Friday, June 14, 2013

Alleged church vandal sought

Posted on Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Detectives are searching for 24-year-old Michael Christopher Garko, believed responsible for thousands of dollars in damage to a Savannah church.

At 8:35 a.m. this past Monday, Metro officers responded to The Church at Godley Station, on the 1600 block of Benton Boulevard. Officers observed a broken window on the front door and ­­­­several shattered glass windowpanes around the building. It did not appear that the suspect made entry.

Security cameras captured images of a white male at about 4:50 a.m. Monday. Further investigation revealed, that on June 9, a white male identifying himself as “Mike Garko” was at the church requesting and receiving money for food and shelter from members.

Michael Garko
  • Michael Garko

Garko is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is about 5-8 and 150 pounds. He was last seen without a shirt and appeared homeless.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. A confidential Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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