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Covington Police offers new crime fighting software to keep community informed

The Covington Police Department has added a new dimension to their website called Crime Reports.

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Covington Taco Bell employee, customer go to jail after confrontation

COVINGTON -- Things got a little out of control at the drive-thru window at Taco Bell restaurant Thursday evening when an employee slugged a customer who allegedly hurled racial epitaphs at her. Both women went to jail.

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Covington PD interrupts burglary at Johnson's Supermarket

COVINGTON -- Covington Police interrupted a burglary in progress in the early morning hours Tuesday and made three arrests in connection with the incident.

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Covington PD interrupts burglary at Johnson's Supermarket

COVINGTON — Covington Police interrupted a burglary in progress in the early morning hours Tuesday and made three arrests in connection with the incident.

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Man charged with operating illegal taxi service

COVINGTON -- A man was arrested around 2 a.m. Saturday after he was stopped by a Covington Police officer who had information the man was operating a taxi service without a license.

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CPD seeks man who fired gun at couple

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police are seeking a man believed to have fired a gun at a man and his wife as they left Riverside Nursing Home on West Street around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

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Man arrested in Covington ATM theft

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department made an arrest in connection with the theft of an ATM machine from Essex Bank on Ga. Highway 142 early Wednesday morning.

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CPD searches for Essex ATM thieves

COVINGTON -- Would-be thieves were apparently spooked early Wednesday morning when they attempted to steal an ATM machine from Essex Bank on Ga. Highway 142.

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Weekend family fights keep CPD busy

Covington police officers were kept busy over the Fourth of July holiday weekend primarily with a series of family fights.

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Weekend family fights keep CPD busy

COVINGTON — Covington police officers were kept busy over the Fourth of July holiday weekend primarily with a series of family fights.

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Drug store robber dies

COVINGTON -- The man who police say robbed a Covington drug store of morphine and then led them on a chase before turning a gun on himself Wednesday afternoon died Thursday morning.

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Man allegedly robs drug store of meds; shoots himself as police close in

COVINGTON -- A man who had allegedly just robbed Chip's Health Mart, formerly known as The Medicine Shoppe, shot himself when cornered by police Wednesday afternoon.

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Brothers' fight ends in stabbing

COVINGTON -- A fight between two brothers ended with one of them hospitalized after being severely stabbed Monday night, according to the Covington Police Department.

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Brothers' fight ends in stabbing

COVINGTON — A fight between two brothers ended with one of them hospitalized after being severely stabbed Monday night, according to the Covington Police Department.

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Turns out bank robbery was 'a joke'

COVINGTON -- Covington Police went on high alert when they received word a man was attempting to rob United Bank on Wednesday morning, but when all was said and done, it was determined the would-be robber was engaging in a dangerous game of "just playing around."

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Turns out bank robbery was 'a joke'

COVINGTON — Covington Police went on high alert when they received word a man was attempting to rob United Bank on Wednesday morning, but when all was said and done, it was determined the would-be robber was engaging in a dangerous game of "just playing around."

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Man accused of child molestation takes curious route to suicide

Covington Police were alerted by Jasper County authorities about 4 a.m. Monday that an ongoing incidence of child molestation had occurred in the city over the past several years.

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Nude man escapes hospital

COVINGTON -- Covington police officers were tasked with what proved to be a difficult assignment Thursday morning when they attempted to apprehend a nude man who was running down U.S. Highway 278.

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Authorities: Student's face slashed

A 13-year-old female middle school student faces charges of aggravated assault after she cut a male classmate's face the last day of school as the two were getting off the bus.

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Sheriff witnesses man breaking into cars in Kroger parking lot

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown witnessed a crime in progress Saturday night and alerted Covington Police officers, who arrested Shawen Okeefe, 27, of 5162 Worsham St., the next day and charged him with loitering and prowling in connection with the incident.

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Man arrested after obscene pics displayed

COVINGTON -- Covington police arrested a 42-year-old man at Dunkin' Donuts in Newton Plaza around 10 p.m. Saturday after a complaint that he was displaying obscene material on his laptop computer while in the restaurant.

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Mom charged after giving son, 16, beer

A woman has been charged with furnishing alcohol to her 16-year-old son and allowing him to drink to the point of having to be hospitalized, according to the Covington Police Department.

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14-year-old charged in sawed-off shotgun incident

COVINGTON -- Covington Police have made an arrest involving an apparent attempted robbery of a man who was walking his dog around 1 a.m. and was accosted by a teenager with a sawed-off shotgun.

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CPD cop arrested

The Covington Police Department issued a statement Thursday night involving the arrest of one of their detectives. Charges were brought by the Newton County Sheriff's Office and involve a domestic violence incident on Wednesday night.

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Authorities: Man exposed himself to woman at library

A Newton County Library patron was the victim of an indecent exposure incident while she was in the library, according to the Covington Police Department.

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Covington police search for Game Star armed robbery suspect

COVINGTON -- Officers with the Covington Police Department are searching for a man who robbed Game Star on U.S. Highway 278 Friday night of cash and a Play Station 3.

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CPD offers help to slain cop's family

COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department is encouraging residents to make a donation to the Buddy Christian Memorial Fund. Christian was the Athens-Clarke County police officer who was shot and killed Tuesday while attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect. Another officer, Tony Howard, was shot in the face and upper body and is recovering from his wounds.

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CPD offers help to slain cop's family

The Covington Police Department is encouraging residents to make a donation to the Buddy Christian Memorial Fund. Christian was the Athens-Clarke County police officer who was shot and killed Tuesday while attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect. Another officer, Tony Howard, was shot in the face and upper body and is recovering from his wounds.

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Police: Man stole $800 in groceries

A Tucker man has been charged with shoplifting following the attempted theft of more than $800 worth of groceries from Kroger just before noon Saturday, according to the Covington Police Department.

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Cops: Man found beaten in parking lot

Detectives with the Covington Police Department are investigating the beating and apparent robbery of a man during the early morning hours Thursday.

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Restaurant owner hit by vehicle

One of the owners of the Mandarin Palace restaurant, located on U.S. Highway 278 in Newton Plaza shopping center, was seriously injured when she was struck by an automobile driven by a customer who was allegedly trying to leave the restaurant without paying his bill, according to the Covington Police Department.

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CPD buying new server paid for with drug funds

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department plans to spend some drug dealers' money. Chief Stacey Cotton announced to the Covington City Council recently that he will upgrade the department's record management server and will be using forfeited drug funds to make the purchase.

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Six arrested after bizarre 'celebration'

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department has arrested six Conyers residents who allegedly mixed alcohol with gunpowder during what they called a "celebration" of the five-year anniversary of the death of their Gangster Disciple friend.

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Six arrested after bizarre 'celebration'

COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department has arrested six Conyers residents who allegedly mixed alcohol with gunpowder during what they called a "celebration" of the five-year anniversary of the death of their Gangster Disciple friend.

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Cops: Men hold workers at gunpoint in Bojangles robbery

The Covington Police Department reported that Bojangles restaurant on U.S. Highway 278 was robbed at gunpoint on Dec. 23.

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Radio Shack burglarized for 2nd time

COVINGTON -- Covington Police are looking into a second burglary of Radio Shack, located in the Newton Plaza shopping center on U.S. Highway 278.

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CPD to hold holiday crime-prevention seminars

COVINGTON -- For most of us, the holidays evoke thoughts of shopping, Christmas carols and "visions of sugar plums." For the folks at the Covington Police Department, it usually means an increased workload as crime tends to escalate. But they're hoping this year a proactive approach to holiday crime will enable them, as well as residents, to have a very merry Christmas.

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Man points gun at clerk, flees store

COVINGTON -- A would-be robber pulled a gun on a clerk at the Dollar General store at 7118 U.S. Highway 278 on Tuesday night, but apparently got cold feet and fled the store without taking the money.

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Suspects still being sought in gas station fires

COVINGTON -- Investigators are still seeking the identity of the person or people responsible for two fires involving Pure service stations recently.

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CPD seeks armed robbery suspect

Officers with the Covington Police Department are looking for a man who attempted to rob the Dollar General store at 7118 U.S. Highway 278 at gunpoint around 9:45 Tuesday night. He is described as a black male, medium complexion, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with a slim build, twists in his hair and wearing a black coat, white shirt and blue jeans. He left in a newer model SUV with silver vents on the front fender. See Thursday's Newton Citizen for the full story.

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CPD says don't lie to police

If your mother ever reminded you, "Liars never prosper," the Covington Police Department is reiterating the warning by saying those who lie to them concerning a crime will go to jail.

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CPD says don't lie to police

COVINGTON — If your mother ever reminded you, "Liars never prosper," the Covington Police Department is reiterating the warning by saying those who lie to them concerning a crime will go to jail.

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