the Gwinnett County Police Department:
MALL FIGHT: Police were called to the Mall of Georgia on April 1 after a Norcross woman spotted her boyfriend at the mall with another woman and a fight ensued. The Norcross woman said she approached the pair to inquire what her boyfriend was doing at the mall with the other woman. The Norcross woman admitted the man has been "in and out of her life," but added she has two children with him and is pregnant with their third. The other girlfriend, according to the police report, also has a child with the man. According to the Norcross woman, the girlfriend grabbed her and scratched her when she began questioning the man about paying child support. The girlfriend told police the Norcross woman had been "following them around and harassing them." The girlfriend claimed the Norcross woman initiated the confrontation. Police were unable to determine who the primary aggressor was and made no arrests.
CAR DAMAGED AT TENNIS COURTS: A Dacula man's vehicle was damaged during an April 6 car break-in at the Hamilton Mill swim and tennis center located on Hamilton Mill Parkway near Braselton Highway. The officer noted damage to the driver's door where someone had attempted to pop the lock. The rear passenger window had also been smashed. A backpack containing the Dacula man's work and personal documents along with several other items was reported stolen. The man said the incident occurred sometime between 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
WINDOW SMASHED AT MCDONALD'S: A bathroom stop for a Virginia woman ended with a smashed window, a stolen Prada purse and several hundred dollars' worth of unauthorized credit card charges. The woman said she left her purse on the front passenger seat of her vehicle while she went inside the Hamilton Mill Parkway McDonald's on April 4 around 9 a.m.. Witnesses saw a bearded, bald white male in his 50s, approximately 5-foot-5 and weighing 160 pounds, take an object and smash the woman's car window before reaching in and grabbing the purse. The suspect is believed to have been driving a red Dodge Ram pickup. The woman later discovered more than $700 in unauthorized charges had been made on her stolen credit cards.
APARTMENT BURGLARIZED: A Buford man returned home from church on March 29 to find the front door of his Mall of Georgia Boulevard apartment slightly ajar. Upon entering the apartment, the man immediately noticed several items missing including a laptop, television and cash. Police interviewed tenants in nearby apartments, none of whom reported seeing or hearing anything suspicious.
TIRES REMOVED: A Buford business owner left her vehicle parked behind her Financial Center Way business overnight on April 1 and returned the next day to find the tires had been removed and a window damaged from where someone had attempted to throw a large pot through the glass. Another window on the vehicle had been smashed and the battery had been removed from the vehicle. The woman said nothing of value was in the vehicle at the time of the incident. The woman did not know who had damaged her vehicle, but said her employees know the vehicle often remains parked behind the business overnight.
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