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Gwinnett police say crime response center helped locate vehicle theft suspect within an hour of the crime

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GDP Script/ Top Stories for Tuesday July 11

Publish Date: Monday July 10

From the Henssler Financial Studio Welcome to the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast

Today is Tuesday July 11th , and happy 64th birthday to guitarist Richie Sambora



I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Peggy Slappey Properties

  1. Gwinnett police say crime response center helped locate vehicle theft suspect within an hour of the crime
  2. Gwinnett police looking for man who broke into cars at Suwanee-area home
  3. And a Missing Duluth teen with medical issues last seen near Publix on Buford Highway




All of this and more is coming up on the Gwinnett Daily Post podcast.


 Break 1 :  Slappey


       Story 1. theft


A car theft suspect was quickly apprehended by Gwinnett Police thanks to their Situational Awareness and Crime Response Center. The suspect stole a 2009 Mercedes E350 from a gas station near Sugarloaf Mills Mall. Despite the owner not knowing the vehicle's VIN or license plate number, an analyst at the center used a database to locate the license plate. The stolen car was found abandoned on State Route 316, and the suspect, Kattie Chantel McKoy, was identified through Georgia DOT cameras and arrested for felony theft by taking. The Situational Awareness and Crime Response Center played a vital role in recovering the vehicle and assisting law enforcement..…..read more on this at gwinnettdailypost.com



STORY 2: cars


Gwinnett County Police are searching for a man who allegedly broke into two vehicles parked at a home in the Suwanee area. The incident occurred last week, and the suspect entered an Audi A7 and a Porsche Macan in the driveway. The owner, who was on vacation, received an alert from his Ring camera and contacted the police. The vehicles had been locked, but the suspect used an unspecified device to unlock them. Police advise vehicle owners to take precautions such as locking doors, activating security systems, avoiding leaving valuables in cars, and parking in well-lit areas. Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact the police or Atlanta Crime Stoppers.

Story 3:  missing

The Duluth Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating a "critical missing" 16-year-old named Christian Guinto, who has medical conditions. He was last seen at Publix on Buford Highway at around 3 p.m. on Thursday. Possible sightings have been reported along Bunten Road, Buford Highway, and Duluth Highway, which are routes to his neighborhood near Bunten Road and Duluth Highway. Guinto is described as 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds, and was last seen wearing grey sweat shorts and a blue zip-up sweatshirt. If anyone spots him, they are urged to immediately contact the Duluth police.


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Break 2:    M.O.G. - Tom Wages -  Obits



Story 4: lockard


Gwinnett County Public Schools Police Chief Tony Lockard participated in a peer-to-peer executive training program in Israel as part of the Georgia International Law Exchange (GILEE). The delegation, consisting of 20 members, including police chiefs, sheriffs, and other law enforcement officials, received intensive public safety leadership training from top Israeli police executives. The program focused on best practices, technology in policing, community policing, and building safer neighborhoods for minority communities. GILEE has been organizing such exchanges for three decades, with nearly 1,250 law enforcement executives graduating from the program. The initiative aims to enhance public safety through partnerships between law enforcement agencies and the private sector.


Story 5: kiosk


The Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner's Office has installed its 10th car tag renewal kiosk, which is also the first one located in a metro Atlanta Publix store. The kiosk, situated at the Publix on Centerville Highway in Snellville, allows vehicle owners in Gwinnett County to conveniently renew their automobile tags during store hours. The tax commissioner, Denise R. Mitchell, expressed satisfaction with providing efficient access to services for citizens and stated her commitment to ensuring such accessibility. The installation of the kiosk marks a milestone in expanding the availability of car tag renewal services in the community.


We’ll be back in a moment



Story 6:  parks month


Gwinnett County offers a wide range of park spaces and recreational facilities for its residents. With over 10,000 acres of parks, the county provides amenities such as community gardens, walking trails, sports fields, playgrounds, and community centers. The Parks and Recreation Department aims to support the community by offering inclusive services, promoting conservation, and providing educational and recreational experiences. In celebration of National Park and Recreation Month, Gwinnett County has planned nearly 40 events throughout July. The county takes pride in its parks, which serve as gathering places for residents and visitors to connect with nature and each other. Gwinnett County's Parks and Recreation has been recognized as a top park department in the nation, winning the Gold Medal award in 2008.


We’ll be back in a moment


Break 3:  ESOG – Ingles 7- Ag Pro 30


Story 7: houck


Colin Houck, a recent graduate from Parkview High School in Gwinnett County, was selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Rated as the No. 12 overall prospect and No. 5 high school player in the draft, Houck was chosen with the No. 32 overall pick by the New York Mets. Despite being announced during the Competitive Balance A round, Houck's selection marks the third time in the past two seasons and the 11th time since 2000 that a Gwinnett County graduate has been chosen in the first round. Houck, known for his talents as a quarterback in football as well, had committed to playing baseball at Mississippi State.


Story 8: zhang


Michael Zhang, a recent graduate from Norcross High School, is known for his basketball skills but also excels academically and possesses various talents. With a GPA of 4.8, Zhang is not only an exceptional basketball player but also a talented pianist, certified programmer, website and app developer, and runs his own sneaker business. He will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to continue both his basketball and academic pursuits. Zhang's offensive skills, including his 3-point shooting and ability to create space on the court, have earned him recognition. MIT was Zhang's dream school, and he was drawn to the campus atmosphere and the culture of the program.



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Break 4:  Lawrenceville – UMC - Henssler 60

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