Ha­rass­ing phone calls made to Cov­ing­ton mi­nor

The Covington News - - CRIME - RACHEL GOFF rgoff@cov­news.com

A fa­ther con­tacted lo­cal law en­force­ment Wed­nes­day af­ter his daugh­ter re­ceived sev­eral ha­rass­ing calls from an un­known man.

The fa­ther told po­lice the un­known man said he knew ev­ery­thing about his child, and he claimed to go to First Bap­tist of Cony­ers. He also told po­lice the man has con­tacted other ju­ve­nile ac­quain­tances in the area, ac­cord­ing to the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

The deputy ad­vised the fa­ther to no­tify the church and also en­cour­age the par­ents of the other chil­dren to file a report.

Threat­en­ing mes­sage at NHS

New­ton High School prin­ci­pal called the Sher­iff’s Of­fice Tues­day to report a threat­en­ing mes­sage writ­ten on a re­stroom wall.

The mes­sage was dis­cov­ered by a stu­dent who re­ported it to the prin­ci­pal. Deputies do not know who wrote the mes­sage at this time and it was re­moved by a cus­to­dian, ac­cord­ing to the Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Drunk man re­fuses to get off phone

A man was ar­rested and charged with DUI Mon­day night af­ter he re­fused field so­bri­ety tests and then would not get off his cell phone.

A Sher­iff’s Of­fice deputy re­sponded to an ac­ci­dent off of Spring Lake Ter­race and found an over­turned ve­hi­cle with the driver out­side of the ve­hi­cle.

Af­ter speak­ing with the driver, the of­fi­cer con­cluded the man had been drink­ing. The of­fi­cer asked the man if he drank ear­lier and the man told the of­fi­cer no, ac­cord­ing to the Sher­iff’s Of­fice in­ci­dent report.

Af­ter re­fus­ing so­bri­ety tests and not get­ting off his phone, the of­fi­cer ar­rested the man and called EMS to the lo­ca­tion of the ac­ci­dent. The man re­fused EMS as­sis­tance and pre­ferred to go to the hospi­tal.

Af­ter re­ceiv­ing treat­ment from the hospi­tal, he was trans­ported to the New­ton County Jail and charged with DUI/al­co­hol/ less safe and ob­struc­tion of of­fi­cers.

Stolen elec­tron­ics

A home off of North Ster­ling Lake Drive was bur­glar­ized Tues­day af­ter chil­dren in the home left for school.

The chil­dren told Cov­ing­ton po­lice some­one had taken their TV, com­puter, Play Sta­tion 3 and Xbox 360, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice report.

The report also said there was no forced en­try, and the 11-year-old ju­ve­nile told po­lice she let her fa­ther in­side the home and left him there be­fore she went to school.

The to­tal amount of theft is ap­prox­i­mately $3,549.

Per­sonal doc­u­ments and sav­ings taken from stor­age unit

A Mon­roe woman ar­rived at her stor­age unit Wed­nes­day to find the unit with a dif­fer­ent lock and $30,000 stolen.

Ac­cord­ing to a report from the Sher­iff’s Of­fice, the woman ar­rived at the stor­age unit to find a dif­fer­ent lock than her own and con­tacted the owner to cut the lock off for her. She told law en­force- ment she had three res­i­den­tial safes, one tan and two black, con­tain­ing her home deed, life in­surance pol­icy and $30,000 that were miss­ing.

She also told au­thor­i­ties that she had not been to the unit in a lit­tle over a month and the owner told her the stor­age units had had sev­eral break-ins re­cently.

When asked if her sis­ter, the renter of the unit, had been to the unit re­cently, she told the of­fi­cer her sis­ter had not been to the stor­age unit in a cou­ple of months.

The sis­ter told of­fi­cers she was at the unit last week and noth­ing was miss­ing.

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