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Facebook threats leads to stolen phone
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A parent of an Indian Creek Middle School student reported her child's phone stolen and that the unknown person who stole the phone was posing terroristic threats on the Internet.

A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office spoke with the woman on Friday just before 8 p.m. at a location on Alcovy Jersey Road. The woman said her son's cell phone had been stolen at school on Tuesday and the school informed her that there was nothing they could do about it. The woman said the person who stole her son’s phone was posting random Facebook comments. Lt. Tyrone Oliver said deputies are looking into where the postings are coming from.

Two reports of entering auto on Ram Drive
On Saturday, a Newton County Sheriff's Deputy responded to an entering auto at a home on Ram Drive.

The deputy arrived at the home and spoke with a man in the front driveway of the residence who said his 1997 Dodge Dakota and his wife's 2011 Chrysler had been broken into. The man said he and his wife left their vehicles in the driveway on Friday at 11 p.m. and when he walked outside on Saturday morning around 10 a.m., he noticed the dogs were running loose in the roadway and the front gate to the driveway was open. He said he always keeps the gate closed.

He checked on both vehicles and discovered items were missing. Both cars looked as though they had been gone through by someone because items were taken out of his glove compartment and thrown into the passenger's side floor board and items were out of place in the back seat of his wife's vehicle. The man said he noticed his TomTom GPS missing from one of the vehicles, which was reported as worth $215.

In another report from the NCSO, a deputy responded to another home on Ram Drive on Saturday in reference to an entering auto call.

The deputy spoke with a man who said someone entered his 2002 Ford Ranger and 2002 Nissan Altima. Several items were taken out of both vehicles. The man said the glove box of the Nissan Altima was damaged and items in the Altima's trunk were gone through. He said his truck was locked but he wasn't sure if the Altima was. There was no damage to the outside of the vehicles.

According to the report $5,605 worth of items were stolen from the vehicles. Some of those items included two Nintendo game systems with games, two TomTom GPS's, and Alpine radio/DVD player and a knife.

Dollar Tree employee reports illegal dumping at business
A Dollar Tree employee said someone illegally dumped their trash in a dumpster on the premises on Friday.

A Covington police officer spoke to the employee at the Dollar Tree on Ga. Highway 142 who said between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., someone deposited trash in the business's dumpster located at the rear of the building.

The employee directed the police officer to the dumpster and opened several white plastic trash bags and two black trash bags. They found information on envelopes within the trash bags, which had addresses that located the owners. The officer issued citations for unlawful dumping to a couple in Oxford and a man in Jonesboro.