cityhall report

Persons of Interest Sought in Burglaries

Friday, May 9, 2014


UPDATE- Officers Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Persons of Interest - Two Burglaries Reported in the 600 Block of Jahncke Avenue


    Detectives are seeking information surrounding suspicious activity in the form of door-to-door salespeople offering cleaning products or services. A canvass of the area produced a description of two persons of interest; a black woman, approximately 20-30 years of age, 5’6” – 5’7”, 140-160 lbs, a gap between her teeth, possibly with her hair ‘up’; and a white male, in his mid 20’s, 5’10”-5’11”, thin build, light brown short hair wearing khakis.The persons of interest were accompanied by two black males in a full size medium to dark grey passenger van.


    The first two people described were going door to door, each with a can of Febreze, and offering to clean floors and give the can to the residents as a reward, or offer a product or service from a nearby business just starting up. When asked, neither volunteered any sales literature or telephone numbers, suspicious behavior for persons trying to sell products or services.


    The Covington Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind you to be aware of people soliciting in your neighborhood. Specifically, the city statute reads: “Door-to-door solicitations and sales are prohibited within the incorporated limits of the City of Covington. The exceptions are: charitable or nonprofit organizations, political and/or religious ideologies or engaging in other exercise of First Amendment rights.”


    Should you encounter any suspicious persons in your neighborhood you are encouraged to call the Police Department at (985)892-8500 and relay that information to us. Please include a description of the people you see, their suspicious activities, their vehicle – if any, and identifying information such as a license plate.





    Chief Tim Lentz announces that yesterday, May 7, 2014, the Covington Police Department received two reports of residential burglaries in the 600 block of Jahncke Avenue. In both cases, homeowners arrived in the afternoon from work to find forced entry had been made through windows of the residences and numerous items were taken. 


    If anyone has information related to these incidents, please call the Covington Police Department at (985)892-8500, or CrimeStoppers at (504)822-1111. Callers can remain anonymous and may receive a cash reward up to $2500.