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Crime Briefs - Sept. 28
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$1,400 worth of electronics stolen from home
A man said someone entered his home and stole electronics from him and his brother on Wednesday. A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about a burglary at a home on Green Commons Drive just before 3 p.m. The deputy spoke with a man who said he left his home around 9 a.m. and when he returned, he found a rear window at the house was broken and the drawers in his bedroom and his brother's bedroom were all pulled out. The man said his Sony camera and HP laptop were missing but he didn't know what was missing from his brother's room. The deputy spoke to the man's brother. The brother said he left the house around 11 a.m. and the only thing he found missing from his room was a Sony DVD Player. The deputy could not determine what was thrown through the window to gain entry into the house. The items stolen were an estimated $1,400.

Man's SUV egged while driving by Berkshire subdivision
A man said his 2002 Ford Explorer was egged on Wednesday morning when he was driving down Oak Hill Road. A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office met with a man at Smith Store Road and Oak Hill Road around 4 a.m. in reference to property damage. The man told the deputy that he was driving down Oak Hill Road just past Berkshire Drive when someone on the side of the road started throwing eggs and gravel at his vehicle.

He did not see who threw the objects at his vehicle but he said he did see someone moving around so he proceeded to drive further down the road before calling the police. According to the report, the man's vehicle had several scratches on both sides and the rear of his SUV. There were also traces of egg all along the passenger side of the vehicle. The deputy went back to the area where the man said the incident occurred and found a 24 dozen egg tray laying in the roadway and several footprints in the grass that led back towards the Berkshire subdivision. The deputy was unable to locate anyone in the neighborhood outside.

K-9 recovers stolen items after home burglary
A K-9 with the Newton County Sheriff's Office found several items in the woods that belonged to a homeowner whose home was broken into. Deputies responded to a call about a burglary at a home located on Landon Way in the Nelly Manor subdivision around noon on Tuesday. The deputy spoke with a man who said he saw three men leaving his neighbors house carrying electronics. He said the three men ran into the woods.

The deputy checked the home and discovered the rear window had been shattered and opened. More deputies arrived to the scene to clear the area and search for the three men, but they were unable to locate them. A K-9 also assisted with the search went up a small path leading to Hoglen Drive and discovered a LG flat screen in the grass. The deputy met with another home owner who said he saw the three men walk away from the area and that one of the men walked into the woods to put something down. The deputy walked to the edge of the woods with the K-9 and found two laptops and two purses.

The deputy asked the homeowner which direction the men went and the homeowner showed the deputy the path, but they were not located. The deputy returned to the residence on Landon Way and returned the items that were found to the home owner. The woman did not remember what else was stolen at the time. According to the report, $3,800 worth of items were stolen from the home.

ID's stolen out of man's wallet at library
A man said someone stole his identification and bank debit cards out of his wallet which was in his car parked at the library on Wednesday. Covington police responded to the Newton County Library located on Floyd Street in reference to an entering auto call. An officer spoke with the man who said he had been in the library from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and when he returned to his vehicle, he noticed the glove compartment was open.

The man said his wallet was in his glove compartment box, which contained his driver's license, social security card and two bank debit cards. However, the man's wallet was still in the glove compartment box. No other items were reported missing at the time of the report.