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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Officers report smelling burning metal and finding two holes cut in the side of a metal safe.
Police believe a burglar in Buford gained entry into a restaurant office through a ceiling tile. Gwinnett County officers responded to a burglary report on Nov. 11 at the On the Border restaurant in the 3200 block of Buford Drive. The store manager told police he found items from an office, along with ceiling tiles, out of place and items from a desk knocked to the floor. Officers noted that it appeared as if the burglar entered through the ceiling and placed a chair by a filing cabinet to climb back out of the office. A large footprint was found in the seat of the chair. Read the full article on Buford Patch. You might also be interested in reading:
Male suspect backs out of house after mistakenly thinking homeowner has opened the door to help him.
A Dacula woman was startled in the early morning hours of Nov. 12 when a man began banging on her front door and ringing the bell. The woman told police that the man was yelling “Help me, call the police. They are chasing after me!” The woman reported that as she approached the door and turned on her porch light she saw a man standing up against the window looking in at her. The woman quickly turned off the light and ran down the hall screaming for her mother to call the police. According to a Gwinnett County police report, the woman said she retrieved a box cutter from the kitchen and returned to the hallway where she encountered the man standing inside her home. The woman said the family does not typically lock their doors so the man …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Credit cards and jewelry were among the items taken from vehicles on Wednesday morning.
A 21-year-old Dacula resident was arrested on Wednesday, July 25, after patrol units from Hall County received calls pertaining to people breaking into cars in the River Valley Way area of Flowery Branch. According to AccessNorthGa.com, Zachary Howard of Dacula was taken into custody and officers were questioning an additional suspect in regards to the series of car break-ins in Flowery Branch. Lt. Scott Ware of the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad told Access North Georgia that Howard was charged with three counts of entering auto, three counts of transaction card theft, possession of Alprazolam and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Woman calls police after discovering $900 money order in unexpected delivery from package carrier.
A Dacula woman called police on March 8 after receiving a FedEx package containing what appeared to be a fraudulent money order in the amount of $900. The victim’s name was on the money order along with the name Andy Cardon from Seattle, Wash. The victim said she had not purchased any items online and had not been out of the state of Georgia recently. She further advised that she was not expecting a money order. The officer noted the money order was a U.S. Post Office money order with a contact phone number on the package. When the officer called the number, the call went to voicemail and the following message played: “If you're calling for Mary or you received a check in the mail, hang up and call the police. Do not call this number again…