Gwinnett crime roundup: Couple caught copulating outside mall

The Gwinnett crime roundup is a regular look at crime of note in the county. Information is gleaned from arrest warrants, police incident reports and jail records. It consists of allegations only.

Cops: Couple caught copulating outside local mall

Just after 1 a.m. Sunday, a Gwinnett County police officer patrolling near Gwinnett Place Mall came across a Chevrolet Impala parked "next to an abandoned movie theater." According to the incident report, a couple was having intercourse inside.

"I turned my flashlight off and walked away from the vehicle until the couple could get dressed," the report said.

The couple, a 26-year-old Lawrenceville woman and a 28-year-old Atlanta man, were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct-sex in a public place.

Eating the evidence

On May 9, Gwinnett County police issued arrest warrants charging a 22-year-old Lawnreceville man with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and tampering with evidence.

According to warrants, the man "knowingly destroyed physical evidence by eating marijuana to avoid prosecution for such charge." The incident happened near the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and James Road.

Slapping a citation book

On May 8, Gwinnett County police issued arrest warrants charging a 32-year-old Norcross woman with obstruction and simple battery.

According to the warrants, the woman resisted arrest during an incident at 5555 Oakbrook Parkway -- and "slapped [the officer's] citation book out of [his] hand." Both charges are misdemeanors.

'Recklessly discharging fireworks'

On May 6, Gwinnett County police issued an arrest warrant charging a 17-year-old Norcross resident with reckless conduct, accusing him of "recklessly discharging fireworks" on Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

No further details were provided. The teen was also charged with driving without a license.