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Multiple car break-ins reported in county
Cars often unlocked; video surveillance captures one incident
Newton County Sheriff Car---WEB

COVINGTON, Ga. — Sheriff’s deputies responded to multiple calls of automobile break-ins to start the week.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents Monday:

⦁ A Covington man reported the theft of his 2009 Acura TSX between 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday from the 300 block of Lakeridge Court.

⦁ Items were taken from an unlocked 2005 Ford F-150 truck on Heaton Drive, Covington, between midnight Saturday and 12:57 p.m. Monday.

⦁ A 2005 Ford F-150 was reported stolen from a home on Rolling Ridge Drive, Covington, between midnight Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday.

⦁ A woman reported the theft of $320 worth of items from a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado at her home in the 2000 block of Georgia 81 South, Covington, between 12:01 and 6:50 a.m.

⦁ Two men were seen on video entering the passenger side of an unlocked 2014 Ford Explorer at 4:06 a.m. on Heaton Place Trail, Covington. Nothing was taken, but the glove box was damaged.

⦁ About $40 worth of items were stolen in the break-in of a 2013 Mazda 5 in the 2200 block of Georgia 81 South, Covington.

⦁ Nothing was taken in the break-in of two unlocked vehicles in the 5700 block of Salem Road, Covington. Papers and other items were misplaced in a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche and 2011 Chevrolet Suburban.

The incidents follow a Sunday morning break-in where a state Department of Pardons and Parole employee reported being the victim of theft from a home in the 100 block of Lakeside Trail, Covington.

The man said he had placed a bag containing his tactical vest inside his 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche as he prepared for the work day. The value of items taken was $502.