Arrests made in 2 instances of damage to Gwinnett police officers vehicles

Press release from Gwinnett County Police Department

Suspects sought in 3rd instance

Gwinnett County, Georgia)  Gwinnett County police report that three suspects have been arrested and charged in two instances of vandalism on police cars at the homes of two police officers with Gwinnett County Police Department – one in Duluth and another in Lawrenceville. oOn Tuesday, June 2, between 10pm and midnight, two patrol cars were targeted with Molotov cocktails at the homes of two GCPD officers at two different homes in Duluth and Lawrenceville.

In a 3rd incident that happened yesterday, June 3, a GCPD officer found his patrol car windshield and driver’s side window smashed at around 7:45 a.m. early yesterday morning at his home in unincorporated Lawrenceville. Police say it appears as though someone threw a brick causing the damage.

No suspects have been identified in this third case, and police are seeking tips through Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) orwww.stopcrimeATL.com.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

Charged in the first two instance that happened on June 2 are:

  • Alvin Joseph                         Arson 1st Degree – Felony (2 counts), Possession and

Manufacturing of Destructive Device – Felony (2 counts), Criminal Trespass – Misdemeanor (2 counts), Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime – Felony (2 counts), Interference with Government Property – Felony (2 counts), Interference with Government Property – Misdemeanor (1 count), and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon – Felony (1 count)

  • Lakaila Mack                         Arson 1st Degree – Felony (2 counts), Possession and

Manufacturing of Destructive Device – Felony (2 counts), Criminal Trespass – Misdemeanor (2 counts), Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime – Felony (2 counts), Interference with Government Property – Felony (2 counts)

  • Ebuka Chike-Morah              Arson 1st Degree – Felony (2 counts), Possession and

Manufacturing of Destructive Device – Felony (2 counts), Criminal Trespass – Misdemeanor (2 counts), Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime – Felony (2 counts), Interference with Government Property – Felony (2 counts)

GCPD reports that in the first instance, a caller told 911 that a GCPD patrol care was on fire at an officers residence in unincorporated Duluth and a witness reported seeing three black males running from the scene. In the second incident, a caller told the 911 Center that someone tried to set a patrol car on fire at an officer’s home in unincorporated Lawrenceville. Witnesses reported seeing a dark colored passenger car fleeing from the scene. The fire started on the ground behind the car  was extinguished with a fire extinguisher. Two dents were also found on the driver’s side of the car.

Following the events, a lookout was given to local law enforcement agencies.  An additional vehicle was linked to the cases.  Lawrenceville Police found one of the suspect’s vehicles and arrested Alvin Joseph (age 21, male, Lawrenceville). Alvin’s passenger, Lakaila Mack (age 20, female, Dacula), was taken to GCPD Headquarters for questioning.  Following her interview, she was placed under arrest.

Investigators from the Gwinnett County Police Department, the Gwinnett County Fire Department Arson Unit, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) worked throughout the late night and early morning locating the third suspect and his vehicle.  Ebuka Chike-Morah (age 21, male, Duluth) was eventually found.  Both vehicles linked to this event were recovered.  A search warrant was issued on both cars.  A search of one of the vehicles revealed accelerant related to the crimes.

All three suspects will be charged in reference to both incidents. They are being held without bond at the Gwinnett County jail.

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