The following, in order of popularity, are the most viewed Dacula Patch stories for 2012. Check out the list and see if you missed any of our most popular articles from the past year. Click on the headline to read the full story:
Police were called to a Roland Manor Drive home in May after a neighbor reported seeing two people attempting to force open the front door of the home. After the pair walked to the rear of the home, the neighbor -- an off-duty police officer -- retrieved his police identification and personal firearm and walked over to the house to investigate.
2. Estranged Wife Accused of Assaulting Husband’s New Girlfriend at Basketball Tryout
A Sept. 9 basketball tryout attended by a woman, her still-married boyfriend and the man’s estranged wife ended up producing an unexpected amount of action off the court.
3. Women Steal ‘Pretty’ Bills From Walmart Cash Register
Walmart loss prevention officers believe the two women sought in connection with a June 9 theft at the Hamilton Mill Walmart are part of a group believed responsible for a series of similar crimes which have taken place along the Eastern seaboard from Virginia to Florida.
4. Man Pepper Sprayed at Little Mulberry Park
A Dacula man was pepper sprayed in the face after attempting to speak with a male who allegedly made sexually suggestive remarks to the victim’s wife while she was walking in Little Mulberry Park in July.
5. Woman to Officer: ‘Those Aren’t My Pants’
A Dacula arrestee denies owning the pants she is wearing after officer finds three baggies of suspected methamphetamine in woman’s pockets.
6. Car Accident Leads to Profane Tantrum in Daycare Parking Lot
A man was arrested for disorderly conduct after continually cussing and giving an officer the bird after a July 17 car accident on Hog Mountain Road in Dacula.
A nephew said everything was fine until the brothers "had their 9 o’clock shot.”
8. Arrestee Says He May Go Back to Dealing Drugs
After his July 19 arrest on solicitation charges, a Dacula man complained to Gwinnett County deputies that he would go back to dealing drugs if he couldn't make an "honest" living.
9. Vehicle Reported Stolen Was Actually Hidden by Weeds in Yard
A Dacula woman thought her van had been stolen but later realized the vehicle was in her yard the whole time.
A Mill Creek High School sophomore was taken into custody Jan. 9 after he assaulted a coach while “acting strangely.”