Gone with a bag­ful of cash

A man re­port­edly took more than $4,000 from the of­fice of the Covington Lodge on City Pond Road.

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - DANIELLE EVER­SON de­v­er­son@cov­news.com

A man re­port­edly en­tered a ho­tel of­fice and got away with more than $4,000 in cash.

An of­fi­cer with the Covington Po­lice Depart­ment re­sponded to a call at the Covington Lodge, 9169 City Pond Road, in ref­er­ence to a theft Fri­day around 8:30 p.m.

The of­fi­cer spoke with a ho­tel man­ager, who said he left the front of­fice unat­tended and locked for ap­prox­i­mately five to 10 min­utes while he checked around the prop­erty. When the ho­tel man­ager re­turned, he saw that the front door had been forced open and that all the cash in the money drawer, about $4,800, had been taken.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, the of­fi­cer viewed sur­veil­lance video footage dur­ing the time the in­ci­dent oc­curred. The footage re­port­edly showed a man, re­port­edly wear­ing gray shoes, khaki pants and a dark hoodie and a cloth/fab­ric cov­er­ing his face — en­tered the of­fice, jumped over the counter and walked over to the money counter, then jump back over the counter and left the of­fice.

The front park­ing lot cam­era re­port­edly showed the man ap­proach­ing from the drive­way area of the busi­ness to the front park­ing lot, where he checked around for wit­nesses be­fore go­ing into the front of­fice. Af­ter talk­ing with sev­eral peo­ple at the ho­tel, the of­fi­cer iden­ti­fied a pos­si­ble sus­pect. How­ever, dur­ing a search of the area, the man could not be lo­cated. The case is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. El­derly woman’s leg re­port­edly in­jured

A man re­ported to po­lice that his el­derly mother’s leg was in­jured by an em­ployee at a nurs­ing home.

A Covington po­lice of­fi­cer re­sponded to New­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter in ref­er­ence to a call about allged elder abuse around 6:30 p.m. Sun­day and spoke with a man who said his mother was re­cently ad­mit­ted to the hos­pi­tal with a leg in­jury.

The man told the of­fi­cer that his mother, who was a res­i­dent of Covington Manor, sus­tained two breaks in her lower left leg. He re­port­edly said the in­jury hap­pened when a cer­ti­fied nurs­ing as­sis­tant im­prop­erly used a Hoyer Lift to move his mother. He told the of­fi­cer that the in­jury was not re­ported by the CNA.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, the man’s wife, who works at Covington Manor part­time, said that around 7 a.m. Sun­day morn­ing, an­other nurse no­ticed the se­vere swelling and bruis­ing of her mother-in-law’s left leg. That nurse then re­port­edly made the man’s wife aware of the in­jury.

The man re­port­edly had com­plained to the di­rec­tor of the fa­cil­ity and he told the of­fi­cer that the CNA had been ter­mi­nated. In ad­di­tion, the cou­ple noted to the of­fi­cer that they had pho­tos of the woman’s in­juries prior to her treat­ment.

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