Swastika and ‘KKK’ Painted on Driveway of Hamilton Mill Home

According to police report, homeowner believes her family was targeted because of their race.

Gwinnett County Police are investigating an Oct. 6 act of vandalism in Hamilton Mill, which, according to the police report, the homeowner believes may have been racially motivated.

Police were called to the 3700 block of Millwater Crossing after a homeowner discovered a swastika and the letters “KKK” had been spray-painted on her driveway with green spray paint. The initials “JK” had also been painted on the driveway. The woman, who is African-American, reportedly told the officer she believed her family had been targeted because of their race.

While the officer was interviewing the homeowner, a neighbor walked over to report that his home had also been vandalized. The man said his granddaughter and her two friends had invited several male acquaintances over to his house the previous evening. The man said he believed the males were responsible for the graffiti. The officer discovered several places where initials including “JK,” “BNT” and “NG” had been painted on the sidewalk and roadway.

The man’s granddaughter and her two friends provided police with the names of their male visitors. According to the police report, the spray painted initials matched the names of the suspects.

The officer recovered several cans of spray paint as well as a cell phone that had apparently been dropped by one of the suspects. All of the items were placed into evidence.

The case is listed as active.

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Other recent incidents investigated by the Gwinnett County Police Department include:  

Oct. 2

  • Identity fraud in the 2500 block of Kelman Place.

Oct. 3

  • Entering auto in the 1000 block of Chapel Hill Drive.
  • Entering auto in the 1400 block of Melrose Woods Lane.
  • Vandalism in the 3700 block of Braselton Highway.

Oct. 4

  • Entering auto in the 1000 block of Chapel Hill Drive.
  • Assault in the 400 block of Rabbit Hill Road.
  • Simple battery in the 3400 block of Tupelo Trail.

Oct. 5

  • Burglary in the 2900 block of Jay Oak Drive.
  • Forgery or fraud offense in the 1700 block of Winder Highway.
  • Criminal damage in the 3700 block of Millwater Crossing.
  • Criminal damage in the 3600 block of Millwater Crossing.
  • Entering auto in the 1400 block of Mulberry Creek Court.

Oct. 6

  • Battery in the 300 block of Yellow Iris Road.
  • Burglary in the 1400 block of Woodpoint Way.
  • Entering auto in the 1200 block of Key Manor Lane.

Oct. 7

  • Simple battery in the 2400 block of Hamilton Mill Road.
  • Entering auto in the 3900 block of Hog Mountain Road.

Oct. 8

  • Motor vehicle theft in the 2800 block of Haddington Trace.
  • Battery in the 400 block of Harbins Road.
  • Minor in possession of alcohol near the intersection of Braselton Highway and Puckett’s Mill Road.
  • Simple battery in the 3100 block of Willow Park Drive.
  • Burglary in the 2300 block of Old Fountain Road.

Oct. 9

  • Simple battery in the 400 block of Gran Heritage Way.

Oct. 10

  • Burglary in the 500 block of Beckenham Walk Drive.

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Deborah October 13, 2012 at 01:46 PM
I love when stupid people make it easy for the police to do their jobs!


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