Crime Briefs Snack at­tacks

The Covington News - - Crime & Courts - By Michelle Kim

A thief broke into a truck at Fri­toLay Inc. and made off with off with ap­prox­i­mately $ 300 worth of cook­ies, crack­ers, peanuts and chips, ac­cord­ing to a Cov­ing­ton Po­lice De­part­ment re­port.

An em­ployee re­ported leav­ing the truck next to the build­ing at Fri­toLay on Old At­lanta High­way around 6 p.m. on April 7 and head­ing home. When he re­turned at the next morn­ing around 5:15 a.m., he dis­cov­ered the truck had been en­tered through a bro­ken rear glass door and the snack mer­chan­dise was miss­ing. The truck was reg­is­tered to Rolling Fri­toLay in Lawrenceville.

Candy in the gas tank

A Cov­ing­ton wo­man found some­one lodged candy into the gas tank of her car, ac­cord­ing to the CPD pub­lic in­for­ma­tion log.

A sug­ary van­dal stuffed por­tions of a candy bar into the gas tank pipe of the 2003 GMC Yukon some­time be­tween 8 p.m. April 12 and 8:22 a.m. April 13, ac­cord­ing to the re­port. The owner dis­cov­ered the dam­age in the morn­ing when the “ check en­gine” light came on. The Yukon had been parked in the drive­way of her res­i­dence, which had been filmed by a cam­era sur­veil­lance sys­tem.

The owner sus­pected a per­son who had been seen throw­ing base­balls at the car a few days ear­lier, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Van­dal­ized with sweets

A re­sent­ful cus­tomer may have van­dal­ized the car of an­other Cov­ing­ton wo­man with large amounts of sweet treats.

Ac­cord­ing to a New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­port, the owner found the car wouldn’t start in the morn­ing as she was head­ing to church on March 30.

Upon in­spec­tion, she dis­cov­ered a large amount of “ cake, cook­ies and sugar” had been stuffed into her gas tank.

The 64- year- old wo­man, who re­port­edly had trou­ble sleep­ing, said she had seen a man get out of a white car early in the morn­ing, around 3 a.m., but hadn’t paid at­ten­tion at the time.

She told deputies her hus­band sold a car to a sim­i­lar look­ing man a cou­ple days be­fore who had driven a sim­i­lar look­ing car. The man called a day ear­lier com­plain­ing that the truck had prob­lems and he wanted his money back.

Liquored up

A Cov­ing­ton man was ar­rested and charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence while sit­ting in his drive­way, ac­cord­ing to a CPD re­port.

Of­fi­cer Asher Dozier re­sponded to a 911 hang-up call at a Cov­ing­ton res­i­dence and found Den­nis An­thony sit­ting in the driver’s seat of a 1995 Buick Road­mas­ter with the en­gine run­ning and one empty can and one near empty can of Steel Re­serve malt liquor next to him.

An­thony re­port­edly stuck his hands out the win­dow and said, “ I’m just sit­ting here, I’m not go­ing to drive.” When asked for his iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card, he turned the car off and handed Dozier the keys, telling him to do what­ever he needed.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, An­thony had a “thick tongue,” slurred speech, poor un­der­stand­ing of di­rec­tions and poor co­or­di­na­tion.

When Doizer knocked on the door, An­thony yelled that he was knock­ing too hard. Dozier ex­plained he was try­ing to get some­one to the door be­cause it was rain­ing so hard. An­thony replied that Dozier needed to “go get a rain coat, then.”

An­thony’s wife an­swered the door, re­port­edly ap­pear­ing up­set and flus­tered, and stated noth­ing was wrong and no one had called 911. She did not ex­plain why she had not an­swered when dis­patch called back.

An­thony re­fused the breath test and re­port­edly said he had al­ready had a few DUIs and knew his rights.

He was trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter. The car was left locked in the drive­way.

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