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Posted: November 1, 2012 8:57 p.m.

Crime briefs: Women fight over parking

Two women were charged with disorderly conduct after a disagreement over a parking space that turned physical. An officer with the Covington Police Department responded to Johnson Drive around 8 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving a call about a fight.

A woman crying told the officer that her neighbor jumped on her while she was in the car returning home from work in Conyers. The woman said she pulled in to park in front of her home and that's when her neighbor reportedly came over and kicked her car and spit on it. The woman said she tried to get out of her car but her neighbor slammed the door on her leg and hit her. The officer also spoke to the neighbor who said the woman tried to get into the parking spot where she was already parked and admitted to fighting.

A friend of the neighbor said he heard the two women fighting and he came outside to break up the fight. He told police he did not see who started the fight. Both women were arrested.

Picked up
A man who was arrested by the Porterdale Police Department said someone stole items out of his vehicle after it was towed by a wrecker service. A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to a wrecker service business off of Washington Street in reference to theft. The deputy spoke to a man who said on Saturday, he was arrested by PPD after a traffic stop.

When the man came to pick up his vehicle, he noticed his iPad was missing and his driver and passenger seats were damaged. Employees at the wrecker service told the man that no one had been in his vehicle for the duration it was in the lot.

Awarded a grant
A man received a fraudulent telephone solicitation on Tuesday. A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's office responded to the call, stating that the victim received an unknown phone call at his home number offering him a grant of $8,400.

The caller told the man to send $235 to him via Western Union and then the man would receive his grant money. The man did not send the money. He provided the deputy with the unknown person's telephone number for further investigation.

Keyed and stolen
A man said items were stolen from his vehicle while he was at work. An officer with Covington Police Department responded to a call about someone entering an automobile around 12 a.m. on Wednesday at Henry's Fast Lube located on U.S. Highway 278.

The man told the officer that he parked his SUV behind the shop on Monday around 11 p.m. and when he returned to work on Tuesday, he noticed items were missing from his vehicle around 1 p.m. The officer also found that someone keyed the side of the man's vehicle. Some of the items stolen included an Alpine DVD touch radio, JL Audio Class D Mono 700W amplifier, a JL Audio Class D Mono 250W amplifier and a Kinnetic battery. Items were valued at $1,410 total.

Doors locked
A woman said someone stole $1,600 worth of items out of her car on Tuesday. A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a home off of Fieldstone Court and spoke with a woman who said she noticed an odor of cigarette smoke when she got into her car.

The woman said she also noticed that four bank cards, an EBT food stamp card, a checkbook, her Social Security card, and her four children's Social Security cards were missing from her purse. There were also two laptop computers stolen from the vehicle. The deputy reported that there were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle, but the woman said she believed she locked her doors.

 

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