A county service vehicle was reportedly stolen from the Newton County Landfill Sunday and later found.
According to a Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) report, Deputy James Stevens responded to the landfill, located at 205 Lower River Road in Covington, March 26 in response to a vehicle theft.
When he arrived, according to the report, Stevens met with county employee George Oaks who told him that his boss had contacted him to check a report of somebody smashing through the front gate of the landfill.
According to the report, Oaks told the deputy that he checked the property and discovered that somebody had removed a service truck and driven it through the gate. According to the report, Oaks told Stevens that he did not hear or see anyone at the location.
While on patrol Sunday night, NCSO Deputy Kurt Collins reportedly observed a white Dodge pick-up truck with yellow lights on top that matched the description of the stolen vehicle. According to the report, the truck was found off the roadway on Highway 212 and Westbrook Way. Collins checked the tag and determined that it was the stolen truck. It was towed to the sheriff’s office for processing.