FBI and Savannah-Chatham Police Department detectives are investigating the armed robbery of The Heritage Bank branch in the 600 block of Stephenson Avenue, today.
At 10:06 a.m., investigators responded to the scene where two black males entered the property through the wood line at the building's rear. With bandanas covering their faces, the subjects enter the front door demanding cash from the tellers. At least one subject was armed. Both wore gloves. They were last seen running eastbound on Stephenson Avenue with an undisclosed amount of cash.
• Detectives have charged two Savannah people who falsely reported their vehicles stolen after they were involved in traffic accidents.
Jaimye Campbell, 31, of Hanson Street was charged with filing false police report, and Russell Sample, 50, of East 52nd Street was charged with false report of a crime and false statements and writing after the incidents.
Campbell was charged after her green Jeep Cherokee was involved in an accident at Wheaton and Cedar Streets at 1:10 p.m. March 16. She told police she had walked to the intersection after hearing her Jeep was involved in the wreck. She said her car had been stolen from a car wash on Skidaway Road and that she had called police to report it. But the report came in after the crash. It was later determined she was in the Jeep with a male friend who was driving.
Sample had reported at 11 a.m. on April 6 that his light blue 1999 Chevrolet 15-passenger van had been stolen from a parking lot at Skidaway and East Victory Drive where he had left it overnight.
The van had been found at a house on Johnny Mercer Boulevard where it had struck a garage and had been left locked with the keys taken.
• The findings of the internal investigation into the shooting of Timothy Maurice Williams by a Metro officer have been shared with the Chatham County District Attorney's Office. The two departments will confer on how the case proceeds.
Williams, 23, was shot in a 3 a.m. incident at West 44th and Barnard streets April 9. He was shot by an officer responding to a call of multiple shots being fired when a resident waved him down. She was on the telephone with 911 to report men were trying to break into her house.
The officer found Williams in the back yard after the men with him had scaled a fence to escape. Williams moved swiftly towards him.
The investigation was slowed when the officer cited advice of counsel in declining to discuss the incident with investigators until ordered to do so days later by Police Chief Willie Lovett.
Since the shooting, the investigation revealed that the three men were attempting to elude others who had been firing at them when they jumped over the fence into the back yard. More than 20 spent cartridges were found.
• A 63-year-old Savannah man was in serious but stable condition after stepping into the path of an automobile. Steven Weiss of Middleground Road was struck by a red 2002 Buick LeSabre at 9 p.m. driven by Cheri Rembert, 24, of a Shawnee Street address. Investigators found she was driving southbound in the right lane of Middleground when she saw Weiss standing on the centerline. She applied her brakes to avoid him, but he stepped into her lane of traffic.
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