Thursday, May 23, 2013
Snyder will replace the retiring Myers as chief effective May 25.
Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services is getting a new leader and a revamped facility. Gwinnett officials announced Tuesday that Casey Snyder, a 24-year veteran of the department, will replace Bill Myers, who will retire on May 24 after 30 years with the county. Also, the county announced that a $1.3 million expansion of Gwinnett’s Fire Academy will begin this summer. Snyder, who will oversee the department of 800 employees, began his career in emergency services in 1984. “Casey Snyder is the ideal choice to lead Fire and Emergency Services," County Administrator Glenn Stephens said in a news release. "Like his predecessor, Bill Myers, whom we will miss greatly, Casey started as a firefighter with the department and took on increasing …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A utility vehicle also was reported stolen from a residence on Buck Smith Road.
The following calls also were investigated by the WCSO between May 16 - 20, 2013. Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 This information was obtained from the WCSO reports and alerts.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
All the family members and pets made it out safe.
According to Craig League, Battalion Chief - Walton County Fire and Rescue, firefighters responded to a structure fire at 2070 Habersham Circle in the City of Walnut Grove at about 11:24 pm. on Sunday, May 19, 2013. "Upon arrival of the first fire engine, there was heavy fire from the upstairs bonus room over a home garage," League said, adding that all of the occupants made it out safely, including the family pets. "There were no injuries reported, as well as no firefighter injuries. The fire department was on scene for nearly three hours." League said he believes that the home is salvageable although there was extensive damage to the garage and upstairs room above the garage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sound Equipment, flat screen TV stolen from Sharon Baptist Church sanctuary and freezer and several small kitchen appliances stolen from the church fellowship hall.
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Monday, May 20
Walton County Sheriff's Deputies were called to Sharon Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, after church members arrived to find that the sanctuary and fellowship hall of the church had been burglarized. According to a WCSO incident report, members arrived to find a stool and a chair in front of the door. They found that the back door had been pried open and a flat screen TV and sound equipment had been stolen. Deputies were called back a little later when church members found that the fellowship hall had been hit by theives as well. Items stolen from the fellowship hall included several small kitchen appliances, flatware, a 30 inch chest freezer, charcoal, garbage cans, a pressure cooker and other items, including consumables. The …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Gwinnett County firefighters responded to more than 100 emergency calls after 3 a.m. Sunday, May 19. Walton County 911 said calls in west Walton (Loganville area) kept them busy.
Early-morning thunderstorms brought wind, lightning and heavy rains to Gwinnett and Walton counties and the rest of metro Atlanta. Walton County officials said they were kept busy in west Walton, but have not yet provided specific details. The weather also kept Gwinnett firefighters busy early Sunday, resulting in more than 100 storm-related emergency calls were made, most of which came around 3 a.m. as the storms moved through. See the list incident calls from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday, May 19 The more significant incidents, according a media alert emailed by Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge: HOUSE FIRES GAS LEAK ENTRAPMENT ACCIDENT TREE DOWN ON INTERSTATE EMERGENCY CALLS DURING THE STORM (approx. 3 a.m. until 8 a.m.) Note: Not all calls …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Snellville Police advised residents to avoid the area near Scenic Highway and Henry Clower Boulevard.
According to an alert from Snellville Police, a sink hole has occurred on Scenic Highway south of Henry Clower Boulevard in the north bound lanes. It is reportedly 8 feet deep and covers the whole of the right turning lane. Snellville Police Lt. McKinney told Patch that a Walton EMC truck was driving on Scenic Highway and saw the road just open up in front of him. Fortunately he was able to avoid the hole and contact police. Snellville Patch will update this story as more information is made available. All lanes except the turning lane at Henry Clower were open by 8:10 p.m. Wednesday.
Tim Stewart Funeral Homes laid a wreath in honor of police officers who lost their lives protecting Gwinnett County citizens.
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Wednesday, May 15
In honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day on Wednesday and Police Week, Tim and Gay Stewart of Tim Stewart Funeral Homes laid a wreath at the Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville. The wreath was placed in front of the wall dedicated to the 15 officers from police departments in Gwinnett County who lost their lives on the job. Officers from local police agencies and the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office were on hand for the ceremony. The Gwinnett County Police Department also held a ceremony Wednesday. Patch will have more on that story.
The following residents from the Loganville area were recently charged in Gwinnett County.
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Wednesday, May 15
The following charges were also filed against residents in the Loganville area during the period May 5 to 11. These are all charges and do not constitute a conviction. May 5 May 6 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 11 This was compiled from arrest records from the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Officials with the city of Loganville honored two local residents, members of Loganville Fire Department Station 16 and Walton County EMT Troy Willard and EMS Russell Cook for saving the life of a cardiac patient.
After going into cardiac arrest at the First Baptist Church of Loganville on March 14, 2013, Robert Barganier believes his life was saved by divine intervention. He also believes that intervention came at the hand of two caregivers on the scene as well as members of Loganville Fire Department and Walton County EMS. “None of it would have happened without the hand of the Lord,” Barganier said at a ceremony in Loganville commending those who were involved in the rescue. Barganier went on to thank Brenda Zolnick, the nurse who was on hand to give him CPR the day it happened, as well as the firefighters from Loganville LFD Station 16 and Walton County EMT Troy Willard and EMS Russell Cook. Ann Benford, the second local resident who had been on…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Police say the incident took place at 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 12 in unincorporated Gwinnett near Snellville.
Police believe a man stabbed his girlfriend, then shot himself in the head after an apparent domestic argument early Sunday morning in unincorporated Gwinnett between Snellville and Loganville. The woman, who was stabbed in the back, survived the attack, but the man died, according to a media alert emailed by Gwinnett Police Cpl. Michele Pihera. “The death of the male is being investigated as a suicide. The female is not a suspect in his death,” Pihera reported. The incident occurred after midnight Sunday morning, May 12, in the 3800 block of White Pine Road, near the intersection of Centerville Rosebud Road and Lenna Drive. According to the media alert, police arrived on scene at 1:15 a.m. after a man called to say he had stabbed his …