Gwinnett County

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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Body found in Yellow River Park identified

Body found in Yellow River Park identified

New Today: Police have identified the body found Wednesday morning at Yellow River Park in Gwinnett County. The victim was 18-year-old Lithonia resident Tori Lang. According to police, Lang's family saw the media release and tattoos on social media and notified law enforcement. The motive is still unknown and detectives urge anyone that may have any information, to please contact GCPD detectives at 770 513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.  Original Story: Shortly after 6:30 a.m., Gwinnett Police officers were dispatched to an “unknown medical call” Yellow River Park in Stone Mountain. Upon…
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Woman’s body found at Yellow River Park in Gwinnett County

Woman’s body found at Yellow River Park in Gwinnett County

A woman's body was found Wednesday morning at Yellow River Park in Gwinnett County. Shortly after 6:30 a.m., Gwinnett Police officers were dispatched to an “unknown medical call” Yellow River Park in Stone Mountain. Upon arrival, officers located a light skin black female, between the ages of 20 and 35 under a tree. The Gwinnett Fire Department arrived on scene and confirmed she was dead from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The woman had three distinct tattoos. A heart cross tattoo with the date 8-16-07, pink or reddish in color on the right side of the neck. A tattoo “Faith…
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Two teens identified in Grayson parking lot shooting

Two teens identified in Grayson parking lot shooting

GRAYSON -- Gwinnett County Police have released the names of the two teenage boys involved in a parking lot shooting in Grayson Monday night. According to police, 17-year-old Orbit Pough was found dead from a gunshot wound when officers arrived and 17-year-old Jaiden Williams was shot and taken to a local hospital. Police say an altercation between two men in the parking lot of a Grayson business ended in gunfire when both teens shot each other. At this time detectives say they have not identified any other party involved in the shooting and are investigating the motive that led to the…
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Masks will be required for students in Gwinnett County

Masks will be required for students in Gwinnett County

As the delta variant of the coronavirus leads Georgia and the United States into a new wave of infections, Gwinnett County is requiring students and teachers to mask up. The full news release from Gwinnett County Public Schools is below. In response to the latest guidance for K-12 schools issued on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gwinnett County Public Schools has updated its back-to-school plans to require masks. As of July 28, 2021, masks will be required for students, staff, and visitors to all Gwinnett County Public Schools’ facilities and on school…
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Police: One dead, one injured after altercation in Grayson parking lot

Police: One dead, one injured after altercation in Grayson parking lot

GRAYSON -- An altercation between two men in the parking lot of a Grayson business ended in gunfire after police say both men shot each other. One of the men is dead and the other is hospitalized. The shooting occurred in the parking lot of 1921 Grayson Hwy. According to the Gwinnett County Police Dept., officers responded to a person shot call at about 9:30 p.m. Monday.  When officers arrived, they found one man dead at the scene and another man suffering from gunshot wounds. Detectives are currently investigating the motive for the shooting. Police are not releasing the names of the…
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Gwinnett police investigating triple shooting

Gwinnett police investigating triple shooting

Gwinnett Police Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred on The Falls Pkwy at about 8:30 p.m. Friday.  Officers responded to a person shot call in the apartment complex and located one man dead with at least one gunshot wound. Two more men were also found suffering from at least one gunshot wound each in the same area. They were both taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.  Homicide detectives are currently investigating, and the Crime Scene Unit is processing the scene.  Detectives are still working on the timeline of events that led up to the homicide.  There…
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Here’s what Gwinnett County is doing to reduce gun crimes

Here’s what Gwinnett County is doing to reduce gun crimes

Move over CSI, the Gwinnett County Police Department will soon be able to solve crimes more efficiently. Tuesday, county officials approved buying Integrated Ballistic Identification System technology to reduce gun-related crimes.   How does this new technology work? When there are shell casings found at a crime scene, the investigator will use the new technology’s 3D-enhanced imagery to compare images with shell casings found in a national database. Because everything is done in-house, this will cut down on ballistics wait time – which can generally take several weeks to complete. “The acquisition of this technology will produce important investigative leads that will aid the department…
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Gwinnett police search for suspect in July 4 home burglary

Gwinnett police search for suspect in July 4 home burglary

SUWANEE -- The Gwinnett Police Department is working to identify a male who stole over $2,000 in U.S. currency and over $5,000 worth of jewelry from a home in Suwanee. On July 4, officers responded to a residential burglary alarm call. Upon their arrival they found a door that showed signs of forced entry. Officers checked the home but did not locate a suspect. Officers contacted the homeowner, who was not present at the time of the burglary and assisted him in determining what had been stolen. Police say the suspect is a Hispanic male, wearing gray pants, an orange shirt, white…
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Here’s how Gwinnett County can jumpstart your small business

Here’s how Gwinnett County can jumpstart your small business

If you’re a new business owner in financial need or one who needs a jumpstart, the Gwinnett Entrepreneur Center wants to lend a helping hand. The center is now accepting applications for membership from budding business owners.  “Small businesses are essential to a thriving economy -- bringing jobs, stimulating economic growth and driving innovation,” said Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson. “With more than 26,000 businesses here, the center will help nurture those entrepreneurs by providing guidance that will help their business.” Sponsored by the Board of Commissioners, the center is an incubator to help the county’s small businesses with coworking…
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