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Pistols, laptop, checkbooks stolen during lunchtime smash and grab

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is looking for the two people responsible for a pair of daring, lunchtime smash and grab thefts from ...

August 04, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Equipment stolen from county water treatment plant

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for three suspects responsible for stealing lawn equipment from the Newton County ...

August 04, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Checks and mail reported stolen from mailboxes in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) took reports last week on mail and checks stolen from two locations in the city.

August 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Man arrested after taking naked stroll down Hwy. 278

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Monday morning after he reportedly took a walk while not wearing any clothes.

August 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Conyers Police looking for suspects involved in assault on police

CONYERS, Ga. - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) is asking for help in identifying three suspects involved in an assault on police incident Aug. 1.

August 03, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 2

Robert Steven Allen, 30, Covington, Aug. 1, driving while license suspended/revoked

August 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Man flown from scene after Brown Street shooting

COVINGTON, Ga. – Less than an hour after responding to a deadly shooting at a gas station on Highway 142, officers with the Covington Police Department ...

August 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


CPD investigating deadly shooting

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are investigating a shooting at a gas station Tuesday evening that left one man dead.

August 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Covington man pleads guilty in 2016 slaying

COVINGTON, Ga. – Nathaniel Barnes, charged with killing a 24-year-old Conyers man in July 2016, pleaded guilty to the murder in Newton County Superior Court late ...

August 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Conyers Police seeks help in Sigman Bottle Shop incident

CONYERS, Ga. - The Conyers Police Department (CPD), in partnership with Crime Stoppers, is asking for the community's help in identifying suspects in a recent ...

August 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Local man arrested for 10th DUI

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy arrested a man for his 10th DUI offense Sunday evening after responding to a ...

July 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: July 26

Brandon Lee Barnett, 30, Loganville, July 23, probation violation for fingerprintable charge

July 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Armed robbery reported on Salem Road

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) are looking for the person who robbed a Salem Road gas station at gunpoint ...

July 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

COVINGTON, Ga.- The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is looking for two people who robbed a Dollar General on Highway 81 Tuesday night.

July 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Distracted driving leads to drug charge

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington man was arrested on a drug charge following a traffic stop late Saturday night after he failed to maintain his lane.

July 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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VIDEO: Covington woman uses security camera to scare off burglar

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington woman who, was not there, scared off a would-be thief inside her home earlier this month by shouting at him through her security camera.

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Tag check and chase leads to arrests

COVINGTON, Ga. – The driver and passenger on a motorcycle were arrested by Covington Police Department (CPD) Monday evening after fleeing a traffic stop and later being found.

April 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


TV, jewelry taken in burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington man returned home April 22 after a couple of days away to find that his home had been burglarized and his property stolen.

April 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Back for court: Murder suspect returns to court annually

COVINGTON, Ga. - Vasile Chisinau Ciorba first appeared in Newton County courtroom nearly 13 years ago charged with the bludgeoning death of his wife. He was back in court Thursday for a competency hearing.

April 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


PPD tracks down, arrests intoxicated boater

PORTERDALE, Ga. - A wedding was interrupted as the Porterdale Police Department (PPD) arrested a Covington man for boating under the influence (BUI) Saturday night after a pontoon boat became disabled on the Yellow River near the dam.

April 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: April 19

David Brandon Allen, 27, Truetlin County PDC, April 17, back for court

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Nine arrested in Conyers pandering sting

CONYERS Ga. – The Conyers Police Department (CPD) arrested nine men, including four Covington men, in a pandering sting April 19.

April 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Conyers Police Seek to Identify BP Robber

Conyers, Ga-Conyers Police Department Investigators are seeking to identify an armed robbery suspect who targeted the BP Gas Station at 607 Sigman Road, on Monday.

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Counterfeit money used in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating the appearance of counterfeit money April 14 at three city businesses.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


House, truck shot at in dispute

COVINGTON, Ga.-The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded to a report of shots fired at a Covington house early Tuesday morning.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Computer, cellphone taken from vehicle at Home Depot

COVINGTON, Ga. - A laptop computer and cellphone were reportedly stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Industrial Park Boulevard April 18.

April 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Arrest made in pawn shop burglary

MORROW, Ga - The Covington Police Department (CPD) has arrested a Clayton County man in connection with the March 20 burglary of Emergency Pawn.

April 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


GUILTY: Antavian Love found guilty on 7 charges in the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Saturday, June 18, 2016 was probably playing out like many others for Enrique Ramirez Trejo during his 25-year career at El Charro Mexican Restaurant. He locked up the store on Covington Bypass, walked across the parking lot to his 1999 Ford Expedition, climbed in and drove out heading home.

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Suspicious activity leads to drug, gun arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a man April 12 on gun and drug charges after suspicious activity caught their attention.

April 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Tail light stop leads to meth arrest

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a Decatur woman April 11 after a stop for no tail lights turned up drugs and a warrant.

April 14, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


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