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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Norcross Man Killed in Sandy Springs Double Homicide

Norcross Man Killed in Sandy Springs Double Homicide

Byron Caseres and another man were found dead Sunday evening inside a Sandy Springs apartment.
Charges Possible in Fatal Accident on Buford Highway

Charges Possible in Fatal Accident on Buford Highway

2 die, 2 kids injured in early morning wreck
I-85 Crackdown on Speeding, Distracted Drivers Starts Tuesday

I-85 Crackdown on Speeding, Distracted Drivers Starts Tuesday

The state of Georgia is joining a multi-state effort focused at unsafe commercial vehicle drivers.
Ex-Tech Star, Wife, Indicted on Child Cruelty Charges

Ex-Tech Star, Wife, Indicted on Child Cruelty Charges

Recardo and Therian Wimbush are accused of locking son in a small basement room in their Gwinnett home.
Warrant Sweep in Gwinnett Nets 73 Arrests

Warrant Sweep in Gwinnett Nets 73 Arrests

The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said 154 officers participated in the Sept. 10-11 operation.
$62K in Meth Seized in Barrow County Bust

$62K in Meth Seized in Barrow County Bust

The illegal drugs were sent to a Winder address from Mexico; 1 suspect has been arrested.
Vacant Gwinnett House Damaged in Early Morning Fire

Vacant Gwinnett House Damaged in Early Morning Fire

Firefighters responded to the fire on Chivalry Court near Lawrenceville around 3:30 a.m. Friday
Fifth Suspect Arrested in Deadly Gwinnett Home Invasion

Fifth Suspect Arrested in Deadly Gwinnett Home Invasion

Brian Joseph Brewner is believed to be the ring leader in the Aug. 6 murder of Adam Schrier of Duluth.
Fallen Gwinnett Firefighter Honored at State Memorial

Fallen Gwinnett Firefighter Honored at State Memorial

James Durwood Cox was 39 when he died in the line of duty in 1981
Fatal Intervention: Taxi Driver Killed Trying to Stop Argument

Fatal Intervention: Taxi Driver Killed Trying to Stop Argument

Aidarous Abdella, 53, of Lilburn was shot and killed next to his cab early Sunday morning; Norcross man was charged with felony murder.
Gwinnett Police: Man Found Dead Near Taxi

Gwinnett Police: Man Found Dead Near Taxi

Police say he was found early Sunday morning with a gunshot wound to the head.
OMG Crime: Man Stabs Pit Bull, Pot Baseballs Tossed into Prison Yard, Silver Bullets Stolen

OMG Crime: Man Stabs Pit Bull, Pot Baseballs Tossed into Prison Yard, Silver Bullets Stolen

Plus: Deputy coroner impersonated police officer; Burglars posed as first-time home buyers.
Murder Suspect Arrested Following 2-Hour SWAT Standoff

Murder Suspect Arrested Following 2-Hour SWAT Standoff

Devon Jenkins is wanted in the Aug. 6 home-invasion murder of Adam Schrier in Duluth.
Body of Missing Woman Found Near Lanier Marina

Body of Missing Woman Found Near Lanier Marina

The Gwinnett County woman was last seen jumping off a boat on Labor Day; she never re-surfaced.
Lightning Causes Multiple Fires in Gwinnett

Lightning Causes Multiple Fires in Gwinnett

From just before 6 p.m. until after 8 p.m., Gwinnett firefighters responded to storm-related emergencies.
Gwinnett Man Denies He is Celebrity Nude Selfie Hacker

Gwinnett Man Denies He is Celebrity Nude Selfie Hacker

The software engineer has been accused of hacking into celebrities’ iCloud accounts and sharing their private photographs online.
Murder Fugitive Apprehended in Gwinnett County

Murder Fugitive Apprehended in Gwinnett County

Devon Lee Stidwell was wanted in connection with a shooting death in Cook County, Ill.
Divers Search for Missing Woman at Lake Lanier

Divers Search for Missing Woman at Lake Lanier

Authorities say she jumped off a boat around 8:20 p.m. on Labor Day, but did not surface.
OMG Crime: Stolen Hair, Dead Dogs, Swallowed Pot, Quick-Thinking Tellers

OMG Crime: Stolen Hair, Dead Dogs, Swallowed Pot, Quick-Thinking Tellers

Also: Grandfather shoots at carjackers; Opium sent through the U.S. Mail; Mistaken $100 was actually $1.
Police Search for Gwinnett Burglar After SWAT Called

Police Search for Gwinnett Burglar After SWAT Called

They thought the suspect could be barricaded in his house.