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Break-in reported in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) is looking for the person who broke into a house Saturday and ransacked the inside.

July 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Trash illegally dumped at business

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is looking for the person who illegally dumped trash at a Covington business Wednesday.

July 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Pistol taken from vehicle in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington man told police his handgun was stolen from his wife's car trunk by two men helping her with her groceries.

July 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Brick thrown at car on Hwy. 36

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Jackson man reported that his car was hit by a brick on Highway 36 as he drove toward Highway 162 Wednesday morning.

July 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: July 19

Robin Marie Akins, 58, Covington, July 13, court sentenced

July 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE: Antavian Love sentenced in the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Antavian Love, 17, will spend the rest of his life in prison after the sentencing decision was made by Alcovy Judicial Circuit Judge ...

July 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


CPD investigates vehicle break-ins

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating several car break-ins that happened in the early morning hours Saturday. In one case, a handgun ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Three arrested for loitering and prowling in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested three people, including a juvenile, for loitering and prowling and handgun possession early Saturday morning after somebody ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


NCSO seeks public's help in shooting of Oxford home

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are asking for the public's help in reference ...

July 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


NCSO seeks help in identifying armed robber

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Investigators and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are seeking the Public's Help in Reference to a recent ...

July 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


DeKalb PD arrests Newton County woman in shooting

COVINGTON, Ga. – TheDeKalb County Police Department (DCPD), assisted by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), arrested a Newton County woman suspected of shooting a ...

July 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Covington Police investigating armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department (CPD) are looking for the two people who robbed the Dollar General on Highway 278 at gunpoint ...

July 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime


Two murder suspects, drugs, stolen gun located at Conyers motel

CONYERS, Ga. - Suspicious activity observed by a Conyers Police Officer led to the arrest of two wanted murder suspects as well as a narcotics seizure ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Newton County Jail Log: July 12

Harold Glenn Aikens, 54, Porterdale, July 8, hold for other agency (Atlanta Police Department)

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


Body found in Oxford Cemetery

OXFORD, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputy on patrol in Oxford found the body of a deceased male lying on the ground ...

July 12, 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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