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Posted: June 3, 2009 12:30 a.m.

Clubhouse window broken

Suspect breaks clubhouse window while “practicing his moves”

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to the clubhouse of North Woods subdivision Sunday afternoon, after a young man was reportedly seen attempting to break into the building.

When they arrived they spoke with the president of the neighborhood's homeowners association who allegedly told them he first noticed the young man walking around the clubhouse and it aroused his suspicion. He approached and asked the young man where he lived and the youth reportedly pointed down Crabapple Ridge.

After the young man left, the complainant walked to the front of the clubhouse and found a window broken out. He identified the young man as a white male, in his late teens or early 20s, wearing black and white shoes, black shorts, a black shirt and headphones.

After a suggestion from the victim, deputies went to a residence on Crabapple Ridge and spoke with the homeowner, who reportedly said the description of the young man skulking around the clubhouse matched that of his grandson, Daniel Lloyd, but that he had left with his parents in a gold van. As the man was telling the deputy this a gold van allegedly came down the street and past the house.

Deputies stopped the van and asked the driver if her son was in the the van. She reportedly told deputies that he was and a young man exited the back seat to speak with law enforcement officials. Lloyd allegedly matched the physical description given by the president of the homeowners association and when asked if he head been at the clubhouse earlier he reportedly admitted to being there.

Lloyd was asked if he had busted the window out of the front of the clubhouse and he allegedly didn't answer. Deputies told him to be honest and tell them if he had busted the window and Lloyd reportedly smiled and said "I did it." When asked how it happened Lloyd allegedly told deputies "I was practicing my moves," and began to laugh.

He was asked if he thought busting the window out was funny and Lloyd reportedly told officers "yeah" and continued to smile. After the complainant advised deputies that Lloyd matched the description of the man he saw at the clubhouse "100 percent," Lloyd was arrested and transported to the Newton County Detention Center where he was charged with criminal trespassing.

Woman attempts to steal $43 in goods from Dollar General
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to Dollar General on U.S. Highway 278 after a woman alledgedly filled her empty purse with merchandise and attempted to leave the store.

According to reports, when officers arrived a store employee said that the woman, identified as Tara Hill, came into the store Saturday afternoon with a flat purse that appeared to be empty. When she came to the register, however, the formerly empty purse seemed quite full and was zipped up, according to the employee.

The store's employee reportedly asked Hill to open her purse and Hill allegedly ran back into the aisles of the store and began pulling items from her purse and putting them back on the shelves. Several items were recovered that Hill had placed on the shelves, including girls clothing (three sets in size 3X), some eye serum and some Tootsie Pops, among other things.

When asked about this, Hill allegedly denied the accusations vehemently, saying that she didn't put anything in her purse, nor did she run around the store returning items to the shelves. The employee of Dollar General was just as adamant that Hill had done just that.

Hill was placed under arrest by officers and her purse was searched. Inside it officers reportedly found a bottle of Oil of Olay Night Cream, still in the package. Hill allegedly told officers that she had bought the face cream at Wal-Mart the week before.

When officers told Hill that they would be watching the security video from the store she reportedly admitted to stealing the items, including the face cream. She was transported to the Newton County Detention Center where she was charged with shoplifting. The total amount of merchandise that she attempted to take was $43.


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