Monday, May 13, 2013
Gwinnett Poiice also used a Taser on Rodney Pike, who had warrants out of Forsyth County. An officer was injured, but will be OK.
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Monday, May 13
Gwinnett Police have identified the person who was shot dead Monday (May 13) in Buford in an officer-involved shooting as Rodney Pike, 38, of Buford. According to a police news release, Pike had warrants out of Forsyth County. The incident arose when police responded to a "wanted person located" call at 5307 Pass Court address in Buford about 3:39 p.m. Monday, police said. The caller also advised that Pike was a drug user and would run from police. According to the Gwinnett Police news release: Several officers arrived on scene at 3:58 PM. Upon sight of the officers, Pike fled on foot and entered a parked vehicle a short distance away. Pike refused to comply with the officers' verbal commands to stop. Officers attempted to use a Taser …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Some Suwanee residents were booked into the Gwinnett jail recently.
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Thursday, May 9
The following Suwanee residents were booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center recently: Read more on Suwanee Patch. This information was obtained from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office. It does not indicate a conviction. Questions should be address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The cousins, one of whom is a Suwanee resident, face peeping tom and public drunkenness charges.
A Suwanee resident and his cousin face peeping tom and public drunkenness charges after Gwinnett Police say they crashed into a theater's women's restroom from the ceiling above. "Just being stupid," one arrestee said of the April 28 incident at the Venture Value Cinemas in Duluth, according to the incident report. Eduard Alexander Kovynev of a Dalwood Drive address in Suwanee was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center on April 29. His cousin, Eduard Petrovich Kovynev of a Rex, Ga., address was arrested on similar charges. The matter was first noticed by a Gwinnett Police officer working an off-duty job at the theater. The officer heard a "noticeable and loud crash" coming from the women's restroom area, about 10:30 p.m. The officer …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Jessica Loren Posey was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday, in a case investigated by local police.
Jessica Loren Posey, 25, was sentenced on Monday to serve more than seven years in federal prison for transporting a 16-year-old juvenile girl to Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio for the purpose of prostitution. Several metro Atlanta agencies assisted in the case, including the Gwinnett County Police Department. “Child sex trafficking is an horrific crime committed by both men and women,” said United States Attorney Sally Yates. “This defendant had no regard for the vulnerability of her victim and lured her into a quick-money lifestyle that led to the juvenile’s repeated sexual exploitation. Human traffickers should take note: You will be found and prosecuted for your role in sexual exploitation.” “The FBI will continue to make those who …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Two men have been arrested in the incident, which occurred Saturday at the Waffle House off Goshen Springs Road.
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Monday, April 22
Two men have been arrested in connection to robbing a Waffle House in Norcross and firing shots at police officers during a car chase. According to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith and jail records, Tamari Adams, 24, of Norcross, was arrested and charged with armed robbery, fleeing or eluding police, two counts of aggravated assault, and multiple traffic violations. Tavares Douglas Harris, 25, of Lithonia, was arrested and charged with armed robbery, providing a false name to an officer and two counts of aggravated assault. They remain in jail without bond. The incident occurred on Saturday, April 20, around 6:50 a.m. at the Waffle House located at 6079 Goshen Springs Road in the city of Norcross. Two Gwinnett officers were…
The suspect was shot by police after entering a home in Woodland Ridge Apartments. He later died at Gwinnett Medical Center.
Update, Monday, 5:30 p.m.: Police identify the killed home invastion suspect as Eric Andrews, 24, of Atlanta. Andrews was armed with a tire iron and refused repeated commands to drop the weapon. ---- Update, Monday 10:50 a.m.: Police say they got a call about the home invasion around 7:30 a.m. and arrived on scene at 7:35 a.m. The two kids in the apartment are pre-teens. Crime scene unit, homicide investigators are here gathering evidence right now. Members of the district attorney's office are here, too. There are multiple witnesses. It's not clear if the suspect took anything. There's no info on the suspect. Police have to identify next of kin. ---- The suspect in a home invasion is dead after being shot by police in the Norcross area. …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Recordings include suspect Lauren Brown's 911 call and early radio reports from a Gwinnett firefighter explaining the situation.
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Wednesday, April 17
Gwinnett Police released audio from the April 10, 2013 standoff in Suwanee, during which Lauren Brown held five Gwinnett firefighters hostage and was subquently shot and killed by police. The audio includes a 911 call by Brown, who told a dispatcher that he was suffering from a heart attack and later held the firefighters hostage after they had arrived at his home on Walnut Grove Way. Also included is Gwinnett Fire Department radio traffic, including a report from a firefighter that Brown was armed and wanted to get the utilities to his home re-connected. Attached are excerpts from those recordings. See also:
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The five Gwinnett fire and emergency officials who were held captive last week discuss the ordeal.
Lauren Brown made several demands during the recent Suwanee SWAT standoff with Gwinnett Police, but his desired outcome was obvious to one of his hostages. "My personal opinion," Tim Hollingsworth said Tuesday, "was that he wanted to board up the house, kill us, set the house on fire, and then let the fire department come in and put out the fire. "He wanted so bad to see it on TV." Hollingsworth and the four other Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services officers discussed the incident publicly for the first time at fire department headquarters Tuesday (April 16). The other fire officers were Jody Moss, Jason Schuon, Chip Echols and Sydney Garner. Brown, who lived at 2440 Walnut Grove Way, was shot to death in a gunfire exchange with a …
Monday, April 15, 2013
All the stories, videos and pictures from the recent hostage incident involving Gwinnett firefighters and police are on our Topic Page.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Audio from Wednesday's SWAT standoff with Gwinnett Police reveals dialogue from within the residence near Taylor Road.
Audio that has been posted online from Wednesday's SWAT standoff in Suwanee includes early communications from a Gwinnett firefighter who was among those held hostage. "We are in a situation ... where we have an armed person," a firefighter's voice is heard in a YouTube video posting from radioreference.com. This audio was the only communication from inside the house at 2440 Walnut Grove Way until the hostage-taker's cell phone was restored -- which was among his early demands. "He is armed ... and we are in the room with him," the Gwinnett firefighter can be heard telling dispatch, at about 4:50 p.m. Wednesday. Read more on Suwanee Patch.