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Women steal Georgia Dawg hat
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5-finger discount on Dawg items
A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about shoplifting at the Dollar General located on Ga. Highway 20 on Thursday.

An employee told the deputy two white females with an infant came into the store. One of the women took a Georgia Bulldog cap and put it in her purse. The employee said the women may have also taken other items off of the Georgia Bulldogs display rack in the store.

The cap was valued at $10. The employee said she got the tag number from the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am the women were riding in.

Watching out for neighbors
On Wednesday a deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to a possible burglary at a home on Railside Drive around noon. A woman met with the deputy and said she saw two white males both in dark clothing with hoodies on throw something over her neighbor's fence and then head toward the industrial park. The deputy checked the industrial park and found two rubber gloves lying in the middle of the road and then returned to the home where the resident had arrived back to the home.

The resident said he searched the home and the only thing he found missing was his girlfriend's jewelry box. The deputy found several pieces of jewelry and a security box on the ground near the fence.

The items were returned to the resident and he was giving a case number by the deputy in case they discovered that any other items were missing from the home.

Dinner is served
A deputy responded to the Kroger on Salem Road in reference to a man reportedly stealing chicken and steaks from the meat department of the grocery store on Thursday.

The deputy spoke with a manager at the store around 3 p.m. who said a black male approximately in his late 20s, wearing a white striped shirt and blue jeans entered the store and loaded up his shopping cart with rib eye steaks, T-bone steaks, packs of chicken and chicken strips.

The man walked out of the store and placed the items in a gray Chevrolet Cavalier pickup truck. The man left the store with a woman approximately in her late 20s wearing a ponytail. The estimated value of the stolen items stolen was $400.

Being a nuisance

A man called police after a unknown man slashed a tire on his vehicle on Thursday.

A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about property damage at a home located on Ga. Highway 36 around 10 p.m. A man said an unknown man came to his apartment and unscrewed the light bulb from his door.

He said when he asked the man to stop, the man tipped over his trash can, knocked over his wood pile and flattened the tire on his 1992 Jeep Cherokee.

The deputy informed the complainant of the warrant process and left the scene. About 20 minutes later, the complainant called back and said the man had returned to the scene. The deputy returned and issued the man a criminal trespassing warning.