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Posted: October 20, 2012 5:32 p.m.

Crime Briefs: Woman’s truck stolen from Kroger

A Covington woman told police that someone drove off in her truck on Thursday afternoon when she went into the store.

Officers with the Covington Police Department were dispatched to the Kroger on U.S. Highway 278 just before 4:30 p.m. in reference to a stolen vehicle. They spoke with a woman who said someone had stolen her tan 2001 Ford F150.

The woman parked her car alongside the curb in front of the store to return a movie she had rented and when she came back outside, her vehicle was gone.

As police were speaking with the woman, a taxi cab driver pulled up and said a man called from Kroger and asked for a ride to Jonesboro and that he needed to get there in a hurry.

The taxi cab driver said the man told him he was wearing a white shirt and dark sweatpants.

Police reviewed a surveillance video from the store that showed a man at the customer service counter, matching the description given by the taxi cab driver, talking on the phone at the same time as the taxi cab driver said the man called him.

According to the report, the man was described as a white, heavy-seat male with close cut hair. The surveillance video was taken for evidence. Police entered the missing vehicle into the Georgia Crime Information Center.

Lights out

A woman who noticed her lights turn on and off at her home when she arrived caught a glimpse of someone burglarizing her home on Thursday night.

Covington police officers responded to a home on Capes Drive around 8 p.m. in reference to a burglary in process.

They spoke with a woman who said when she returned home from a friend's house, she saw her bathroom light come on and then turn immediately off.

The woman opened the front door and said she saw a male dressed in dark clothing run out the rear of the residence.

The woman could not provide police with a clear description of the male. Police searched the area with a K-9, which tracked a short distance and lost track in the area of Ginn Motor Company.

The woman's Loratab pain medication from the bedroom nightstand and her purse, which contained her checkbook and an undetermined amount of money, were missing. Police could not find any signs of forced entry into the residence.

The woman told police that she had been having trouble with the locks.

Snack Run

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested a juvenile after she reportedly stole several items after buying a bag of chips from Dollar General on Tuesday.

A deputy responded to the Dollar General located on Ga. Highway 81 in reference to a juvenile shoplifting.

While on the way to the store, dispatch informed the deputy that the female had run away from the store down Salem Road after she was approached by the manager.

Deputies made contact with the female on Ashley Trace in the Ashley Meadows subdivision and she was escorted back to the store.

Deputies spoke with the manager of the store who said the cashier told her the girl with a black bag and a pink bag walked in the store and bought a bag of chips.

The cashier reportedly noticed the girl's black bag looked like it had more in it than it did before. The manager confronted the girl but she ran out of the store.

The girl reportedly had a 5-pack of chewing gum, a bottle of isopropyl alcohol and a picture frame. The items were a total of $5. The girl was arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting.

 

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