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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Gwinnett Man Faces Meth Charges in Barrow County

Gwinnett Man Faces Meth Charges in Barrow County

He allegedly had 10 ounces of crystal methamphetamine on him when arrested in a Home Depot parking lot.
Police: Suspects Dropped 20-Pound Rocks Onto Cars from I-985 Overpass

Police: Suspects Dropped 20-Pound Rocks Onto Cars from I-985 Overpass

2 of the 4 have been arrested; police have warrants out for the other 2.
Quick-Thinking Bank Employees Locked Themselves in Safe as Robber Waited

Quick-Thinking Bank Employees Locked Themselves in Safe as Robber Waited

It was several minutes before he realized he wasn’t getting any money from the Lilburn bank.
Ga. Deputies Seize $2.2 Million in Opium Sent Via Mail

Ga. Deputies Seize $2.2 Million in Opium Sent Via Mail

When package of drugs from Laos arrived in Auburn, authorities were there to make the bust.
Radio Personality Arrested on Sex, Child Molestation Charges

Radio Personality Arrested on Sex, Child Molestation Charges

Ulises Rayas is being held in the Gwinnett County jail without bond.
Parents Accused of Imprisoning, Abusing Autistic Daughter

Parents Accused of Imprisoning, Abusing Autistic Daughter

She weighed only 60 pounds; allegedly held in small room that “reeked of feces, urine.”
Weird Police News: Accomplice Left Behind, Burning Gasoline, Craigslist Scammer

Weird Police News: Accomplice Left Behind, Burning Gasoline, Craigslist Scammer

Also: Sore loser robs card players; 174 pounds of pot; AC units swiped from roof.
Cold-Case Team Studies Murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond

Cold-Case Team Studies Murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond

“It just eats at you that somebody could do this and possibly get away with it,” says the slain couple’s son.
Body of Missing Teen Recovered from Lake Lanier

Body of Missing Teen Recovered from Lake Lanier

Authorities suspect the 19-year-old drowned in Lake Lanier after fleeing from an illegal party in a nearby park.
Police: Barrow County Man Used Craigslist to Sell Cars He Didn't Own

Police: Barrow County Man Used Craigslist to Sell Cars He Didn't Own

He convinced victims to pay a deposit for cars for sale at Honda Mall of Georgia, then made off with the money.
News Nearby: 2 of 3 Teens Missing Near Lake Lanier Found Safe

News Nearby: 2 of 3 Teens Missing Near Lake Lanier Found Safe

Police are using sonar to find the third teen.
Kenerly Pleads No Contest; Won't See Prison Time

Kenerly Pleads No Contest; Won't See Prison Time

Former Gwinnett Commissioner Kevin Kenerly had been accused of accepting $1 million in bribes.
News Nearby: Double Shooting Reported Near Gwinnett Square Apartments

News Nearby: Double Shooting Reported Near Gwinnett Square Apartments

A man and a woman were shot in the legs, police said.

Police ID Woman Who Died After Driving Car into Gwinnett Pond

Laura Jones Tavel, 53, of Duluth died at the scene.
Parked Car Rolls into Neighbor’s Yard, Injuring 4 Children

Parked Car Rolls into Neighbor’s Yard, Injuring 4 Children

The owner of the car faces charges of reckless conduct.
Winder Man Charged with Murder in Death of Angela Rabotte

Winder Man Charged with Murder in Death of Angela Rabotte

Charles Outlaw was reportedly with the Gwinnett mother the last time she was seen.
Family Alpaca, Llama Shot and Killed

Family Alpaca, Llama Shot and Killed

Authorities say the animals were killed at a Barrow County family farm. The alpaca was valued at $30K.
Report: Charges Filed in Fatal Wreck on Ga. 316

Report: Charges Filed in Fatal Wreck on Ga. 316

A Tennessee truck driver was charged as the at-fault driver.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident Reported on Ga. 316

Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident Reported on Ga. 316

The accident at Ga. 316 westbound and Patrick Mill Road in Barrow County involved two commercial vehicles and a passenger vehicle, the sheriff's office said.
Meth in the Men's Room: Gas Station Clerk Says Man Kept Using Bathroom

Meth in the Men's Room: Gas Station Clerk Says Man Kept Using Bathroom

The employee found 'several clear crystals' hidden in toilet paper roll.