The following Dacula, Buford and other northern Gwinnett County criminal incidents were recently investigated by the Gwinnett County Police Department:
BICYCLISTS RUN OFF THE ROADWAY BY SKINNY MALE WITH ROTTEN TEETH: A Hoschton man and a Dacula man were riding bikes on Braselton Highway on the afternoon of May 5 when a man driving a white Ford van pulled alongside them and swerved abruptly forcing both men off the road. The Hoschton man, whose bike was damaged in the incident, said he could hear the driver and passenger laughing about the incident. The bicyclists followed the van, obtained the tag and "confronted" the driver who the Hoschton man described as "a skinny male, about 150 pounds with rotten front teeth and tattoos covering his left arm." The Dacula man corroborated the Hoschton man's account of the incident and said the van driver had plenty of room to change lanes as there was no oncoming traffic. The case is listed as active.
TIRES SLASHED: A Winder man's work day ended on a bad note when he discovered three of his tires had been slashed during the day. The man said he parked his vehicle at the Buford business where he works at 8 a.m. on May 9. When he returned to the Enterprise Drive location that afternoon, he found the passenger side rear, driver's side front and driver's side rear tires had been flattened. There are no known suspects.
WORK VAN THEFT CAUGHT ON VIDEO: An employee of a Buford business saw the man who reportedly stole a van out of the parking lot of a Buford business, but initially thought it was a coworker. The employee said he parked the company vehicle at the rear of the Mall of Georgia Boulevard building on May 13 just after 11 a.m. The employee admitted leaving the doors unlocked and the key inside the vehicle while he went inside. He saw a man get into the vehicle and drive away, but did not realize the van had been stolen until he saw the employee he had mistaken for the driver inside the business. Surveillance footage showed a white male, approximately 5-foot-6 and weighing 160-180 pounds enter the vehicle. The suspect was wearing a light blue polo shirt similar to what the employee was wearing. The van, a 2005 Ford Econoline which had the name of the company printed on the side of the vehicle, contained approximately $1,000 worth of tools. The van itself has an estimated value of $10,000.
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