Child found cry­ing alone on Al­covy Road

The Covington News - - Crime - DANIELLE EVER­SON deverson@cov­

Cov­ing­ton po­lice spoke with a woman who said she found a young girl cry­ing for her mom on Thurs­day morn­ing. Ac­cord­ing to a re­port from the Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment, the woman said she was pump­ing gas at the Shell ser­vice sta­tion just be­fore 7 a.m., when she heard a voice cry­ing for her “mommy.” She said she looked around to see where the voice was com­ing from, and she saw the 2-year-old child across the street at the Su­per 8 Mo­tel with her hands up in the air cry­ing near the main high­way.

The woman told po­lice she dropped ev­ery­thing and ran across the street to the child and took her to the front desk of the Su­per 8 Mo­tel lobby to call the po­lice. Po­lice asked the desk clerk if she re­mem­bered the child or her guardians, and the clerk took po­lice to the room the fam­ily was in and found the door opened. Po­lice found the child’s fa­ther and an­other child asleep. When po­lice woke up the fa­ther, the child’s mother ar­rived to the room. The mother told po­lice she went to the store to pick up a gal­lon of milk and left the chil­dren with their fa­ther asleep.

She said her daugh­ter knew how to open doors. Po­lice said the mother be­came very up­set know­ing her daugh­ter was alone on the street. Both par­ents told po­lice they would never let any­thing like that hap­pen again. Po­lice turned the case over to the Depart­ment of Fam­ily and

Chil­dren Ser­vices. Woman ar­rested for dis­or­derly con­duct af­ter re­fus­ing to se­cure her pit bull

A Cov­ing­ton po­lice of­fi­cer re­sponded to a call at Ad­vanced Auto Parts on U.S. High­way 278 Thurs­day morn­ing in ref­er­ence to a woman lock­ing her­self in the bath­room. Po­lice said they found Jan Spann stand­ing out­side of the build­ing look­ing through her back­packs with a pit bull lay­ing next to her around 11 a.m.

As the of­fi­cer pulled up to Spann, he asked her to tie up her pit bull. Spann told the of­fi­cer to “hold on” and con­tin­ued to look through her bags. The of­fi­cer said he was un­sure if Spann had any weapons in her bags and he asked her to tie the dog up again. Spann told the of­fi­cer to call some­one she knew named Mor­gan at the county. The of­fi­cer said he then stepped out of his pa­trol car and asked Spann to come to where he was stand­ing and told her he would “act ac­cord­ingly” if the dog at­tempted to at­tack him.

Spann re­port­edly be­came very an­gry and told the of­fi­cer “you will not hurt my dog” and started reach­ing for bags near her. The po­lice of­fi­cer then ar­rested Spann and called An­i­mal Con­trol to pick up the dog. Spann was taken to the New­ton County Jail. She was given a six-day re­claim notice for her dog. Man ar­rested for shoplift­ing af­ter re­port­edly steal­ing from a liquor store

Cov­ing­ton po­lice were dis­patched to Hester’s Pack­age Store on Wash­ing­ton Street in ref­er­ence to shoplift­ing. An em­ployee with the store ad­vised the po­lice that a man ran away car­ry­ing a red shirt and a bot­tle of E&J Brandy.

As a po­lice ap­proached the store, he no­ticed Justin Green with a red shirt in his hand on the south side of Wash­ing­ton Street step off the side­walk and onto the grass. The po­lice of­fi­cer said he got out of his pa­trol car, pulled out his Taser and asked Green to lie on the ground.

The of­fi­cer said af­ter re­peat­ing his com­mand, Green bent down, placed the liquor bot­tle wrapped in the red shirt in a drain and laid flat on the ground. The of­fi­cer hand­cuffed Green and took him back to the Hester’s Pack­age Store. The em­ployee iden­ti­fied Green as the man who took the liquor from the store. The bot­tle of liquor was re­turned to the store. Woman ar­rested for shoplift­ing at Wal­mart

An em­ployee caught a woman walk­ing out of the store with $53.14 of stolen mer­chan­dise from the Wal­mart on In­dus­trial Boule­vard on Wed­nes­day night. Cov­ing­ton po­lice said the em­ployee saw Ch­a­sity Hy­att put mer­chan­dise inside of her hand­bag.

The em­ployee said Hy­att then tried to exit the store. The em­ployee ap­proached Hy­att and re­cov­ered all of the items. Hy­att was ar­rested and taken to the New­ton County Jail.

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