Police are investigating two collisions involving a motor cycle and scooters that sent riders to a hospital overnight.
Dwight Horton of the 100 block of Greenbriar Court was injured when the motorcycle he was riding struck a parked vehicle about 4:15 a.m. Jevon Sullivan Jr., 8, of the 5500 block of Emory Drive was injured when the electric scooter he was riding collided with a motor scooter about 7 p.m. in a separate incident.
Both were injured in accidents on the blocks on which they live and were transported to Memorial University Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Horton was traveling west on Greenbriar Court on a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he accelerated and lost control in a slight bend in the roadway and struck a parked car.
Sullivan was injured in front of his house in the Skidaway Terrace neighborhood while riding the small Razor electric scooter that collided with a scooter being ridden on Emory Drive by a 13-year-old neighborhood youth.
• A man was arrested after stealing a car from a southside dealership, trying to elude police and crashing the car in a lane between Midtown and Baldwin Park neighborhoods.
Charles Leonard Mobley, 18, of the 1300 block of East 49th Street was charged with theft by taking (auto), fleeing to elude, reckless driving and two counts of criminal damage to property after being arrested at his residence about 3 a.m.
A Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department captain noticed a 2007 Mercury Mariner driving at an excessive speed near several southside Savannah auto dealerships about 2:20 a.m. and alerted Southside Precinct Patrol officers. They pursued the vehicle north into the Midtown and Baldwin Park neighborhoods.
While in the 1400 block of East 40th Street Lane, the SUV struck a chain link fence and the back of a garage before overturning in the lane. Officers saw Mobley and another male exit and run on foot. Mobley was arrested at his residence. Police continue to seek the other suspect.
• In other auto theft news, two Savannah juveniles picked the wrong time to steal a vehicle left running with the keys in the ignition when they ran into a show-of-force operation.
The two youngsters, ages 13 and 14, were arrested after the stolen pickup truck they was stopped at Ash and 35th streets. Both suspects ran from officers but were arrested on East Duffy and 34th streets.
"Total Focus" is a county-wide operation of dozens of officers from various units of SCMPD and sometimes area law enforcement agencies assigned to intensely patrol areas where criminal activity has been reported.
The officers were in the east Savannah neighborhood around midnight when two boys riding a bicycle and another accompanying them approached a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup on Alabama Avenue.
Two boys jumped into the truck and drove away, leaving the bicycle in the street . The truck later was driven into the "Total Focus" operation.
The younger boy was charged with theft by taking auto and obstruction by fleeing and transported to the Youth Detention Center. The elder boy was charged with obstruction by fleeing and released to his parents.
The operation executed four felony arrests and six misdemeanor charges Friday and another felony and four misdemeanor arrests Saturday. For the two nights, 27 citations and 51 traffic citations were issued, along with a city ordinance violation charge and a parking ticket.
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