CRIME

The Covington News - - Front page - DANIELLE EVER­SON deverson@cov­news.com

Cov­ing­ton po­lice, deputies with the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and the fire depart­ment re­sponded to the in­ter­sec­tion of Hen­der­son Mill Road and Lackey Road on Thurs­day at 11:50 p.m. in ref­er­ence to a ve­hi­cle be­ing on fire. Ac­cord­ing to a re­port from the NCSO, of­fi­cials found a bur­gundy 2000 Nis­san Max­ima on fire. Fire­fight­ers ex­tin­guished the fire from the car and then deputies looked up the tag num­ber on the ve­hi­cle and lo­cated the owner. A Cov­ing­ton po­lice re­port said po­lice spoke to the owner at her home on Carr Circle on Fri­day. The woman told po­lice she had last seen her car around 9 p.m. on Thurs­day in her drive­way and the ve­hi­cle was locked. Po­lice said they did not see any bro­ken glass in the drive­way, which would in­di­cate there was forced en­try into the vehi- cle. The woman said she lost her keys about a month ago at the Burger King in Por­terdale. She said she had been us­ing her spare key to drive her ve­hi­cle. Po­lice did not give any ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on how the ve­hi­cle was stolen. The woman’s ve­hi­cle was towed to B&H Tow­ing. Cov­ing­ton po­lice in­ves­ti­gate claims of rape

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port, a man re­ported a rape case to po­lice over the phone on Thurs­day around 7:43 a.m. The man told po­lice he did not know where the rape oc­curred but he gave of­fi­cers in­for­ma­tion on a fe­male ju­ve­nile who told him she was raped. Po­lice made contact with the ju­ve­nile who said a man who was pos­si­bly 21 years old raped her at a res­i­dence on Emory Street. The ju­ve­nile told po­lice the rape oc­curred in Novem­ber 2011 dur­ing the Thanks­giv­ing school break. The ju­ve­nile said she told her mother and school of­fi­cials about what hap­pened, and the case was turned over to the Depart­ment of Fam­ily and Chil­dren Ser­vices. Po­lice said they are ac­tively in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case and have not charged any­one at this time. No fur­ther in­for­ma­tion was avail­able. Cou­ple calls po­lice af­ter their ve­hi­cle is egged

A deputy with the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice spoke to a man and his wife at a home on Chan­dler Fields Drive who said some­one egged their ve­hi­cle and sprayed ketchup on the front of their house. The man said it was the third time some­one egged his house in the past week. He said he be­lieved the chil­dren lo­cated at a res­i­dence in the neigh­bor­hood were re­spon­si­ble. The deputy said he walked to the res­i­dence where the man said the chil­dren lived and ob­served bro­ken egg shells and foot prints in the front yard. The deputy said it ap­peared who­ever threw the eggs were stand­ing in front of the front yard of the res­i­dence. The deputy knocked on the door and asked the mother about the in­ci­dent and she be­came up­set. He ad­vised the woman to talk with her chil­dren about the in­ci­dent. No items were re­ported dam­aged. So­cial Circle woman ar­rested af­ter pour­ing laun­dry de­ter­gent on her brother

Sarah York, 23, was ar­rested by a deputy with the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice af­ter her mother told him York dam­aged prop­erty at her house and as­saulted her and her son. The deputy spoke with the mother on Fri­day morn­ing around 12:22 a.m. She said she got in an ar­gu­ment with York who pushed her. The mother said York made two holes in the wall in the laun­dry room and threw laun­dry de­ter­gent on her ju­ve­nile brother. York ad­mit­ted to the deputy that she did dam­age the walls and throw de­ter­gent on her brother. She was ar­rested and charged with crim­i­nal tres­pass­ing, sim­ple as­sault and cru­elty to chil­dren. Man’s car stolen from his job

An em­ployee with White Con­struc­tion Com­pany lo­cated at Her­ring Street told po­lice on Thurs­day morn­ing that some­one stole his ve­hi­cle. The man said he came to work and no­ticed his 2004 Ford 2500 su­per duty truck was not parked in the fenced-in area next to the build­ing. He said he got out of his car and no­ticed the lock on the gate was cut off and lay­ing on the ground. The man told po­lice that he had the only key to the ve­hi­cle and it was at his house. Po­lice spoke with a fe­male em­ployee who the man said was the last one to leave the build­ing. The woman said she left on Wed­nes­day evening around 5:10 p.m., and the truck was still parked in the fenced in area. The po­lice of­fi­cer re­ported that the es­ti­mated value of the ve­hi­cle was $ 23,000.

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