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Covington Police: Five juveniles caughts with five stolen bikes Sunday

COVINGTON -- It was a short-lived crime spree that occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday when five bicycles were stolen by five young men from in front of Stevi B's restaurant in Newton Plaza.

A Covington Police officer was quick to spot the thieves as they made their getaway up Pace Street, pedaling in a line like ducks on a pond as far as the Charter Communications office before they were intercepted.

"While en route to the scene, I changed my direction of travel from Elm Street to Pace Street, thinking the offenders may go south on Pace Street from Newton Plaza," the incident report states. "When I made the turn onto Pace Street from Usher Street, I saw all five of the black males headed in my direction. When I turned onto Pace Street the offenders were one behind the other at Charter Communications on the sidewalk. As they traveled south and me north, I decided to pass the offenders as if nothing was wrong. As soon as I passed, I saw (looking in my side view mirror), all five turn and look at me. As they turned and looked away, I did a U-turn and pulled in front of the offenders as they jumped from their bikes as if to run. I used my siren and then voice commands and all five did as I asked and came to my vehicle."

The report goes on to say they were all talking at the same time so the officer said it was impossible to tell who was saying what, but one of them spontaneously uttered, "I ain't stole no bike."

They told the officer that "those guys gave them to us," apparently referring to the rightful owners, who were also juveniles.

It was determined that the young men who owned the bikes did not give them to the five offenders and they were taken into custody and taken to Covington Police Department headquarters. Later, they were released to their parents.

The bicycles were returned to the owners undamaged.

Comments

will 1 year, 5 months ago

I hope these punk thugs were charged for stealing the bikes and not just released to their parents or parent. It starts with stuff like this and then they turn 14 or 15 and they are stealing purses and by 16 they are doing home invasions. Teach these thugs a lesson and let them serve some time.

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MsKito 1 year, 5 months ago

Why should he be joking? I don't know how hold these 'young men' were, but theft is theft, and they should be charged with it.

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will 1 year, 5 months ago

Not joking at all are you blind. These little thugs are trying to be a gang already, where do they learn this culture? If they get a slap on the wrist it will only get worse. They should take the parent/parents welfare as well, if they are on it. "I aint stole no bike," wow. If you start taking the parent/parents welfare money maybe they will teach their kids right from wrong and also teach them to respect others.

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Clem 1 year, 5 months ago

I'm just glad they were "caughts".

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