LILBURN – Lilburn Police Department arrested Wilmer R. Cruz, age 38, and Cristina Cruz, age 37, for numerous charges stemming from an altercation with police officers. A 16 and 17 year old were also arrested at the scene.
On March 25, 2018, Lilburn Police responded to a call of a located runaway near 4830 Lawrenceville Highway. Upon arriving, Lilburn Police spoke with the complainant and then approached a tan Cadillac Escalade where the missing juvenile was located. As the officers walked toward the vehicle, several people approached the officers.
Officers repeatedly instructed people to stand back and continued to attempt to speak to the missing juvenile in the parked car. Several people did not comply and in turn challenged and assaulted the officers. During the altercation, officers were kicked, choked, and attempts were made to take officer’s equipment. Eventually officers were able to contain the situation using crowd control training tactics and kept the situation from escalating further. The missing juvenile was reunited with their family.