Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County employee killed in hit and run crash

Gwinnett County employee killed in hit and run crash

A Gwinnett County water department employee was killed Thursday during a hit and run incident while he was directing traffic, Gwinnett County police officials say. The crash occurred at at Oak Grove Road and Henderson Lake Drive. Constantin George Bolof, a Gwinnett County Water Resource employee and Auburn resident, was directing vehicles around an active construction site when he was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by Thomas Allen Burke. Burke is being charged with Homicide by Vehicle in the 1st Degree, Hit and Run, Driving while Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Reckless Driving. "The Gwinnett Police department would like…
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One dead after shooting in Norcross lounge parking lot

One dead after shooting in Norcross lounge parking lot

NORCROSS -- The Gwinnett Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the parking lot of 4771 Britt Rd.   Shortly after 2:50 am, an off-duty officer working security at a karaoke restaurant heard shots being fired nearby. The off-duty officer drove through the parking lot of the shopping center, and located one man on the ground, dead, in the parking lot outside of 11 Lounge. Two more men were located with gunshot wounds and were transported to a local hospital. They are being treated for their injuries. Police have not released the deceased victim’s name until the next of kin is notified.…
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Missing 70-year-old Gwinnett man found safe

Missing 70-year-old Gwinnett man found safe

Update: According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, Gregory Martine has been found safe and his family has been notified. The original story is below. The Gwinnett Police Department is asking for your help in locating a missing elderly man who is reported to have dementia and no cell phone. Police say 70-year-old Gregory Martine was last seen at Millian Eye Center on Mall of Georgia Blvd. Family members contacted law enforcement when Gregory walked away from the waiting room at the eye center. Gregory recently moved to Georgia from Florida and would not know his new home address. Police say…
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What do you think should be done with Gwinnett Place Mall?

What do you think should be done with Gwinnett Place Mall?

When Gwinnett County purchased Gwinnett Place Mall, county officials knew they would want the community’s input on how the location should be revitalized. This is your chance to be heard. The county is hosting its first Community Open House at Gwinnett Place and would like public feedback to discuss the future of the project, the vision and how it relates to equity. A movie night will follow at sunset, along with free food and kids’ activities. WHEN: Friday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. The movie will start around 8:15 p.m. WHERE: Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, Ga.…
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Armed robber follows victim from Gwinnett County gas station

Armed robber follows victim from Gwinnett County gas station

Gwinnett Police are asking the community for assistance in identifying a man who committed an armed robbery in Peachtree Corners on July 21.  The victim was in line at the gas station and noticed the man in line behind him. When the victim left, the man followed him from the gas station. A beige Chevrolet Impala stopped the victim in the road and the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim.  The suspect took more than $9,000, along with other personal items.  Gwinnett Police Robbery Detectives are actively investigating the case. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect…
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Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center to get $34 million upgrade

Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center to get $34 million upgrade

A major facelift is in the works for the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center and One Justice Square buildings in Lawrenceville.  The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a renovation overhaul worth about $34 million. Of the seven proposals submitted last month, Gilbane Building Company was awarded the contract.  “The Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center opened in 1988 and hasn’t seen a major update since then, despite the county’s growth. In addition, leadership at that time could not have foreseen the current pandemic our country is battling,” said County Administrator Glenn Stephens. “This multiphase project is important not only to maintain…
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Police: Burglary ring stole $2.1 million worth of property

Police: Burglary ring stole $2.1 million worth of property

A burglary ring that police say was responsible for about 200 burglaries and $2.1 million of stolen property has been charged by police in Gwinnett County. The Gwinnett County Police Department Burglary Unit indicted 12 people with a total of 66 felony counts after a two year long investigation. Gwinnett County has had a series of burglaries which have targeted victims of Asian descent dating back to 2019. The suspects force entry to the residence, enter the home and proceed to take valuable such as money, jewelry, and identification documents. During the course of the investigation the suspects were linked to burglaries in…
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Gwinnett County is opening a homeless shelter for women and children

Gwinnett County is opening a homeless shelter for women and children

Gwinnett County's first homeless shelter is set to officially open Tuesday.  HomeFirst Gwinnett: The Resting Spot will cater to women, moms and their children. “Homelessness is a complex and tragic problem. Gwinnett County is fortunate to have a partner like HomeFirst Gwinnett on the frontlines addressing this issue,” said Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson. “In our County, and often out-of-sight, there are an estimated 8,000 to 10,0000 people experiencing homelessness. Using a holistic approach, the shelter will provide a stable place to stay and connect people experiencing homelessness with the resources and services they need to get back on their feet.” In…
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Meet Gwinnett County’s new police chief

Meet Gwinnett County’s new police chief

Gwinnett County's new police chief will be J.D. McClure. McClure currently serves as Deputy Chief and will become the county's first African American police chief. McClure will replace Police Chief Brett West, who will retire after 30 years of service to the county. McClure began his career as a police officer with Gwinnett County in 1996 and currently serves as deputy chief over the department’s Operations Bureau. McClure will assume his new role Aug. 21. “I’m honored to have this opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Chief West and previous Gwinnett County police chiefs who have led with integrity and compassion,”…
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Police identify victim and suspect in fatal stabbing in Gwinnett County

Police identify victim and suspect in fatal stabbing in Gwinnett County

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Police have identified both the victim and the suspect in a fatal stabbing that occurred in Gwinnett County Saturday. Shortly before midnight, officers were dispatched to a “domestic” at a home on Planters Cove Circle in unincorporated Lawrenceville. When officers arrived, they found a man in his mid-30s suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds. Officers rendered aid until the Gwinnett County Fire Department arrived on scene, but the man died as a result of his injuries. Police department officials said at the time of the initial report that the incident involved a woman who was at the…
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Police investigate fatal stabbing in Gwinnett County

Police investigate fatal stabbing in Gwinnett County

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett County Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating a domestic-related homicide that resulted in the death of a man in his 30s. Shortly before midnight on Saturday, August 7, officers were dispatched to a “domestic” at a home on Planters Cove Circle in unincorporated Lawrenceville. When officers arrived, they found a man in his mid-30s suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds. Officers rendered aid until the Gwinnett County Fire Department arrived on scene.  The man died as a result of his injuries.  According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, the incident involved a woman who was at…
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Duluth police officer in critical condition after crash

Duluth police officer in critical condition after crash

DULUTH -- A Duluth police officer was injured in a crash Saturday morning on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Gwinnett County. According to the Duluth Police Department, the officer was taken to the hospital and is in critical, but stable condition. Shortly after 4 a.m., a Duluth Police Officer was traveling northbound on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in his patrol vehicle. As he was traveling through the intersection with Abbotts Bridge Road on a green light, he was struck by a Ram 3500 traveling east. According to the Gwinnett County Police, the other driver got out of his truck and fled the…
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Suspected arsonist arrested after returning to fire scene

Suspected arsonist arrested after returning to fire scene

LILBURN -- A suspected arsonist was arrested by fire investigators after returning to the scene of a fire with gas cans in hand, fire officials say. It all started when a fire engine was at the intersection of Indian Trail Lilburn Road and Steve Reynolds Boulevard and the attentive crew noticed a column of smoke south of the intersection. The crew found the source was a working fire at a previously burned residential structure at 1047 Indian Trail Lilburn Road in Lilburn. On arrival at the home, firefighters observed visible smoke and flames inside a room on the front-left corner of…
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Georgia company owner pleads guilty to evading trade sanctions

Georgia company owner pleads guilty to evading trade sanctions

A Georgia company and its owner have admitted guilt in a scheme to evade United States national security laws. Dali Bagrou pled guilty in U.S. District Court to Conspiracy, while his company, World Mining and Oil Supply of Dacula, pled guilty to Violation of the Export Control Reform Act, said David H. Estes, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. The plea subjects Bagrou to a statutory sentence of up to five years in prison and substantial financial penalties, followed by up to three years of supervised release, while the company is subject to a sentence of up to five…
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Gwinnett County designated a Purple Heart County

Gwinnett County designated a Purple Heart County

As a sign of Gwinnett County’s deep respect and admiration for those men and women wounded or killed in defense of their country, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed Gwinnett County as a Purple Heart County on Tuesday. Commissioners unanimously approved a proclamation announcing the designation, which was presented to Lou Zayas, commander of Chapter 465 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Zayas was accompanied by veterans with the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and volunteers from the Gwinnett County Veterans Memorial Museum. “This distinction means so much for our community,” said Commissioner Jasper Watkins, a retired Army…
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