A juvenile was arrested Friday morning after reportedly sneaking into a house through an open window and stealing more than $100 in change and a cell phone from a home in Clark's Grove.
"Calls for service involving juveniles definitely go up when school is out," said Covington Police Lt. Paul Dailey.
At approximately 10:48 a.m., the CPD received a call of a suspicious person loitering in the Clark's Grove development.
Neighbors reported the 16-year-old black juvenile had been to several houses asking about odd jobs before allegedly entering a house through an open window.
CPD officer Brent Fuesting arrived in the neighborhood a few minutes later and spotted the suspect carrying a trash bag while walking in a courtyard behind several houses. Dailey said the suspect dropped the bag and attempted to flee the scene when he spotted the police cruiser.
Fuesting reportedly chased the juvenile 200 yards before attempting to escape through another locked house. The suspect allegedly kicked the house's $9,000 doors several times, in an attempt to break them down.
When the door did not give, the officer was then able to corner the juvenile, who reportedly gave himself up without further incident.
A baggy with $3 worth of nickels and a Verizon LG cell phone were found in the suspect's pockets. The dropped trash bag, which contained $98 in change, was recovered from the court yard. Dailey said the suspect admitted taking all three items from the house.
The juvenile was transported to the CPD where he was charged with burglary, criminal damage to property and obstruction of an officer.