Speedy Gonzales booking photo

DULUTH — The suspect wanted in connection with mail theft and forging checks in Suwanee was arrested in Duluth on April 25, 2020.  

The original incident took place on Lakehaven Way in Suwanee in late January when the suspect later identified as Speedy Gonzalez, age 35 of Buford stole checks from a mailbox.  The next day, Gonzalez went to the Home Depot on Stone Mountain Highway and made a purchase of over $3,000.  He later returned the items purchased for cash.

Investigators with the Gwinnett County Police Department asked the public’s assistance in identifying Gonzalez on March 6, 2020.  Hours later, they had information about their suspect and on March 10, police released the name of the suspect as Speedy Gonzalez.  At that time, his whereabouts were unknown.

Police caught up to Gonzalez on April 25 when a camera located at Sugarloaf Parkway and Meadow Church Road notified them that a wanted person was nearby.  Officers located Gonzalez at the Embassy Suites at 2029 Satellite Boulevard in Duluth.  

He was arrested without incident.  Gonzalez was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail on one count of forgery, two counts of identity fraud, and three counts of theft by deception.

Gonzalez also has warrants in Opelika, Ala. and in Forsyth County, in addition to the recent charges he picked up in Gwinnett. 

— Staff Reports

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