Wednesday, May 7, 2008
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COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department is investigating the disappearance of more than a dozen laptop computers from Sharp Learning Center.
According to an incident report, sometime between 9:45 p.m. April 30 and about 8:15 a.m. May 1, Newton County's alternative school located at 3135 Newton Drive was burglarized.
A teacher arrived at the school the morning of May 1, discovering the building had been entered and 13 Dell laptop computers and a mobile docking station were missing, according to a CPD incident report.
The perpetrators entered the school by breaking out a window on the northwestern part of the school. Once inside, the perpetrators opened another window and removed the entire docking station, which held 13 computers, the report reads.
Sherri Viniard, director of public relations for the Newton County School System, said the school is still waiting on the entire cost of the damages. The laptops are valued at $1,200 each.
The computers' serial number information will be listed with the Georgia Crime Information Center, but Viniard encouraged anyone with information to contact the police department or the administrators at the school.
Michelle Floyd can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.