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Crime: Dismissed girlfriend returns for beer
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Newton County deputies were called to a home on Roseberry Road Oct. 10 to investigate a theft and possible narcotics activity.

The complainant said that his live-in girlfriend had recently moved out, reports said, because he had found out she was "messing around with his cousin.’’

While he was at work Oct. 9, he said, he believes the duo came to his home and stole a 12-pack of Bud Light. He also said a straw and a green zippered bag left at the scene led him to believe the pair had used an unknown narcotic in his home. There was no forced entry.

Better sleep with one eye open

When a deputy was dispatched to a Stephens Drive address to investigate an alleged auto theft, he was told that a man there had allowed a woman to borrow a truck. She then allegedly returned the truck, but then used it again while he was asleep and wrecked it in Atlanta.

The man was advised of the warrant process, reports said.

How low can they go?

A deputy was dispatched to 1 Ram Way, Newton High School, Oct. 9 in reference to a theft.

There, reports said, Monique Huggins, an administrative assistant at the high school, reported that between Oct. 8 and 9, an unknown person(s) stole a manhole cover from a sewer main.

Woman in Japan, robbed in Georgia

When called to investigate an alleged fraud case in Covington, a Newton County Sheriff’s Department deputy learned the victim was in Japan.

According to reports, the victim said she tried to use her Vystar Credit Union debit card Oct. 3 in Japan and was told she had insufficient funds. She checked her account and learned someone had stolen approximately $1,600-$2,000. According to reports, the transactions she was able to view occurred at several Geogia Walmarts, weren’t authorized by her, and that she’s been in Japan since April 15.