COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested two juveniles early Monday morning after responding to a report of vehicles being broken into.
According to the CPD incident report, officers were dispatched to North Sterling Lakes Drive just after 2 a.m. Aug. 14 in reference to four-to-six males committing the offense of entering auto.
According to the report, as Sgt. Brent Fuesting arrived at the scene and started to canvas the area, he observed two males with masks covering their faces run from the corner of South Sterling Lakes onto Sterling Lakes Court. The pair then reportedly attempted to hide in the wood line.
According to the report, Fuesting quickly detained one of the juveniles at the edge of the wood line. He then discovered the second juvenile hiding in the woods next to a fence. Both juveniles reportedly had t-shirts covering their faces to conceal their identities.
The first juvenile was reportedly in possession of a white Samsung tablet that he stated he had taken off the porch of a residence. According to the report, the juvenile stated it was dark and he could not provide any information or a location on the residence.
According to the report, the juveniles were transported to the Newton County Jail for placement in a juvenile detention facility charged with theft by taking, loitering and prowling, misdemeanor obstruction of an officer and curfew.