The following Dacula, Buford and other northern Gwinnett County criminal incidents were recently investigated by the Gwinnett County Police Department:
At some point, another vehicle pulled into the driveway and one of the robbers instructed one of the Buford men to go outside and invite the driver inside. The Buford man who was sent outside said the car was pulling away by the time he exited the residence. The Buford man decided to flee the robbers and ran toward a wooded area. He said he heard a gunshot as he was running and police later found a spent shell casing in the driveway of the Silver Street home. By the time the man returned to the Silver Street residence, the robbers were gone.
The only items taken were a cellphone from one of the men and a $100 bill from the other. The case is listed as active.
PUBLIC URINATION: A 56-year-old Lawrenceville woman was arrested for public intoxication after loitering in and near the Buford Drive Walmart on May 13. Police were called to the store after an assistant manager said he had asked the woman to leave and later witnessed her urinate on herself as she stood between Walmart and the Payless shoe store. Police found the woman sitting on the sidewalk in front of the shoe store. She reportedly had several 40-ounce cans of beer in her possession, smelled of alcoholic beverage and was unsteady on her feet. The lap area of her pants, the officer noted, "appeared to be soiled." The woman was placed under arrest for public intoxication and transported to the Gwinnett County Jail.
THEFT OF MISLAID PROPERTY: A 26-year-old Dacula man said he accidentally left his wallet on the self-checkout register at the Dacula Road Kroger on May 8. When he realized the wallet was missing, he returned to the store but the wallet was no longer there. The man said he spoke with Kroger employees who advised that no one had turned in the wallet. According to the Dacula man, the wallet contained his drivers license, $50 in cash, a credit card and other miscellaneous items.
DAD SAYS SON STOLE HIS CAR: A Dacula man told police he is tired of his son's behavior and can no longer tolerate it. The 42-year-old son, who the Dacula man described as a bipolar drug user, reportedly stole his father's vehicle on May 14 after a dispute with his brothers at the father's Majestic Circle home. The Dacula man said his son has stolen the vehicle before and had damaged the steering column. The son, according to the Dacula man, used a screwdriver to start and stop the ignition of the 1994 Mercury Marquis. The vehicle was listed as stolen and the officer obtained a warrant charging the son with one felony count of theft by taking - motor vehicle.
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