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2 stopped in apparent burglary attempt

COVINGTON, Ga. - Two people were arrested Thursday evening, allegedly trying to steal tires after the owner of a local tire store blocked their escape route with his truck and waited for Covington police to arrive.

According to a Covington Police Department(CPD) report, officers were dispatched to Bulldog Tire at 4108 Elm St. shortly before 7:30 p.m. on the report of a burglary.

When they arrived on the scene, the perpetrators were attempting to leave the scene in a white pickup truck. According to the report, the owner of the business had the offenders’ truck blocked with his truck on Baker Street in the probation office parking lot.

The owner reportedly told police he had been having problems with someone coming to the business and stealing tires.

Barry Broach, 54, told police the owner had given him permission to get the tires from the store and he was working for Bulldog. The store’s owner denied Broach had permission to get the tires and told police that he had not worked at the store since the 1980s.

Broach, of Monroe, was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal trespass. A woman waiting in the truck, 43-year-old Heather Glass, also of Monroe, was arrested and charged with being a party to a crime.

Both were transported to the Newton County Jail.