Gwinnett crime roundup: Man accused of insulting principal, arrested

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.

Insulting a principal

On March 30, warrants were issued charging a 39-year-old Norcross man with a misdemeanor offense listed as “persons other than students who insult or abuse school teachers in presence of pupils.” Between 8:30 and 9 a.m. that day, the man is alleged to have “upbraided, insulted and abused” a principal and an administrator at Radloff Middle School.

The incident happened “in the presence and hearing of pupils,” the warrant alleged.

Identity fraud, six years later

On March 31, the Department of Driving Services issued a warrant accusing a 36-year-old man of using a fake identity to obtain a driver’s license in Norcross – in May 2010. The statute of limitations was “tolled,” the warrant claimed, because “the crime and/or person committing the crime” were unknown until this January.

The warrant indicated the suspect is being held at the Department of Homeland Security in Atlanta. He has been charged with felony identity fraud and first-degree forgery.

A lost phone leads to jail

On March 29, Snellville police issued arrest warrants for a 23-year-old man after he allegedly found a phone in the parking lot of a local Planet Fitness, picked it up and “gave it to his younger brother to turn into the ECO ATM at Kroger in Conyers.” Such ATMs offer money for used cellphones.

The man was charged with theft of lost or mislaid property, a misdemeanor.

Gas station armed robbery

On March 30, warrants were issued charging two men – a 29-year-old Lawrenceville resident and a 24-year-old Lilburn resident – with the armed robbery of a gas station at 4032 Stone Mountain Highway near Snellville.

They are accused of using a handgun to steal about $2,000.