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Police responded to a burglary call at a Norcross address and met with the complainant. The complainant told police when he had rented the house from the owner, it was in good condition.

When the complainant came home, he found the house had been burglarized and severely damaged. He also said he heard some noise inside and called 911. No perpetrators were found inside the house, but during a walk-through, officers discovered that the walls had been busted in, toilets smashed, faucet features destroyed, stair rails had been broken and closed doors were ripped down. Mirrors were shattered, walls were spray-painted and several fires had been started in the living room.

Police collected items that could potentially contain the suspect's fingerprints. The homeowner was contacted by phone and advised of the damage. The incident is believed to be gang-related based on the spray-painted areas, which contained common gang graffiti in the Norcross area.

Police were dispatched to a domestic dispute at a rent-a-car operation on Jimmy Carter Boulevard. Earlier in the day, a woman rented a car and drove it home.

While the woman was taking a nap, unknown person(s) entered her house, took the keys to the rented car and entered the vehicle. The following items were missing from the car: keys, bank papers, church phone directory, answering machine instruction manual, miscellaneous photos and the car rental contract.

The woman had the car towed from her residence to the rental car business. The dispute was over the bill and who was going to pay for a new key.

A 31-year-old Atlanta man realized his cell phone was missing from his office on Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. He called his cell phone number and a man answered. He confronted the stranger about stealing his phone, but the man just laughed and hung up.

An operations manager at a Suwanee business told police a woman was terminated from her position as a receptionist.

The complainant said the woman took the company's credit card from the petty cash box and took a company cellular phone. The complainant said the former receptionist took the phone to a cell phone store and had service added to it. She also got two new phones and had them charged to the company's account.

Police were dispatched to a business in reference to a theft of appliances. Upon arrival, the project manager for the business said when he arrived at the job site, he noticed the garage door was open.

He then discovered that burglar(s) had entered the store and stole a $600 range and a $400 dryer. There were no suspects at this time.

A Lawrenceville man was fighting with his brother at a Lawrenceville address.

The son of the brother, a 14-year-old boy, was trying to pull his uncle off his father. The uncle grabbed the boy and slammed him into a wall, causing the sheet rock to crack.

The boy recovered and tried to assist his father again. His uncle punched the boy with a closed fist in the left side of his head. The boy jumped on the man's back and the uncle bit his right forearm.

The uncle was arrested and charged with battery.

A 25-year-old Norcross man came home from work and noticed a piece of the door trim on the floor and then saw the stereo, VCR and DVD from his living room were missing.

During the day, someone had kicked in the door of the apartment and took these items: DVD player, $300; CD/ stereo, $400; cable box, $100; VCR, $100; tuner, $100; Nintendo 64, $100; a TV/ VCR combo, $250; and the remote control from the coffee table.

Adam Van Wickel contributed to this report.


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