Crime Briefs Child choked for iPod
Covington police officers were called to assist a juvenile on Phedora Street Tuesday afternoon after the youth told officers that he was choked and his iPod was stolen.
According to reports, the 12year-old said he was robbed by three black males and that one of the men had tackled him to the ground took his iPod and then left the area. The officer proceeded south on Elizabeth Street where he saw the three males walking.
The officers allegedly stopped the males — one of whom was a juvenile — and began questioning them about the attack reported by the 12-year-old. The juvenile offender reportedly began crying on the scene and asked the officer if he could go home if he gave the officer the iPod.
The officer reportedly asked the juvenile if he was the one who had taken the iPod and the youth became very nervous, according to reports, and handed the officer an MP3 player. The complainant was shown the MP3 player and he reportedly told the officer it was not his and that his was a silver and gray iPod Nano. He also pointed to one of the males, identified as Quentin Beavers, and said that he believed he was the one that had taken his iPod, according to reports.
When officers searched Beavers they reportedly found the iPod in his pocket. Beavers allegedly pointed the finger at the juvenile with him, saying that he had taken the iPod from the 12year-old and given it to him [Beavers].
Both Beavers and the juvenile were arrested. Beavers was charged with robbery and theft by receiving and the juvenile offender was charged with robbery.
Teens offer off- duty officer marijuana
Officers from the Porterdale Police Department received a visit from an off- duty Atlanta Police officer on Sept. 10 after a 17- year- old reportedly offered to sell him marijuana.
According to reports, the APD officer came into the police department in Porterdale and informed Chief Wayne Digby that two black males, heading over the Yellow River in the direction of Smiley’s, had yelled at him as he passed by, asking him if he wanted to “ buy some weed.”
Digby reportedly headed to the located and found two black males who matched the officer’s description walking in the parking lot of Smiley’s. Digby got out to speak with them and one of the males, 17- year- old Jeremiah Demontez Edwards, reportedly became very loud and argumentative with Digby and refused to obey commands to keep his hands out of his pockets and place them on the car.
A deputy from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office who happened to be in the area stopped to assist Digby and while he detained one subject, a juvenile, the deputy handcuffed Edwards because he was, according to reports, very hard to control otherwise.
Reports indicate that during a search of Edwards the deputy found a bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and placed Edwards in the back of his patrol car. Digby found no reason to detain the juvenile and he was let go.
Edwards was charged with possession of marijuana less than one ounce and transported to the Newton County Detention Center.