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Posted: April 1, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Basketball leads to pepper spray

During a fight, a woman’s daughter was reportedly hit with a pipe and a group of juveniles pepper sprayed on West Street Sunday, between 6 and 7 p.m.

According to reports, a woman said children were playing basketball on the courts on Alexander Street when they got into a fight. Reportedly, several other juveniles stated a female hit a girl with a pipe and used pepper spray. A woman said she was called about the fight to defend her children.

Under the age, wrong side of the road
A Covington Police Officer noticed a red Monte Carlo leaving the QT toward Hwy. 142 at around 12:34 a.m. Sunday, when he saw it going in the wrong direction, then cross the median and enter the right side of the road.

According to reports, the vehicle turned onto Settlers Grove Road, and then failed to stop after the police car’s emergency lights were activated.

When the car came to a stop a, reported, ½ mile later, an officer saw the driver attempt to get into the back seat of the vehicle when he approached it, reportedly.

When the officer reached the passenger side and gave a verbal warning to open the door, Miranda Wykoff was reportedly crying, saying “I’m sorry.” When asked why she drove on the wrong side of the road and what her reason was for not stopping, she reportedly said, because she was drinking. Courtney Conley, in the front passenger seat, also admitted to consuming alcohol that evening.

Wykoff was charged with DUI, driving on the wrong side of roadway and consumption of alcohol underage. Conly was charged with consumption of alcohol under age.

Tires stolen at Ginn Motors
A man at Ginn Motor reported to Covington Police a black Nissan drove into the back parking lot and stole some spare tires and wheels Saturday.

According to reports, CPD was dispatched at 4:29 p.m. where an employee stated he was working around back when he saw a black Nissan extended cab truck pull into the back parking lot. An employee said he saw two white subjects exit the truck and load approximately four tires with wheels, according to reports.

The truck was reported as having white lettering across the top of the windshield, and the bottom half of the front bumper appeared to be missing.

The estimated value of tires and wheels between $500 and $1,000, and the case has been turned over to investigators.

Stolen candy
A Newton High School parent told the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Monday she wanted to press charges on a student who stole candy from her daughter’s pocket book.

According to reports, the woman said the incident happened around March 5 or 6, when a student took a bag of South Patch Kids candy, valued at $2. The parent reportedly told several administrators who told her they would correct the situation. The parent told deputies she was not satisfied with the administrator and wanted to complete an incident report.

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