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Teen robbed while selling shoes
Newton County Sheriff's Office reports recent activities
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COVINGTON, Ga. — A minor victim was robbed at gunpoint Friday night when he tried to sell shoes in a Newton County neighborhood.

A resident of Stoney Point Terrace in unincorporated Covington told Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies is son had someone meet him at his home to sell the shoes.

The suspect showed up at the home, near the corner of Stoney Point Terrace and River Walk Farm Parkway, in a gray four-door car at about 9:30 p.m., pointed a gun at him and took his money.

A deputy said the sale was arranged through a third party. The Sheriff’s Office said $100 was taken.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents between Nov. 16 and Saturday.

Thursday, Nov. 16

⦁ The Newton County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Michigan State Police with an internet fraud case.

Friday, Nov. 24

⦁ Deputies responded to a civil complaint at a home in the 1400 block of Grosslake Parkway, Covington, at 12:10 a.m., when a man called to ask for a deputy to speak with him. The complaint stemmed from a disagreement about noise between neighbors.

Saturday, Nov. 25

⦁ A boy was shot in the eye with a BB gun between 3 and 3:30 p.m. while playing in a yard across from his house on Melton Way, Covington. His mother reported it to police Thursday at the Westside Precinct. The child sustained injuries to his stomach and eye, and the mother said she waited to report it because the injuries appeared to be more serious than first thought.

Sunday, Nov. 26

⦁ A 2005 Chevrolet bus belonging to the Church of God, 115 Bell St., Covington, was damaged Nov. 26. The incident was reported to police Friday.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

⦁ Someone opened fraudulent accounts in the name of a Covington woman between July 1 and Tuesday.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

⦁ A resident of Lang Circle, Covington, reported a lost wallet between 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday.

⦁ A sheriff’s deputy recovered property that had been reported lost and made contact with the owner.

⦁ A Covington man said he lost $550 worth of items at Kroger, 5341 Highway 20, Covington, between 4 and 4:30 p.m.

⦁ Someone took a package from the front porch of a home in the 6600 block of Georgia 212, Covington, between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 30

⦁ Police responded Friday to a call on Greenleaf Road, Conyers, about the break-in of a 2013 Toyota Corolla between midnight Tuesday and 10 p.m. Thursday. The victim said electronic equipment worth $200 was taken.

⦁ A resident of Middleton Drive, Covington, reported a burglary. The victim reported $1,545 worth of items taken. No forced entry was reported.

⦁ A Richmond Trail, Oxford, resident reported ongoing problems with a neighbor.

⦁ Copper line sets between the internal and external heating-and-air conditioning units were removed from four homes under construction in the Oakwood Manor subdivision. The sets were worth about $2,500 apiece.

⦁ A resident of the 400 block of Highway 212, Covington, said a neighbor’s dog chewed the bumper of her 2013 Nissan Sentra.

⦁ A resident of the 200 block of Fox Meadow Drive, Covington, reported the break-in of his 2004 Ford Escape between midnight Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

⦁ A resident of Side Trail, Covington, reported the break-in of a 2005 Toyota Camry at her home between 10 and 11 p.m. The incident was captured by video surveillance.

Friday, Dec. 1

⦁ A Covington woman reported property damage near the Almon Road exit of Interstate 20 at about 5 a.m.

⦁ A deputy responded to a man sleeping on the lot of Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road, Covington. While the deputy was en route, the man left, walking toward Brown Bridge Road.

⦁ A 2017 Massimo four-wheeler was reported stolen from a home in the 200 block of Williams Road, Covington, between 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday.

⦁ A Joy Circle, Covington, resident reported fraudulent use of her bank accounts between Nov. 10 and Dec. 1.

⦁ A Covington woman reported harassing communication by a former co-worker.

⦁ A girl reported being hurt in a fight at Indian Creek Middle School on Friday afternoon. Her grandmother reported it to police after taking the child to a hospital.

⦁ A man told a deputy he was assaulted at a friend’s home in Jonesboro. He reported it at a hospital.

⦁ A Bonaire man said someone broke out the back window of his 2016 Honda HR-V between 10 and 11:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of Salem Road, Covington.

⦁ A resident of Covington Bypass reported her daughter went missing at about 6 p.m. Wednesday. The mother reported it to police at 10:39 p.m. Friday. The woman later was located.

Saturday, Dec. 2

⦁ A woman from Lithonia said a white van rear-ended her 2008 Dodge Avenger at the intersection of Access Road and Fairview Road, then left the scene.