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DeKalb Police vehicle targeted locally in May 31 entering auto
DeKalb County Police Department
A DeKalb County Police Department vehicle similar to the one pictured was broken into in a May 31 incident in Covington. - photo by File Photo

COVINGTON, Ga. - In a May 31 incident, a DeKalb County Police Department vehicle was broken into overnight at a Covington residence and a police radio, among other items, was taken. 

The victim, Officer Layfeatte Lamont Holloman, reported the incident to the Newton County Sheriff's Office. 

According to that report, the vehicle was identified as a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle belonging to the DeKalb County Police Department. 

The following day, a local mother came to Covington Police Department to turn in what looked to be a police-style radio that her children found in their yard. CPD Sgt. Chris Cain was able to determine it was a DeKalb County Police Department radio and contacted Officer Holloman. 

NCSO Deputy LaTavia Washington told The Covington News the radio wasn't the only thing taken from the vehicle. A Dell computer, laptop and bookbag were also removed. 

"Officer Holloman was required to report the theft to DKPD per policy which he has done," Sgt. Jacques Spencer told The News. "Any information regarding this investigation will need to come from the investigating agency."