Covington Police look into weekend theft reports

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department reports several thefts over the weekend.

Snapper Pro Lawn, located at 10714 G. Highway 36, was burglarized when the front glass door was smashed. A passerby saw a white car leaving the parking lot around 7:30 Sunday morning and notified authorities, according to a CPD incident report.

The report states it appeared that a pipe had been used to break a light fixture over the front door and it was there that the two officers who answered the call noticed a weed trimmer on top of broken glass just outside the door.

"Both officers saw that there were many vacant spaces along the inside display wall where tools and equipment had been stolen," the incident report states.

Included in the missing items were three blowers, six hedge trimmers and 11 weed trimmers. The stolen merchandise was valued at $6,638.

The manager of All Star Auto Sales reported the business located at 5118 Washington St. was burglarized sometime after 6 p.m. on Friday.

"(The manager) stated she secured $540 in U.S. currency in a green leather pouch in a locked filing cabinet located in the office," an incident report states, adding that she said when she returned to work on Saturday she found the empty pouch in the driveway. "She then observed the rear window of the office was off its frame and laying on the floor."

The filing cabinet where the money had been kept had been forced open, the incident report states.

Officers discovered the phone lines to the building had apparently been cut, severing the connection to the alarm company.

Also, Walmart loss prevention officers filed a complaint with CPD, stating that "unidentified Hispanic individuals had come into Walmart on multiple occasions and stolen baby formula," according to a CPD incident report.

The report states the total cost of the stolen formula amounts to $1,110.87.

The investigation into the matter is ongoing.


spdracer90 3 years, 5 months ago

Oh lovely--the hispanics are probably illegal, they have multiple babies, get on public assistance and still have to steal baby formula!!! How twisted is that??!!


bigmike 3 years, 5 months ago

And there was landscaping equipment stolen too. A connection? You be the judge.


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